Diggin’ In The Carts, A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music

Hyperdub have announced that they will be releasing their compilation album “Diggin’ In The Carts, A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music” on vinyl.

No specifics on the vinyl release have been announced other than it being scheduled to release aroung February 16, 2018.

Keep in mind that the composers and games shown below are taken from the digital version of this release and might not be exactly the same as what will be put on the vinyl release.

Art Of Fighting 2: The Definitive Soundtrack

Brave Wave have announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the game Art Of Fighting 2 on vinyl.

No specifics on the release itself have been announced other than artwork will be done by SNK illustrator Shinkiro.

It is expected to release in 2018.

Art Of Fighting: The Definitive Soundtrack

Brave Wave have announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the game Art Of Fighting on vinyl.

The release will be a single LP on blue vinyl housed in a gatefold cover. Artwork comes from SNK’s archives. It includes a booklet with interviews from people who worked on the game.

It is scheduled to release around November 10, 2017.

Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack

Brave Wave have released a 4LP box set with the NES and arcade soundtracks to Ninja Gaiden, and the soundtracks to Ninja Gaiden II and III.

The box contain two gatefold albums one with the NES/Arcade soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on orange and red vinyl, and the other with Ninja Gaiden II and III on blue and yellow vinyl.

Preorders opened on April 13, 2017 and it released early July.

Contra Original Video Game Soundtrack

Mondo have released the soundtrack to Contra. The release will have both the NES/Famicom and Arcade soundtracks.

The release is a 180g LP cut at 45RPM. It comes in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Eric Powell.

Orders for this opened on July 19, 2017. Orders started shipping shortly after.

This is the red and blue split variant.

Arcade Classics Volume 2 – Darius

As part of their collaboration with Taito, Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have released Zuntata’s soundtrack to Darius on vinyl. It is the second entry in the Taito Arcade Classics series.

It is the full arcade soundtrack with a new master from Taito’s archives. It features liner notes from Hisayoshi Ogura and Anthony John Agello.

Preorders opened on April 12, 2017and it released late April, 2017.

This is the blue and red marbled variant. It’s limited to 350 copies and was sold exclusively through Limited Run Games.

There was some controversy regarding this pressing as it had been marketed with a sample image that had a much more significant color effect than the final product.

Arcade Classics Volume 2 – Darius

As part of their collaboration with Taito, Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have released Zuntata’s soundtrack to Darius on vinyl. It is the second entry in the Taito Arcade Classics series.

It is the full arcade soundtrack with a new master from Taito’s archives. It features liner notes from Hisayoshi Ogura and Anthony John Agello.

Preorders opened on April 12, 2017and it released late April, 2017.

This is the “Silver Hawk, Player 1” variant on red translucent vinyl.

Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade

Data Discs have released the arcade soundtracks to Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade together on an LP.

Preorders opened on March 4, 2017 and is expected to ship in late March, 2017.

This is the classic black variant.

Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade

Data Discs have released the arcade soundtracks to Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade together on an LP.

Preorders opened on March 4, 2017 and is expected to ship in late March, 2017.

This is the yellow translucent variant.