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Rockman 9 OST announced

http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/121727 … ml?ref=rss

Read 'em and weep! Or, uh, translate it and be excited.

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Totally have to grab this since I have 1~8. Be nice if they toss out Mega Man & Bass while they're at it...

Also, I have to say I'm glad that since the game is going back to 8-bit the music is to, I hated how the remixed music in the MM Anniversary Collection and X3 in the X Collection refused to gel with the game play.

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Apparently its an arranged album and not OST.

Didn't see this first; my bad.

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If it's an arranged album I'm treading carefully... the Rock and Techno mixes when in one ear and out the other.

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The original soundtrack will be released first, followed by an arrange album.
Rockman 9 Original Soundtrack (INTIR-13) September 12th, 2008
Rockman 9 Arrange Album (INTIR-14) October 10th, 2008

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Ashley Winchester wrote:

If it's an arranged album I'm treading carefully... the Rock and Techno mixes when in one ear and out the other.

The Rock album is a total staple in my collection. It's one of the best CDs I bought last year, and I still listen to it very frequently. It's in my car's CD player as I type this, waiting for the ride home. smile

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I don't normally use profanity on STC but I feel this announcement calls for it..

Two words:  f---.  yeah.

-Mike

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Glad to see they're not just taking the iTunes route.  Definitely going to pick this one up.

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Epsilon wrote:

The original soundtrack will be released first, followed by an arrange album.
Rockman 9 Original Soundtrack (INTIR-13) September 12th, 2008
Rockman 9 Arrange Album (INTIR-14) October 10th, 2008

I'll take an armcannon full of both, please!

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Carl wrote:
Epsilon wrote:

The original soundtrack will be released first, followed by an arrange album.
Rockman 9 Original Soundtrack (INTIR-13) September 12th, 2008
Rockman 9 Arrange Album (INTIR-14) October 10th, 2008

I'll take an armcannon full of both, please!

Damn skippy, son.

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Zane wrote:
Ashley Winchester wrote:

If it's an arranged album I'm treading carefully... the Rock and Techno mixes when in one ear and out the other.

The Rock album is a total staple in my collection. It's one of the best CDs I bought last year, and I still listen to it very frequently. It's in my car's CD player as I type this, waiting for the ride home. smile

At least the copies I pre-ordered on a impulse did find a good home...

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Ashley Winchester wrote:

If it's an arranged album I'm treading carefully...

If it's an Inticreates arrange album I feel completely secure; the only bad one they made was the first Zero Remaster, and that's due in large part to the unquality of the source material.

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Exactly. This is Inti Creates who have made acclaimed arranged albums in the past and are also responsible for the composition. Those rock and techno albums were both done by Team Entertainment rather than Inti Creates or Suleputer so aren't really part of the series' canon as far as album releases go.

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Dammit, Capcom has been kicking ass so much recently I can't even sit down anymore (>_<)

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Arcubalis wrote:

Glad to see they're not just taking the iTunes route.  Definitely going to pick this one up.

Absolutely.  I was worried this one would get a digital release only, but I'm very happy to see two CD releases instead.

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As long as the arranged does not include any OST music, I'm fine.  Having OST music on the Rock and Techno albums convinced me not to buy them.

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Guess what's now available for pre-order at VGM World?

You guessed it!

-Mike

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Got it today!  First prints come with two Rock badges, which apparently vary depending on where you bought your soundtrack.  Mine (and the two other copies I got, for friends) all had one Rockman button and one Wily button.  The entire disc clocks in at 47 minutes and 41 seconds.  The music is exactly what you're expecting, classic NES chiptunes at their finest.  I'm still listening to it but so far it's ROCKing me.  More companies need to do this sort of thing.  Like.. NEW chiptune music!  Something that hasn't been "new" since the early 90's!  Good job, Capcom!  There are some tracks that were ripped straight from Rockman 2: MENU, GAME START, STAGE CLEAR, GET A WEAPON, DR. WILY UFO, DR. WILY CASTLE, GAME OVER, and OLD SE.  Also, the bass line from RUSH JET is ripped from GET A WEAPON.  All of the new music is phenomenal though, as I had imagined it would be.  I'm not listening to anything after track 23, waiting to play the game for the full effect of the Wily stages and ending tracks.

