Capcom made an announcement today that they have partnered up with two different videogame music companies to release tribute albums for the Blue Bomber, Mega Man, celebrating his 25th anniversary. The first album is titled MM25: Mega Man Rocks from the company Sumthing Else Music Works, and the second is called For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man from OverClocked ReMix (both are available as I type these very words).
MM25: Mega Man Rocks contains covers of classic tracks from both the Mega Man and Mega Man X series by famous artists like The Protomen, Bit Brigade, Mega Ran, The Megas, Arm Cannon, and X-Hunters. Every song is either inspired by or samples legendary Mega Man tunes, and The Protomen have even created a brand new song for the album; their first in two years. Gamers can learn more about the soundtrack and even buy it here. A trailer with a dude rocking a bitchin’ helmet, as well as fans gyrating to frickin’ Mega Man music, is yours to view right below.
For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man is OverClocked ReMix’s first commercial album, and contains neat arrangements of every first game in the following series: Mega Man, Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man Star Force (I don’t even REMEMBER Star Force). All information regarding this compilation can be found here. A sweet-sounding trailer is below. I find only using the first games in each series to be a very interesting approach to take, seeing as it completely bypasses memorable pieces from fantastic titles like Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3.
As usual, any details fans need about all things Mega Man can be found over at Capcom-Unity. Anyone picking these albums up, or do you feel like Capcom could have done more to celebrate their mascot’s anniversary?
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