Capcom Tips Hat Mega Man Fans With 25th Anniversary Albums

By Eugene . November 2, 2013 . 12:30pm

 

 

Capcom have done something rather nice for the Blue Bomber’s 25th anniversary by putting together two different digital music setlist tracks for fans. The first is a nod to fans who have kept the music of the game alive over the years.

 

Titled MM25: Mega Man Rocks the set has tracks from bands such as The Protomen—who recorded an all-new track called “Built to Last” for the first time in two years just for this list—Bit Brigade, Mega Ran, The Megas and more. Music within is a mix of tunes from the Mega Man series as well as original music inspired by it. That’s the trailer above. You can get it on Sumthing Else, iTunes or Amazon.

 

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The second is OverClocked ReMix’s first commercial album and a fully-licensed collection called For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man. There’s a pile of music in there with tunes that come from the first of each of Mega Man’s separate series, such as Mega Man to Mega Man Battle Network and even Mega Man Star Force. This is what we call a proper music tribute guys! For Everlasting Peace can be had at CD Baby or iTunes or the main OC Remix website. Note that you can also pre-order a special 2-disc physical version of the music on the main website.

 


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  • AuraGuyChris

    Will this indirectly rekindle the flames from the Legends series?

    • Pyrotek85

      Like how that 25th anniversary book had virtually nothing for Legends? Yeah probably, I’m still bitter lol

  • Sardorim

    So… How about a new Megaman/Legends/X/Zero/ZX/EXE game?

    • Lucas Martinez

      Or ZX ;-;

    • Mike G. Moran

      Well, X is preeetty dead as of Zero 2 and Zero is VERY dead as of Zero 4.

      The X series should have ended with X5 a long time ago and we all had to suffer X6 and X7 thanks to them making them without Inafune’s involvement.

      Legends was becoming kind of a mess with Legends 2, what with a kinda complicated plot and trying to create an interactive anime with PS1 hardware.

      Classic Mega Man in my mind stopped being good after 7, then came back for a bit with 9, then went back to being irrelevant with 10 which wasn’t anything special.

      And as much as I played ZX, it’s really just the Zero series with a little bit of Metroid thrown in. It wasn’t anything too special.

      Plus to top it all off, Inafune’s gone so what are honestly the chances of a Mega Man game being good anymore?

      Between Mega Man 1-7 + 9, Mega Man X1-5, Mega Man Zero 1-4, Legends 1, and Battle Networks 1 I have as much Mega Man as I think I’ll ever need already.

      • Jeffrey Thrash

        Perhaps it’s a good thing, then, that Mighty No. 9 won’t be bound by strict Mega Man traditions.

        • Mike G. Moran

          I think so. My only issue is if Mighty No. 9 ends up just being Mega Man in a different skin, It’ll be right back to the “Well I already have like 20 Mega Man games” issue.

          But considering the number of downvotes I’m getting, I’m thinking a lot of people are refusing to believe Mega Man deserves to rest, and maybe stay at rest.

          I honestly think it’s a lot more respectful to acknowledge what a diverse series of games we already got, rather than just blindly expecting there to be more of them without proper inspiration.

          • John Diamond

            megaman x8, and 8 weren’t that bad

          • Mike G. Moran

            8 wasn’t bad, no. X8 was alright too. Not bad, not great.

          • John Diamond

            i actually find megaman 10 and 9 dissapointing in the sense that they digressed so much. They could’ve done so much with the audio quality and visuals but decided to just go back with the nes graphics. i mean, even in megaman 9 they still have so many black backgrounds and it has nes graphics

          • disgaea36

            I can agree with you since they don’t make games like they used to and when they try it doesn’t always work out. But I would at least like a game for each generation to end the series to get some closure since most of them left of either as a cliff hanger or wanting more.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/Kevassa02 kevassa

        That’s a lot of cherry picking titles, now.

      • Christopher Nunes

        Hey, I LOVED X6 and X7! And I enjoy the introduction of Axl into the series as well as ZX and ZXA.

