Tonight we are introduced to another member of the Mega Man Legends 3 development team: Reo Uratani. Uratani is the main composer for the music in Legends 3. AndI think we're all aware that getting into the music of Mega Man is serious business, so I don't envy the burden on him. Uratani seems to understand the intricacies, explaining the task handed to him here:
A composer's job is to create music, but it's not as simple as that -- especially for a game music composer. It's imperative that we think about things like what's going on in the game, when a song will play, what kind of song it should be, etcetera, etcetera. We have to consider the whole package when composing because it's no good if we come up with the best song in the world if it's going to clash with where it's going to be used.
As someone who lives vicariously through Mega Man music, I must confess Uratani is not someone I'm familiar with yet. So far the only other game I can attribute him to is Monster Hunter Tri, which truly has fantastic music. I greatly look forward to hearing how Legends 3's music comes along.
Besides introductions, Uratani also comes with a little info for our interests. First, he announces that those people whose Bonne mecha designs are chosen as finalists will be notified this Friday, the 10th. He also mentions that he is trying to come up with a sound-related event, so all you composers out there might want to brush off your Yamaha keyboards. For now, though, he invites us to contribute what songs we really like most from the Legends games. Be sure to check out his full post.
Oh, and while not related to Uratani, Capcom Unity is offering a special Legends 3 artwork themed after the Bonne mecha contest that you can use as a backdrop for your mobile phone. Go grab it!