The album project that Ippo Yamada mentioned on the Spiceman blog a short while back has been revealed, and it's indeed Mega Man themed. Called "Chip Tuned Rockman," the album will feature 20 tracks from a wide selection of classic Mega Man/Rockman titles that have been arranged with a chip tune flavor (i.e. 8-bit style). Amazingly, each of the 20 tracks has been arranged by an entirely different artist, hailing from around the world. The album will come with a booklet that has interviews with 10 different artists who have worked on Mega Man music, and will have a special column about video game music and Mega Man music. It will also contain a color comic illustrated by Hitoshi Ariga.
Inti Creates plans to release the album on October 15th for ¥3,000 (roughly $33 US), but will sell copies in advance at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show next weekend. Be sure to check out the medley sample in the top bar of the page. (Or, check it out right here.)
01 Kaze Yo Tsutaete (Buster Core Meltdown mix) from Rockman Battle & Chase ／ Chibi-Tech 02 Tornadoman Stage (Integer Spin mix) from Rockman 9／ Virt 03 Special Stage (Handy remax) from Rockman 9 ／ Goto80 04 Oilman Stage, Timeman Stage (200621978 mix) from Rockman Rockman ／Ippo Yamada 05 Opening Stage (LSI-Babe mix) from Rockman & Forte ／ Akari Kaida 06 Groundman Stage (Unlimited Overdub mix) from Rockman & Forte ／ Hiroki Isogai 07 Tenguman Stage (Back to 2a03 mix) from Rockman 8 ／ Rushjet1 08 Slashman Stage (Dot Matrix Dinosaur mix) from Rockman 7 ／ K-> 09 Megawater_S Stage, WILY TOWER 4 (Area-2A03 Navy mix) from Rockman Megaworld ／ Manabu Namiki 10 Mercury Stage (Light Shuffle mix) from Rockman World 5 ／ Saitone 11 Blizzardman Stage (DPCM'n Bass mix) from Rockman 6／ hally 12 Gravityman Stage (Aftermath Sleaze Edit) from Rockman 5 ／ Zinger 13 Brightman Stage (Portable mix) from Rockman 4 ／ Saskrotch 14 Wily Stage 2 (Extended ChiProg mix) from Rockman 4 ／ Ryo Kawakami 15 Shadowman Stage (Big Boot mix) from Rockman 3 ／ Shioda Nobuyuki 16 Opening, Snakeman Stage (2A03+VRC7 mix) from Rockman 3 ／ kplecraft 17 Bubbleman Stage (Rockman's RPG mix) from Rockman 2 ／ Dong 18 Woodman Stage, Wily Stage 1 (Respect2dabeat Mix) from Rockman 2 ／ USK 19 Fireman Stage (FC DPCM-additional mix) from Rockman ／ naruto 20 Cutman Stage (Misty mix) from Rockman ／ Manami Matsumae
News Credit: CAP Kobun