Start Your Day with a Mega Man X Rock Medley

It's Saturday. You ready to rock out? Guitarist Satou is here to bring it. After seeing a performance of Video Games Live in Chile, he was inspired to put together this rock medley covering the first five Mega Man X titles. And if you ask me, it's pretty great. Be sure to give Satou some props!

Thanks for the tip, Furan!

TMMN October Giveaway: 25th Anniversary Rock and Techno CDs!

Heeeey, it's October! You know what that means, eh? Time for another TMMN Giveaway! Why do we do it? How can we do it? Well duh, because Mega Man fans are the greatest bunch around! Your enthusiasm and devotion is music to our ears, so here's a little music back at you. Specifically, we have a copy of the 25th Anniversary Rockman Rock and Techno Arrange Ver. albums, each going to a lucky winner.

And this is how we're going to find out who wins. I want you to comment in this post, and talk about any Mega Man series song that you never used to care for but it grew on you, OR, talk about Mega Man songs you think are under-appreciated. Also, state whether you'd prefer the Rock or the Techno album (both are great, frankly). One comment per person (do not respond to other comments). After the deadline is up, we will randomly select two winners from the comments. Understand that the second winner may not get the album of their choice, sorry!

You have until Sunday, the 21st at the turn of midnight PST to post your comment, so don't delay and please spread the word! And of course, thank you as always for supporting TMMN!

25th Anniversary Arrange Albums Tracks and Samples

 
Next week on the 10th, a new piece of the Mega Man 25th anniversary merchandise collective will release in Japan: The 25th Anniversary Rockman Rock and Techno Arrange Ver soundtracks by Team Entertainment. At long last, we now know what tracks to expect. What's more, we have samples of every single one! Check out the list below and have a listen.

25th Anniversary Rockman Rock Arrange Ver.

01.Elecman~Crashman~Magnetman Medley from ROCKMAN1-3 / Livestrow Basiscape Band [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock01.mp3] 02.Select~Bubbleman~Heatman~Woodman~Airman Medley from ROCKMAN2Yoshimi Kudo [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock02.mp3] 03.Metalman from ROCKMAN2Hitoshi Sakimoto [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock03.mp3] 04.Dr.Wily Stage1 from ROCKMAN2Kenji Ito [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock04.mp3] 05.Darkman Stage from ROCKMAN5Hiroshi Tanabe [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock05.mp3]

Check out the rest of the tracks, and the techno arrange tracks, after the break!

06.Dr.Cossack Stage2~Dr.Wily Stage2 Medley from ROCKMAN4Tetsuro Sato (WASi303) [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock06.mp3] 07.Dr.Wily Stage1 from ROCKMAN8Mitsuhiro Kaneda [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock07.mp3] 08.Galaxyman from ROCKMAN9Azusa Chiba [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock08.mp3] 09.Splash Woman from ROCKMAN9Azusa Chiba [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock09.mp3] 10.Solarman from ROCKMAN10Yoshitaka Hirota [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock10.mp3] 11.Wilyboss Medley from ROCKMAN3,4,6Yoshimi Kudo [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock11.mp3] 12.Ending from ROCKMAN3Mizuhiro Ohta [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rock12.mp3]

25th Anniversary Rockman Techno Arrange Ver.

01.Stage Select Medley from ROCKMAN1-10Azusa Chiba [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno01.mp3] 02.Title~Opening & Ending Medley from ROCKMAN1,2Denji Sano [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno02.mp3] 03.Quickman~Flashman~Heatman Medley from ROCKMAN2Takeshi Hama [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno03.mp3] 04.Hardman~Snakeman Medley from ROCKMAN3Masahiro Iwata [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno04.mp3] 05.Dr.Wily Stage 3&4 from ROCKMAN7Yoshimi Kudo [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno05.mp3] 06.Pharaohman~Skullman Medley from ROCKMAN4Hitoshi Sakimoto [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno06.mp3] 07.Darkman~Dr.Wily Medley from ROCKMAN5Yuto Takei [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno07.mp3] 08.Mr.X Stage from ROCKMAN6Shinji Hosoe [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno08.mp3] 09.Dr.Wily Stage2 from ROCKMAN9 / Far East Recording [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno09.mp3] 10.Opening Stage1 & Frostman from ROCKMAN8Azusa Chiba [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno10.mp3] 11.Dr.Wily Stage1 from ROCKMAN2Yoshimi Kudo [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno11.mp3] 12.Dr.Wily Stage2 from ROCKMAN8Mitsuhiro Kaneda [audio:http://www.themmnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/techno12.mp3]

25th Anniversary Rockman Arranged Soundtracks Coming Too!

We announced to you the major "Rockcan" music set being brought out by e-Capcom, but that's not all you can look forward to. Recent online store listings have shed light on a Rockman 25th Anniversary Rock Arrange Soundtrack, and a Rockman 25th Anniversary Techno Arrange Soundtrack. Both are brought to us by TEAM Entertainment, the same label that delivered the previous 20th anniversary rock and techno albums (pictured above).

Each album is a single disc covering Rockman 1~10, and will release August 29th for ¥3,150 (roughly $39 US). It is unknown what tracks will be offered, nor if the same musicians are backing them (electronic artist  Shinji Hosoe, who's behind Beatmania and Mega Man Network Transmission, and guitarist Tohru Iwao of Guilty Gear fame), although the Techno Arrange is said to have multiple artists.

I will make a pledge to you here and now. All Rockman and Mega Man 25th anniversary goods released this year will, in some form, at some point, be prize material offered on this site (and perhaps others). Keep your eyes peeled for more details!

Thanks for the tip, rockman!