198X

iam8bit have released the soundtrack to 198X on vinyl.

The release is a 2LP with one record on “retro” pink translucent and the other on classic black vinyl. It comes in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Waneella. It is limited to 500 copies.

The album was announced as part of the game’s Kickstarter on May 3, 2018, which was funded succesfully on June 2, 2018. A later vinyl edition was also announced as part of the Kickstarter.

The album was initially intended to release alongside the game in May, 2019, but the full game was delayed. In February, 2020 it was announced that the two vinyl editions were getting combined into this one and would be released by iam8bit. It began shipping to backers  later in February, 2020 and was made available for purchase at PAX East 2020, and available online on March 5, 2020.

198X By Yuzo Koshiro

The Kickstarter campaign for the game included a vinyl EP add-on. The campaign was succesfully funded on June 2, 2018.

The release is planned to be a 12″ on purple vinyl and appears to be housed in a regular single pocket jacket with game art on it.

This 12″ includes that 5 tracks to Yuzo Koshiro is contributing to the soundtrack.

Vinyl pledges were originally scheduled to ship out in March, 2019. In a backer update from February 2019, it was announced that all physical rewards would be delayed until 2020 to release alongside with the second part of the game.

On February 19, 2020 Hi-Bit Studios announced that both vinyl versions of the soundtrack would be combined into this 2LP version by iam8bit instead.

198X

The Kickstarter campaign for the game included a vinyl soundtrack option at the 825 SEK “Vinyl Pack” tier. The campaign was succesfully funded on June 2, 2018.

The release is planned to be a single LP on pink vinyl and appears to be housed in a regular single pocket jacket with the game’s logo on it. It is limited to 100 copies that were all sold  during the campaign.

This pink LP appears to include the full soundtrack including the music by Yuzo Koshiro, as opposed to the add-on EP that only has the Koshiro tracks.

Vinyl pledges were originally scheduled to ship out in March, 2019. In a backer update from February 2019, it was announced that all physical rewards would be delayed until 2020 to release alongside with the second part of the game.

On February 19, 2020 Hi-Bit Studios announced that both vinyl versions of the soundtrack would be combined into this 2LP version by iam8bit instead.