I just threw out a quick tweet about this, but I wanted to share a little more detail about the situation.
Since about July 12th, we have known that the upcoming PS3/360 game DragonBall: Raging Blast will have a new vocal theme song performed by Hironobu Kageyama called “Progression“. Listings for a CD single of the song only began appearing online on September 27th. The game is not due out until November 10th (North America) / November 12th (Japan). The CD single is not due out until November 25th.
Here is just a taste of some of the most recent search engine referrals over on Daizenshuu EX:
- raging blast theme mp3
- dragon ball raging blast progression
- dragon ball raging blast op song download
- hironobu kageyama progression download
- progression raging blast
- progression kageyama hironobu mp3
To be fair, not all of the above-listed searches were specifically for an illegal download of the song. Also to be fair, the song has been featured in a limited capacity in trailers for the game; in fact, I was able to sample out a very short version of it to use as the closing for a recent podcast episode.
But seriously? We are months out from the game’s release and the song’s physical release. These people really think they are going to find a download of it? And with those kinds of terrible search queries…?!