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Rocket Knight Adventures and Kid Dracula can be preordered from Ship To Shore now

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. just opened preorders for their previously announced vinyl releases of the Konami Kukeiha Club soundtracks to Rocket Knight Adventures and Kid Dracula.

Rocket Knight Adventures will be a single LP on “Rocket Flash” red and yellow colored vinyl. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with artwork from the game.

Kid Dracula will be a 10″ on red vinyl with black splatter. It will be housed in a 10″ jacket with design by Drew Wise and it includes a poster with new art by Austin James and liner notes by Jeremy Parish. Kid Dracula will be the second entry in Ship To Shore’s “Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series”.

Kid Dracula will be the Famicom version of the soundtrack.

Both releases are priced at $20 and are scheduled to release around December 9, 2017.

I’ve asked about EU distribution and Ship To Shore said that both titles will likely be available from an EU vendor, although there’s no ETA on when.
There’s also been some rumors on a possible exclusive Yetee variant for Rocket Knight Adventures, but no news on that one either. I’ll update this post when news are announced.

Rocket Knight Adventures can be preordered from Ship To Shore here, and Kid Dracula here.

Also available is Christa Lee’s “Welcome To The Fantasy Zone” album, which isn’t actual video game music, but rather a love letter to Sega game music, so it might be interesting to some of you Sega fans.

Rocket Knight Adventures - Front + Record Rocket Knight Adventures - Back

Kid Dracula - Front + Record Kid Dracula - Poster Kid Dracula - Back

Bayou Billy and repress of MOTHER 2 preorders from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. are up

Both have been teased for some time, but now they are up for preorder.

The Adventures of Bayou Billy by Konami Kukeiha club will be a 7″ on swamp green marble. It comes with a Japanese-style OBI and an 11″ x 17″ poster with art by Austin James and liner notes by Jeremy Parish. The sleeve features original art by Drew Wise.

The Yetee will have an exclusive variant on clear with “Alligator Blood” red splatter colored vinyl.

The Adventures of Bayou Billy will be the first in a new series of releases titled “Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series”, which will showcase soundtracks from lesser known games. The next release after Bayou Billy will be the Famicom version of Kid Dracula, so stay tuned for more info on that one later.

The MOTHER 2 soundtrack repress will be the fifth variant available (although the first four was released simultaneously). It comes on “Meteor” yellow with red splatter colored vinyl, but is otherwise identical to its original release.

The Adventures Of Bayou Billy will be priced at $14 and is scheduled to release later this month.

It can be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. here, and people in Europe can order it from Vinyl-Digital in Germany here.

The Yetee variant can be ordered from The Yetee’s store here.

The MOTHER 2 repress is priced at $40 and can be ordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. here. It is scheduled to release around the end of the year.

MOTHER 2 & Bayou Billy - Mockups Bayou Billy - Yetee Variant Mockup

Mondo to release the Contra soundtrack this week

Mondo have previously announced that they would release Konami Kukeiha Club’s Contra soundtrack as part of their Konami partnership. And today we finally got some more details.

The release will be a single 180g 45RPM LP on red and blue split colored vinyl. The release comes in a gatefold jacket and features new artwork by Eric Powell.

The release contains both the NES/Famicom and Arcade versions of the soundtrack.

For those lucky enough to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 20-23, 2017), Mondo will have an exclusive “Contra C” variant on yellow, orange, and red triple striped vinyl. This variant is limited to 1000 copies.

Both variants will be priced at $25 and are available on July 19, 2017 at 8PM CST.

The regular split variant will be available through Mondo’s website (keep an eye on social media for the release page when it goes up), and the SDCC variant will be available at SDCC Preview Night at Mondo’s booth (#835).

Contra - Front + Record Contra - Front + Record (SDCC Variant)Contra - Gatefold

The Super Castlevania IV vinyl soundtrack will be released by Mondo this week

This release was originally announced quite a while back now, but today Mondo revealed that they will release Konami Kukeiha Club’s Super Castlevania IV on vinyl this week.

The release will be a 2LP cut at 45 RPM and comes in two different color variants – gold & bronze split and silver with red splatter. The split variant will be limited to 1000 copies. It will come in a jacket with new artwork by Jenolab.

Alongside this new release, Mondo will also have black vinyl copies of the sold out Castlevania III vinyl soundtrack for sale. Both releases will be priced at $30 and will go up for sale on July 21, 2017 at noon CST.

