Manami Matsumae, composer on the original Mega Man, has finally spoken up about something fans have been talking about for years. Elec Man's theme shares a lot of similarities to a pair of tunes by Journey and R.E.M.. Was this a concious tribute, or pure coincidence? Find out in the video above!
Super Rare Games open to trying to make physical versions of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 happen on Switch
We can see what we can do :)— Super Rare Games (@SuperRareGames) February 20, 2018
Super Rare Games would have to work one hell of a magic trick to make this happen, as I doubt Capcom is going to offer this up without issue. Even if Super Rare Games did make it happen, the run would be extremely limited. I would love to see it happen and I'll keep all fingers/toes crossed, but I'm not feeling to positive about this one.
Never one to miss a marketing opportunity, Capcom is overloading the Capcom Cafe with all sorts of Mega Man merch later this week. There are all kinds of goodies, including the Mega Man tea you see above. Man, I'd love to see if it's actually any good! Check out all the other goodies at the cafe here.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 was announced for Switch in NA/EU yesterday, but today we have the confirmation of a Japanese release. The game will see a retail release alongside digital, and is set to come out May 24th, 2018. The game will be ¥5,389 at retail, while both digital versions cost ¥2,980.
Jakks Pacific are showing off their upcoming slate of Mega Man toys at the New York Toy Fair, as you can see above. The company actually has some toys in the works for the upcoming Mega Man animated series, but these toys in particular are related to the game brand alone.
There's a 12-inch Mega Man figurine that lights up and has sound effects, and also includes a Mega Buster that fires three different types of ammunition. There's a line of 8-bit styled figurines with limited range of articulation, and finally, 8-bit plushies. Sadly, we don't have a release date on these items just yet.
I love getting a look at parts of famous franchises that didn't make the cut. Ideas that were thought up during development, but for one reason or another, were left unused. That's exactly what we're getting a look at here, thanks to a gallery Capcom put together at the Mega Man Unite 30th Anniversary event.
You can see an unused Robot Master above, but there's so much more to see in the Flickr set linked below. There are unused designs from Keiji Inafune, early art for Elec Man and Bomb Man, tons of unused enemies, unused Robot Masters and more. Hit up the link and take a look!
Remember when Capcom told everyone that all 8 Mega Man X games were coming to the Switch? Looks like we know how that's happening now, and it's through two compilations. Capcom has just gotten ratings for Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 rated in Australia. While not official, it seems like each collection will have 4 games total.
Want to get some insight into Capcom's plan for Mega Man X? The left-hand side of the document above comes from Mega Man 5 planner, Ichiro Mihara. The English translation comes from the gang over at Rockman-Corner.
The document confirms some interesting tidbits, like the Dr. Wily-Zero relationship plans, the fact that Dr. Wily used Proto Man as a reference when creating Zero, Dr. Wily dying just after completing Zero, and Dr. Wily's virus turning Zero good since he was 'already the baddest robo by design'.