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Four new titles officially confirmed by Data Discs

Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master, Super Hang-On, Out Run, and Streets Of Rage 2 have been officially confirmed to be released on vinyl by Data Discs.

Shinobi III and Streets Of Rage 2 had already been confirmed via comments on social media, but this is the first major announcement with new information that they’ve had.

Coming up first is Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master.  The soundtrack by Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao will come in three color variants – classic black, oxblood, and oxblood/bone split. The album will furthermore feature an OBI strip and a foldout poster with original artwork. It will be available to order from October 2, 2015 and from  the sound of it, these are ready to ship – no mentions of pre-ordering.

Next up is Super Hang-On. The soundtrack by Koichi Namiki, Katsuhiro Hayashi and Shigeru Ohwada will come in two different variants – classic black, and opaque tricoulor segment vinyl. The album will feature an OBI strip, a die-cut cover and a printed innersleeve and will be cut at 45 RPM. Pre-orders for this will open in early November, 2015 and are expected to ship out in December.

As for fan favorites Out Run and Streets of Rage 2 there are not many specific news other than these are expected to be released  in 2016.

Overall a good amount of exciting news for vgm vinyl fans.Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master - Mockup Front

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Music from Oddworld: New n’ Tasty to be released on vinyl

Fans of the Oddworld games rejoice! Today it’s been revealed through Oddworld Inhabitants that a soundtrack from Oddworld: New n’ Tasty will be released on vinyl.

It will include brand new remastered tunes from Oddworld: New n’ Tasty as well as new mixes from the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee on what looks like a grey colored vinyl. As a bonus it will include a poster, a Steam code for the Oddworld: New n’ Tasty game, and the full soundtrack to the game as well as the soundtrack to the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.

You can see the full tracklist for the vinyl version now over at Oddworld Inhabitants.

It will be revealed at the EGX event in Birmingham, UK this weekend. It will be released by Black Screen Records. Release date, price, pressing numbers, and where to buy is yet to be disclosed but stay tuned!

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Music from Final Fantasy VIII will be released on vinyl

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.

Final Fantasy VIII - Mockup

Halo 5: Guardians vinyl soundtrack is up for preorder

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

The MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back (aka. EarthBound) soundtrack is coming out on vinyl

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.

MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back - Mockup

BIT.TRIP’s Greatest Chips is being released on vinyl by iam8bit

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.

BIT.TRIP - Mockup FrontBIT.TRIP - Mockup Back

The Battletoads vinyl OST goes up for pre-order tomorrow alongside the soundtracks to Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark

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.

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Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture soundtrack to be released on vinyl?

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.

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture - Tweet

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.