Monday, June 21, 2021

Official Mega Man Legends OST Coming to Vinyl and Audio Cassette

What's this? Mega Man Legends news in... 2021? Indeed. Capcom and Ship to Shore PhonoCo. announced that the entire Mega Man Legends 1 soundtrack will be heading to vinyl and audio cassette! Not only that, they'll be up to pre-order tomorrow!

Both the vinly and cassette will be sold exclusively through Ship to Shore PhonoCo.'s online store. Pre-orders are expected to go live tomorrow, June 22nd, at 2pm ET! Simply bookmark this page and check back around then to grab yours!

This will be the first time since 1998 that Mega Man Legends 1's OST will be sold in a physical format. Better yet, it's the first time ever that it will be distributed in North America! A surprising announcement, but a welcome one! It's always good to see official Legends support. 

Perhaps this is related to that new (i.e not *renewed*) trademark? Hm...

Source: Ship to Shore PhonoCo.

50 comments:

  1. Random but good none the less... i mean mega man like sonic has awesome music in pretty much all their games even the bad ones

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    1. Helo meee frum dduh passsssst....

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    2. I agree with the except for literally just Legends series. It's the only set of games from Mega Man were I didn't like the soundtrack, I mean it's fine but it's just... I can't explain it, it just sounds like its literally there to be representative of something in a bland way like here's a mall so let's play some ordinary mall music (actually after saying this Apple Market is one of the few that I think land well), or a dungeon let's play some creepy music things like this.

      I will say this though, it has decent short melodies and jingles (like the aforementioned Apple Market theme). It's the longer stage and battle themes I am mostly referring to.

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    3. The Legends games had this charming mix of atmospheric music for the ruins, actual classical songs for the towns, and some neat battle themes. I'm a bigger fan of the Legends 2 OST but Legends 1 has some pretty nostalgic music given it's practical cult-like status among fans.

      So hopefully this sells like hotcakes and they eventually press a Legends 2 vinyl. I mean having the ability to build an actual Mega Man music vinyl collection is pretty cool in of itself, with the recent Laced Records Classic/X boxsets and the few other random releases floating around out there. I'll take it!

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    4. Well i just assumed it had good music matey. Now listen to metal sonics theme from sonic the fighters... DEW IT.

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  2. its great to see legends get some love im still hopeful for a legends legacy collection down the line and i hope this sparks more interest in Legends 3

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  3. I hope for Legends 3 but this doesn't interested me at all. Good news for those who are into music, thought.

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  4. I don't get it...
    I sorta understand Vinyl (people seem to think it sounds better, doesn't matter to me)
    But cassettes? Why? Those things are nightmares. Always getting eaten by the machine.

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    1. I get vinyl slightly less than cassettes since the needle damages the vinyl every time it's used unless you have a good quality player and a good quality record press. It feels like there are more variables for things going wrong than a cassette, though the tape getting ruined is an issue with that, too.

      Feels like CDs make the most sense unless you're a bonafide audiophile.

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    2. I think part of the reason is how cheap it is to print them in addition to the nostalgia factor, though. They're objectively inferior in terms of audio quality and well, maintenance.

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    3. Yes, it's true that the needle essentially "melts" the vinyl each time it's played, but unless you're running it on a really bad player, it would probably take dozens or even hundreds of plays before the degradation became significant. To your point I'm sure audiophiles who argue vinyl sounds better would pick up on it a lot quicker than casual listeners.

      I played each vinyl on my Laced Records boxsets maybe 5-10 times when first receiving them, then stashed them away. I'll probably do the same to the Legends vinyl. Of course, if the point is to just listen to the music and over and over, we have MP3s now. But if you enjoy the collectible nature of it (the boxes, sleeve art, design variants of the record itself, etc.) and watching a record spin from time to time, it's a neat novelty.

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    4. If you know how to navigate the system, I guess it's aight. Doesn't feel like it's worth it to try and separate Crosley (which is apparently notoriously bad) from Panasonic, Philips, and all the other brands that existed in the past.

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  5. Wait, so is this the FULL soundtrack or just a rerelease of the incomplete 90s version?

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  6. Star-Lord would be proud. I think I might get the cassette tape.

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    1. Star-Lord would be disappointed in me. I missed the preorder by a few minutes. DX

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  7. I was ready to buy a copy on cassette until I got to the shipping. Shipping was more than the cassette itself and I can't justify spending $50 CAD on a cassette tape. Hoping others will get to enjoy the soundtrack but I sadly have to pass this up.

