Capcom prepares four new Monster Hunter and Okami albums

Capcom is fully aware that there is a huge fanbase out there for the music of Monster Hunter, Okami, Street Fighter, and Mega Man, especially in Japan. As a result, they keep on pumping out new arranged albums and compilations dedicated to them. The Monster Hunter franchise alone has an astonishing 14 arranged albums dedicated to it, spanning everything from orchestral performances to music box jingles to disco remixes.

According to the latest CDJapan listings, the trend doesn’t look set to stop any time soon. Capcom have announced they’ll be releasing the following four albums in the new year:

– Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection IV (January 14, 2015): Two disc compilation album featuring fan favourite tracks from the latest titles in the series and the previously-unreleased score for Monster Hunter 4G

– Monster Hunter Brass Quintet (January 14, 2015): Features brass quintet renditions of music from across the Monster Hunter series performed by the Kinkan Gakki Ensemble


Okami Arrangement Collection Vol. 1 -Retro- (February 13, 2015): Features retro/chiptune renderings of music from Masami Ueda’s Asian-inspired score to Okami by unannounced arranger(s)

Okami Arrangement Collection Vol. 2 -Jazz- (February 13, 2015): Features jazz renditions of music from the Okami score by unannounced arranger(s)

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on October 27, 2014.

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