OverClocked ReMix and Sumthing Else Music Works have each put together an album tribute to Mega Man for Capcom to celebrate 25 years of the Blue Bomber.
The first album is “For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man” by OverClocked ReMix. It will contain remixes, in multiple music genres, from Mega Man, Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man Star Force.
“We’re honored to again be collaborating with Capcom on another iconic franchise, paying tribute to over 25 years of Mega Man,” said OC ReMix founder and president David Lloyd, who will also contribute to the album alongside more than 20 musicians. “The music of Mega Man is as diverse as the many adventures the games take us on, providing the perfect soundtrack to a quarter century of robotic heroism and upgradeable projectile weapons. The OverClocked ReMix community is always excited to explore new interpretations and expressions of such amazing compositions, and we believe that For Everlasting Peace – our first commercial album – will offer fans something new while staying true to our goals of honoring great video game music and composers!”
The second one is “MM25: Mega Man Rocks” by Sumthing Else Music Works. This one focuses on the classic Mega Man and the X series. It has contributions from six big Mega Man acts. The headliner of the album is The Protomen with a new song “Built to Last.” Arm Cannon and X-Hunters both provide new songs too. The Mega and Bit Brigrade re-record some of their previous hits. Plus Mega Ran and The Protomen hand-pick some their personal faves of their work.
The covers for the two albums was decided from an open contest for fans to send in their own work.
Both albums will launch later this fall on various digital distribution sites.