I'm still reeling from this morning's Mega Man shenanigans. I can at least take comfort in knowing that some companies still give a damn about the little blue dude. Like Archie Comics, for example...
As you are already aware ... more
Guys, I owe you an apology. The other day, I wrote about a fan-driven Mega Man Legends concept album, and I begged you all to stay on topic and not go off on a tangent about how you felt Capcom wronged you. I apologize becaus... more
Mega Man air fresheners. Let me repeat myself: Mega Man air fresheners.
Well, I think we've just about seen everything, right?
This fall, fragrance licensee (seriously) Epic-Scents will release Mega Man and Proto Man Scent Bl... more
Anybody still rockin' the tongue-in-check fantasy game Magicka? I can't say I've been following it personally, but maybe I ought to start paying closer attention. It looks like a lot of fun, plus developer Arrowhead likes to ... more
The gap has been bridged! The Archie Mega Man comic is ready to kick off the Mega Man 3 adaptation, but not before wrapping up the current "Spiritus ex Machina" arc. In #16, the Emerald Spears terrorist group has detonated th... more
Bandai's D-Arts figures are the shizz, especially if you've got a thing for Mega Man X characters. At SDCC, Bandai's US distributor Bluefin has been showing off some possible new models for the X line, headlined by none other... more
I was a Sega child, so I was always in the "Sonic > Mario" camp. I've also been a Mega Man diehard (big surprise, right?) since his very first game. So while schoolyard kiddies spoke passionately of the rivalry between Mar... more
We're just trucking along in the latest Archie Mega Man arc, which began in issue #13. The "Spirit ex Machina" storyline is approaching its climax in #15, as Mega Man, Pharaoh Man, Elec Man, and the original character Quake W... more
There was another... who came before you... he was a hero and your brother and my son...
He fought the darkness... the darkness won...
This September, Archie will publish Mega Man #17, kicking off a new arc that officially in... more
Those pesky "emotions." How dare videogames make me feel things! How dare artists like Zac Gorman and Matthew Taranto remind me that videogames make me feel things!
You can add Aussie illustrator Jake Lawrence to that the lis... more
Slowly but surely, I'm catching up on all the non-E3 news I missed while I was in Los Angeles last week. And when it comes to Mega Man-related stories, I try to be on top of them like white on rice (as though that wasn't obvi... more
Mega Man 2 is fantastic, one of the best videogames ever made. Mega Man II on Game Boy, however, is a steaming dollop of dino poo-poo. I cannot stress how terrible it is, and it infuriates me how much it spits on the legacy o... more
Jed Henry is just your typical web artist. He loves videogames and desires to express that love through his talents. So he does what any game-loving illustrator would naturally do: render his favorite heroes and heroines as o... more
Who doesn't love a good vinyl figurine? Something nice and sturdy that can sit upon your desk or nightstand. Maybe strategically arrange a few of those Castle Crashers knights to defend your dresser from invading sugar ants.
Since the sneak peek back in January, we knew that May's issue of Mega Man would kick off an original story involving brand new characters. Right away, flashes of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog and its overwhelming bloated suppo... more
Hasbro has no problem whoring itself out to whatever company is willing to lend a license. Gone is the pot-bellied nudist of the classic Operation, discharged to make way for the likes of Shrek, Homer Simpson, and f*ckin' Ma... more
The Mega Man series may have the largest cast of unique characters in videogame history. The new Robot Masters introduced in each sequel are not merely cardboard standees to be knocked over, rather they are diverse individual... more
Time for your daily dose of Mega Man malarkey! Aren't you guys glad you have a nut job like me who loves to harp on a single topic incessantly?
This month marks the end of Archie's Mega Man 2 adaptation, so the next step is o... more
We've all had a hearty laugh at Street Fighter X Tekken's take on the Blue Bomber -- part homage and part caricature. For better or worse, people will be talking about fat, middle-aged Mega Man for years to come. Still, how e... more
Last month, the "100,000 Strong" Mega Man Legends 3 movement decided to hold an MML weapon design contest on Capcom-Unity's Devroom. Participants would submit ideas in written format along with diagrams or anything else to i... more
The Archie Mega Man series continues! We've finally made it to issue #12, the one with the sweet Euro MM2 box art homage cover. With this, the Mega Man 2 story arc comes to a close, but before the issue hits shelves, you can ... more
You don't think the Japanese like to pull April Fools' pranks, too? Well, they do!
Ucchy-san of Rockman Unity, the Japanese equivalent of Capcom-Unity, has revealed Capcom's grand plan for the Mega Man franchise's 25th annive... more
I love a good minimalist take on a piece of modern pop culture, even more so when the result taps into good ol' 8-bit gaming nostalgia. To that end, graphic designer Eric Palmer has whipped up a set of NES-style movie poster ... more
[Update: The target has been reached! The album is now available here!]