        I’m kinda glad they continued it, looking back at X5 Inafune didn’t stay with them to work on Mega Man Zero and X5 the “supposed” had such a “rushed” ending to me with the hints of “Dr. Wily” being around and they didn’t continue it which sucks and though sad how it ended I just didn’t see it as the “end” of the X serious and would’ve been vastly disappointed if it were.

        Sure there’s flaws and hiccups in the games, but in the end I enjoyed them and they were fun. No game is perfect and I enjoyed playing all of the Mega Man games I could (I really need to play the Classic series, only played and beat MM9 with the exception of Mega Man Powered Up).

        • Mike G. Moran

          Most fans regard X6 and X7 and pretty big lowpoints compared to X4 and X5.

          As for the classic series, you’ve witnessed the full growth of the series if you go with Mega Man 2, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 7 and either Mega Man 8 / Rockman and Forte (Rockman and Forte is an SNES game that re-used a lot of 8′s graphics, but you could play as Bass and the music wasn’t so low key and it wasn’t so easy. 8 was regarded as being pretty phoned in.)

          Then it all cycles back to 9, and Mega Man 10 didn’t really do anything to improve on it aside from make the Robot Masters really, really weird.

    • Mike G. Moran

      Mega Man being in Smash Brothers is a huge deal and about as much as I ever needed for his 25th birthday.

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

      Megaman Zero can’t get anymore story, play ZX instead.

    • OkamiKing

      WHY DOES EVERYONE FORGET EXE >.>

      In all seriousness. Wasn’t BN like the best selling Megaman?

      • Nice Boat Quatro

        Yep. I think Megaman 2, X1 and most of the BN were the bestselling games in the franchise. I haven’t played BN but I heard the fourth game was made the series go downhill to the point even the improved sequel couldn’t save it.

        • Uso Ewin

          General consensus is that EXE 2 3 and 6 are good, and everything else is okay at best.

        • http://www.isfuturebright.com/ Silvio Carréra

          The problem is that Capcom decides to release too many damn sequels and it just wears of the franchise… I played BN from 1 to 4 when I got to 5 I was just tired of the same thing.

          The battle system for the series is really nice. I always liked how tactical/action it felt. I’d recommend BN 1~3 and BN6!

          • OkamiKing

            I loved BN5. The Team Protoman/Colonel concept was really cool to me. And I liked Liberation missions.

          • http://www.isfuturebright.com/ Silvio Carréra

            You’re RIGHT! I did stop playing when BN5 was released but got through it later and liked it! I think that BN6 was the one I barely played it!

      • Uso Ewin

        The people who are old enough to remember EXE aren’t old enough to consistently voice their opinions about it like the people who grew up with Classic Legends and X, the same applies to Zero, ZX, and Starforce. Those games came out generally too late for the people who matured with the earlier games to care about

    • Rohan Viajar

      As much as I’d like a new game, I don’t really need it.
      what I want at least is they make a megaman game collection of some sort.

  • The 15ᵗʰ Angel

    Capcom, Inafune has already taken everyone from you in terms of hope by a factor of 40 million to 1 just stop teasing Megaman to us then dashing our hopes away just give the rights to Inafune so we can get what we want. By that I mean not another crappy resident evil (I’m looking at you 6 Leon was the exception).

    • Pinwheel

      I’m pretty sure you’re addressing them at the wrong place.

    • JustThisOne

      I think I’d rather just let Inafune run with whatever he’s got now. I’m sure he’d love to work with Megaman again, but the likelihood of Capcom just letting Inafune take it isn’t very high. Let’s just help out a new franchise and watch Mighty bloom instead, hmm?

      • Chee Yang

        They gave Devil May Cry to Ninja Theory to work on. They mind as well give Megaman to Comcept.

        • JustThisOne

          Ehh, but I’m not sure if they’d be so willing. Megaman’s basically the face of Capcom; the mascot. It’s their most persevering franchise, even if there hasn’t been a game in ages. I don’t think they’d give it away so easily.

