Saturday, April 21, 2012

Morishita's New DASH Album Offers a Possible Ray of Hope

Well, here's a doozy of a story coming from 100,000 Strong for Mega Man Legends 3. Before we proceed, I suggest you grab a shaker of salt. Ready? Okay.


As you well may know, Reika Morishita is the singer behind the Rockman DASH theme songs “Another Sun” and “Your Wind is Blowing.” She has shown a great amount of sympathy towards Legends fans following the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, and has since worked closely with 100,000 Strong to raise awareness for the movement. To this end, Morishita announced plans to reprise her two DASH themes.

Tonight, 100,000 Strong brings us an update on this project following a meeting between Morishita and a member from Team Japan. Grains of salt from here:

"To support our community, she is going to release her Mega Man Legends soundtrack reprisals at the end of May or early July, tentatively. During the meeting yesterday, she said that if her new soundtrack makes over 20,000 sales, Capcom Japan is likely to release the Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version on the e-shop. Although there are no guarantees, keep in mind she is a well-networked individual."

There's two key words in there you need to keep in mind: no guarantees. The prospect of the prototype's revival is exciting, yes... but if the past has shown us anything, it's wise to keep your expectations in check.

Even so, it's good to hear Morishita's album is moving forward. All we can do now is simply hope for the best with reasonable expectations in mind. We'll keep an ear out for future developments.

For more details, check out this post.

33 comments:

  1. "Your wind is blowing" still cracks me up.

    I could be really cynical and say that of course the singer would say we'll get what we want if we buy her stuff, but I'll take the chance of erring and be all YES, LET'S DO IT.

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  2. Protodude, please update us whenever her album is up for preorder, even if it does nothing, I like both of her songs and am interested in hearing the reprisals :D

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  3. I question the validity of this claim very much. It may be DASH music, but it seems like such an arbitrary basis for this decision. At least, I would think that if this album selling 20,000 copies could get the Prototype on the e-Shop, the level of participation at the Devroom should've been enough for that, too.

    Still, I would love to get that demo, even if it didn't mean anything for the future of Rockman DASH 3. I'll buy a copy if possible.

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  4. As much as I want to get MML3PV, I'm only going to buy the album if it's actually good.
    The original songs were amazing, but that means nothing if the new versions turn out to be mediocre.

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  5. I'll take 10 copies.

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  6. Wat a tease.
    Imagine, the game could have been release already! This is better than nothing so I'm interested to see where it goes.

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  7. Not sure how selling 20,000 albums would help, and that's a pretty low number as far as album sales goes, but hm... Hey, at least we'll be getting some slightly new tunes in the end.

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  8. ANOTHER hoop to jump through? Seriously? What more does Capcom need to see that fans are clamoring for Legends 3? Do they really think fans buying an album is indication of the Legends fanbase? Sounds like a ploy to sell albums to me.

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  9. This is just a sleezy way to move sales we all know nothing will happen. If the participation on the Devroom and the petitions weren't enough a music CD's sales are gonna accomplish Jack and shit and Jack skipped town.

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  10. They do say that Ms. Morishita is a "well-networked individual", so I'm sure she could at least get Capcom of Japan to take notice if her album does make over 20,000 sales.

    @PC: Well, Capcom (of Japan, at least) DOES seem to only care about money, so yeah, emotional investment isn't enough. :( I wouldn't immediately write this off as a ploy, though.

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  11. Knowing crapcom, they will probably not even go ahead with the game even if this chick CD sells well over 20k.
    They must take us for some damn fools...

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  12. Hmmm... I too am a bit not sure that reaching a amount of CD sales will get us something. I mean, this is good news by it being a chance, but purchasing something for them to see is not the way to go, like getting signatures is more better than having us purchase something just to get a possible chance. It's like greedy Capcom again. They gain and we loss and get nothing. As much as I would like Legends 3 back up and running, I think I won't be purchasing a CD. Unless it had something special like some special illustration cards or artwork, like something that makes it more worth purchasing, and if nothing comes after the sales then I got something worth my purchase at least.

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  13. Does she own the rights to the songs? Usually the artist retaining right prevents re-releases and makes me made, but for once I'm glad Capcom won't be able to pull the plug.

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  14. Think about it guys:

    This will be the first legends PRODUCT on market in nearly 12 years. It's sales will obviously gauge just how viable the Legends brand is.

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  15. @April 22, 2012 12:09 AM Anon: Did you forget the PSP ports of Legends 1 and 2 that never came over here and remained in Japan, just like Prototype version could?

