It was announced alongside the original Shovel Knight soundtrack quite a while ago, but now we finally have details on the vinyl release for the Specter Of Torment DLC.
The release will be a 2LP housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Hitoshi Ariga and Ayano Koshiro. It will be available in two color variants – a standard with one disc on red and the other on black vinyl, and a limited edition with one record on gold and the other on silver vinyl. The limited edition is limited to 125 copies in the EU and an unannounced allocation for the US.
As usual it will also come with a booklet with liner notes by people involved with the game and the vinyl release, as well as a download code for a digital copy of the soundtrack.
It is priced at €32 and is scheduled to release in January 2019. It can be preordered from BigWax for EU customers here and it will be available to preorder from Fangamer for US customers on December 4, 2018.
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.
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.