    • Chee Yang

      The 25th anniversary celebrated with just music? It would’ve been a whole lot better if those canceled Megaman game was on the market. Now that will surely be a true celebration.

      If Capcom was smart, they should let Comcept have a piece of Megaman since pretty much the original Megaman team is with Inafune working on Mighty NO. 9.

      DmC did well with Ninja Theory so why not give Megaman to another developer to work on it.

  • The Watcher

    I don’t even know what to say anymore.

  • FetusZero

    Yup.. as if they think that will erase the memories of them cancelling every single Megaman project that was underway.. yeah right.

    • Kaetsu

      I was SOOOOOOOO looking forward to Legends 3 :(

  • Ethan_Twain

    Ah, Eugene, but you are so naive! This is not “doing something nice for fans”, indeed I’m afraid those who describe themselves as Mega Man fans are quite inconsolable. They are no longer interested in negotiation or half measures – they will be pleased only with complete and immediate compliance with their demands (and likely will continue to complain even then, as they have not received what they desire in a timely manner). Such gestures as music albums with original works will fall upon deaf ears, and indeed will inspire yet more angry protestations. I would expect to read “salt in the wound” at least once in this very comment thread.

    Perhaps a headline more in line with the mindset of your audience could read “Capcom presents another insufficient offering before us, their mighty customers” or perhaps a more blunt “Capcom announces a new Mega Man product that isn’t Mega Man Legends 3″ would be in order, as really that’s the calculus being done by those dedicated fans at whom this album is aimed. Then again, maybe you’ve used that headline already? It would be equally applicable to any and all Siliconera stories about Mega Man these past months, after all.

  • Shady Shariest

    Hmhm… Nice, never enough game-music on the market :3
    And a side note: VERY bitter people out here :/

    • JustThisOne

      I’m not surprised, but I still find it unfortunate. It’s a very salty wound, and there will always be people who won’t forget it.

      Taking this news just as it is, I’m glad there’s more game music too. :> ‘Specially since Megaman tunes are usually very catchy.

      • Shady Shariest

        *Sigh* People have misunderstood the concept of “Never forget”-expression… It’s used for witch hunt.

        Instead of keeping the knowledge and experience of past mistakes alive, so that they wouldn’t be redone.

        Overall, if the loudest of players would actually submit constructive criticism instead of verbally slapping these people to the face for what they most likely were no part of, how many more Megaman games would there be?

        edit: And to be on topic, i have watched GameGrumps play Megaman 2, and to be honest… At some points i wanted them to be quiet so i could hear the music :3

        edit2: To be, to be, to be…For some reason my brain has abandoned anything else i know of use in English language :3

        • JustThisOne

          Ah, but there’s also this other factor in play: reputation. I’m sure many of these people had their hopes dashed time and time again, and that’s why they’ve learned not to love anymore. :<

          Feedback is not always acted upon either. This can lead fans to believe that big companies like Capcom have not even considered it. I think a lot of companies pay attention to fan feedback, but also note that it's not always plausible. The customer isn't always right, and fans don’t always know what they want.

          So yeeah. I can’t really blame fans. :< There's a lot at work.

          • Shady Shariest

            Yes… I thought of the other side of the coin, but at the time we were talking of fans.

            And i have heard and read of how deaf Capcom has been, and i find it really sad that there are people who have had their joy sucked out of the franchise, this goes to the older roots of the company, i might presume.

            It creates a cycle of misfortune where people are negative by default of these games, and Capcom feels that the series has hit a dead end because of it. Which leads to more sad news, sparking people again.

            And trust me, i know that the customer rarely is right, but looking over it… Is there any mind behind an idea of these developers making public talks on why the things wouldn’t work? Giving food for thought at any side would be the best option now…

            But here rises the problem, there is no set platform for this kinda “conversation” .

