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Mega Man Battle Network Marathon V5.5

TeamBN logoIn two weeks, tune in to the new Mega Man Battle Network Marathon V5.5 hosted by speedrunning group TeamBN! Starting on December 17, 2016, the team will be racing through a number of Battle Network and Star Force games, some in ways that haven’t been seen before. This time also sees the inclusion of two additional games, namely Mega Man X: Command Mission, a Mega Man RPG from another mother, and Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand, a series which frequently crossed over with MMBN.

Additionally, this marathon is a great time to catch up with recent news in the (fan) game development community. Shown off in this iteration are several fan games including MMBN Chrono X, MMBN 3D, Shanghai EXE, MMBN Project Genesis and Kura5 (Boktai 3D), as well as MMBN-inspired games like the recently Kickstarted Tri Wing, and Endcycle (previously known as Voxel Generation). Some of the developers will also host a live Q&A following the demonstration!

The Mega Man Battle Network Marathon V5.5 will be hosted on TeamBN’s Twitch channel. It starts on December 17, 2016, at 11:00 AM UTC (that’s 6:00 AM PST, 3:00 AM EST and 12:00 PM CET). It will run for just over one day. The list of games played is as follows — check the schedule link below for more details!

  • Mega Man Battle Network 2
  • Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue
  • Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar
  • Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker × Ninja
  • Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge
  • Mega Man Network Transmission
  • Mega Man X: Command Mission
  • Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
  • Mega Man Battle Network Chrono X (+ Q&A)
  • Mega Man Battle Network 3D (+Q&A)
  • Mega Man Battle Network Project Genesis (+ Q&A)
  • Shanghai EXE: Genso Network
  • Kura5: Bonds of the Undying (Boktai 3D) (+ Q&A)
  • Tri Wing (+ Q&A)
  • Endcycle (+ Q&A)

Marathon schedule
TeamBN Twitch channel
TeamBN Twitter feed

Mega Man Battle Network 3D adds Local Multiplayer

mega-man-battle-network-3d-logoHeatPhoenix, the developer behind Mega Man Battle Network 3D, has released a new trailer for the game. It shows off Local Multiplayer support, as well as a funky Battle Chip Challenge remix! Players can use any Navi and BattleChip in multiplayer battles. As local multiplayer takes place on one screen only, each Custom Screen is shown one at a time so the other player can look away. An extra controller is required for player 2.

For more info, check out the official MMBN3D homepage or Twitter.

The Rockman EXE Zone – 10th Anniversary!

TREZ 10th AnniversaryToday is a pretty special day. On August 12th 2006, MegaRockEXE and Greiga Master founded the Rockman EXE Zone from the remains of Outkast Sprites. That’s right: it’s the Rockman EXE Zone’s 10th anniversary!

You may have wondered what prompted our ‘scheduled maintenance’ announcement a few days ago. If you’re a TREZ regular, you might remember that on this day four years ago, we launched our new TREZ homepage. Well, times have changed and we thought it was time for a fresh new coat of paint. The result is this beautiful website you see before you! And that’s not all — we’ve also overhauled the forums, and added some new features. Read on for the lowdown:

Website

As you can see, the TREZ website has been totally renewed, with a bigger focus on content and navigation. We’ve also traded in the predominantly dark color scheme for something a little easier on the eyes and designed a new logo. It should now be easier to find the content you’re looking for or read up on forgotten news posts from the past. The new site is also better equipped for mobile devices!

Forums

Just like the website, our TREZ Forums have been outfitted with a fresh new skin. Special care was taken to make the forums easier to use on mobile devices — for instance, ads will now scale to the width of your screen. (Bet you’ve never seen a ZetaBoards forum do THAT!)

Additionally, we’ve trimmed off some of the fat to craft a sleek new front page. The number of top-level boards has been reduced, and several inactive boards have been merged to provide a smoother experience. But of course, the past is not forgotten — check out the new TREZ Archive to read old topics from the days of yore.

Note: if you’re still seeing the old forum skin, you may have to scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose “TREZ CORE Light” from the theme chooser.

Wiki

Introducing a new part of the site: TREZ Wiki! This will be a compendium of information from the games, data mined and researched by TREZ staff and contributors. Here you’ll find detailed information on games, toys, and related subjects.

Currently the wiki is still a bit empty, but that will be changing soon. That said, you can already check out our area guides which list every single random virus encounter in the series! This should be a great help if you’re replaying the old games and just can’t find that one virus that drops the chip you need.

If you spot anything a bit off in the wiki, feel free to let us know! Any comments, suggestions or feedback regarding the wiki can be posted in this topic.


And with that, we’re all set for the hopefully many years to come. Let us know what you think of the new TREZ. Suggestions, bug reports, and the like are welcome. Hope to see you around!

— TREZ Staff

Battle Network 6 releasing on European eShop

Main_Falzar_ArtThe final entries in the series, Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar and Cybeast Falzar for the Game Boy Advance will be rereleased on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe this week. Both versions can be picked up from 14th January 2016 for €6.99 / £6.29 each.

As usual, you will be able to obtain multiplayer-only BattleChips by simply entering the Comm screen from the PET menu. However, Unlike the Japanese version, it’s unlikely that the Otenko and GunDelEX chips will be available.

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