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Presently, the iOS social game Rockman Xover still has the vague release date of Autumn in Japan (and no clue with regards to the west, but it is coming). However, a notice from Famitsu indicates the game may be coming out soon - as early as next week even. An issue of Famitsu App, a sister magazine to Famitsu Weekly that covers smartphones, releases next week on the 18th. This issue will contain "limited edition items" via serial code for a variety of games, including Rockman Xover. While this is no guarantee of release date, it would still be a bit odd for a magazine to publish a limited availability promotional item long before a game actually comes out.
Whatever the case may be, I am curious to finally try out the full version of Xover and see if the game lives up to all the, ehem... "hype."
News Credit: CAP Kobun's Daletto Blog
This scan from the latest Famitsu, courtesy of Wii @ Everyday, confirms that Mega Man 10 will be coming to the Wii, PS3 and 360. Unfortunately the scan's quality makes it hard to determine much more info, although it seems to be mostly everything covered in Nintendo Power. However, we now know Rockman 10's full title will be Rockman 10: The Menace from Outer Space!! (uchuu kara no kyoui). Another space-themed storyline? A curious twist. Additionally it's mentioned that Proto Man mode will be available straight from the beginning, although I imagine the NP report made that clear. It appears Proto Man even has his own storyline sequence, though with the quality of the scan this is hard to determine.
Update: TMMN viewer Fireman has provided a nice, clean version of the scan. From this we can tell the game is slated for a Spring 2010 release in Japan, though we can probably imagine it will be close to North America's March release. One of the new stages mentioned is a castle stage, which is likely this stage that we've seen. And finally we have some nice screens of the story scenes below, where we can see Roll coming down with Robotenza, Mega Man enlisting Dr. Wily's help (when will he ever learn?), and Proto Man joining the fray in Proto Man mode. Additionally, a screen of the sports stage's mid boss.
First screen: "Roll: Doctor, I feel like I've got a fever or something..." Second screen: "Dr. Wily. After we get back the vaccine producing machine, we can save Roll and everyone else!" Third screen: "Proto Man: The more for the fight the better, even if just one more."
The latest issue of Famitsu contained a reader survey of which game series people want most. And wouldn't you know it, of the fifty games included in the list, both Rockman DASH and Rockman X landed on the list. In fact, they placed fairly high, with Rockman DASH coming in 7th and Rockman X coming in 13th. DASH I can see pretty well, but X does surprise me slightly (I'd sooner have expected EXE or the like). Nevertheless, great to hear that enthusiasm for Rockman is still pretty strong in Japan. I'm telling you people, it can only be so long that Capcom can ignore the cries for Legends.
News Credit: Kotaku