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Keiji Inafune reveals new stage for Mighty No. 9, game 'almost done' photo
Keiji Inafune reveals new stage for Mighty No. 9, game 'almost done'
by Chris Carter

Mighty No. 9's Keiji Inafune is ringing in the New Year with a look at a new stage for the game. It seems to have a castle-like feel to it, with red carpets and fancy chandeliers. According to the producer/director, the game is "pretty much finished" and they are heading into the porting and promotion stage. So that's how the finished product is going to look, I guess?

I'm digging the gameplay based on the beta, but the visual style still looks really meh to me. No, it doesn't need to look exactly like the unrealistic concept art, but the engine itself is very uninspired and bland. I'm wondering how this project will turn out as a whole in the end.

To get a better view of the game in action, check out my playthroughs of all three beta stages below.

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10:30 AM on 12.31.2014

TruForce Collectibles gives us a little taste of their Mega Man X figure

Thanks to fan demand, TruForce Collectibles is crafting a new Mega Man X figure. Before this week we haven't had the slightest clue of what it looked like, but thanks to a recent Facebook posting we now have a better idea. So...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 12.30.2014

These Rockman Utopia music samples are so good I want to buy it

For the most part I'm pretty mellow when it comes to videogame music, but every so often something will come along that excites me. E-Capcom put up a few samples for the upcoming Rockman Utopia remix CD, which samples tr...

Chris Carter





8:00 AM on 12.23.2014

This homemade Mega Man X Iris figure is awesome

Although we've seen a great deal of figures from the Mega Man universe, Iris has never gotten the recognition that many fans have been wanting. Madhands has taken things into its own...well...hands by crafting a figure o...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 12.22.2014

Mega Man and Sonic are lined up for Free Comic Book Day again

Free Comic Book Day will arrive yet again in May 2015, where you can go to select local shops and pick up an assortment of free literature. Traditionally Archie has gotten into the event with their Mega Man and Sonic&nbs...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 12.18.2014

Mega Man Zero is up on the eShop right now

Well this is a nice surprise! Mega Man Zero is now available on the Wii U eShop, ahead of the regularly scheduled maintenance today. You can grab it right away, alongside of a Mega Man themed sale. Mega Man II,...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 12.16.2014

Rockman EXE 3 is hitting the Wii U Virtual Console soon

The Mega Man Battle Network series came at a perfect time, mixing the franchise up with strategic gameplay and a new universe that was really fun to play on the go. Pretty soon Japanese Wii U owners will be able to play ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 12.15.2014

This early build of a 13-inch Mega Man statue looks pretty great

Next March, X-Plus Toys will be producing a new Mega Man statue, and the project is coming along pretty great. It'll be 13-inches tall, and is made of soft plastic. It'll run you 8,424 Yen, which is roughly $71.00. There is n...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 12.15.2014

The Sonic Boom universe will show up in the Mega Man comic

We already knew that a "Worlds Unite" storyline was coming for Archie Comics' Mega Man and Sonic lines, but now we have a little more information as to what it entails. As revealed by IGN, Mega Man X and Sonic ...

Chris Carter



That ThinkGeek Mega Buster replica is now available photo
That ThinkGeek Mega Buster replica is now available
by Chris Carter

I was just playing through Mega Man 4 the other day, and man does the Mega Buster still feel good. The whole game does actually -- all of the NES titles have aged quite well.

If you want to relive those moments in real life, ThinkGeek is now selling its Mega Buster replica for $79.99. To recap, it has flashing lights and sounds, so you can run around your house and go "pew pew" to your heart's desire.

Mega Man Mega Buster Gun Replica [ThinkGeek]

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10:00 AM on 12.10.2014

Wow! Tron Bonne and Mega Man 8 are coming to the Japanese PSN

In addition to Mega Man Legends 2 and Mega Man X3, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is one of the rarest Mega Man games there is. Thankfully, it's coming to the PSN in Japan, alongside of Mega Man 8 (one of...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 12.09.2014

Mega Man 2's OST spiced up with Castlevania III's audio chip

[Dtoid alumn megaStryke likes Mega Man more than anyone else in the world. Shh, don't tell Chris Carter! --Mr Andy Dixon] Come back in time with me for a minute! Almost two years ago to the day, I shared a fan arrange album ...

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 12.04.2014

Mighty Gunvolt's DLC levels are worth the few bucks they cost

Mighty Gunvolt has just acquired some DLC and it's cheap, ringing in at $2.99. So what do you get? Four stages, and subsequently, four boss battles. That's it. There's no fanfare for the new levels or new story -- they'...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 12.01.2014

Here's all the new Mighty Gunvolt DLC in action

Mighty Gunvolt is no longer a pack-in for Azure Striker Gunvolt -- it's a separate 3DS eShop game for $3.99. To celebrate there's now a $2.99 DLC pack that adds in some extra levels, bosses, and enemies into the ga...

Chris Carter





10:00 AM on 12.01.2014

The new demo for Mega Man 2.5D is the best one yet

Peter Sjostrand set out to create a pretty awesome Mega Man fan game that trumped a lot of others currently out there. The goal was to create a 2.5D experience spanning multiple titles, and it's looking great so far. Of...

Chris Carter



How a little girl from Lebanon went on to develop games in Japan photo
How a little girl from Lebanon went on to develop games in Japan
by Jonathan Holmes

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.]

Last week on Sup Holmes, we did a lot of stuff. First off, we launched a contest for a signed CD by famed Mega Man composer Manami Mastumae. You can still enter if you want. Check out the show for details. 

Fittingly enough, this week's guest was Mastumae-san's friend Dina Abou Karam, the community manager for Comcept (Mighty Number 9). Dina is my new definition of a hardcore gamer. Against all odds, her love of videogames has driven her down a life path that's been packed with unlikely and amazing events. From a little girl playing bootleg copies of JRPGs and gold farming in Final Fantasy VII to developing an autobiographical game about naked people in Japan and working for Mega Man cocreator Keiji Inafune, it's always been videogames for Dina. They are what excite her, motivate her, and fascinate her. Her passion is palpable and infectious. It's no wonder that Comcept chose her to be the online face of the company.

We talked about a lot of things -- Bayonetta 2's awesome design and mismatched marketing, Dina's first commercially released game (Plushed),  the first game she ever remembers playing (a weird monkey-infused version of Tetris), videogame enthusiast culture in Lebanon, and a lot more. I hope this isn't the last time Dina appears on the show. I imagine she'll be in this industry for a long time. It will be exciting to see what she creates next. 

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