Ultra Combo – the official Killer Instinct website – have announced that the soundtrack to the first Killer Instinct game will be released on vinyl via iam8bit. The soundtrack is composed by Robin Beanland and Graeme Norgate and is titled Killer Cuts.
There will be three different versions of the soundtrack – one on Sabrewulf purple vinyl, one on Spinal clear vinyl, and a limited edition Fulgore green vinyl version. What’s special about the Fulgore version is that it will only be for sale during the EVO weekend (July 15-17) and after that it will be sold out forever. Additionally, people who purchase the Fulgore variant are also entered in a draw to win the custom-made Fulgore puppet used for the cover art. A download code for the digital soundtrack is included as well.
The artwork on these is done by Cory Schmitz, Ben Sifel, Austin James & Seth Cuddeback, while the puppets for the artwork has been done by Chelsea Bayouth.
As a nice little touch the records end in a locked groove on side A which will play the “c-c-c-combo breaker” shout.
All 3 versions we go up for sale on Friday via iam8bit’s webstore at 9am PDT and are scheduled to release in October. They can be preordered from iam8bit’s US store here or their UK store here.
Black Screen Records teased this soundtrack a while back by posting a sound clip on social media of them playing the test pressing, but now the official announcement is out – Black Screen Records are releasing Joris de Man’s Velocity 2X soundtrack on vinyl.
The release will come on 2LP 180g vinyl with one disc on solid neon pink vinyl and the other on solid blue vinyl. The release also comes with an A2 poster with artwork from the game and an instant MP3 download of the digital soundtrack.
The release is scheduled to ship out on August 19, 2016, is priced at €24, and can be preordered from Black Screen Records’ store here.
But that’s not all – if you’re feeling adventurous you can also preorder a mystery bundle containing the Velocity 2X soundtrack + the next 3 soundtracks from Black Screen Records. This bundle is €80 and is slightly cheaper than buying the albums individually. On the downside they won’t ship out until November. The mystery bundle can be preordered here.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. tweeted a mockup of their previously announced Taito compilation today. It will feature music from Zuntata (the Taito Sound Team) and will be titled “Arcade Classics Volume One”.
It had previously been announced that we’d be getting some Night Striker music on vinyl and it looks like this is the release for that. In addition, this compilation will also feature music from the games Metal Black and Elevator Action Returns.
There are no specifics on a tracklist (other than what can be seen on the mockup label) and it appears that a solid blue color variant will be available.
No specific news on a release date either, but the mockup image was followed by the words “Coming very, very soon”, so I suspect we’ll be hearing more soon. I’ll update this post when more is announced.
UPDATE: The release will be priced at $25 and can be preordered from August 10 via Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s webstore.
UPDATE: Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have tweeted two other variants of this release – yellow solid and classic black.
Brave Wave have updated their Generation Series page to include a Shovel Knight: The Definitive Soundtrack release on 2LP black vinyl. The release have been done in cooperation with original composers Jake Kaufman and Manami Matsumae and is mastered specifically for vinyl.
The release will feature brand new artwork from Hitoshi Ariga who have previously done artwork for Pokémon and Mega Man. The artwork have not been announced yet, but Brave Wave have released a sketch on their announcement page.
There’s no preorder or release date yet, but Brave Wave encourages people to sign up to preorder news on their site.
UPDATE: Brave Wave have answered some questions regarding this release over on NeoGAF. The release will feature 43 tracks which have been chosen and adjusted by Jake Kaufman for this release.
In addition, they plan on sending out the release date two weeks prior to shipping. So there will not be a long wait between ordering and receiving the release.
UPDATE 2: Preorders have now opened for the soundtrack. The title will be on 2LP “armor blue” vinyl.
Today iam8bit announced that they will be releasing a Collector’s Edition to the game Necropolis and that this package will include the game’s soundtrack on vinyl.