Super Castlevania IV - Front Super Castlevania IV - Back Cover Super Castlevania IV - Splatter Records Super Castlevania IV - Split Records

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse can now be ordered from Mondo

As announced on Mondo’s blog a few days ago, orders for Konami Kukeiha Club’s soundtrack to Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse are now live.

The release will be a 2LP on 180g colored vinyl. It comes in a gatefold cover with brand new artwork done by Sachin Teng. There will be two color variants – a split variant with colors based on game characters (limited to 1000 copies) and an orange translucent with black and white splatter (limited to 2500 copies).

Disc 1 on the album will feature the NES soundtrack, while Disc 2 features the Famicom (VRC6 chip) soundtrack. Both will be newly mastered for this vinyl release by James Plotkin.

Orders are open now via Mondo’s webstore and they are expected to ship out soon.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Front

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Gatefold Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Back Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Split Records Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Splatter Records

Mondo releasing the Contra III: The Alien Wars soundtrack on vinyl

(Header scan credit: Matthew Henzel / videogameobsession.com)

It was teased on social media some time ago, but today Mondo announced the vinyl release of the Contra III: The Alien Wars soundtrack. The soundtrack is by Konami Kukeiha Club and this will be Mondo’s first Contra release (with more to follow later).

The release will be a single 180g LP and comes in a jacket with new artwork from Paul Mann. The release will be available in two color variants – clear with red splatter and blue/red split with white splatter. The former will be limited to 500 copies.

Orders will open on Wednesday (March 1, 2017) from Mondo’s store and are expected to ship shortly afterwards.

Contra III: The Alien Wars - Front Cover

Contra III: The Alien Wars - Standard Variant Contra III: The Alien Wars - Limited Variant

Mondo ready with their Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest release

Mondo released the first Castlevania OST on a 10″ last year as the first Konami video game release of many. Today they announced the release of their next Konami title and it will be Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.

Like the first one, this will be a 10″ release. This time on blue vinyl with green splatter and brand new artwork by Eric Powell (see below). Side A will contain the NES version of the soundtrack while Side B will contain the Famicom version of the soundtrack.

This will be the second in their Castlevania series where Castlevania III, Super Castlevania IV, and Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night have also been confirmed.

It will be priced at $20 and will be available from Mondo’s store this Wednesday noon CST (January 11, 2017).

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Front Cover Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Gatefold Art Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Back Cover

Snatcher preorders from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. are up now!

We’ve known about this for a while and I think it’s safe to say that it’s one of the most anticipated releases to be announced this year – and now we can preorder it. Yes, the soundtrack to Hideo Kojima’s Snatcher is getting a vinyl release.

The release will be a 2LP pressed on 140g colored vinyl and features the Sega CD version of the soundtrack which is composed by Konami Kukeiha Club. It comes in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Ian Wilding. Also included are two prints of original game art from Konami’s archives.

Four different color variants will be available in total with some being exclusive to certain distributors (see below). The variants are on orange/white/red tri-color (Ship To Shore exclusive), green-in-grey (Ship To Shore exclusive), ultra clear (retail), and red translucent with black splatter (The Yetee exclusive).

The release is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in Q1 2017. It can be preordered from the following sites:

  • Ship To Shore PhonoCo. (tri-color, green-in-grey, and clear)
  • The Yetee (red with black splatter)
  • Light In The Attic (clear) (no store link yet)
  • One Way Static (clear) (no store link yet)

Snatcher - Record Colors Mockup Snatcher - Splatter Color Mockup Snacher - Cover Mockup Snatcher - Gatefold Mockup

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. to take preorders for the Lagrange Point vinyl soundtrack

It’s been known for a while that Ship To Shore PhonoCo. will release the soundtrack to the Konami Famicom title Lagrange Point on vinyl, but recently we’ve been getting more news.

The soundtrack, which is composed by the Konami Kukeiha Club, have never been released outside Japan before and is famous for its use of the VRC7 chip, which improved the quality of sound and music in the game.

The release comes on a single LP and will be available in three different color variants:
– Clear with purple streaks (exclusive to Ship To Shore’s store)
– Clear with blue streaks (exclusive to The Yetee’s store)
– Purple marbled (retail version available through Ship To Shore, Light In The Attic, and One Way Static)

The album will also feature brand new artwork by Drew Wise and feature liner notes from USgamer’s Jeremy Parish.

Preorders will open on Tuesday (September 27, 2016) at 3PM ET via Ship To Shore’s store.

Lagrange Point - Mockups