Odds Not Good for OSS in West, According to Capcom

Those of you in North America and Europe waiting for Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star to be localized may have to throw in the towel and just import. It doesn't sound like Capcom thinks the game will be viable in the market, or perhaps there are other reasons. Needless to to say, Christian Svensson of Capcom of America has this to say over at Capcom*Unity: "For the moment, no plans for a Western release." I can't say I'd be terribly surprised if it weren't localized. As I discussed in my review, the game featured little extended value outside of being a port of the original GBA title Mega Man Battle Network. Something like the Mega Man Zero Collection at least has the value of being a collection of games for a budget price. It also doesn't help that OSS didn't seem to reach healthy sales in Japan. Still, it is a little saddening to see the once mighty Battle Network series go down like this. Of course, if there were enough fan support, Capcom could change their tune. If you want to see OSS localized, definitely let them know over at Capcom*Unity.

News Credit: Protodude's Rockman Corner

Announcing a TMMN music project: BN Remix!

exemusicWe've had this in the planning stages for a couple of months now, but we can finally let the cat out of the bag. In honor of Operate Shooting Star, some of us at TMMN are putting together a special arranged album of the original MegaMan Battle Network called BN Remix, and the project homepage is now online. We already have a few samples available! Right now we're aiming to have the album released in the summer of 2010 to coincide with the North American release of Operate Shooting Star. Aside from the arranged music itself, we will be creating a digital CD booklet, and possibly some other features. Nothing is entirely set it stone at this point. But we definitely want to make sure the album is representative of the Battle Network fans' voice.

So we hope you'll enjoy the project, and keep up with updates as they occur (they probably won't all be posted via TMMN). We do intend to open site affiliation sometime soon, so keep your eyes peeled for updates. Thanks!