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The impressive but pricy "Rockcan" soundtrack collection comes out next week, and Rockman Unity has one more promotional push for the set. This comes with the announcement of four special anniversary prints done by Capcom staff artists. Only four people who preorder the Rockcan by the 18th will be chosen randomly to win one of these illustrations. As you can see they're not mere copies or anything - they look like the real deal straight off the drawing board, and they're nice a large. Furthermore, Ucchy's article also gives a brief glimpse of the color booklet that comes with the soundtrack. Aside from a nice collage of Mega Man artwork from the first to tenth titles, the credits page is also shown with some interesting entries. Ippo Yamada is present, no doubt he helped with refining the tracks. Hitoshi Ariga is also listed, so perhaps we can expect some special artwork. There's even a spot that's mysteriously blurred out. But what I find most interesting is the "ROCKMAN series Research & Development Staff" under special thanks. Can't say I was aware of such a group. I can only wonder what they're up to...
After Ippo Yamada confirmed a Rockman Zero album in the works last week, it's been officially announced over at e-Capcom today. The full, official name is "Rockman Zero Collection Soundtrack Kyoumei -resonnant vie-" or resonant life (which both kyoumei and resonant vie mean). It will release on April 21st (the 30th on e-Capcom) for ¥2,000 (roughly $24.48 US). The concept of "resonant vie" is meant to be a paradox of using organic, non-electric music to represent the outlook of machine lifeforms like Reploids. The album will contain a total of 13 acoustic arrangements of Mega Man Zero songs. This time Ippo Yamada is acting as producer, with all tracks being arranged by Luna Umegaki. The album will also include a a jacket illustrated by Toru Nakayama, and a 12 page full color booklet featuring liner notes by Ippo and an interview with Luna.
All that's probably left to see now is the game's track list and perhaps some samples, which I imagine will surface once the album page is added to Inti Creates.
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