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.

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 limited edition variant on clear frosted vinyl with with yellow translucent and white splatter.

Heavy Metal Raiden

bootleg! Records have released Heavy Metal Raiden’s self-titled debut album on vinyl.

The album contains heavy metal cover versions of tracks from the Raiden series.

Side A of the album features live recordings from November 2011, while Side B features new studio recordings made for this album.

The album released on March 25, 2017.

Sunset Riders

iam8bit have announced that they will be releasing Motoaki Furukawa’s soundtrack to Sunset Riders on vinyl.

The release will be a 10″ on clear smoke vinyl and comes in a bullet hole die-cut jacket. It is limited to 1000 copies.

It was scheduled to release in mid-July after a small manufacturing delay, but didn’t start shipping before August 21, 2017.

Killer Cuts

iam8bit have released the arranged Killer Cuts music from Killer Instinct.

The release is a single 180g LP in a regular jacket with character artwork of sculpted game characters.

Preorders opened on July 15, 2016 and it released mid-December 2016 after some delays.

This is the “Spinal” variant with the Spinal character on the cover and white vinyl.