An Overload of OVER-1

overones People have had both good and bad things to say about Rockman Xover... let's be honest; mostly bad. But one thing people have consistently seemed to approve of is OVER-1's design and various armors. Perhaps making use of this notion, Famitsu is showing off high res artwork of all the OVER forms to appear so far, 1 through 8 (though minus the special R form). Which form is your favorite?

Additionally, Famitsu is also announcing that the special edition card of There, one of the boss contest winners, will be available with the latest issue of Famitsu APP. The card can be redeemed between now and August 5th.

Incidentally, when talking about OVER-1 in general... I never know if that means the character himself, or just his first form. Is he just OVER? I don't really understand...

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Yet More Rockman Xover Details - Getting to Know OVER-1

Following up from our Famitsu scoop yesterday, now we have more details and some nice visuals from The bulk of the information concerns the background of the newly named character, OVER-1. As you know, OVER-1 is a robot created in a collaboration between Dr. Light and Dr. Cossack, in order to save the Crossover World that has become threatened by Dr. Wily, Sigma, and other forces of evil now cooperating together. Originally, OVER-1 was a mere all-purpose Reploid with no battle capabilities to speak of. However, OVER- has the special ability to equip "Battle Memory," which can change his abilities and unleash unfathomable potential.

Uhh... wait... Dr. Light and Dr. Cossack made a Reploid?... Like, is this before Dr. Light made X? Was Dr. Cossack ever involved in Reploid research? I mean, my head is kind of...

Anyway, the various heroes of the Rockman universe have become trapped in a gulf of space-time within this strange Crossover World, and now only OVER-1 can save them AND the future! (Though whose future, we're not too certain.) Use Battle Memory to customize your own OVER-1, grab your friends, and save Crossover World from certain doom!

Besides that, the only other info we have is confirmation that Rockman Xover will be appearing at Tokyo Game Show, coming up later this month. I imagine the lines will be incredible.


A Couple New Rockman Xover Details (Updated Artwork, Images, Details)

Well, it's about time we looked back at this, no? I'm not certain of the source (perhaps Famitsu), but fan blog COCOROG is detailing some new facts on the iOS social RPG Rockman Xover (crossover).

First and foremost is the revelation of the protagonist's name: OVER-1 (over one). Have to admit, Light and Cossack have really slipped in naming their creations these days. Then again, OVER-1 is supposed to be a mass production model, so perhaps it has little use as a personal name.

Other than that, it appears players will use "Battle Chips" to customize their own OVER-1s. Despite the name, it's thought that these Battle Chips don't have any connection to the Battle Network series (and instead pertain to the usage of "Battle Memory" mentioned on the official site's dossier).

UPDATE: With the added Famitsu scan, we've come to learn some additional details. First, the game will indeed be free to play, but will charge money for items and such (although that doesn't mean paying money is the only way to get items, as is the case for many games like this). The game's stages, called quests, appear to be modeled after tradition side scrolling gameplay, but there is still no information specifically about controls. Finally, it appears you will be able to summon your friends' own unique OVER-1 characters into battle, as demonstrated in the D-REX fight screen.

UPDATE 2: Here's a previously never-seen screen grab from Famitsu. It seems to show a boss battle with one other OVER-1 character, complete with different palette. Also added is the official artwork for OVER-1.

We'll keep an eye on this and see if we can't find any other bits of data. You can also check our previous story for other details.

Thanks for the tip, Reploid 21XX!