I've just updated the Release Dates for all upcoming Mega Man titles, with the addition of the ports of Mega Man X5 and Legends 2 to the PC. While everything about those games has been dead quiet, X5 PC is already out in Japan, and Legends 2 was displayed at E3.
I've finally completed all work on the new message board, so it's now open for public use! I'll be looking forward to see the former members coming back :-) All details about the new board regulations and such are described there. Have fun!
On a side note, I began the work on the new Oekaki board and I've got extremely positive results so far. It's still far from a release, but things are moving fast. I'll post more as work continues.
A scan of a flyer available at E3 is currently running around the Internet, and it clearly shows the game being in 3D. The strange thing is that almost all elements of the screenshots are from X1, so the possibility of this game being a remake exists. Note that Zero's back for another round (don't ask, I don't even know myself...) You can see the scan directly from the article at MMO.
News credit: Megaman Outpost
Looks like our friends at Capcom Japan like to announce a new X game every year now. On a new E3 page, a list of games that will be displayed at next E3 is printed there. Among the list: Mega Man X7 (note that it says Mega Man, not Rockman). This new title is currently listed as a PS2 title. Perhaps it will change, but it will most probably not. It's also very possible for the game to be ported on the GameCube and possibly Xbox, as Capcom announced a while back that they were interested in porting some of their titles for all 128-bits consoles (Sorry Dreamcast users, but I really don't believe it will make it...) More information about this game will be available at E3, which is opening up in less than a week now.
Still moving to reupload stuff on the site! Today, the SuperAdventure Rockman Information page is making a return, as well as the section about the Rockboard Translation. Some people have been concerned about the future of that translation. While I haven't been able to work on it much in the last few months because of school and the site crash, I didn't forget about it. In fact, I worked on that a bit today.
On another note, Chicoboltsi got me the latest release dates for the two Mega Man Battle Network titles in Europe. MMBN1 came out on the May 2, 2002 and MMBN2 is scheduled for the September 5, 2002. These dates are from Ubi Soft Entertainment directly, that company being responsible for the publishing of both titles in Europe.
All right! School's over for three months, so I now have time to really work on the website. I've just reuploaded the Music Archive and the MMBN Info section. I know that a couple of MP3s are missing. Just give me enough time, and I'll get to those eventually. Hopefully, having those two sections back online will stop the e-mails saying: "i cant get 2 the music". :-P
I also used that occassion to complete the new layout. While it was up for this page and the Contact page, it wasn't ready to support the different sections. It now is, and it's looking great (if I can say so ;-) ). Note that it now looks even more like crap under Netscape Navigator 4.7, but it works perfectly fine with Internet Explorer 5.5+ and Netscape 6.
Others sections will be coming back online whenever I complete them. With school out of the way, things will be moving much faster. I'm also working on the message board, and I'm in the planning stage for the new Oekaki script. E-mail answers will also be done in the next days. Thank you for your patience, we're getting there!
I thought I should try to keep everyone informed...
Today marks the 2nd anniversary of this website (it started back in 2000). Thanks to everyone still sticking around! We are getting through some hard times, but the best is yet to come :-)
I now have less than 2 weeks left of school. Unfortunately, I'm overloaded with school assignments and such, so my time frame is very limited. I have my last exam on the May 16th, so everything will be moving MUCH faster after that. Until then, I have to say that I'll not be able to answer to most e-mails. I know that some of you wrote to me quite a while back, but I really can't do anything for now.
Release dates and E3
I thought I should put a few news up on the way... In no particular order:
Until next time...
- Dr. Cossack