Imagining the Possibilities of Mega Man Universe

Mega Man Universe is definitely one of the more unique Mega Man games to come by in a while. Among praise and criticism, one thing is for sure: it will be interesting. One facet of this is the game's selection of playable characters, even including those outside of the Mega Man, ahem, universe. So far we know of Mega Man, Rockman, Bad Box Art Mega Man and Ryu. Likely to join them are Arthur, Cut Man, and the cast from Mega Man 2. And it's indicated the roster will become quite vast. Chances are we may come to learn of more characters from the Tokyo Game Show in just a couple days, but I couldn't resist the urge to consider what other characters would be like if they fell into the world of Mega Man Universe. TMMN staffer Gelgameth graciously lent a hand toward my thought experiment, as we dreamed up what some characters might be like in the game, from expected candidates to more far out ones.

Proto Man from the Mega Man series

Bass from the Mega Man series

Mega Man X from the Mega Man X series

Zero from the Mega Man X series

Nathan "Rad" Spencer from the Bionic Commando series

Chun-Li from the Street Fighter series

Mike Haggar from the Final Fight series

Strider Hiryu from the Strider series

Hsien-Ko from the Darkstalkers series

Dante from the Devil May Cry series

Chuck Greene from the Dead Rising series

Well then, who would YOU like to see in Mega Man Universe?

Korea Get Mugged by Servbots

It's usually Japan who gets all the fun stuff, but not this time. Now, we can curse Korea for getting the greatest coffee mugs ever:

Ironically, as you can see, the Servbot mugs aren't to promote a new Mega Man Legends game, nor even Marvel vs. Capcom 2's impending arrival on Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network, but rather, they're for Dead Rising. It's almost sad that this is what it takes to get some Legends love.

Nonetheless, these are pretty nifty pieces, featuring Mega Man/Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune's signature not only on the back of the mug, but on the bottom as well, where it is joined by one of his sketches of the original Blue Bomber.

For bigger pictures, you can check out the Capcom*Unity or Inafune's Japanese Daletto blog.

And if you find a place that's importing these, let us know!

Source: Protodude's Rockman Corner

Dead Rising: Roll-Dressed West Will Put You to the Test

Well, it seems that our worst fears have come true: Grizzled photojournalist Frank West is indeed ready, willing, and able to dress up like a 14-year old girl with a monkey on his sleeve. On the bright side, you're unlikely to come across this haunting visage by accident. The discovery was made by Mirage86 on GameFAQs' forum, who says that the key to unlocking Roll Caskett's closet is to beat the game on hard with an S-ranking, which required doing so in under five hours. But that's not all, you must also rake in "12,000 or so" zombie points in that time.

Naturally, it would require a great deal of effort and some hardcore gaming skills to pull off such a feat, or so one might assume, and would hardly seem worth the effort. Ergo, if you're spotted playing the game with the Roll costume on, then we'll all know that you have some serious issues.

News Credit: GameFAQs Forum, via Protodude's Rockman Corner

Dead Rising: Buster All You Can Muster

We recently learned that, at the very least, Roll Caskett's costume is in the recently-released Capcom title Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, which would allow for war journalist Frank West to dress up as the 14-year old girl. After which, the world collectively shuddered. Better news arrives, however, as it seems that in addition to new costumes, such as Bionic Commando's Nathan "Rad" Spencer, the classic stuff remains. Namely, the stylized "realistic" version of everyone's favorite Buster-toting blue Reploid, Mega Man X-- complete with working X-Buster:

So how does one go about disguising a mild-mannered photographer as the pacifistic savior of mankind? GameFAQs has the answer:

You must have beaten the game and unlocked the "2nd Ammendment" mini-game. (To complete the suit, you can find the Megaman Helmet in the toy store of the movie theater once it opens)

Megaman Boots Beat all "2nd Amendment" mini-games Megaman Tights Beat all "2nd Amendment" mini-games with an "A" rank Real Mega Buste Beat all "2nd Amendment" mini-games a "S" rank"

You know, I hate to be one of those people who brings up Zero whenever X enters a conversation, but... I can't help but think that slicing through hordes of zombies with the Z-Saber would be pretty awesome. Maybe in the sequel?

News credit: Protodude's Rockman Corner