            And that is where Capcom and Veterans are in my
            mind now. Stuck. And Inafune has taken his share of people with him from Capcom’s table.

            (Times like this i fear that i will get the hammer from mods for going off-topic :x)

          • JustThisOne

            :’) Ack, I hope this isn’t too off topic as well.. But uhmm… last text wall from me, I promise! I’m s-sure the mods will let this fly, considering it’s courteous and civil discussion, right?

            It’s funny that you should mention this “platform” issue! I agree with you completely. I think kickstarter has been something like a step towards this, as developers are able to constantly exchange with fans. Best of all, fans are able to vote with their wallets, in a way. I don’t think this is the best solution, because it relies too much on fundraising and the terms can be very iffy.

            But like I said, it’s a step.

          • Shady Shariest

            Hmhm… Same here, last one to plague this post :3
            (Thanks for playing ball, btw)

            I find that Steam’s Greenlight has gained something close to that rep. But a more established platform should be the next step…

            Something that would revolutionize the discussion between gamer’s and developers as much as Disqus has changed commenting.

          • DuskSharkEX

            I doubt you’ll get the banhammer. You’re not actively bringing in hate.

          • Shady Shariest

            I meant the Legendary “Hammer of Verbal Warning and Not So Much Of Bannality”
            Edit: :3 Thanks for caring, though

          • Zero_Destiny

            lol I’m a little late seeing this myself, but no way man. You rationally explained everything and didn’t bash anyone or anything. Don’t worry. :)

          • Shady Shariest

            Don’t fret, it’s never too late to reply to me :)
            Edit: And it seems that i have gained mortal enemies for some reason… A whole 3 of them :3

    • LaserVision

      Gamers are some of the most bitter and cynical groups of people out there. I think that’s a terrible way to go through life.

      I’m disappointed with what happened, but there are books, movies and of course a large backlog of other games I can still look forward to if the Blue Bomber is truly retired.

      • Pyrotek85

        I think fans are upset because they feel like the property is being mistreated, rather than simply retired. I don’t blame anyone for feeling that way if that’s their passion, it’s obvious they’d feel strongly about it.

        • Shady Shariest

          Yup. And that is also an enforcing reason for why there should be more talk between Capcom and Veterans… Passionate people can often give the best feedback :3

      • Shady Shariest

        That is a good alternative for people who aren’t that Die-Hard-Megaman fans.

  • Max

    How many more albums and slippers with Megaman’s face untill we get an actual game?

  • Shane Guidaboni

    This isn’t a substitute for a Mega-Man game, Capcom. None of this is.

  • Rytan

    I don’t even care about Mega Man or Capcom anymore. I just bought The Protomen MP3s and called it a day.

    • xAKUM3TSUx

      There was a time, when I was younger, I would’ve trolled you because of what you just said… As a MegaMan fan it pains me to say: I agree with you wholeheartedly :(

      • Rytan

        I know how you feel. There too was a time when I praised the ground Capcom walked on. Hell, my entire PS2 collection is 90% Capcom.Even a vast majority of my DS collection is.But since that time? Sigh. Don’t get me wrong. Capcom does occasional put out something that interests me. Asura’s Wrath was a nice surprise. Dragon’s Dogma too. But their flagship titles have gone down hill and them seemed more focused on moving towards the mobile crowd and pumping out more versions of SFIV than SFII ever dreamed of. I just hope Mighty No. 9 does well enough to become an actual franchise. I’d be happy if Mega Man only lived on in spirit.

  • Arcana Wiz

    inb4 more Megaman games comm- o wait they are already here =D
    Anyways looks great, megaman was my chilldhood…..
    and i hope for a new game XD

  • MasterScrub

    I’ll give Capcom USA credit. THEY’RE trying to celebrate Mega Man’s 25th at least. Music albums? Capcom USA. Street Fighter X Mega Man? Capcom USA. (Well, a fan technically, but Capcom USA at least bothered to promote it.) Statues? Capcom USA. (Or at least I’m pretty sure it was them, the statues say “Mega Man 25th” instead of “Rockman 25th”)

    All Capcom Japan did was make a shitty iOS game.