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  8. I have to stop doing this to myself...I'm getting a heart attack every time I see Volnutt's image on this site
    with even the slightest mention of Legends only to feel let down as I continue to read on.

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  9. This isn't the 1980s. Release it on the proper modern day media. By selling it in such a primitive format, they guarantee low sales of this. How many actually use that media, and out of all that do, know about and care about the MML sound track? Not many surely. Now if they want to make something that will sell far more units, release a collection and on all consoles and Steam (something that actually requires more effort and less recycling of content while this is just 100% copy pasting media). Does such primitive media even have the storage space to hold this or the sound quality?

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    1. Yeah I kind of feel like a digital format would also eliminate the need for are-you-kidding-me-tier shipping costs.

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    2. >By selling it in such a primitive format, they guarantee low sales of this.

      Yeah, about that. Vinyl outsold CD for the first time in over 3 decades just last year. There's been a massive boom in the industry. People purchase these for more than just the soundtrack quality, they're collector's items, look nice framed, interesting conversation pieces.

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    3. I won't begrudge people their odd collections. Mine is all over the place.
      BUT... IF they ever get around to Dash 2 and Tron, I will accept nothing less than a CD release.

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    4. "Vinyl outsold CD for the first time in over 3 decades just last year"

      Yeah, kind of odd many are stuck in the past or want to revert to the past. What is the vinyl fad lately and why? Of course even if it has increased, I bet it is very temporarily, and I don't even notice the vinyl fad going on, so it must not be too big compared to modern media (blueray, downloading and streaming and whatever). CDs are also so yesterday. This stuff is on the cloud and many computers probably. Also research tells me that vinyl doesn't last long if you play it often because the needle scratches it.

      We need to look to the future and evolve our tech and even more so our increasingly obsolete systems, and I say this from someone born in the early 80s. MM also needs to evolve and release sequels vs rehashing old stuff like a one trick pony these days. I surely hope MM game sequels to the main timeline, all that I truly care about with MM, isn't a dying brand, but nothing lasts forever. So ironic since the collections and MM11 was a success. I hope an X9 happens. They said it depends on those selling well, and I doubt this taisen is what we hope for. I just hope it keeps going for a while to come and it truly is a revival.

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    5. @Gary Daniel
      I am going to disagree with you on this one. I know your point mainly is just release new main games. We are in total agreement there.
      BUT We don't have to evolve anything. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If the formula works, stick to the formula. This evolution thing is a big reason the franchise is so screwed up.
      I understand wanting to go to the past... The present SUCKS. And I don't mean the last year.
      People, in their infinite wisdom, think just because something is "new" or "modern" it is somehow "better" than what came before. That is often completely false. Mega Man 11 will NEVER hold a candle to Mega Man 2 or 3.

      And NO to that digital only shit. Physical media for life. I will not be beholden to Netflix, Amazon or Apple to get content that is constantly being de-licensed, de-listed, censored or permanently changed. I'll buy the CD and make my own digital copies.

      I agree on Taisen. Unless it is a massive project that blows everyone away (and I will admit if I am wrong), it will not be what everyone hopes it will be. I am betting pizza on it. One topping, though. New York style would be nice. Haven't had one of those in a while.

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    6. I'm talking about tech and our political and econ systems, not the franchise. Also my response to the isn't broke, don't fix it is that there are always ways to improve. But again, I was not talking about the franchise. The graphics can keep improving though, but keep the gameplay. I wouldn't mind if they may the whole classic series look like MM11 while keeping everything else the same.

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    7. Also people can have physical media without it being primitive vinyl and cassettes, or even 90s cds. You do realize I have flash drives and hard drives and build my own PC? Nice thing about that is it isn't stuck in read only. I did not say forcing digital only, but the physical media can be in the appropriate modern format so most can actually use it. In fact, steam saved it to my hard drive, so technically it isn't digital only. I often download stuff to play, not stream or online games. Being too dependent on an always on connection is also a handicap and steam lets me play it all on my drive in offline mode.

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    8. @Gary Daniel
      You don't control the industry, do you? It clearly is going digital only. I am not a fan.
      BluRays are becoming extinct even.

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    9. BlueRay going extinct feels wild to me because it doesn't feel like it was that long ago where a brick and mortar video store was selling a BlueRay copy of Akira for like, 60 dollars.

