Rockman X DiVE is an action-platforming video game in the Mega Man X series developed by Capcom Taiwan for iOS and Android. While mainly focusing on the X series, DiVE features elements from across the franchise including characters, stages, enemies and abilities as the player helps RiCO and ViA fix the Deep Log.

A closed beta test was held from September 12-16, 2019, before the full game was released in Asia countries (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, & Cambodia) on March 24, 2020. [2]. The game is confirmed to be coming to North America.[3]

The game has been confirmed to launch on October 26, 2020 for Japan release with a new server that will be published by Capcom Mobile JP. [4]

Story

The story occurs within the cyberspace in a place called "Deep Log", which contains game data information and the memories of the players having fun with the games. There is a Deep Log for each game and player in the world, and they have been stored and managed for decades. After all this time, corruption and other problems may cause some program errors.

The Deep Log from the Mega Man X series, administrated by RiCO, is having unknown errors that are causing data corruption. It is the job of the "Player" to repair the data and get rid of the errors in order to protect the Deep Log, using Hunter Programs to get rid of the Irregular Data.

Characters

Some of the characters in Rockman X DiVE.

The game features a wide array of heroes and villains from the X series as well several other characters from across the franchise. At launch, longtime playable characters X, Zero, and Axl from the mainline games are joined by Alia and Pallette, previously playable in Mega Man X8, Vile, previously playable in Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, and Cinnamon, Steel Massimo, Marino and Ferham from Mega Man X: Command Mission; Cinnamon, Massimo, and Marino debuting in their first side-scrolling game and Ferham making her first playable appearance. Later, additional characters were included, such as Layer, Sigma, and Iris. Characters also have variations and skins available, such as X using different armors.

The game also included characters from other series: The original Mega Man series characters Mega Man, Proto Man, Roll, and Super Mega Man, the Mega Man Zero characters Zero (Z), Leviathan, and Ciel, the Mega Man ZX characters Aile and Pandora, and the Mega Man Legends characters Mega Man Volnutt and Tron Bonne.

Supporting characters include the Player, RiCO, ViA, and Eddie.


Gameplay

DiVE is a 2D action-platformer made with a modified engine from Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. While the gameplay is largely similar to that of a typical side-scrolling Mega Man game, certain aspects are changed in that the player can attack enemies from all angles with an optional automatic aim system (similar to that of Mega Man X7), enemies don't drop any recovery items, and rather than a character using their own primary weapons along with Maverick/Robot Master Special Weapons, one has a primary weapon and a secondary weapon, ranging from busters, close combat weapons, rifles, mortars, and sprayers. A single-stage from a mainline game is split up into five different levels with a boss at the end of each of them, i.e., the Highway Stage from Mega Man X is split up into five chapters. Each level completion will reward players' stars, which have special requirements to achieve. Additional rewards can be earned when the player managed to get a specific number of stars on each stage.

Stages

Main article: Rockman X DiVE/Stages

Story Stages

Co-op Stages

Miscellaneous

Irregular Data

Items

Main article: Rockman X DiVE/Items
Rank Lv Material Uses Release Date
D.png 1 Trial Production Research Lab 1
Unlock Skill 1
Analyze Lv1
March 24, 2020
C.png 2 Prototype Research Lab 2
Unlock Skill 2
Analyze Lv1/2
March 24, 2020
C.png 3 Basic Research Lab 2
Unlock Skill 3
Analyze Lv2/3
Backup
March 24, 2020
B.png 4 Modified Research Lab 3
Unlock Skill 4
Analyze Lv3/4
Backup
March 24, 2020
B.png 5 Smart Research Lab 3
Unlock Skill 5
Analyze Lv4/5
Backup
March 24, 2020
A.png 6 Precision Research Lab 4
Unlock Skill 6
Analyze Lv5
Backup
March 24, 2020
Obtainable: May 14, 2020
A.png 7 High Performance Research Lab 5
Backup
July 10, 2020
A.png 8 Evolved Research Lab 6
Backup
September 22, 2020

Cards

Rank Lv Material Uses Release Date
C.png 1 Ore Research Lab 4
Research Lab 5
Research Lab 6
October 14, 2020
B.png 2 Crystal Research Lab 6 October 14, 2020
Obtainable: TBA (Full)

Weapons

Multiple weapons are available for Hunter Programs, which are divided into five categories: Busters, Close Range Weapons (mainly Sabers), Machine Guns, Sprayers, and Cannons.

Chips

Some bosses and sub-bosses have Chips that can be equipped on a weapon to allow it to use a skill from the boss alongside the weapon's attack.

