Remute has beforehand launched related carts for the Genesis / Mega Drive, SNES, PC Engine and Sport Boy, however states that ‘R64’ would be the most “numerous and playful album” to this point.
It’ll showcase 15 new songs, “starting from ultra-catchy electro pop harking back to Yello, Kraftwerk or Yellow Magic Orchestra to sinister techno and home excursions beaming you proper again to foggy ’90s warehouse raves.”
Remute is eager to level out that this is not some low-cost trick, too:
No tips – this isn’t an embedded MP3-player, terribly compressed WAV-files or different dishonest: as with all earlier Remute cartridge albums the sound on this cartridge will get generated and performed again in realtime by the console and it is all taking place inside meager 8 Megabytes of cupboard space! With ‘R64’ the Nintendo 64 console is your very personal synthesizer/sampler hybrid and joyful to serve you each time you flip it on and press play! 93,75 MHz child!
Remute teamed up with “genius Nintendo 64 dev” Rasky, who created the sound engine and player-GUI in addition to “an amazingly trippy 3D-experience accompanying Remute’s music.”
R64 carts might be region-free and can slot in all fashions of the Nintendo 64 console – NTSC-U, PAL or NTSC-J. The cart could be pre-ordered now for 39.99 € by way of Remute’s Bandcamp web page, the place you may also hear some samples. Launch is scheduled for March twenty fifth, 2022.
A really restricted ‘Plus Version’ – which comes with a 7″ vinyl with particular variations of the 2 album songs ‘Superposition’ and ‘Custom Und Moderne’ together with a 3rd vinyl-exclusive track known as ‘Custom And Superposition’ – will price you 49.99 €.
R64 is a part of an album trilogy, with ‘Unity’ (Sport Boy Advance) and ‘Generations’ (Sega Dreamcast) following later in 2022. Remute may even re-release his SNES and Genesis cartridge albums ‘The Cult Of Remute’ and ‘Technoptimistic’ quickly.