It’s almost here! The first GBA game, Mega Man Battle Network, will be released on Wii U Virtual Console this Thursday, July 24th 2014. Like the other GBA games, the game will be priced at €6.99.
Furthermore, even though this is the European release, players will receive the North American version of the game. Owners of the original GBA game will notice that it does not show the Ubisoft logo when you start up the game. Aside from that, the games are identical.
The North American release dates for the MMBN games are still up in the air. We’ll keep you posted!0 comments
Capcom today announced that Capcom Special Selection: Rockman EXE, a soundtrack focusing on the first Mega Man Battle Network game will be released on September 25th, together with a Rockman Xover soundtrack.
The soundtrack itself contains a number of tracks from Mega Man Battle Network (1), as well as Operate Shooting Star’s rendition of THEME OF ROCKMAN EXE. The latter debuts the game’s music on a physical disc. It will also come with a 32-page, B5-sized artwork book containing unreleased artwork that was not included in the Mega Man Battle Network Official Complete Works.
Here’s how the art originally looked in the Official Complete Works:
Want to see the MMBN games played really, really fast in rapid succession for a good cause? In just one month, the speedrunning group TeamBN will be ripping yet again through all six main Mega Man Battle Network games, spin-offs, fangames, and for the first time, all of Mega Man Star Force as well. As usual, you will be able to donate during the marathon, with all donations going to Doctors Without Borders. There will be donation incentives as well.
The marathon is set to start on July 18th at 5:30 PM UTC (that’s 1:30 PM EDT, 10:30 AM PDT and 7:30 PM CEST) and will run for approximately 37 hours. The current list of games being played is as follows:1 comment
Capcom may not have an E3 press conference, but it seems that won’t stop them from dropping a few bombs! Capcom community manager Brett Elston has just posted an update detailing Capcom’s Virtual Console plans for the near future. Among other games, a number of MMBN games will be joining BN3 on the Wii U Virtual Console:0 comments
With the recent release of GBA titles for the Wii U Virtual Console, fans have been wondering whether Mega Man Battle Network would get the VC treatment. It seems we don’t have to wait very long; the Australian rating office OFLC has just re-rated Mega Man Battle Network 3: White and Blue as multi-platform games.2 comments
Did you catch a glimpse of Mega Man’s new Final Smash during the special Super Smash Bros. edition of today’s Nintendo Direct? If so, you might have seen some familiar faces…
That’s right — all four other (yes, count ‘em, four) Mega Men pop out to help our classic hero, including MegaMan.EXE from Battle Network and MegaManSF from Star Force 1 and 2. Together with X and Mega Man Volnutt, they fire off a 5-way Buster blast that obliterates everything.0 comments
If you’ve been keeping a close eye on some TREZ staffers’ YouTube channels lately, you might have seen Greiga Master’s co-op multiplayer patch in action already. This unique mod of MMBN6 lets you team up with another player, both controlling the same side of the field, to take down one of the in-game bosses.0 comments
Are you ready for more Mega Man Battle Network speedrunning goodness? The new MMBN speedrunning group TeamBN has just announced their second MMBN marathon. They’ll be playing the main six MMBN games, as well as several spinoffs like Rockman EXE WS, the fangame MMBN Chrono X and the first two Mega Man Star Force games. Again, all donations will go to charity: this time, the Prevent Cancer Foundation.1 comment
Continuing from last week, here are the tracks from Mega Man Star Force that will be featured in For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man, an upcoming OverClocked ReMix album, as well as the musicians who will be remixing them:
All tracks are from the first Mega Man Star Force game. Remember, you will be able to download the album for free in next month!0 comments
Just over a week ago, Capcom-Unity Community Manager Brett Elston announced a collaboration with OverClock ReMix, a renowned group of video game music remixers: a special Mega Man tribute album titled For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man, featuring remixes from every Mega Man series, will be released somewhere in October. Now, the list of Battle Network-based remixes has been revealed!