Rank Boss Chip Applicable weapons Release Date
B.png Maoh the Giant Iron Ball Impact Ranged weapons March 24, 2020
B.png Mega Scorpio Electric Current Spiral Blade Close Range Weapons March 24, 2020
B.png Gigantic Mechaniloid CF-0 Steel Armor All weapons March 24, 2020
A.png Chill Penguin Shotgun Ice Busters March 24, 2020
A.png Overdrive Ostrich Sonic Slicer Machine Guns March 24, 2020
A.png Sting Chameleon Transparency All weapons May 7, 2020
A.png Mad Nautilus Electronic Virus Sprayers June 11, 2020
A.png Storm Eagle Storm Tornado Cannons April 23, 2020
Obtainable: September 22, 2020
A.png Boomerang Kuwanger Boomerang Cutter All weapons June 18, 2020
Obtainable: TBA
A.png Bit Bind Ring Busters July 10, 2020
A.png Toxic Seahorse Corrosion Machine Guns August 6, 2020
A.png Magma Dragoon Flame round Launchers September 22, 2020

Gallery

Videos

Main article: Rockman X DiVE/Videos

Voice Cast

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X DiVE uses voice clips recycled from previous Rockman X games and features no new lines for returning voice actors, the only characters so far with new voice actors in their voice lines are: RiCO, Iris and Ciel.

Lines recycled are from:

  • X7: Axl, Alia, Zero, Black Zero, Awakened Zero
  • X8: Axl, Alia, Layer, Pallette, X, Zero, Black Zero, Vile (Goliath Boss), Awakened Zero
  • Command Mission: X, Massimo, Marino, Ferham, Cinnamon, Ultimate Armor X (CM), Awakened Zero, Third Armor X
  • Maverick Hunter X: X, Vile, Sigma
  • Powered Up: Roll, Proto Man
  • 11: Mega Man
  • Zero: Leviathan
  • Zero 3: Omega (Boss)
  • Zero 4: Zero
  • ZX: Aile, Pandora

Soundtrack

Like the voice cast, X DiVE borrows most of its soundtrack from other Mega Man games.

See also

Trivia

  • DiVE’s story of the player going into a digital world as avatars of characters from the series to combat a threat that uses settings and enemies from older games is similar to Mega Man Xtreme’s story, where X sends an avatar of himself into the Mother Computer’s network to stop an unknown enemy from resurrecting old Mavericks.
  • So far Rockman X DiVE is the franchise's game with the most "Meta" storyline. The game itself recognizes Mega Man as a game franchise, and RiCO and ViA often talks directly to the player, breaking the fourth wall.
  • Although considered part of the Mega Man X/Rockman X series, Rockman X DiVE incorporates elements from other series as well.
    • Examples include Area A from Mega Man ZX and the Floating Ruins from Mega Man ZX Advent.
    • Additionally, before the game's release, it was possible to spot a screenshot of Impact Man's stage from Mega Man 11 during RiCO's introductory trailer.[5]. The player can also see this screenshot while booting up the game for the first time. As of May 21, Classic Mega Man, Proto Man, and Roll are added to the game as well.
  • Iris and Ciel are the only playable characters introduced in Rockman X DiVE thus far who do not use recycled audio.
    • Although Iris was implemented as a playable character on June 11th 2020, the plan to record new dialogue for her was delayed by complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Yūko Mizutani, Iris's original voice actress, passed away on May 17th 2016, necessitating a recast. The update notes that recorded dialogue for Iris wil be implemented at a later date. [6] Ciel also lacks a voice as of being implemented as a playable character on August 26th 2020, with her voice recordings scheduled to be implemented at a later date.
      • The new voice actress for Iris' voice in Rockman X DiVE is from Aya Endō, being added to the game on July 9, 2020.
  • Among the action/platform genre titles in the Mega Man franchise, Rockman X DiVE offers the largest roster of playable characters, with 17 characters (27 including exclusive variations of existing characters). Prior to this game, Mega Man Powered Up had the largest roster, with 11 playable characters.
  • Certain English words are censored in the chat due to their offensive nature. The system will also censor some parts of the words which also results Massimo's name being censored.
  • X DiVE is the first game to have several characters, such as Ferham, Iris, and Pandora, as playable characters.
    • This is also the first time Cinnamon, Massimo and Marino are playable in a 2D action-platform game.
  • This is the first Mega Man X game to include characters from the classic series outside of Dr. Light and Dr. Wily.

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