Saturday, November 15, 2008

Music Composer Bear McCreary Is a MegaMan Fan, Reveals Secret Capcom Project

Apparently, Bear McCreary, the composer to several popular television shows such as Battlestar Galactica and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, is a MegaMan fan.

To the right, a photo of Mr. McCreary's various external hard drives which contain every piece of music he has ever written. In order to identify which hard drive is which, Bear labeled each HD with various MegaMan characters.

According to Bear's blog, MegaMan 2 is one of his favorite games of all time. In fact, he even composed his very own arrangement of the theme when he was a kid!

A segment from his blog:
"I’ve actually used a lot of influence from Mega Man in the new season of Eureka. Listen in the first episode of season 3 and you’ll hear some blatantly obvious homages. I’ve introduced a lot of 8-bit NES and Gameboy sounds to my writing template, most of them sampled directly off the old hardware. It’s been a fascinating sound to play around with. I also pulled heavily from 16-bit systems, including the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis for some old-school FM synthesis. One of the things that makes Eureka so much fun is that I get to do this kind of experimentation.
And, I’ve definitely been feeling the itch to go back and do another version of the Mega Man II theme, which is the most kick-ass piece of music to come from the NES. A full McCreary / orchestral / rock arrangement would truly kick ass. Honestly, I just need the excuse to do it. Someone should just hire me to score a new Mega Man game! :) I’m actually doing a project for Capcom later this year… maybe I’ll suggest it to them. "

Whoa, a McCreary Capcom project?  MegaMan related?  My mind is beginning to wander...

News Credit: Phospher Dot Fossils


  1. Haha, that's actually pretty damn cool. Maybe I should label my stuff with MegaMan bosses as well?

    Either way, this guy seems pretty awesome. I've never had the motivation to watch Eureka - I've only heard of it - but this makes me want to check it out. :)


  2. NAW. It could be anything.

  3. Eureka sucks. Typical tough-guy-looks-cool-amongst-a-bunch-of-nerds-even-though-he's-a-total-dumbass-and-can't-understand-half-of-what-they're-saying story + mediocre acting.


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