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Episode 13 – Soul Calibur

Episode 13 – Soul Calibur

A tale of swords and destinies, Soul Calibur has become a legendary series featuring some of the greatest fighting game advancements ever; and within those achievements are musical compositions that deserve vast amounts of recognition. Today we visit the stage of history and the world of Soul Calibur as we uncover some of the finer details about the lore, characters, gameplay mechanics, and of course the music. Join Mike and Justin as they try to define what makes Japanese harps “buttery”, struggle with pronunciation of Seung Mi-Na’s name, and of course, get bossed around by special celebrity call-in, Ivy Valentine! Welcome to your ultimate Soul Calibur playlist!
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TRACK LISTING:

Intro: Soul Edge (Soul Blade) (Arcade – 1996), “The Edge of Soul (Intro Theme)” Takanori Otsuka, Hiroyuki Kawada, Masahiro Fukuzawa, Hiroto Sasaki, Takayuki Ishikawa, Akihiko Ishikawa
1 – Soul Edge (Soul Blade) (Arcade – 1996), “Kkaduri (Sueng Mina’s theme)” Takanori Otsuka, Hiroyuki Kawada, Masahiro Fukuzawa, Hiroto Sasaki, Takayuki Ishikawa, Akihiko Ishikawa
2 – Soul Calibur (Arcade – 1998), “The New Legends: Proving Ground (Kilik & Edge Master)” Akitaka Toyama, Junichi Nakatsuru, Yoshihito Yano, Hideki Tobeta
3 – Soul Calibur (Arcade – 1998), “Unblessed Soul (Ivy’s Theme)” Akitaka Toyama, Junichi Nakatsuru, Yoshihito Yano, Hideki Tobeta
4 – Soul Calibur II (Arcade – 2002) “Unwavering Resolve (Cassandra’s Theme)” Junichi Nakatsuru
5 – Soul Calibur: Legends (Wii – 2007) “Barbaros” Basiscape Co. Ltd. (Masaharu Iwata, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Kimihiro Abe, Noriyuki Kamikura)
6 – Soul Calibur III (PS2/Arcade – 2005), “No Regrets (Cervantes Theme)” Junichi Nakatsuru (only person listed as “Music by”)
7 – Patreon Pick: Chris Murray – Soul Calibur IV (XB360/PS3 – 2008) “Thanatos” Junichi Nakatsuru, Keiki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Fujita
8 – Soul Calibur IV (PS3/XB360 – 2008), “Gigantesque (Amy’s Theme)” Junichi Nakatsuru, Keiki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Fujita
9 – Soul Calibur V (XB360/PS3 – 2012) “Sword of Resolution (Patroklos’ Theme)” Andrew Aversa, Cris Velasco, Hiroki Kikuta, Inon Zur, Junichi Nakatsuru, Tomoki Miyoshi
10 – Soul Calibur VI (PS4/XBone/PC – 2018) “Who Dare to Tread” Junichi Nakatsuru

Episode 12 – Capcom Disney with Rhythm & Pixels

Episode 12 – Capcom Disney with Rhythm & Pixels

Sometimes considered the greatest crossover of its time, when Capcom and Disney worked together, the results were a mixed bag of highs and lows regarding gaming. However, the music was always a treat; one that many gamers would possibly consider some of the best of its time. On this episode, Justin and Mike are joined by Rob and Pernell of Rhythm & Pixels, a fellow VGM podcast focused on friendship and awesome tunes. With Rob and Pernell picking the majority of the tracks this time around, this episode is sure to delight fans on all spectrums. From discussion about mermaid butts, talking about dysfunctional households amongst the Goof Troop gang, and call ins from various Disney characters, prepare to visit the Magic Kingdom, the Disney Afternoon and more on this episode of XVGM Radio!
Huge thanks to Rob and Pernell for joining us for this part 1 look at Disney based VGM. We’ll be doing a followup crossover episode on their show soon where we take a look at non-Capcom Disney games. Check them out at: https://rhythmandpixels.com/
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TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Magical Tetris Challenge (GBC – 2000) “Updown Tetris Panic” Harumi Fujita
1 – Magical Tetris Challenge (N64/PS1/Arcade – 1998) “Mickey’s Theme” (also called “Versus Weasel”) Masato Kouda
2 – Adventures in the Magic Kingdom (NES – 1990) “Space Ship” Yoko Shimomura, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (Programming)
3 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Game Boy – 1991), “Stages 5 and 6” Yasuaki Fujita
4 – Mickey Mousecapade (NES – 1988) “Pirate Ship” Takeaki Kunimoto
5 – The Little Mermaid (NES – 1991) “The Sunken Ship” Yasuaki Fujita
6 – Mickey’s Dangerous Chase (GB – 1991) “Factory” Keiji Sakata
7 – Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers (NES – 1990) “Zone J” Harumi Fujita
8 – Darkwing Duck (NES – 1992) “Megavolt Stage” Yasuaki Fujita
9 – Disney’s Aladdin (SNES – 1993) “Stage 2 The Caves” Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara, Yuki Iwai Alan Menken (Original music)
10 – Disney’s Goof Troop (SNES – 1993) “Sea Robber” Yuki Iwai