Mega Man 3's 'Hard Man' was originally called 'Press Man'

I still laugh at the name

All the way back in 1990, Capcom released Mega Man 3. I was 8-years-old at the time. When I saw that Mega Man 3 had 'Hard Man' as a robot master, you could imagine how quickly the juvenile jokes started with friends. We were all young boys, and thought 'Hard Man' was the funniest name ever. Why on earth would Capcom choose the name 'Hard Man'?! Turns out that wasn't the robot master's original name.

Back in Capcom World-News #6, which only released in Japan, we get to read up on the robot masters for Mega Man 3. Included in the document is 'Hard Man,' but he has a different name! The original plan was to call him 'Press Man,' as he was akin to a machine press/hydraulic press. Man, what a better name that would have been! Now we know the robot master's original name, but still don't know why Capcom decided to scrap that name and run with 'Hard Man!'

The complete, original Mega Man cartoon series is available to stream legally on YouTube

RUSH to check it out!

Got nothing to do with your free time? Why not watch every single episode of the original Mega Man cartoon? It's absolutely horrid in all the best ways, and will have you smiling/laughing with every episode. As long as you don't mind a heavy-helping of cheese and countless animation errors, you can watch the entire series right here.

Mega Man: Fully Charged getting new episodes starting March 3rd, 2019

Mega Man: Fully Charged is not dead. The series has a new wave of episodes that will be kicking off March 3rd, 2019. Get a rundown of the upcoming slate of episodes below.

Sunday, March 3 at 6:30 a.m. (ET/PT) “All Good in the Wood” When Suna and Ashley’s science project turns into a hungry blob monster, Mega Man must team up with Wood Man to shut down the experiment gone wrong before it devours the city!

Sunday, March 10 at 6:30 a.m. (ET/PT) “Fire Man in the Wood” While hiking on a dormant volcano, Aki sets out to retrieve Ashley’s lost camera and, as Mega Man, to stop Fire Man from setting off an eruption!

Monday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) “A Split End” After replicating Cut Man’s powers, Mega Man goes on a perfectionist spree, putting him on a collision course with Cut Man himself, whose latest stint as a hairdresser hasn’t helped him overcome his own compulsions.

Tuesday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) “All Play and No Work” Mega Man must resist the influence of a prankster bot named Chaotique, whose devil may care ideology appeals to the overworked superhero, until his friends pay the price for his dalliances.

Wednesday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) “More More More!” In order to out-muscle Guts Man, Mega Man copies the big bot’s schematics, and his insatiable appetite!

Thursday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) “Blast Resort” Mega Man must assist Blasto Woman in a heist to stop a powerful EMP emitter from falling into the wrong hands.

Friday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) “Too Much Is Never Enough” Envious of Namagem’s ability to wield more than three powers at a time, Mega Man tries taking all of his replicated schematics on board, with grave side effects.

Sunday, March 24 at 6:30 a.m. (ET/PT) “The Bluster Bunch” A trail of tornadic destruction leads Mega Man, Suna, and Rush through a series of encounters with Air Man’s quirky siblings.

Sunday, March 31 at 6:30 a.m. (ET/PT) “It’s Chemistry, Man” Chemistry Man lays siege to Silicon Central when he discovers that his replacement, Miss CHO, has been presented with a teaching award.

First Mega Man promotional materials for 'Cyber Security Awareness Month' spotted

A few weeks back, we talked about Mega Man being named Osaka's mascot for 'Cyber Security Awareness Month.' That campaign has now gone into effect, and promotional materials have been put up around town. One example can be seen above, where Mega Man is warning people about phishing scams on the internet. Mega Man tells people to...

- Stop and check before entering and submitting your details on the Internet.
- Do not trust links, names, and contents from messages (e-mails, online chats, etc).
- Do not use the same ID and password on multiple websites and applications.

Mega Man Zero: Official Complete Works seeing re-release on June 11th, 2019

The Mega Man Zero series is a fan-favorite Mega Man spin-off known for it's exciting gameplay, stellar character designs, and engaging story.

Mega Man Zero: Official Complete Works collects the unique artwork of the series, and is filled with character designs, concept sketches, location artwork, key visuals, item charts, creator interviews, and more! A must-have for all video game fans and inspired artists!

Grab yours here

Capcom's upcoming lineup of Mega Man toys sure are...interesting

Capcom has some more Mega Man toys coming out in 2019, and various toy-makers were showing off what they're doing with the license at Toy Fair 2019. Included in the lineup were these 'Grinning' Mega Man and Proto Man figurines from contemporary artist Ron English. They're just one example of what's on the way, though. You can check out the full lineup of Mega Man toys right here.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Region Locked - Mega Man's Japanese Exclusive Mario Party Style Game

This time on Region Locked, we take a look at Mega Man's only Japanese exclusive Famicom / NES release, Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise (Wily & Light's Rockboard: That's Paradise) from Capcom.

Mega Man franchise hits 34 million sold worldwide

After a number of years where sales were stagnant, Capcom finally fired up the Mega Man development machine and brought the franchise back into the limelight. That move is paying off, as Capcom has announced that the Mega Man franchise has now sold 34 million units worldwide. That number is up over a million units from the last quarter.

Mega Man 11 sells 870k so far, Mega Man X Legacy Collection hits 920k

Earlier today, Capcom said in their financial release that Mega Man 11 had 'strong sales,' but didn't share an actual figure. They also said Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 was selling well, but once again, didn't share a figure. Now we have actual sales data on those games.

In some excellent news, Mega Man 11 has already moved 870k units worldwide. That's honestly much, much better than I figured the game would do. It seems most people took the digital route, which is why it was so hard to track sales.

As for Mega Man X Legacy Collection, that is currently sitting at 920k units sold. Capcom didn't specific if this figure was for Collection 1 or 2, but it's likely both combined.

The way things are going, both of these games should hit the 1 million mark sometime within the current year. With a few more promotions and special sales, we should see both games easily surpass that mark.

Capcom gives sales update on various games, says Mega Man 11 had 'strong sales'

Capcom has put out their most recent fiscal results, and in the report, they share some updates on various released titles. While we don't have exact figures, we do have comments from Capcom.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

- “enjoyed robust sales”

Mega Man 11

- “reported strong sales”

Onimusha: Warlords

- “off to a good start”

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

- “performed strongly”

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2

- “performed well”