Speedrunning group TeamBN is back once again this summer with a new marathon! This weekend, catch the Mega Man Battle Network Speedrun Marathon V5 on the RPG Limit Break Twitch channel. In the span of about two days, the good folks from TeamBN will be speeding through all six main Mega Man Battle Network games, as well as some spin-offs and the first Mega Man Star Force game.
Two CD releases are heading our way on June 15th! The Rockman EXE Sound Box for your (sort of) complete OST goodness, and Rockman EXE 15th Anniversary Arrange Best Track featuring past EXE musical talents! Both accompanied with art by EXE official artist, Ryuji Higurashi! The full listings and art spread of the Box can be found in the skip.
The last of the Virtual Console rereleases, Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar and Cybeast Falzar, will be available in the Wii U eShop in North America… tomorrow! You can snag both versions for the usual $ 6.99 each. With this release, all MMBN games that were originally released on the Game Boy Advance are now available on the Wii U in all regions.
The 15th anniversary of the Mega Man Battle Network series is coming up! The year’s festivities includes a promotion in the Hanayashiki amusement park, brand new plush dolls, a new Duel Masters card, a reprint of the Official Complete Works and some cool new merchandise. Take a look at the roundup in the skip.
The 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.
Wrapping up the series on the Gameboy Advance, Rockman EXE 4.5: Real Operation has been announced for the Japanese Wii U eShop. Real Operation utilizes an internal battery for a real-time clock to progress the story and events in the game. Physical copies of the game have their batteries long expired, making this release a good way to experience the game! Japanese players can pick up the game on January 13th, 2016 for 702 yen.
The wait is over for North American players; tomorrow, Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team ProtoMan and Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel, originally released for the Game Boy Advance, will be available for purchase on Wii U in the Nintendo eShop. As usual, the price point is $6.99 per version.
Like previous Virtual Console releases, by opening the Comm. menu in the PET screen, you’ll gain access to a number of BattleChips that ware originally only available by trading with the opposite version, letting you 100% clear the game. In addition, you get BassCross MegaMan, which also lets you fight extra versions of Bass such as BassXX.
A new TeamBN speedrun marathon is coming to town! On December 19th, catch the aptly named TeamBN mini-marathon V4.5. That’s in just over a week, so get hyped! As usual, you can watch the marathon on TeamBN’s Twitch stream.
The full schedule for the marathon has not been posted yet, but since it’s a mini-marathon, not all games from previous marathons will be there. From the looks of it, though, at least Battle Networks 2, 3, 4 and 6 should be present. We’ll let you know when there’s more info!