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    10. @Tiny Proto
      It sucks. Discs are becoming harder to get without going online. Brick and Mortor doesn't carry what it used to. In the anime realm, where I live, selections are not good.
      Just a decade ago I could go to Best Buy and find a shit ton of movies. Now, my Best Buy is closed and the closest one has like two small rows of DVD's/BluRays. I don't have any NEW video specific stores here, closest one is an hour away. It sucks. All the rental shops closed. That's what streaming has done.

      It will be very difficult to import Japanese movies and music when things go all digital. I am not looking forward to it.

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    11. Digital releases do have several problems, yeah; DRM, region locking, and companies sometimes editing the digital release after it has already been purchased. I think that last one happened with an e-reader book or two.

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    12. I download stuff even through torrents at times, including some subbed anime or shows. I can bypass having to rent stuff, but I do buy through Steam, but I don't watch streaming format unless through youtube normal videos. Otherwise I often just downloads the file to my PC and watch it using VLC player. I guess I'm a pirate, arggh, at times, often deleting after I'm done watching. I won't pay a bunch of money for something I may watch only once. I can even watch series released on Amazon or whatever that way. I like that I live in an age were I have so much variety of content at my finger tips and can watch most for free. I even download mods for certain games, including games for Doom using Brutal Doom, or Freespace with source port upgrades that are free. I can easily use an emulator for old games and use any controller I choose. Plenty of options and choice in the modern age more than the past.

      Life is about change and people and society just needs to adapt, and I would never go back to a time where there was no internet. It is our econ and political systems that need to evolve to catch up so people don't struggle like they have for 40 years as incomes have devalued. Our systems are dated and not up to 21st century techs and standards, so in that way, it does suck, so that can be remedied by updating our systems and a society that encourages critical thinking vs herd mentality or tribalism. But also many benefits with living now, and in the future, but we need to play our cards right as a society to have a better future with minimal downsides.

      I like the X series more than classic. It is more complex with story and I like the idea of Wily being integrated into the virus, is darker and less kiddy, and I think better gameplay (not counting X7's gameplay, though X7 had good explosions and debris and is somewhat fun to play anyways, and X6 overdoes it with collectibles and nightmare soul system). X8 was pretty good, I feel. Much better than X7 in every way. MM4 was the first I owned, and MM1 was the first I ever played, though I did not know what it was at the time), but I don't have a nolgastic bias of thinking the ones I started with are the best. I don't think they are. I actually like later classic MM games more than the earlier ones because they have both the slide and charge shot, MM5's being better than MM4. I do like MM3's length and it is a decent game, MM2 is too bare and lacking in variety, I feel, but is ok, and a shame after MM6, they stopped having 2 fortresses. 8-bit is just too limiting in what they can do though. Also I wish they would have kept those moves in MM9 and MM10 along with MM8's graphics and sound quality. They also should have for Rockman and Forte. Better graphics are great as long as gameplay is maintained for the most part with room for new stuff to a certain degree. I like MM8 probably more than most since it has good gameplay, interesting story, and better explosions, detail, sound and music. All in one. MM11 is fine. My only gripe is the lack of Protoman and Bass + it was too short. MMZ on the big screen using the gameboy player on gamecube was nice too, and I actually do like the ZX games too. Legends too was pretty good, I feel.

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    13. You are going to be very disappointed in the future. Let's leave the politics outside. I am angry enough.

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    14. I've noticed that, Shrap. Is everything okay?

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    15. Maybe, maybe not. I can't know the future, but I would never go back, and I do know we will need to change as a society the right way or collapse and everyone loses. Let's hope humanity plays its cards right this century that can make or break us.

      One thing that can help one's mood is green tea and dark cocoa. Genetics, what goes on in a persons' life, diet, luck of the draw, the pros and cons of whatever location one lives in, etc, can all can have a cumulative effect on attitude and mood. Sorry you feel angry. Maybe you will be in a better mood later. I can understand getting pissed too and I tend to rant about how things should be better or have more options, rant about prices, and the list goes on.

      I can sympathize with you to a degree here. Sorry I carry on at times.

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    16. That was kinda deep tbh.

