Just when you thought you couldn't get any closer to the Capcom's blue 'Rockman,' it's just been revealed he'll be getting his very own soundtrack this fall!
The Mega Man Compilation in Detail
Now that you've gotten over the initial wow moment that the little blue guy is famous enough to put his name to a music label, read on to find out what's happening.
Sometime in December 2019, Laced Records will be releasing an awe-inspiring vinyl collection of the best tunes from the Mega Man franchise. The compilation will consist of six discs with a total of 152 full-length tracks.
The Mega Man album is set to be entitled Mega Man 1-11: The Collection. Initially, it could have been assumed that the album might only feature the tracks we'd heard from Mega Man 11 released last October, but for hardcore fans, it appears the collection will feature tracks from the very first game to the present title. That means the collection brings together an impressive thirty years of the most memorable Mega Man music releases. How Laced Records has managed to fit all of these onto six discs is anyone's guess, but the collection is marketed as 'limited-edition' which suggests the vinyl compilations will only be available for a short time. If it flies off the shelves, it" certainly holds some value for collectors in years to come.
The artwork for each of the packaged discs is stunning, enclosed in a "luxury ridged board slip case."
Thirty years is a long time, and as you'd imagine, the tracks from the first games have deteriorated over the years to the quality we're used to listening to. Fear not! All of the tracks from the first three games have been given the full remaster treatment.
"Every track has been remastered specifically for this release and will be pressed onto six audiophiles' heavyweight 180g deluxe vinyl LPs, with discs colored 'Mega Man blue' — after all, Dr. Light had taste."
For the rest of the album, the tracks have packed in "a large selection of fan favorites," spanning Mega Man 4 to Mega Man 11.
"Prepare to fight for everlasting peace! Laced Records, in partnership with CAPCOM, proudly presents Mega Man 1-11: The Collection: 152 tracks pressed onto six 'Mega Man blue' 180g vinyl LPs, packaged in deluxe spined inner sleeves, and housed in luxury ridged board slip case. Music includes the full soundtracks to Mega Man, Mega Man 2, and Mega Man 3, as well as a large selection of fan favorites from Mega Man 4 through to Mega Man 1", describes Laced Records.
The Mega Man 1-11 Collection is available now to preorder for GBP 90.00 (around $115). Exactly when in December, the collection will be delivered by hasn't been specified, but it'll likely be just in time for Christmas.
The collection would be perfect for listening to on a morning commute through a pair of Beats headphones, let us know if you pick up the Mega Man album!