    But hey, at least Mega Man got into the new Smash Bros., Nintendo seems to be doing a damn good job with that.

    • PreyMantis

      Hell, I think Nintendo is doing a better job with Megaman than Capcom right now. Xover is not the proper way, Capcom…

    • Lynx

      Street Fighter X Megaman wasn’t really Capcom.

      It was a fan game originally.

    • Godmars

      Trying to celebrate it with what they have that’s just laying around.

  • MrJechgo

    Tips hat with one hand
    Flip the bird with the other…

  • Jettythesunfish

    Capcom, the music is nice and all, but this isn’t distracting anyone. We’re still upset at the Megaman games you canceled, then you give us a crappy iOS game that looks like it should be on Newgrounds. I’m especially sore about Legends 3 being canceled for seemingly no reason, and I even knew people who bought a 3DS just to play that game if nothing else. I don’t blame Infaune for leaving; you guys don’t care anymore.

  • TheExile285

    Albums? Gee, thanks Capcom…..

  • TheBlackRabbit

    hmmmm i’ll take it…..:D

  • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

    no ZXA? ):
    it’s still going to be added to my new music cds that i need to buy

  • Bigabu Beaze

    The fans made these remixes. Capcom didn’t do anything but allow them to stamp a 25th ann. logo. I hate that logo man.

  • hazelnut1112

    So this is more fanmade stuff that Capcom decided to slap their logo onto it and say it was from them?
    No thanks. Meanwhile Nintendo has done more for Megaman than Capcom has.

  • ShadowDivz

    They’re obviously doing this because a new megaman game is coming right?
    ….Right?

    -_-

  • Yan Zhao

    So for Megaman’s 25th anniversary, lets sell a lackluster megaman figurine, take a fan game and “support” it by not giving it a cease-or-desist while pretending to care, and now making a bunch of fan music from independent artists “official” as a release.

    Boy where do I even start?

  • HyperDrive

    how bout a new megaman installment or sequels to previous series **cough(legends 3) **cough(ZX3). No cough for this one “X9″

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    A good celebration for the anniversary of the series of Mega Man, Capcom’s most popular series solely composed of CD soundtracks…. wait.

  • Heropon

    Need megaman starforce 4 ,Legend 3 or something

  • Mar Mar

    Someone has made a better remix and it’s for free and doesn’t have Capcom stamp.

    Breis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o2e7uAVjTg
    U-GEN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxC0VjiUQAQ

    Damn I can’t stop listening to their playlists ><

  • http://enria.org/ Jahla Din

    25th anniversary?

    Seems more like a retirement party if you ask me.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Shadows_Desire Shadows_Desire

    Oh starforce how I miss you :C

  • MB_cl

    Well, it seems Over-1 isn´t very popular…

  • Jrocy247

    Um…I would’ve appreciated the “tip of the hat” to megaman fans more if Capcom would just make a new game alrea-…
    Oh what am I saying at this point, it’s predictable….Capcom doesn’t want to do anything that doesn’t involve Street Fighter or Resident Evil.

    • Kaihedgie

      So how about that Sengoku Basara 4, Ace Attorney 5, Strider reboot and Dead Rising 3?

  • Göran Isacson

    That’s kinda neat- an official endorsement of the fans keeping the flame alive. Not much, but it’s something at least.

  • Lucas

    Are you planning soundtracks to unreleased game called Mega Man Universe?

  • brian

    I just recently found out about Protomen, and they’re doing this.
    Never had much interest in this series, until semi recently, though it’s pretty cool Capcom knows quite a few great bands inspired by games.

  • http://www.isfuturebright.com/ Silvio Carréra

    I’d really like a new game but I don’t think Capcom can pull it off the right way. It’s better to leave it as is, really.

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    However, the dream is Xover

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