Real life Dr. Light capsule hologram
This made the rounds a month ago after Andrew Butterworth created it for Gauntlet Gallery’s ”Mega Man Boss Battle” show, but I’m posting it anyway because I GIF’d the clip up after seeing it on Albotas, and because it’s now available to purchase for $3,000!
You can see the original Light Capsule replica video here.
Sign me up for twelve. In case of storms.
*Wicked guitar solo*
Vintage Mega Man Porting to the 3DS
With the Blue Bomber’s 25th birthday in the bag, Capcom has decided to shine the limelight over Mr. Man’s erstwhile adventures in all their 8-bit glory. Already released in the European and Japanese markets, 3DS owners in the U.S. region will be able to download the original Nintendo’s Mega Man 1 through 6 straight from the eShop.
Unfortunately for (digital) collectors and impatient retro gamers alike, the NES games won’t be released all at once, the titles instead dropping one by one starting on December 27th with the first Mega Man and continuing with the February 7th release of Mega Man 2. Capcom promises the final four ports will launch in 2013 at regular intervals.
Capcom on Mega Man: “You’ve Not Seen the Last of the Blue Bomber”
Being an avid fan of Mega Man has been somewhat of an exercise in “profound disappointment” recently. The last few attempts at carrying on Little Boy Blue’s good name were all preempted by Capcom themselves: first the wishy-washy looking Mega Man Universe (an ambitious cobbling of classic Mega Man style with Little Big Planet’s notion of fully customizable levels and characters) took the axe due to quality concerns and then, much more (in)famously, the long awaited Mega Man Legends 3 was cancelled, veiled with a half-assed apology about financial concerns.
With the series’ 25th anniversary right around the corner and seemingly no heir to the Mega Man name in sight, fans obviously grew more than a little nervous, wondering just when the hell (and if the hell) we’d see another game. Cue Capcom USA’s senior VP, Chris Svensson, who promises Mega Man will come back to your handhelds and consoles…eventually. “I can say with certainty that you’ve not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds, and, with luck, we’ll be celebrating his 50th anniversary, including all of the games you’re going to enjoy over the next 25 years,” said Svensson speaking to Siliconera.
Hold your applause, though. When asked when the Blue Bomber would make a reappearance, Svensson reiterated Capcom’s “Loose Lips Cancel Games” policy. “An issue we’ve had in the past has been talking about games and announcing them before we’re certain they’re going to come out, which unfortunately has lead to profound disappointment for many fans. So for now, I’m going to have to stay mum about any details.”
So, in short, we can expect a brand new Mega Man game sometime between now and 2037. Shit, I’ll take that over 20XX anyday.
Archie Comics’ Mega Man (Issue #18)