Heroes And Villains Second

Square Enix are releasing a series of compilations LPs with character and battle themes from the Final Fantasy series. This is the second release in that series.

The release will be a single LP on black vinyl. It will be housed in a tip-on jacket with illustrations by Tetsuya Nomura.

Preorders opened on October 22, 2021 and it is scheduled to release on December 27, 2021 in Japan and March 28, 2022 elsewhere.

Chemical Plant Zone / Sagat Theme

Colemine Records have released a 7″ with psych-afrobeat arrangements of music from Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Street Fighter II.

The release is a 7″ and comes in a plain 7″ jacket.

Preorders opened on March 30, 2021 and it was planned to release on May 7, 2021, but began shipping out a few weeks prior.

This is the black vinyl variant.

Chemical Plant Zone / Sagat Theme

Colemine Records have released a 7″ with psych-afrobeat arrangements of music from Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Street Fighter II.

The release is a 7″ and comes in a plain 7″ jacket.

Preorders opened on March 30, 2021 and it was planned to release on May 7, 2021, but began shipping out a few weeks prior.

This is the “Sonic Shoe” red colored vinyl edition, which is limited to 750 copies.

The Pink Album

This is an album made by Kirby’s Dream Band featuring rock covers of music from mainly Kirby’s Dream Land, but also Street Fighter II, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Chrono Trigger, Cave Story, Final Fantasy IV, and Pokémon Red & Blue.

It is a 2LP. It comes in a gatefold jacket with a pink front cover and gatefold art by Maiko with each band member drawn as Kirby.

This is the 2021 repress from Re-Run Records. It comes on “box art” white with pink swirl colored vinyl.

Street Fighter II

Retro Leaf Records have released a rock cover album of music from Street Fighter II on vinyl.

The release is a single LP on 180g violet with green splatter colored vinyl. It is housed in a single-pocket jacket with new artwork by Drew Wise. The first run was limited to 100 copies.

Orders opened on March 24, 2021 and it began shipping in early June, 2021.

Streets Of Rage 4 The Definitive Soundtrack

Brave Wave have announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to Streets Of Rage 4 on vinyl.

The release is a 3LP and comes in a box set featuring new artwork by Hitoshi Ariga and Ayano Koshiro. It also includes a booklet with liner notes and interviews as well as a download code for a digital copy of the soundtrack.

Preorders opened on May 1, 2020 and it released in early September, 2020 after some minor delays.

This is the Micromania exclusive variant on red translucent, blue translucent and clear colored vinyl. It is supposedly limited to 300 copies.

Streets Of Rage 4 The Definitive Soundtrack

Brave Wave have announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to Streets Of Rage 4 on vinyl.

The release is a 3LP and comes in a box set featuring new artwork by Hitoshi Ariga and Ayano Koshiro. It also includes a booklet with liner notes and interviews as well as a download code for a digital copy of the soundtrack.

Preorders opened on May 1, 2020 and it released in early September, 2020 after some minor delays.

This is the retail edition on black vinyl.

The Essential Games Music Collection Vol. 2

The arrangement album The Essential Games Music Collection Vol. 2 has gotten released on vinyl by Diggers Factory after a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The release is a single LP on black vinyl. It is housed in a regular LP jacket with similar artwork to its original digital release. It is a pressing of 1300 copies.

Orders opened in July, 2020 and it was scheduled to release in October, 2020. However, it was delayed and began shipping in mid-November, 2020.

The Keyblade War

Materia Collective have released the Kingdom Hearts series arrangement album The Keyblade War on vinyl.

The release is a 2LP with one record on gold translucent with black smoke and the other on blue translucent with silver smoke colored vinyl. It is housed in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Anato Finnstark and design by Rozen and Isa Alcántara.

Preorders opened on July 3, 2020 and it was scheduled to release in November, 2020, but was delayed multiple times before shipping in late May, 2021.

Distant Worlds IV: More Music From Final Fantasy

AWR Records have releasing the soundtrack to the orchestral Final Fantasy arrangement album Distant Worlds IV on vinyl.

It is a 2LP on clear vinyl. It is housed in a gatefold jacket with photos from the recording sessions alongside performer credits.

Orders opened on June 18, 2020 and it began shipping out shortly after.