But yeah.  A+++, 11/10, one of the finest releases of 2008.  Chiptunes ftmfw!

-Mike

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the_miker wrote:

All of the new music is phenomenal though, as I had imagined it would be.  I'm not listening to anything after track 23, waiting to play the game for the full effect of the Wily stages and ending tracks.

I haven't your willpower, so I went ahead and spoiled myself on the final tracks.  All the Wily Castle themes are excellent, with "We're The Robots" being particularly awesome.  I'm gonna rank it fourth after MM2's Wily Stage 1, MM6's, and MM4's Wily Stage 1.

The rest of the soundtrack is equally good, but I definitely want to get the whole game experience under my belt before rendering final judgment.  Of the eight robot masters, though, I'd say Concrete Man, Magma Man, Tornado Man, and Jewel Man are my favorites.  I still say Magma Man sounds uncannily similar to Sorcerian's Ice Cavern themes -- and now that I hear it, Plug Man reminds me of something vaguely Falcom, too.

Jewel Man's "Jewel Temptation" is sexy-hip. :D

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Angela wrote:

Jewel Man's "Jewel Temptation" is sexy-hip. big_smile

Preach it. I've restrained myself to the Robot Masters' stage themes for now, and Jewelman is definitely my favorite. In fact, most of them are great, though Galaxyman's maybe a hair too spazzy and Concreteman's is just sort of unremarkable...it sounds like a piece from say, MM4 that I'd regularly skip over. Anyway, let's talk preference rankings:

Jewelman
Tornadoman
Plugman
Hornetman
Splashwoman
Magmaman
Galaxyman
Concreteman

P.S. Check out this bit off sexiness: http://www.capcom-unity.com/johndmoney/ … il_package

...he adds: "Don't worry, we're thinking about offering a very limited quantity (200) on the Capcom Store, probably with a PSN or XBLA game voucher.  Comment below if you're interested." Are we, or ARE WE?

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No doubt in my mind, the best VGM release out this year so far, by far.

I love Concreteman's theme to death and I can't wait for the arranged version of this one. Very impressive 8-bit guitar solo and it pays a slight homage to Woodman's theme. It was really the one that jumped out at me the most. The only stage theme I'm not enamoured with is Magmaman and it's not bad...just average. New boss theme is...well, pretty boss as well.

Too early to see where this ends up in the Megaman OST rankings, but it should be high, I would. This really sounds like these guys have been playing NES's as instruments their whole lives. I'd say, since they're aiming for Megaman 2, the songs aren't as smooth as the ones from that OST, but they're much flashier...almost showboating in some spots. And that's pretty cool with me.

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Tracklisting for the AST is up over at the official site for the CD.

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Zane wrote:

Tracklisting for the AST is up over at the official site for the CD.

Any idea what kind of arrangements we should expect?
Is it rock? Is it techno? Jazz? A bit of everything?
Or more like a remastering?

And hey look! Bun Bun is involved! Kick-ass.
AND Shusaku Uchiyama, a personal favorite.

Another great album to look forward to!

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Amazingu wrote:

Any idea what kind of arrangements we should expect?
Is it rock? Is it techno? Jazz? A bit of everything?
Or more like a remastering?

No idea, man. I'm looking forward to it regardless.

That said, I got my RM9 OST in the mail today thanks to some kick ass dude out in the Albany area. wink So far... so awesome! It makes me feel like I'm a kid living at his parents' house playing old Nintendo games even more than I usually do. Great album!

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Amazingu wrote:

Or more like a remastering?

With that many tracks, that'd be my guess.

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