A few new tracks were dropped yesterday to be added to the current 60-some tracks currently bundled into the upcoming Rock Band 4 game. Among the likes of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Cake was an surprising inclusion of a band we’ve seen floating around the VGM scene for a while; The Protomen.
Best known to many within the game music cover scene as a band that is loosely based around the Mega Man franchise, they also sport a hefty amount of original concept albums, which seems to be what helped land them in Rock Band 4. The song featured, “Light Up The Night” is on their 2009 album Act II: The Father of Death. The album itself, while composed of original music, is meant to be a rock opera that tells the story of the relationship between Mega Man’s creator Doctor Light and his eventual nemesis Dr. Wily and how their relationship developed prior to Wily becoming a madman.
While not game music as we know it, it’s an interesting inclusion to something like Rock Band’s coveted lineup and perhaps could be a gateway for other game-inspired band inclusions in the future, outside of the modding scene.
Rock Band 4 is set to release for the PS4 and Xbox One on October 6th. If you want to learn more about The Protomen, check out our in-depth look at the band.