After confirming the imminent arrival of Nano Assault EX on the 3DS eShop last week, Shin'en Multimedia stated that it had a much-requested surprise on the way for fans of the series — that new treat is The Nano Soundtrack Collection.
As anyone who's played any of the "Nano" titles — from DS to Wii U — will know, they are accompanied by a pulsing soundtrack with an emphasis on getting you pumped up and enthused about blasting everything on the screen, or on occasions encouraging you to simply soak up the atmosphere. The developer has now made the soundtracks available to buy for every game, (if you roll Nano Assault EX and its retail predecessor into one). So, that's the music from Nano Assault EX, Nano Assault Neo, Nanostray and Nanostray 2. The albums are download only, DRM (Digital Rights Management) free, and you can download either or both high quality VBR MP3s or master-quality FLAC files.
It's a pay what you want deal, with the minimum of €1/$1 giving you the soundtracks for the two latest games, though paying a little extra will get you a lot more music; it's structured as follows.
- Between €1/$1 and €4.99/$4.99 includes the Nano Assault EX and Nano Assault Neo soundtracks
- Between €5/$5 and €9.99/$9.99 also includes Nanostray 1+2 HD Sessions
- €10/$10 and above adds the original full soundtracks for Nanostray and Nanostray 2
So if you go above €10/$10 you'll receive five albums in total, with the 3DS and Wii U entries being the work of Martin Schioeler, while the Nanostray HD Sessions album includes some remixes of key tracks from the DS titles. The original Nanostray soundtracks were composed by Shin'en Multimedia's main man, Manfred Linzner.
You can listen to previews and purchase the albums from soundtrack.shinen.com. We like the sound of them, but let us know what you think in the comments below.