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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 Japan and other territories on March 24, 2020. The game is confirmed to be coming to North America.[2]

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

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Some of the characters in Rockman X DiVE.

X DiVE features a wide array of characters from the X series as well several other characters from across the franchise. At launch, longtime playable characters Mega Man 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 is making her first playable appearance. As of May 14, Layer, the last playable character from X8, and original Mega Man characters Mega Man, Proto Man and Roll have been added to the game.

Supporting characters include the Player, RiCO, and ViA, the current and former administrators of Deep Log respectively. Guest supporting characters include Rush, Mega Man’s canine companion from the original series.

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

Main article: Rockman X DiVE/Bosses

Bosses and sub-bosses

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.

NameStory StageCo-op StageChip
Bee Blader Highway 1-3
Sky 5-3
None
Maoh the Giant Highway 1-1
Highway 1-6
Iron Ball Impact
Mole BorerGallery 2-3
Floating Ruins 6-3
Gallery 5-1 None
Mega Scorpio Gallery 2-6 Floating Ruins 1-2 Electric Current Spiral Blade
Gigantic Mechaniloid CF-0 Factory 3-3 Steel Armor
Rangda Bangda W Factory 3-6 None
RT-55J Air Force 4-3 None
Chill Penguin Air Force 4-6 Cyberspace 2-2 Shotgun Ice
Goliath Sky 5-6
Area Forest 7-3
Millitary Train 4-2 None
Overdrive Ostrich Floating Ruins 6-6 Sonic Slicer
Sting Chameleon Area Forest 7-6 Area Forest 3-2 Transparency
Mad Nautilus Electronic Virus
Boomerang Kuwanger Boomerang Cutter

Event Bosses

NameStageChip
Gigantic Mechaniloid CF-0 Jealous-type Re-taking Candy Factory None
Storm Eagle Prince of the Skies Storm Tornado
Dark Man III Black Assassin None

Weapons

Multiple weapons are available for Hunter Programs, which are divided into five categories: Buster, Close Range Weapons/Sabers, Machine Gun, Sprayer, and Launchers.

Gallery

Videos

Main article: Rockman X DiVE/Videos

Translations

Script

Main article: Rockman X DiVE/Script

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, with the only new voice actress with new lines being RiCO.

Lines recycled are form:

  • X7: Axl, Zero, Black Zero
  • X8: Axl, Alia, Layer, Pallette, X, Zero, Black Zero, Vile (Goliath Boss)
  • Command Mission: X, Massimo, Marino, Ferham, Cinnamon
  • Maverick Hunter X: X, Vile
  • Mega Man Powered Up: Roll, Proto Man

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 4th wall.
  • Although considered part of the Mega Man 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.[3]. The player can also see this screenshot while booting up the game for the first time. As of May 21, MegaMan, Protoman, and Roll are added to the game as well.
  • Among the action/platform genre titles in the Mega Man franchise, Rockman X DiVE offers the largest roster of playable characters, with 11 characters (17 including exclusive variations of existing characters). Prior to this game, Mega Man X8 had the largest roster, with 6 playable characters.
    • While the number of transformations in Mega Man ZX Advent does surpass the number of playable characters in both DiVE and Command Mission, they're transformations of a single character. In this light, as far as individual characters are concerned, DiVE still offers the largest roster.
      • As of May 21, XDive has surpassed the number of playable characters in ZX Advent's roster.
  • 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.

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