The game’s score is composed by Jon Everist and will be pressed onto 180g grey vinyl for this release, which also features album artwork by Steve Courtney. The art also functions as a pen-and-paper dungeon crawler.
Besides the record the Collector’s Edition will also include a code for the game (Steam, PS4, or Xbox One), the full digital soundtrack, and a death certificate.
The album is set to release in Q4 2016 and can be preordered now from both iam8bit’s US store and their UK/EU store.
In a newsletter today Data Discs announced that they will open up for preorders on their long-awaited OutRun release on June 25th. The release features music from Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi, Masayoshi Ishi, Manabu Namiki, and Jane-Evelyn Nisperos.
The release was originally announced back in September 2015, but this is the first time we receive more information about it. As usual there will be different variants – this time there will be a limited edition variant exclusive to Data Discs own store on mint green, clear, and pink three-stripe vinyl, one on solid mint green vinyl, and one on classic black (see mockups below). The cover will be die-cut and will show part of the artwork from the record sleeves and the release will also include liner notes by Hiroshi Kawaguchi.
The release features the full original 1986 arcade version as well as three bonus tracks taken from the 1991 Mega Drive and 2014 3DS versions.
To make everything a little bit sweeter 50 lucky pre-order customers will have their limited edition version signed by Kawaguchi (to see more specifics on that, please follow the pre-order link below).
Preorders will open from Data Discs’ store on June 25th at 7PM (UK time) and are expected to ship out in July. Please note that people on Data Discs’ mailing list will receive a code that gives earlier access to the store.
…also, this is the first Data Discs release that doesn’t begin with an S.
In an article about indie game soundtracks posted by the music distribution site Bandcamp today, it was revealed that Ghost Ramp is working on a vinyl release for Decky Coss’ soundtrack to the game Cibele (among a handful of previously confirmed soundtracks).
Cibele is an adventure game by Star Maid Games about love and a young woman’s feelings for a young man she meets in an online multiplayer game.
No specifics were mentioned in the article, but while we wait for more information the soundtrack can be streamed in full on Decky Coss’ Bandcamp.
This post will be updated when more news are revealed.
Today Bethesda have listed a massive 6LP box set containing Inon Zur’s full 65 track score to Fallout 4 – 3½ hours worth of music!
The box set is done by Spacelab9 (who previously worked with Bethesda on the 4LP Fallout 3 score) and includes the discs in 3 gatefold jackets within a slipcover. All 6 records come on blue vinyl.
The set is priced at $125 and is limited to 3000 copies. It is scheduled to release on July 1, 2016 and can be preordered from the Bethesda Store here.
In a press statement from G4F Records today (in French only), the label announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the upcoming game Furi on vinyl.
The soundtrack contains tracks from different renowned synthwave and electro artists such as Carpenter Brut, Danger, The Toxic Avenger, Lorn, Scattle, Waveshaper, and Kn1ght.
The album with come in a gatefold cover with silver print and white gloss with artwork by Takashi Okazaki. It will be a 2LP release with one record on pink vinyl and the other on blue. The vinyl release is limited to 800 copies.
The album is currently scheduled for release on July 7, 2016 and it can be preordered from Bandcamp now. A few teaser tracks are also available via Bandcamp already and the album will contain a code for a full digital download when it releases.
While preorders opened for yesterdays Hyper Light Drifter announcement, iam8bit also snuck in a brand new listing for the soundtrack to Oxenfree, which is composed by SCNTFC.
The soundtrack will come on 2LP 180g colored vinyl in a foil-printed and die-cut jacket with cover art by Austin James and sleeve art by Heather Gross. The release comes with a download code which will be sent out to people who preorders on June 3 (and immediately to people who order on that date or later).
It had already been confirmed by SCNTFC on Twitter that his soundtrack would be released on vinyl and it was speculated that iam8bit would be the ones putting it out as they had already done merch for the game. It hadn’t been officially announced until today, though.
The release is expected to ship in late September 2016 and can be preordered via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK store here.