NIS America dropped a surprise earlier today with the announcement of a vinyl box set featuring music from the long-running shoot ’em up franchise R-Type.
The release will be a black vinyl 5LP. It will be housed in individual jackets in a slipcase box set and will also include a booklet with the tracklist as well as a download card for 370 (!) tracks from 25 games in the series.
It is priced at $125 and is scheduled to release around June 29, 2021. It can be preordered from NIS America’s store here.
Please note that they only ship to North America and as of this post have not replied to my questions about availability on their European storefront.
UPDATE May 5, 2021: I have received e-mail confirmation from NISA Europe that it is estimated to go up for preorder from their store “within a couple of weeks”.
Respawned Records have opened up orders for a vinyl release of the soundtrack to the shoot ’em up game Super XYX. If this sounds familiar it’s because the composer had previously run an unsuccessful Qrates campaign for the vinyl release. However, it is fortunately getting released now after all!
The release will be a single LP available in two color variants – a “Something Ghostly” green translucent and yellow splatter variant, and a “Galactic Attack” clear smoke with green, blue and red splatter variant. It will be housed in a single-pocket jacket with game art and each variant are limited to 150 copies each.
It is priced at $25 and is in hand and expected to begin shipping soon. It can be ordered from Respawned Records here.
EU customers can also order from Black Screen Records here.
Enjoy The Ride Records are releasing the soundtrack to battle royale game Apex Legends on vinyl.
The release will be a single LP available in two color variants – a red and black swirl colored variant, and a clear with black splatter colored variant. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with game art and they are limited to 500 copies of each variant.
It is priced at $25 and is in hand and ready to ship. As of this post both variants have sold out, but it is possible to sign up on their store page here for notifications on when it will be available again.
Enjoy The Ride have stated that there may be a repress if there’s demand (and they sold out in about 20 minutes, so it seems fair to say that there is).
Laced Records have launched preorders for a vinyl release of the soundtrack to action-adventure game Yakuza 0.
The release will be available as a 6LP set and a 2LP selection set.
The 6LP set will be available as a 180g limited edition color-in-color vinyl set as well as a 180g black vinyl set. It will be housed in a slipcase box set with each disc in its own spined sleeve featuring game art.
The 2LP set will be on 180g light blue and green colored vinyl. It will be housed in a wide-spined single-pocket jacket with printed inner sleeves featuring game art.
The 6LP set is priced at £100/$120 and the 2LP set is priced at £33/$35. Both are set to release in October, 2021 and can be preordered via Laced Records here.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. confirmed that they would be releasing the second game in the Klonoa series – Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil – a while back, and now they are ready with preorders.
The release will be a 2LP available in three variants – a “Huepow” blue-in-clear colored vinyl variant (exclusive to Ship To Shore), a white, blue and black tricolor variant (exclusive to Black Screen Records), and a clear vinyl retail variant.
It will be housed in a wide-spined jacket featuring new artwork by Drew Wise and includes an insert with artwork and liner notes by Anthony John Agnello.
It will be priced at $40 and is scheduled to release in October, 2021. It can be preordered from Ship To Shore here.
The Black Screen Records variant can be preorders from Black Screen Records here.
New game soundtrack vinyl label Very Ok Vinyl recently announced that their first title will be the soundtrack to the two-button metroidvania game Necrosphere.
The release will be a single 45RPM LP on pink with white splatter colored vinyl. It will be housed in a single-pocket jacket with spot varnished and embossed game art. It will be limited to 300 copies.
It is priced at $32 CAD and is scheduled to release in early May, 2021. It can be preordered from Very Ok Vinyl here.
Wayô Records have just announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the side-scrolling platformer Mr. Nutz for the SNES on vinyl.
The release will be a 2LP on orange translucent colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Philippe Dessoly. It will also include an 8-page booklet with liner notes from people who worked on the game and soundtrack.
The first 250 preorders will also include a shikishi art print signed by artist Philippe Dessoly.
It is priced at €42 and is scheduled to release in late June, 2021. It can be preordered from Wayô Records here.
Back in 2018 Gamemusic Records released the Frostpunk soundtrack on vinyl. They are now re-releasing the same soundtrack, but in a complete package that also includes the music for the game’s DLCs “The Last Autumn” and “On The Edge”.
The release will be a 2LP on 180g “crackling ice and glacial freeze” blue marbled colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Damian Bajowski. The release is limited to 700 copies.
It is priced at €39 and is scheduled to release in July, 2021. It can be preordered from Gamemusic Records here.
A Myst vinyl soundtrack was first announced by composer Robyn Miller all the way back in 2018, but yesterday Miller finally confirmed that Fangamer would be releasing it – and orders are now live.
The release is a 2LP with one record on “red page” and the other on “blue page” marbled colored vinyl. They will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Robyn Miller. The gatefold will be housed within an embossed slipcase.
It is priced at $45 and is in stock and ready to ship. It can be ordered from Fangamer here.
EU customers can also preorder the release from Black Screen Records here.
Monster Siren Records are releasing three 12″ records for the mobile game Arknights’ Contingency Contract events. The records are for the events Operation Pyrite, Operation Blade and Operation Cinder.
Due to sparse release info it’s unclear exactly which tracks are included on these. Presumably they are similar to last year’s Arknight 12″, where it’s a single track on a single-sided record, but this has not been confirmed.
All three titles appear to be on clear vinyl and housed in single-pocket jackets featuring game art for their respective events. They will also include a sticker set each.
They are priced at 159 RMB each and are scheduled to release in late May, 2021. They can be preordered from TMall here, but please note that they only ship domestically in China.