Didn’t think they’d forget Zero, did you?
I finally got around to watching the E3 streams (day 1, 2, and 3) of Mega Man Legacy Collection, and wouldn’t you know it I felt compelled to write down a huge block of text just based on watching those 3 hours of footage starring game producer Rey Jimenez, Digital Elipse game preservationist Frank Cifaldi, and Capcom press representatives Brett Elston and Greg Moore. Remember that all the following things are based on an unfinished version of the game, so things can (and hopefully some will) change in the final. Get ready for some nitpicky commentary!
Third time’s the cliché. Let’s get into some X3 Q-bans!
Time for another topic from the Lav archives. This one revolves around a most interesting tidbit on Rockman’s first helper robot in 2008’s R20 Official Complete Works book: early concept art showing an early draft of Rush, as well as a hawk-like bird said to have been considered for the supporter role around the same time.
I mused a little on how different it might feel for Rockman to have a pet falcon back when I discussed Rockman’s bird concept in 2011, but only after writing it did I learn that this bird made it quite a few stages past the ol’ drawing board.
I began this post in 2011. Every time I started working on it I went to a dark place and couldn’t go on. That year had that profound an effect on my life. It changed me. Most of the people around me couldn’t even fathom being that upset over a few cancelled video games, of all things. It was a hard time to want to carry on being myself.
Four years have passed now. I’m not ashamed to say I’m feeling quite a ways better about things. Bit by bit I’ve been reclaiming my hobbies, despite what feels like continuous setbacks any time hope rears its rounded yellow head. I feel like acknowledging and thanking the faceless people that shared my pain then and make me feel inspired now. This one goes out to all those campaigning and fighting to make sure Legends Never Die for these past 4 years, and the 11 years before that. Here’s a treat to fill your bellies and refresh your spirits. A recipe by Servbots, for Servbots!
When most fans think of Rockman X manga, they think of Yoshihiro Iwamoto. And quite rightfully so, as his work is iconic and the way it established a clear separation of tone between the original Rockman and Rockman X was mind-blowing at the time. I want to write about those mangas in-depth someday, but today is not that day.
No, today I’m writing about another.
As has occurred quinquennially since time immemorial (aka roughly every 5 years since the late nineties), Hitoshi Ariga is hard at work putting out yet another repackaging of his Rockman Megamix manga series. These latest versions of Megamix 1 and 2 and Gigamix 1 and 2 are already available in Japan, while Giga 3 is set to release there later this month. My servbot sense is tingling that Udon is going to be jumping on to bringing these newest compilations stateside. Call it a hunch. Should fans who already have the English editions be excited at the idea?
6/9 is Rokku Day! And the day Rockman 2 happens. I wasn’t expecting too much this year, but we already had a TV show announcement this month and now there’s another game collection coming! Not bad. Now, let’s look at a 20 year old Carddass Card because that’s the kind of thing you came here to see, right?
Happy Rokku Day!