A listing from Square Enix’s Japanese Store have just confirmed that a picture disc vinyl record with music from Final Fantasy VIII will be released on vinyl with an estimated release date of December 21st, 2015.
According to the listing it is a selection of music from the game and the tracks are chosen by composer Nobuo Uematsu himself. The listing doesn’t mention if it’s a 2LP like the Final Fantasy VII vinyl release was or if it is just a single LP.
The Japanese store will only ship within Japan itself, but seeing how the Final Fantasy VII release was also available in the European stores I think that it’s fair to remain optimistic that it will be available outside Japan later on.
Pre-order through Square Enix Japan [Japan only]
UPDATE: I’ve been in touch with Square Enix Merch EU customer support, who, when asked if they were planning on releasing this outside Japan, told me that they were “considering the option”.
UPDATE 2: It is now available through the Square Enix EU store. It was also disclosed that it will be limited to 2,000 numbered copies. It will be released on December 15, 2015.
Well, this was actually announced well over a week ago, but I’ve been a bit unaware. Oh well, better late than never!
A listing on Amazon reveals that Kazuma Jinnouchi’s soundtrack for the fifth main entry in the Halo series will be making it to vinyl. Labels are listed as Microsoft and 343 Industries and the release date is set to be October 30, 2015.
Pre-order through Amazon
Ship To Shore Phono Co. recently announced that copies of the MOTHER Arranged Soundtrack would go open for pre-orders for non-Kickstarter backers tomorrow (August 26), but today they revealed that it will do so alongside pre-orders for the soundtrack to MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back (known as EarthBound in the West).
The soundtrack by Hirokazu Tanaka & Keiichi Suzuki will be available in 4 different color variants: red/black swirl, blue/yellow split, hot spring pink, and good ol’ black.
Pre-orders for the MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back will go live on Ship To Shore Phono Co.’s own webstore tomorrow at 1PM EST. The MOTHER Arranged Soundtrack is set to be released in November, 2015 while the MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back soundtrack is set to be released early 2016.
iam8bit has really found their niche with video game music on vinyl and have presented yet another pre-order.
This time it’s a greatest hits compilation with music from the BIT.TRIP games. It will feature music from Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, Nullsleep, Anamanaguchi (who also did the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game OST), and minusbaby.
The artwork is done by Drew Wise and the record will be a picture disc pressed on clear vinyl (see the mockups below).
As an extra bonus this will come with codes for all 7 BIT.TRIP games (on Steam) as well as their full digital soundtracks. It will be limited to 1,500 copies and will cost $25.
Today iam8bit announced that they’re releasing an EP featuring Chipzel’s music for Super Hexagon on vinyl. It comes on a hexagon-shaped record featuring artwork by Cory Schmitz and comes in 4 different colors sent out randomly. It is limited to 1600 copies (400 of each color) and is due for a November 2015 release.
Preorders will open up on August 13.
Iam8bit pulled a big surprise move today when they announced that not only will the (previously announced) Battletoads vinyl soundtrack go up for pre-order tomorrow, but it will do so alongside two other Rare soundtracks – Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark.
David Wise’s Battletoads soundtrack will have very similar artwork and the same vinyl color as the SDCC Comic Con exclusive version, but will not have an embossed cover or a sound chip. It will also feature different gatefold artwork.
Grant Kirkhope’s Banjo Kazooie soundtrack will be on 2LP and come one brown and one red vinyl record. Grant Kirkhope, Graeme Norgate and David Clynick’s Perfect Dark soundtrack will also be a 2LP and come on red and blue splatter vinyl.
Update: All three are scheduled to be released in November.
All three releases will be limited to 3000 copies each. See artwork and vinyl colors below.
Jessica Curry, composer and studio head at The Chinese Room, has said on Twitter that the soundtrack to the upcoming game, Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, will be released on vinyl.
The news was shown in a screenshot by NeoGAF user PurpleMoustache in the VGM vinyl thread.
Now you might be wondering why I don’t cite the Tweet directly as the source and why I’ve tagged this as a rumored release. This is simply because I can’t find the tweet. It might have been taken down (or I’m an idiot with Twitter, which is just as likely), so I’m counting this as a rumor for now.
Update: I’ve finally come across a Twitter-link where Curry addresses the vinyl release, so I will now consider this confirmed.
Persona Central have made a list of merchandise that Atlus will be bringing with them to the Comiket conference this year. This included a vinyl version of “Persona 4: Dancing All Night Original Soundtrack -REMIXES-“.
It’s price tag will be 3000 yen and it will be distributed by Mastard Records. The Comiket conference will take place in Tokyo, Japan from August 14-16.
Update: A release for the general public has been announced. According to the Japanese store ebten.jp it will be released in late September. Please note that ebten.jp will only ship within Japan.
You can now order the The Last Of Us soundtrack on vinyl from Mondo’s webstore:
It’s a 4LP box set containing music from the game as well as the Left Behind DLC on black vinyl. It features art from Olly Moss and Jay Shaw and will set you back $75.
Update: First pressing has sold out, but Mondo has opened up for preorders for a second pressing with an estimated release in December.
Update 2: Mondo has stated that they will close preorders on August 7 (or earlier if the planned pressing quantity sells out).
Spacelab9’s delayed and long-awaited Mega Man picture disc can now be purchased through Hot Topic’s website and stores.
If you don’t like picture discs, Hot Topic, or both then you’re in luck as Spacelab9 has promised to release a standard vinyl version on their own site on a later undisclosed date.
Update: While I was writing this the release sold out. It might still be available in-store, though.
Update 2: In a comment on a reddit-post, Spacelab9 said that they hope to be able to ship the standard vinyl versions in late September/early October.