Nerdy Show Prime: Mighty Mega Men
Big things are brewing in the fandom of everyone’s favorite blue robot. Capcom Unity just announced a musical olive branch to the Mega Man community with two albums of Mega music – including new music by your favorite robot-themed nerd rockers and rappers, as well as Over-Clocked Remix. And what’s more – Keiji Inafune, the man behind the helm of countless fan favorite Mega Man titles, is back with is own robot boy: Mighty No. 9! The new game is on Kickstarter and is already one of the biggest fan-funded games of all-time.
We talk with Brett Elston, Community Manager at Capcom Unity: the brain behind the forthcoming Mega Man albums, Charlie Verdin of Fangamer: the amazing merch-smiths who are lending their skills to Mighty No. 9, and Murphy, Commander, and Panther of The Protomen: the Mega Man-inspired post apocalyptic rockers caught between both projects. We discuss the new Protomen track, get hints at the secret of their other tracks on the record, and other juicy details about the Capcom albums, as well as the Protos’ theoretical involvement with Mighty No. 9. What’s more, Charlie talks new Mighty No. 9 merch details, reveals Brutal Legend merch by Fangamer, and hints to some big Earthbound and Pokémon related releases in the future.
Join Cap, Brandon, Jonna, Doug, and Josh as they share their favorite Robot Masters, why we love Mega Man, drop some truth-bombs about Neil Young, and discusses Inafune-san’s awesome-looking new game. This episode started life as a Microsode requested by Arkais and grew Mega-sized. Thanks, dude!
- Literally Metal Pirates :: Benjamin Briggs
- A Long Nightmare :: Yoga Fire!
- Beards Going Nowhere :: The Protomen
- Mighty No. 9 Theme :: Manami Matsumae
- Mega Man 2 :: The Adventures of Duane and BrandO
Mighty No. 9 Links:
- Protomen tour dates
- Nerdy Meal Time with The Protomen
- Buy yourself some Protomen, dammit!
- The Protomen article on Wired featuring a sneak peek of the new song
- Terminator the 2nd Score and Video Available Nov. 1st
- Neil Young’s Trans album art
- Neil Young’s “We R In Control”
Mega Man Links:
- The Mega Man album announcement
- Mega Man albums art contest
- Mega Man, X and Battle Network remix tracks revealed!
- The Mega Man comic from Archie
- The Mega Man Legends 3 rocket project
- Street Fighter X Mega Man
- Mega Man Universe
- Sumthing Else game soundtracks
- Cutman is Incompetent