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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.