Two Capcom approved Mega Man tribute albums are coming this fall!
Science tells us that the amount of remixes and remixers of Mega Man music in the world is directly proportional to the combined number of every boss in the over arching franchise. Which is to say, an absolute crap-ton (this formula also applies to Fan Robot Master designs on DeviantArt). Though some may argue that the remixes never live up to the bitty originals, it cannot be denied that they still beat the ever-loving crap out of what passes for "music" on the radio. Now it seems Capcom, in their eternal quest to get unsatisfied Mega-fans' money without doing any work on the franchise themselves, have elected to give this practice some corporate legitimacy by giving their stamp of approval to TWO upcoming Mega Remix Albums.
First up in October, is For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man, featuring 20 songs by some of OverClocked Remix's best artists, each pulled from the seven "first entries" in the Mega Man series; meaning Mega Man, Mega Man X, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network, and Mega Man Star Force. No word on what 20 songs will be selected, but a lack Armor Armidlillo and Guts Man would be a sin punishable by ASSING!
Next up is soundtrack selling site Sumthing Else's (alliteration!) MM25: Mega Man Rocks, featuring music from The Megas, Bit Bigade, X-Hunters, Arm Cannon, The Protomen, and Mega Ran. While The Megas and Bit Brigade will provide remixes of their previous tracks only (come on Magnet Man!) and Arm Cannon and X-Hunters will be contributing brand new, unknown, tracks, it's The Protomen that will be the headlining act, with a sneak peek of their long awaited Act 3 with "Built to Last." The rest of the album will be filled out by "classic jams" hand-picked by Mega Ran and The Protomen. Whether this songs directly from the games, or the greatest hits of the two artists has not been clarified as of writing time.
Both albums will be available on iTunes and various other digital distribution sites this fall!
» Source: http://www.capcom-unity.com/brelston/blog/2013/09/11/two-amazing-mega-man-tribute-albums-coming-this-fall
» Tagged In: #Act 3, #Arm Cannon, #Batle Network, #capcom, #community showcase, #Legends never die, #Mega Man, #Mega Ran, #megas, #Music, #overclocked remix, #Protomen, #Star Force, #X, #X-Hunters. Bit Brigade, #Zero, #zx
I approve that this happened.
the protomen are the f*cking best.
As opposed to...?
Yes, because not getting Capcom's approval would have totally stopped fans from making remixes.
Let me get this straight
Capcom is in the red ($152 mil in the bank) yet they approve 2 Mega Man tribute albums? WTF?
You get 10 songs free. The last songs will cost you $10 a song.
Canpcom doesn't do anything. They "approve" fan made stuff from all grounds and slap their official logo on it. Capcom: "See guys, we do care..."
Note to self: make shorter titles that don't require heavy editing.
Would it kill for them to do something on their own, rather than rely on dedicated fans who actually love the series?
this is what all those companies that ended fan projects should do!
And again, fans do all the work and Capcom just "we allow that". And they have to work hard to top MMX Maverick Rising.
They didn't need to get the stamp, Capcom would have allowed them to do it anyway.
Oh nice that another OCR album is out. Those guys seriously bust out some really good stuff.
How bout a game?
its to late the damage is already done