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    17. Anyways, MM8 has great music and effects, while retaining good gameplay. what's not to like about MM8? I like it more than the preview classic series for many reasons. I like M11 too. If they were smart, they would have used modern sound and graphics for Rockman and Forte, MM9, and MM10. Also MM is so much better in gameplay when the charge shot is included and Bass is in the story. I like this theme (pretty fresh): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0NZNi1d9Ag

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    18. Even though this MM10 theme is good too, as well as its remix (this is the 8-bit version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfsZOT8KG44

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  10. Protodude: Perhaps this is related to that new (i.e not *renewed*) trademark? Hm...

    Trademark Statements (from that link):
    Providing on-line video games; Providing on-line interactive multiplayer video games; Providing on-line video games for mobile phones, smart phones and mobile communication terminal equipment; Providing on-line video games for handheld game apparatus and video games; Providing a website featuring entertainment information in the field of games

    That trademark emphasized mostly about on-line video games. It must have something to do with the 25th anniversary for Mega Man Legends next year, right? Maybe it has something to do with online co-op portion of the Legends Collection? At worst a spin-off mobile game.

    Unless this is about the inclusion of the Legends' characters into the X DiVE game which means... nothing new happen.

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  11. @shrap 4:11 pm That being said, we really do need to stray away from 8 bit - it’s far too overdone., or constantly going back to old graphics constantly (people who want 16 bit X game). I thought MM11 was actually pretty nice to look at, and I’d love for them to keep pushing those visuals.

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    1. I don't equate graphics with evolution.
      My take on evolution is the concept of saying Side scrollers suck, so lets make a FPS or Open World borefest.
      Graphics don't mean anything to me. I have played too many games that look supremely pretty but are boring as hell.
      That being said, if voices are used, that needs to be done well. But that's a quality problem.

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    2. I don’t necessarily either and I see what you mean, but I just would like to see new visuals in general. I just feel it would be boring to see Megaman games constantly reference the same graphics for their newer games. MM 11 didn’t exactly do anything new, but for a series that heavily relies on 8-bit (at least with classic) it certainly did feel fresh.

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    3. I don’t necessarily either and I see what you mean. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t thrilled when MM10 came out and once again played what I felt was the “nastolgia card” on us. Mm11 wasn’t doing anything I haven’t seen from other more modern platformers, but for Classic Megaman it felt fresh and exciting

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  12. @shrap 4:11 pm That being said, we really do need to stray away from 8 bit - it’s far too overdone., or constantly going back to old graphics constantly (people who want 16 bit X game). I thought MM11 was actually pretty nice to look at, and I’d love for them to keep pushing those visuals.

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  13. @shrap 4:11 pm That being said, we really do need to stray away from 8 bit - it’s far too overdone., or constantly going back to old graphics constantly (people who want 16 bit X game). I thought MM11 was actually pretty nice to look at, and I’d love for them to keep pushing those visuals.

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  14. @shrap 4:11 pm That being said, we really do need to stray away from 8 bit - it’s far too overdone., or constantly going back to old graphics constantly (people who want 16 bit X game). I thought MM11 was actually pretty nice to look at, and I’d love for them to keep pushing those visuals.

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    1. Agreed. I think it was a mistake that they did MM9 and MM10 in 8-bit. I would be happy with seeing a collection where there is an option to switch into MM11 graphics on and off at will for all classic games and with a modern remixed sound track option, but everything else in those games can remain the same. Of course I'm sure they won't do that since it would be too much to ask for from them especially nowadays, but just saying, it would be neat. Just as I like MM8's graphics, particle effects, and sounds effects and music more than Rockman & Forte. MML and L2 and Misadventures of Tron Bonne could use a graphics update but keep the option to switch from normal to updated more detailed graphics with the press of a button like R-Type Dimensions does so everyone can be happy.

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    2. It would definitely make everyone happy and world peace would finally be achieved - lol
      Seriously though, if one of the latest Dragon Quest games could do it, it wouldn’t be too difficult for a much smaller game like classic Megaman..I think.

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    3. It would definitely make everyone happy and world peace would finally be achieved - lol
      Seriously though, if one of the latest Dragon Quest games could do it, it wouldn’t be too difficult for a much smaller game like classic Megaman..I think.

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    4. It would definitely make everyone happy and world peace would finally be achieved - lol
      Seriously though, if one of the latest Dragon Quest games could do it, it wouldn’t be too difficult for a much smaller game like classic Megaman..I think.

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  15. Ugh can someone fix the multipost glitch?

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    1. Is that what’s going on? I honestly wasn’t sure why this kept happening, thought for some reason it was only me.

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