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Gradius II, Gradius III and Cosmic Star Heroine preorders from Ship To Shore coming

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have prepared a massive line-up of new releases and repressings for Black Friday and here you’ll have a breakdown of all six (!) titles. New releases first.

Continuing their Konami partnership they will have preorders for both Gradius II and III available.

Gradius II is a single LP that will feature the Famicom soundtrack on one side and the MSX soundtrack on the other. It will be available in multiple color variants – red vinyl with black splatter and clear vinyl from Ship To Shore, a clear and blue split with blue splatter from The Yetee, and a red-in-clear from Black Screen Records.

Gradius III is a 2LP that will feature the SNES soundtrack on one disc and the arcade soundtrack on the other. It will be available in multiple color variants –  black vinyl with green splatter and clear vinyl from Ship To Shore, a clear and yellow split with yellow splatter from The Yetee, and a green-in-clear from Black Screen Records.

Both Gradius titles feature new artwork by Ian Wilding. Gradius II will come in a single pocket jacket while Gradius III will be gatefold. The artwork for all three Gradius titles line up in one long piece if lined up next to each other.

Cosmic Star Heroine was initially teased more than 2 years ago, but is now finally here. It will feature a selection of 15 tracks from the game picked by the composers.

It will be a single LP housed in a regular jacket with artwork by Drew Wise. It will be available on blue & black vinyl with red splatter from Ship To Shore, and on silver vinyl (limited to 400 copies) from Limited Run Games.

And now repress news! There will be new pressings for MOTHER, MOTHER 2 and Celeste available in new color variants.

MOTHER will be available on blue/yellow split from Ship To Shore,  “Magicant and Flying Man” color from The Yetee, and an unannounced color from Fangamer.

MOTHER 2 will be available on “Tessie” purple from Ship To Shore, on “Fourside and Moonside” color from The Yetee, and an unannounced color from Fangamer.

Celeste will be available on clear vinyl from Ship To Shore.

All titles are scheduled to release in December or Q1 2019 (depending on title and store) and are available to preorder today (although exact times they go live vary from store to store). Here are the links available so far:

Gradius II from Ship To Shore at $23 here,  from The Yetee at $25, and from Black Screen Records here at €27.

Gradius III from Ship To Shore at $36 here, from The Yetee at $35, and from Black Screen Records at €36 here.

Cosmic Star Heroine from Ship To Shore at $23 here and Limited Run Games at $30 here.

MOTHER from Ship To Shore at $40 here and from The Yetee at $35 here.

MOTHER 2 from Ship To Shore at $40 here and from The Yetee at $35 here.

Celeste from Ship To Shore at $35 here.

Gradius II - Front STS Gradius II - Front Yetee Gradius II - Front Black Screen Records Gradius III - Front STS Gradius III - Front Yetee Gradius III - Front Black Screen Records Cosmic Star Heroine - Front Cosmic Star Heroine - Front Limited Run Games MOTHER + MOTHER 2 - Front STS MOTHER - Front Yetee MOTHER 2 - Front Yetee

The Gradius vinyl soundtrack can now be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have announced the release of several Konami titles this year, and now they’re ready with preorders for one of them – the legendary Gradius.

The release will feature the Famicom soundtrack on one side and the MSX soundtrack on the other.

The release will be a single LP in two color variants – blue vinyl with white splatter, and crystal clear. It comes in a single pocket jacket with new artwork by Ian Wilding. The artwork will interlock with the artwork for the upcoming Gradius II and III releases, so putting all three titles next to each other will reveal the full artwork.

Exclusive color variants from The Yetee and Vinyl Digital have also been confirmed, although no word on when those will be available to order.

The release is priced at $22 and is scheduled to release in mid-September 2018. It can be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s store here.

Gradius - Front & Record

The “Diggin’ In The Carts” compilation is now up for preorder via Hyperdub

Back when the “Diggin’ In The Carts: A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music” album was first made available for CD and digital it had a small note at the store page saying a vinyl version would come later – and now it’s available to order!

Curated by Nick Dwyer and Kode9 as part of Red Bull Radio’s “Diggin’ In The Carts” online radio show on Japanese game music, the album features 34 tracks from 32 different Japanese games from 9 different gaming systems.

The following games are represented: ActRaiser, Alcahest, Alien Soldier, Chatty, Cosmic Wars, Dezaemon, DragonGun, Esper Dream 2, Genpei Toumaden, Gofer no Yabou Episode II, Golden Axe: The Duel, Gradius, Gradius 2, Hisou Kihei X Serd, Illusion City: Genei Toshi, Liquid Kids, Mahjong Touhhaiden, Megapanel, Metal Black, Metal Stoker, Motocross Maniacs, Mouryou Senki Madera, Quarth, Solomon’s Key, Super Royal Blood, Tarot Mystery, Thunder Force IV, Time Cruise II, Valkyrie no Densetsu, Vixen 357, Xak II, and Youjuu Kikouhei WerDragon.

The release will be a 180g 2LP with one orange and one green disc. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with original artwork by Koji Morimito. It will also includes 3 12″ cardboard art prints with a manga, cover art and notes about the creation of this album.

It is priced at £30 and is scheduled to release around July 20, 2018. It can be preordered via Hyperdub’s Bandcamp here now.

Diggin' In The Carts - Contents