Adding to our previous report, Gamer has gotten their hands on the complete track list for Rockman Utopia, the first of two new Rockman albums due in early 2015. No samples yet, but we now have a much better idea of what to expect... and it's more diverse than previously thought!
The ten tracks include:
1. Rise the Curtain (MM1 medley: Elec, Bomb, Ice)
2. Tin Shuttle (MM7 medley: Freeze, Cloud, Spring)
3. Exotic Somewhere (MM6 medley: Centaur, Flame)
4. Endless Encore (MM2 medley: password, title, staff roll)
5. Show Your True Face (MM8 medley: Clown, Tengu)
6. Recycling Cycling (MM3 medley: Magnet, Spark, Shadow)
7. Tropical Airport (MM5 medley: Wave, Gyro)
8. Mechanical Gadget Happy Hour (MM7 Shade Man medley: Shade plus secret Shade themes)
9. Stepping Out Again (MM system medley: menu, get weapon, shop, Rush Jet, stage select)
10. Unbreakable Heart (Dr. Wily stage 1)
As you can see, this is a medley heavy album. Utopia's themes are said to be lighthearted that incorporate musical styles from technopop to ethnic. It's being handled by Basiscape, the very same label behind the 25th anniversary arrange albums.
The album is due on January 14th for 3,300 Yen. In addition to a booklet contain exclusive new artwork, the first print will also feature a paper craft classic Rockman insert (seen above).
Thanks to Heat Man for the heads up!
Nothing about this excites me, even Rockman looks sad in the cover and the paper craft. To think that we will be celebrating the 27th anniversary soon and in a couple of months the 5th anniversary of MM10 (aka no more games), makes me extremely sad :(ReplyDelete
The cover would look neat if not for that super awkward looking Mega Man slapped in the middle of it. At least have him look happy and excited, jeez!Delete
Disgustingly bad design choice. The mind boggles.
At least this tracklist looks more unique than the usual 50 MM + MM2 remixes. They have stuff from MM6, MM7 and MM8! That stuff rarely ever gets remixed.ReplyDelete
Yay, some MM7 soundtrack love!ReplyDelete
I think this list is looking pretty good so far. It's nice to see the non 8-bit games getting some attention for once.ReplyDelete
Wow, I'm surprised at the representation from Mega Man 7 and 8! I mean, how often does this happen? Hearing what these remixes sound like, and whether they're any good, is another story altogether.ReplyDelete
I do wish they'd use something from Mega Man & Bass, though.
I'd love to hear more remixes from Mega Man & Bass. The music is severely underrated.Delete
10. Unbreakable Heart (Dr. Wily stage 1)ReplyDelete
*Deeply disappointed Sigh*
For all we know, this could be any of the Mega Man games that had a Wily Castle 1 stage.Delete
(It's very difficult to type that sentence without laughing out loud. I almost feel like I'm lying through my teeth.)
I really don't care for this idea. As much as I like lighthearted gameplay, lighthearted remixes isn't really my thing, especially if it's of a tune that has a minor feel to it. Also, I'm not a big fan of the cover. I mean, I kinda get it. The original series is lighthearted. Jeez. Though to be fair it has its sad moments and music.ReplyDelete
Cannot wait to see the tracklist to the other CD with X. =) Though I'm on the same boat on that one. X was more dark, yes, but it wasn't DYSTOPIAN levels of dark, in my opinion. It had some tunes that were loveable and huggable. At least, not until 6 came along and made everything really unpleasant.
I guess I wish both series covered both dark and light moments in their remixes instead of one or the other. Guess I just can't have everything under the sun. Meh.
I tend to agree about the Original series. I'm a big fan of the Ariga works because they do a pretty good job of covering light and dark moments, but I haven't seen many other works that do, at least for the Classic series.Delete
That said, some of the Powered Up remixes were kind of nice, so I'll give these a listen.
Damn, they left out Mega Man 4. Are there so few like me that like Mega Man 4?ReplyDelete