    Legends is more popular in Japan. Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Namco x Capcom, the PSP ports, and other things such as this help support that statement.

    Once again, the success lies in another country's effort :(

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  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWoYmTAfDbk

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  17. So where can us Westerners buy it?

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  18. Dear god.

    Okay, it's a good song (Anata no Kaze ga Fuku kara, that is) and I'll be glad to buy a CD of it but seroiusly?

    First, I really can't see a single of a song for a 10 year old game selling 20000 copies. And even then it just opens the possibility for BUYING the Prototype? Riiiight.

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  19. Guys, signatures are one thing. But money talks and Capcom isn't convinced that Legends 3 will make money. You want Legends 3, Capcom isn't willing to take a risk. An album is a safe way to test the viability.

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  20. hahaha she is obviously pulling a scam so she can sell his ugly album, nothing is going to happen, the one who has faith in this is a fool.

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  21. For the love of God, somebody had darn well better be shipping this internationally.

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  22. I wonder if there's a chance that Capcom Unity could sell this on their store.

    Maybe someone should ask them.

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  23. @ Anon April 22, 2012 12:14 AM

    The reason the PSP ports never made it was due to copyright issues and I'm inclined to believe that because anyone who plays the MML2 quiz game or if you see MML1 references you can see where copyright worries come from.
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    About the CD sells though if it did reach 20k then thats 20k sells for the prototype if it was released at $2 each and I'm sure more then 20k people would buy the prototype thats a total of $40.000 and if 120.000 people bought the prototype thats $240.000 for a downloadable title which I'm pretty sure is a good revenue because you don't have to buy cartridges to sell a downloadable title, now if that at least gets capcom their money back for distribution costs then they have no reason not to release the prototype, granted I have no idea how much it costs for 3DS shop distributions.

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  24. I could notify to you guys if this album was uploaded to piratebay ;)

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  25. I smell a rat from Capcom. Sounds like a blackmail to me. Shame on you, Capcom.

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  26. @kotipeltox:

    Wow, are you stupid? That will TAKE AWAY SALES.

    Jesus christ.

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  27. Professor MegamanApril 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    I can't tell if dragging this corpse around is more pathetic or disgusting...

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  28. I want to say "Vote with your wallets, people!" but the problem w/ that logic is that Capcom should have been taking votes by how many times DASH3 proto was purchased :(
    -ud

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  29. @Wooster:
    I understand your sentiment, but music is far less valuable in terms of download vs. purchase. Even if the album did sell well, I would still have a hard time connecting the dots to the fact that Megaman Legends 3 would also sell, because, the majority of the people who would buy the album are from the same set amount of avid fanbase whose support they already know they have.

    Really, a paid demo? Content in the demo regardless, Capcom should have already greenlighted this on the fact that MML3 would be the one game for the system with any depth.
    And because the 3DS' novelty is gone and Inafune is no longer on the project, I fear for the sales potential and integrity of the game if it ever were to be greenlit again.

    Can always hope, though. Sort of wish there were an anime to coincide with this game, so there is some marketing/interest to the younger audiences that would drive this thing.

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  30. Capcom, just make MML3 for the PSVita or PSP and everyone will love you again.

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  31. Oh Fk it... is for megaman... i'll buy IT!!! Hope is still for 3ds. I love how the game was going.

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  32. @Trege: But tell me this: A simple edit could have been made to the copyright problem involved. Change trivia to Capcom related stuff or completely original questions. MML1 would have taken a bit more effort, but either way it wouldn't have taken much to fix either games issue.

    @HyperSonicEXE, No the 3DS is now considered a serious console, like it always should have been, thanks to the big titles and names that have been coming up. You should be more worried about the fact that RE: Revelations and Snake Eater have set a VERY high bar for third party games, and Kid Icarus was amazing with it's tone/themeing of light heartedness and serious moments. Legends 3 has VERY high standards to meet.

    @April 23, 2012 4:19 PM Anon: No. The 3DS is greatly outselling the Vita everywhere,(especially in Japan where this REALLY matters to Sony and Nintendo) and is quickly gaining on the PSP's numbers(Already 25%). In addition, the DS has double the PSP's numbers. If anything, it should be a Nintendo console to warrant success.

    And if you argue power makes a better game, I'll point you to the fact moving to the PSP/Vita would require scratching the entire setup and starting from scratch for everything with an already tight budget, which would not help the game at all.

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