In mid-December last year Brave Wave announced that they would be releasing a Panzer Dragoon Saga arrangement album titled “Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement“. Well, now it’s almost here!
What’s really interesting is that the arrangement is done by the original soundtrack’s composer Saori Kobayashi. In an interview with The Verge Kobayashi has stated that: “I was able to achieve the kind of music that I wanted to do 20 years ago“.
Also present on this new arrangement is Eri Ito, Triforce Quartet, and Maho Azuma.
The vinyl release will be a 2LP on lilac colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Katsumi Yokota with additional design by Cory Schmitz. The release will include a booklet with essays and liner notes by people who worked on the game as well as archival artwork.
The release will be priced at $35/€35 and is scheduled to release early April 2018. It can be preordered via Fangamer for people in the US here and via BigWax for people in EU/RoW here.
It’s been confirmed that Brave Wave will be releasing the soundtracks to Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 for some time, but now we can soon preorder them.
Both soundtracks will be released as a 180g 2LP sets. Sonic Adventure will come with one record on blue and the other on white vinyl, while Sonic Adventure 2 will come with one record on blue and the other on red vinyl.
Both sets will come in gatefold jackets and include printed inner sleeves, and a booklet featuring liner notes, character art and song lyrics. A download code will also be included for both.
The colored records are only for the first pressing of this release. All subsequent pressings will be on black vinyl.
In addition to the 2LP sets Brave Wave will also release a limited 4LP box set that include both soundtracks. The box set includes a card signed by the games’ lead composer Jun Senoue. The box set will be limited to 300 copies. There will not be a regular box set version.
The 2LP sets are priced at $40/€40 each and the box set is priced at $100/€100. All of the sets are scheduled to release in early 2018.
Preorders open December 5, 2017 via Fangamer for customers in North America at 3PM EST and BigWax for customer in Europe and the rest of the world at 12PM CET.
When preorders open the Sonic Adventure 2LP can be found on Fangamer here and BigWax here.
The Sonic Adventure 2 2LP can be found on Fangamer here and BigWax here.
The 4LP box set with both soundtracks can be found on Fangamer here and BigWax here.
Brave Wave did announce that they would have news on Art of Fighting and Plague of Shadows soon, but now they are already available to preorder alongside the recently announced soundtrack for République.
Art of Fighting will be a single LP on blue vinyl. It’s housed in a gatefold jacket with artwork sourced from SNK’s archives. It includes a detailed booklet with interviews from people who worked on the game as well as a download card for a digital copy of the soundtrack.
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will be a single LP on green vinyl. It is housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Hitoshi Ariga. It also includes a booklet with interviews.
République will be a single LP on black vinyl. It is housed in a gatefold jacket. It includes a booklet where the development team writes about the game and the music. It also includes a download card for a digital copy of the soundtrack AND a digital copy of the upcoming VR version of the game.
Art of Fighting and Plague of Shadows will be part of Brave Wave’s Generation Series.
Art of Fighting is priced at $25/€23 and is scheduled to release mid-November 2017. It can be preordered via Fangamer (US) here and BigWax (EU) here.
Plague of Shadows is priced at $25/€26 and is scheduled to release late November 2017. It can be preordered via Fangamer (US) here and BigWax (EU) here.
République is priced at $25/€23 and is ready to ship. It can be ordered via Fangamer (US) here and BigWax (EU) here.
It’s been a while since Brave Wave officially confirmed that they would be releasing the soundtracks to Ninja Gaiden 1-3 in two 2LP volumes. Today, however, we finally got to know when – and a whole lot more!
Vol. 1 of the two 2LP releases will contain newly remastered versions of the arcade and NES versions of the original Ninja Gaiden soundtrack. Vol. 2 will containg newly remastered versions of the NES soundtracks to Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom.
Vol. 1 comes on orange and red colored vinyl, while Vol. 2 comes on blue and green colored vinyl. They both come in gatefold jackets and includes a booklet each with artwork, interviewss and liner notes.
In addition to these two 2LP releases Brave Wave is also doing a super-limited box set in only 100 copies. This box set will include both 2LP sets and also comes with concept art and a post card signed by three of the series’ composers.
UPDATE: I’ve had it confirmed with Brave Wave that it is only the signed version of the box set which will be limited to 100 copies. There will be non-signed copies as well – and more than 100.
All 3 releases are scheduled to release on or around July 1, 2017. Preorders for all will open on April 13, 2017 via BigWax and Bandcamp.
If you want to read more detailed information about the Vol. 1 & 2 regular releases, you can do so on Brave Wave’s website here, and you can read more about the limited box set here. Finally you can read about the process behind doing this remastered release in an extensive interview Brave Wave did with The Verge here.
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.
A new label dedicated to releasing video game music on physical media called Generation Series have announced that it’s releasing the soundtrack to Street Fighter II Arcade on vinyl and CD.
Generation series appears to be a sublabel to Brave Wave, which is a label run by VGM fans and have previously released alternate versions and “inspired by”-VGM soundtracks on CD and digital.
The release info notes:
The soundtrack release will include new remasters of both CPS-1 and CPS-2 versions of the arcade game, extracted directly from the arcade boards and approved by original composer Yoko Shimomura.
The vinyl will be on translucent red and will feature art prints from Capcom’s archives as well as liner notes from Yoko Shimomura. See the artwork below: