Last year was packed full of Nintendo anniversaries, including 25 years since the original Metroid arrived on the NES. While Mario and The Legend of Zelda enjoyed celebrations and special anniversary game releases, Metroid was restricted to the appearance of Metroid Fusion on 3DS, and that was only for Ambassadors who were early adopters of the system. A low-key, almost non-existent celebration.
Naturally, fans of the franchise decided that Samus deserved better. Fan site Shinesparkers.net released a free two-disc downloadable album last year, called Harmony of a Hunter, featuring 36 tracks across both downloads. The same site has announced a follow up, Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, which is intended as an expansion to the original album, with some tracks and artists that missed out first time around.
With the existing album and more on the way, that's a lot of free music available for fans of all things Metroid. If you do want to download Harmony of a Hunter, check out the download page, while a preview trailer for the next release is below.
Nice. Here's to hoping for some more, Prime-like games.
Sounds pretty cool. As for a new metroid game, I don't even care what style it is...as long as its metroid.
This music soundtrack already has more promise than Other M.
I've been on a Metroid music kick the past few days so this rocks. And @zerk, shut up
Edit: Sweet, the 101% Run one was last updated on mah berfday!
Technically we also got Samus cameo in Dead or Alive Dimensions also last year.
About time you get around to reporting on this masterpiece.
Some of them are remade differently, such as the dark samus tune.
Sounds awesome! Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
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"Danger in Old Tourian" and "Earthroot" were awesome off of last year's album. The rest I wasn't that impressed with. However, this 101% Run sounds promising.
I'm all over this...
Sam Dillard's composition of Brinstar Depths and Kraid's Lair is amazing. Check it out on YouTube: "Crimson Depths"
What's ironic is that if this were available for purchase off of Itunes, I would already own the HoH songs. Anyone know if they're giving away a CD with these songs on it for purchase?
I´m downloading them... I love Metroid
metroid's anniversary falls on the 6th of august. i'm not keeping my hopes up but if nintendo has something planned to commemorate the 30th anniversary, that would be great. although new metroid games for the 3DS, wii U announced on E3 by nintendo would make up for that.
Me too. I've been going through the Prime games, they were/are my gateway to the franchise, and I've just been loving the music for the series.
I do have a question about the download though. How large are the files? And once downloaded can the tracks be transferred to another computer/flash drive/hard drive?
@RyanE Disc one is 187MB when it's unzipped, I haven't quite got around to downloading disc two yet. There's no DRM (because it's free), so you can move the files around at your leisure
Awesome! Thanks; I should have some space free for it then. Sounds like its not much larger (file wise) than a normal CD.
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