Square Enix have opened up preorders for a vinyl release with a selection of music from their classic Playstation JRPG Final Fantasy IX.
The release will be a picture disc 2LP. It will be housed in a PVC jacket with a thin cardboard stiffener featuring game art.
It is priced at ¥5500 and is scheduled to release on July 7, 2022. It is available to preorder from the Japanese Square Enix store here (domestic shipping only). It has been confirmed that they will also release on the NA and EU stores later.
Square Enix have opened up preorders for two new Final Fantasy compilation albums titled “Chocobo + Friends”. They will include all (or at least almost all) Chocobo themes from throughout the main series plus some bonus tracks.
Both titles will be single LPs and will be housed in a single pocket jacket featuring new illustrations by Toshiyuki Itahana.
They are priced at ¥3520 each (with a bundle option available at ¥7080) and are scheduled to release on May 25, 2022. They can currently only be preordered via the Japanese Square Enix store with no international shipping options.
KupoCon have opened up vinyl preorders for the Final Fantasy series arrangement LP Mogzart Volume One. It will be the first of four releases in the series and will feature arrangements of music from Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy X.
The release will be a single LP on blue colored vinyl. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with new artwork.
It is priced at $49 and is scheduled to release no later than September, 2022. It can be preordered from KupoCon here.
GameChops have just launched a new campaign for an album in their Chill series and this time it’s the Final Fantasy series getting the treatment on Chocobo & Chill.
The release will be a single LP on black vinyl. It will be housed in a single-pocket jacket with artwork by Liz Clayton Fuller.
It is priced at $25 and the campaign runs from now and until February 6, 2022. If successful they are scheduled to begin shipping in June, 2022. The release can be backed via Bandcamp here.
AWR Records are releasing the fifth and latest installment in the Distant Worlds series of Final Fantasy arrangement albums on vinyl.
Distant Worlds V feature arrangements of tracks from Final Fantasy V, VI, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV as well as a series spanning Chocobo medley.
The release will be a 2LP on clear vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with session photography and credits.
It is priced at $40 and is in-hand and ready to ship. It can be ordered via the official Distant Worlds store here. Please note that they will only ship to the US and Canada at this time.
Square Enix are releasing a series of four compilation LPs with character and battle themes from all 15 Final Fantasy main series titles.
Each release will be a single black vinyl LP. They will be housed in tip-on single-pocket jackets with character illustrations by Tetsuya Nomura and will all include a download card.
There is also an option for a version which has all four releases together in a clear plastic slipcase
Please note that if you order from Square Enix Japan you will have to buy all four standalone titles in order to qualify for the slipcase, while the Western stores has the 4LP set as a standalone listing.
They are priced at €33/$37/¥3250 and are scheduled to release between December 6, 2021 and March 28, 2022 (slipcase orders will ship March 28, 2022).
It can be preordered via Square Enix Europe here, Square Enix North America here and Square Enix Japan here.
Square Enix are releasing a 7″ with music from the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV expansion Endwalker.
The release will be a black vinyl 7″ housed in a 7″ jacket with new artwork by the game’s art team.
It is priced at $28/€29/£25 and is scheduled to release on November 17, 2021. It can be preordered from the Square Enix North American store here, their European store here, and their UK store here.
Respawned Records are releasing TPR’s Final Fantasy VI piano arrangement album World Of Ruin on vinyl.
The release will be a 2LP available in two variants – a “Kefka” red-in-clear with black splatter variant, and a “Terra” purple/pink with green splatter variant. They are limited to 250 copies each.
It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Abi Scott and will also include an insert with the gatefold art.
It is priced at $40 and is in hand and expected to begin shipping early September. It can be preordered from Respawned Records here in two batches – first batch (sold out as of this post going live) is at 1PM EST and the second batch at 6PM EST today (August 23).
EU customers can also order via Black Screen Records here.
As teased earlier this week Channel 3 Records is now live with preorders for follow-up to last year’s Manawave – the lo-fi/instrumental hiphop Final Fantasy VI arrangement Esperwave.
The release will be a single LP available in four different variants – a “Pallazo” pink translucent smoke variant (500 copies), a “Figaro Regalia” yellow and blue splatter variant (300 copies), a “Magicite” blue metallic variant (150 copies), and a classic black variant (50 copies).
It will be housed in a tip-on single-pocket jacket with new artwork by Final Fantasy series illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. It will also include a holo foil obi strip and a 11×11″ insert with liner notes.
It is priced at $30 and is scheduled to release in Q2 2022. It can be preordered from Channel 3 Records here.
Square Enix have announced that they are releasing a selection of tracks from the soundtrack to JRPG Final Fantasy X on vinyl for the game’s 20th anniversary.
The release will be a 2LP picture disc release. It will be housed in a plastic outer jacket with a cardboard wrapping (similar to their previous picture disc releases of VII and VIII).
It is priced at ¥5500 and is scheduled to release on October 27, 2021. It can be preordered from Square Enix’s Japanese store here (however please note that they only ship to Japan).
They have confirmed that it will also be released via the North American and European stores later as well.