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GCCDX Mega Man Battle Network Megaman vs. Bass seeing release in the West in 2021

This could be yours for $180

The upcoming GCCDX Mega Man Battle Network Megaman vs. Bass figurine, which we've covered a few times before, is officially going to see release in the West. The item will see release on Feb. 1st, 2020, and is priced at $182. If you'd like to preorder one for yourself, you can do so here. Check out the official English description of this item below.

“From MegaHouse comes this Game Character Collection DX figure of Mega Man and Bass battling each other atop the head of Treble! It measures 7.9″ x 9.4″ and has been created with incredible attention to detail. They stare down one another with serious expressions as they prepare their next attack. Mega Man can be displayed with or without his battle mask. The intensity of the scene is expressed through dynamic sculpting such as the billowing of Bass‘ cape. The shimmering, transparent head of Treble and base with circuit board-like details engraved around its border completes the atmosphere of the piece. Display this fierce battle of the cyber world in your collection!”

Mega Man movie writer looking to make a "primal and emotional" film that "isn't squarely in kid territory"

Big screen Blue Bomber

We just heard a couple weeks back that the Mega Man movie is still moving ahead, and there should be some news to share in the near future. While we wait for that news, Polygon had a chance to talk to writer Mattson Tomlin about his goals for the character's portrayal on the big screen.

I think the same way with with any other character, you treat him like he’s a real person. I was brought into that later in the process because Henry [Joost] and Ariel [Schulman], who directed Project Power, are also directing the Mega Man movie, and they had been working on it for a while and we just had such a good time working on Project Power together that they decided to be kind enough to continue to party in this other universe. My way into it was always, what is a compelling story? And what is the real soul of that character? We all kind of know him as this cartoonish Blue Bomber who jumps and shoots, and to kind of go beyond that and knowing that, OK, visually it’s going to be a certain thing that is going to please the video game fan, but you know what is the story at the center? They’re like, what is it that this character can really go through? It’ll be universal and primal and emotional and everybody can kind of relate to. So I’m really excited about that script. I’m really excited about what the guys are going to do with that movie and and hopefully there’ll be some news about it soon.

Will Mega Man be a movie that is aimed mostly at kids, just like Sonic the Hedgehog? Tomlin doesn't say the film will push kids away, but it's clear that the team is aiming for something more than just kid fodder.

I think it’s something that the kids will like. I don’t want to say what our comps are because it might betray a little bit too much, but it is not squarely in the kid territory. But I don’t think that that’s an R-rated movie either.

Check out more pics of the Megahouse GCC DX Mega Man Vs. Bass figurine

We saw a new round of pics for the Megahouse GCC DX Mega Man Vs. Bass figurine just a couple weeks back, but now another round of new pictures have come in that give us our best look yet. Check out the gallery below!

Kotobukiya Mega Man X Force Armor kit revealed

Power UP!

Kotobukiya has revealed another Mega Man model kit on the way. The company is working on a Mega Man X Force Armor Kit, which is due out in Jan. 2021, and is priced at $70. Check out more details on the kit below.

- designed to be customizable
- articulated figure
- switch arm parts with the X-Buster
- three face plates that show Mega Man scowling, smiling, and yelling
- people who have collected past Kotobukiya Mega Man model kits can swap parts around
- preorder from Kotobukiya to get a special Omega Man X Force Armor stage background

If you want to get a better look at the figurine, you can check out a ton of pics right here.

UDON teases books for Shantae, Mega Man Legends, and Street Fighter

Exciting things ahead!

UDON has worked on numerous gaming-related projects, releasing books, comics, and more for game brands. Now the company has teased what they have in the works right now, and there's plenty of gaming content incoming.

According to the UDON Entertainment 20th Anniversary stream for Comic-Con, there's plenty of gaming content in the works. What do Nintendo fans have to look forward to? UDON says they have projects in the works for Shantae, Mega Man, and Street Fighter. With Mega Man in particular, a Mega Man Legends piece of artwork was shown in particular, and the presenter said that image was chosen on purpose. Awesome to know that Legends is going to get some love!

Mega Man movie directors say they should have some big news about the project soon

The big screen blue bomber

It's been quite some time since we've heard anything about the Mega Man live-action movie. It's been in the works for quite some time, but as gaming fans know, it can take years and years to actually get a project off the ground. The good news is that the radio silence so far wasn't a sign of trouble behind the scenes.

IGN recently spoke to Mega Man movie directors Henry Joost and Rel Schulman about the project, and while they weren't willing to share specifics, we did learn that there should be some big news about the movie soon. I guess we'll just speculate on who would make the perfect Mega Man until that news comes out!

New pics of the Megahouse GCC DX Mega Man Vs. Bass figurine revealed

A damn cool figurine

The last time we saw the Megahouse GCC DX Mega Man Vs. Bass figurine, it was just the prototype version. Now new pictures have come in that show off the figurine in glorious color, and makes for a pretty stunning display. You can check out a gallery of pictures here.

Capcom is gearing up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mega Man Battle Network

Merch, events, and more

Ready to feel extremely old? The 20th anniversary of the Mega Man Battle Network series is going to take place in 2021. Millions of fans remember the series quite fondly from their childhood, and it seems Capcom is eager to pay its respects to the franchise.

Capcom is currently looking for partners to help them celebrate the 20th anniversary with some special products. Capcom is aiming to release toys, action figures, apparel, and other consumer goods. They're also looking for partners to help out with special events.

Of course, this celebration of the 20th anniversary has fans wondering if there's going to be something game-related as well. Could there be a new installment in the works, or perhaps a compilation? We'll just have to cross our fingers and hope for the best. We won't know until 2021 gets here, so we've got plenty of time for some wishful thinking!

Thanks to MegaJacobF and Dondom95 for the heads up!

Capcom hosting Mega Man eShop sale until May 31st

This is pretty mega, man!

Running until May 31st, 2020, Capcom is hosting an eShop sale for all of their games in the Mega Man series. Check out the full list of discounted games below, all of which are 25% - 50% off.

Mega Man 11 - $14.99 (50% off, usually $29.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection - $9.89 (34% off, usually $14.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 - $9.99 (50% off, usually $19.99)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection - $9.99 (50% off, usually $19.99)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 - $9.99 (50% off, usually $19.99)
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - $22.49 (25% off, usually $29.99)

Mega Man: Fully Charged getting a limited comic series

The blue bomber heads back to comics

Boom Studios has announced that they're currently working on a limited comic series for Mega Man, entitled Mega Man: Fully Charged. Based on the animated series of the same name, Mega Man: Fully Charged is being handled by A.J. Marchisello, Marcus Rinehart,and Stefano Simeone.

This will be a six-part series will go beyond what the TV show offered, featuring a storyline where Dr. Light has been captured by Dr. Wily, which will lead to details on Mega Man’s real past and the human/robot war.

Mega Man: Fully Charged #1 is set to release both physically and digitally in August 2020. Check out the gallery below for cover art and artwork samples.

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