Years in the making, OverClocked ReMix's massive Mega Man X project, Maverick Rising, is just around the corner. I've been waiting for this mother like y... more
If nothing else, you have to admire the dedication of the "100,000 Strong" movement. Ever since last year's cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, this group has gone through great lengths, spreading the word at New York Comic C... more
After the current Mega Man 2 story arc is complete, the Archie Mega Man series will be taking a break from game adaptations to do a little world-building. The newest arc, "Spiritus ex Machina," will mark the comic appearance ... more
Victor Hugo Queiroz is a Brazilian CG artist who takes a very cartoony approach to his work, resulting in an almost action figure-like quality. He's done a number of pieces based on Street Fighter, such as the Blanka-Dhalsim ... more
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, on track for a November release, has already caught my eye thanks to its premise. A lot of films have poorly dealt with videogames as the main subject matter, but if any studio can pull it off, it is ... more
Issue #10 of the Archie Mega Man series is on its way to subscribers as we speak, but if you feel like being a dirty little sneak, you can scope an unfinished page from issue #11! It's almost like cheating!
In the... more
Slowly but surely, I'm turning Destructoid into my own personal Mega Man fan blog. You don't mind, right?
The newest Archie Mega Man comic, issue #10, will be arriving in specialty shops on Wednesday and on newsstands by next... more
The next figure in Bandai's D-Arts Mega Man X figure line is X's longstanding rival Vile. As you can see in the photo above, the figure includes a glass-filled-with-hard-liquor accessory. Insta-buy!
Confirmed for US release b... more
Bandai is alright by me. For some time now, the company has been been making high-quality Mega Man X action figures as part of its D-Arts line. So far, there have been about five bajillion versions of X alone (regular, armore... more
Previously hinted at company mascots Pac-Man and Mega Man have been confirmed as PS3/PSV exclusive characters for Street Fighter X Tekken, joining Cole from inFamous, and Sony Japan mascots Toro and Kuro. Unless the 360 vers... more
Waitaminute! Didn't I already post the cover to Archie Comics' Mega Man issue #13? Why, yes I did. That's the normal newsstand / subscriber cover, though. This is the variant cover that you'll only be able to find in comic sh... more
As you may recall, I recently interviewed Ian Flynn, the writer of Archie's Mega Man comic. When I was trimming down the Skype text dump so that it didn't run 50 pages, I chopped off a bit towards the end when Ian briefly men... more
Last week, I shared Rokko Chan, a most adorable Mega Man clone that swapped the Blue Bomber for the Blue Bombette. It's a great game in its own right, sporting the same high polish, incredible pixel art, and catchy jams as it... more
The Christmas surprises keep coming! We should count ourselves so lucky!
I've repeated this over and over -- I'm sure you're all quite tired of hearing my pissing and moaning by now -- but this has not been a good year for Me... more
Remember that story about the Mega Man X iOS remake? At the time, it was only confirmed for Japan, but now comes word that it will arrive in the West... today. That's right. You can buy it tonight for $3.99.
But will you wan... more
Anybody remember the monthly Mega Man series that Archie Comics started earlier this year? Well, SURPRISE! It's still running! After news that initial sales had been less than stellar, I was worried that it would get that ax ... more
Famitsu has released screens of a Mega Man X iOS remake coming later this month in Japan. Aside from touch controls, online rankings, and 80 challenges, the game also features completely redrawn graphics. By "redrawn," I mean... more
The release of Skyrim may have kicked off the holidays for some of you fine folks, but for me, November 11 was Mega Ran Day! After months of waiting, nerdcore rapper Random has unleashed the final album in his Mega Man tribut... more
Zac Gorman -- one of the contributors to the Zelda Zine I told you about the other day -- whipped up this four-panel "Complete Mega Man 2 Strategy Guide" to help anyone become an instant winner. From the header, you probably ... more
I don't know how many of you will care about this bit of news, but it involves one of my favorite manga artists, Hitoshi Ariga, and I'd like to try and share some of my joy with all of you.
Ariga has served as a graphic desig... more
Who here was a big fan of the Mega Man cartoon from the mid-90s? Sure, the dialog was campy and the animation hilariously inconsistent, but it was one of the most fun Saturday-morning shows at the time. Despite the program's ... more
If you watched the Mega Man 10 trailer today and need even more recycled retro exploitation for your viewing pleasure, then be sure to suck down these fresh screens and doodles, courtesy from the chaps at Capcom.
What c... more
We got a sneak peek at the bosses of Mega Man 9 yesterday, but knowing full well that black and white images weren't going to be enough, Capcom has decided to divulge more information and artwork pertaining to the bosses and ... more
JeuxFrance has unveiled the first gameplay images for Mega Man ZX Advent (care of Famitsu magazine), slated for release in Japan on the Nintendo DS later this year.As the story goes:...Eyed for release this year in Japan, M... more