Along with the release date announcement for No Man’s Sky earlier today (June 21 for those wondering) Iam8bit announced that they will release a series of merchandise items for the game – including a vinyl release of 65daysofstatic’s soundtrack.
The album will be released on 2 180g colored records – it appears one is light blue while the other is dark red. The cover art is done by Simon Stålenhag while the gatefold art is by Kuldar Leement.
The album will be priced at $35 and as of announcing it there is no hints on when it will be released.
You can place a pre-order via iam8bit’s US store here and via their UK/EU store here.
UPDATE: iam8bit have stated that they’re aiming for a late-June release. Also – they are now offering media mail on orders from their US store.
You can listen to the track “Debutante” from the album on YouTube.
It appears “Debutante” isn’t on the final album. You can, however, stream the new track “Supermoon” from the OST via Soundcloud now.
Iam8bit just listed a 2LP set featuring tracks from the soundtracks to XCOM: Enemy Unknown on disc 1 and XCOM 2 on disc 2. The soundtrack to these titles were made by Michael McCann, Roland Rizzo, and Tim Wynn.
The 2LP set will come on 180g blue and white marbled vinyl and the cover comes with original art by Filip Hodas (see mockups below). Both digital soundtracks will be included in the set. Pre-orders have opened now and the set is planned for a Q2, 2016 release.
Pre-order from the iam8bit US store here and the EU/UK store here
Today iam8bit announced that they will be releasing Austin Wintory’s soundtrack to Stoic’s acclaimed Viking game, The Banner Saga.
The soundtrack will be released on a 2LP with one disc on blood red and the other on cream white 180g vinyl. The artwork was made specifically for the vinyl release by Arnie Jorgensen who worked as art director on The Banner Saga. This vinyl release also comes with a download for the full digital soundtrack.
Pre-orders will open January 21st and the record is expected to begin shipping in Q2 2016.
It can be pre-ordered through iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here.
A listing for the Guild Wars 2: Heart Of Thorns soundtrack have been put up on Iam8bit’s webstore.
The soundtrack is done by Maclaine Diemer, Lena Chappelle and Stan LePard and artwork for the vinyl version was done by Cory Schmitz. From the images provided (see below) it appears to be a 2LP on green splatter vinyl in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves. The score has been mastered specifcally for vinyl by Telegraph Mastering.
Additionally, ordering the soundtrack will give you a download link for the full digital soundtrack including bonus tracks.
The price is set at $40 and it is set to release in Q2 2016.
You can pre-order it from iam8bit here. EU customers might want to wait a bit as it is not yet up in iam8bit’s UK store.
UPDATE: It’s now listed on iam8bit’s UK store as well.
Iam8bit have just announced that they will be releasing Lifeformed’s soundtrack to the game Dustforce on vinyl. From the mockup image (see below) it looks like it’ll be a single LP on clear translucent vinyl with swirl effect.
Release date is set to be Q1 2016 (hectic Q1 for iam8bit with FTL and Uncharted vinyl soundtracks also being released). The soundtrack has been specifically mastered for vinyl by Telegraph Mastering Studio and with brand new art by Drew Wise. The album will come with a Steam code for the game and the full digital soundtrack and will be limited to 1000 copies.
Pre-orders open tomorrow (Dec 3) through iam8bit’s store.
Iam8bit and Naughty Dog both tweeted a mockup image of an upcoming 3LP set with music from the Uncharted games. Not much info is available as of now – but stay tuned!
Iam8bit has just put up a pre-order listing for a vinyl release of Ben Prunty’s soundtrack to FTL: Faster Than Light. It will be released on a 2LP splatter vinyl and the cover will feature brand new artwork done by Leif Podhajsky.
The soundtrack will be remastered for vinyl by Telegraph Mastering Studio and will contain a download code for the full digital album. The album is scheduled to release on Q1, 2016.
iam8bit has really found their niche with video game music on vinyl and have presented yet another pre-order.
This time it’s a greatest hits compilation with music from the BIT.TRIP games. It will feature music from Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, Nullsleep, Anamanaguchi (who also did the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game OST), and minusbaby.
The artwork is done by Drew Wise and the record will be a picture disc pressed on clear vinyl (see the mockups below).
As an extra bonus this will come with codes for all 7 BIT.TRIP games (on Steam) as well as their full digital soundtracks. It will be limited to 1,500 copies and will cost $25.
Today iam8bit announced that they’re releasing an EP featuring Chipzel’s music for Super Hexagon on vinyl. It comes on a hexagon-shaped record featuring artwork by Cory Schmitz and comes in 4 different colors sent out randomly. It is limited to 1600 copies (400 of each color) and is due for a November 2015 release.
Preorders will open up on August 13.
Iam8bit pulled a big surprise move today when they announced that not only will the (previously announced) Battletoads vinyl soundtrack go up for pre-order tomorrow, but it will do so alongside two other Rare soundtracks – Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark.
David Wise’s Battletoads soundtrack will have very similar artwork and the same vinyl color as the SDCC Comic Con exclusive version, but will not have an embossed cover or a sound chip. It will also feature different gatefold artwork.
Grant Kirkhope’s Banjo Kazooie soundtrack will be on 2LP and come one brown and one red vinyl record. Grant Kirkhope, Graeme Norgate and David Clynick’s Perfect Dark soundtrack will also be a 2LP and come on red and blue splatter vinyl.
Update: All three are scheduled to be released in November.
All three releases will be limited to 3000 copies each. See artwork and vinyl colors below.