We’ve known for a while that Mondo would release the soundtrack to the puzzle FPS classic Portal – and now it’s finally here. Or now it’s at least here for everyone as Mondo did already release an exclusive variant for this year’s MondoCon.
The release is a single LP on grey and white split colored vinyl. It is housed in a custom packaging designed by Alan Hynes. The packaging is shaped after the game’s Companion Cube and functions like a magic wallet, that can be opened from both sides.
The album will be priced at $30 and can be ordered from Mondo here.
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).
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.
Almost exactly a year ago Mondo announced their partnership with Konami for a series fo vinyl soundtracks. Today they’re releasing the soundtrack to the first game in the horror game series Silent Hill. The soundtrack is composed by Akira Yamaoka, but credited to Konami Digital Entertainment on this release.
The release will be a 2LP in a gatefold jacket with brand new artwork by Sam Wolfe Connelly. The records will come in 2 variants – one on 180g clear vinyl with heavy white “snow fall” splatter, and one on 180g classic black vinyl.
Orders opened today and the records are expected to ship soon. You can place your order via Mondo’s webstore here.
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.
(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.
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).
A listing for a 12″ with two Low Roar songs used in the trailers for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding have appeared on Mondo’s website.
The 12″ will come on 180g clear vinyl with heavy black splatter. It comes in a regular jacket with artwork by Randy Ortiz.
It’s still unclear whether these songs will feature in the final game and also unclear when the game by Hideo Kojima will release. However, we do know that preorders are live now via Mondo’s site and that this release is scheduled to go out in February 2017.
Last week it was confirmed that Mondo would release the soundtrack to Castlevania on vinyl, but today they confirmed via Mashable that they have many more Konami titles coming out. Hold on to your hats everyone because this is what they have in store for us – Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV, Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night, Contra, and – one of the most requested titles – Silent Hill!
So far it’s just been announced that the first release will be Castlevania, which will be available at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. This likely means that a release for the general public will be available online shortly after (which is what they did with their The Last Of Us release).
Following Mondo’s announcement today and Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s earlier Konami announcement it’s safe to say that Konami are going all in on getting their soundtracks out on vinyl.
But this is not today’s only announcement. iam8bit also announced that they will be releasing Petri Alanko’s Quantum Break soundtrack on vinyl. The release will be on 180g white with colored splatter vinyl and will feature new artwork by Christina Mrozik.
The release is limited to 3000 copies and is set for a Q3 2016 release.
It can be preordered via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK store here.
And we’re not quite done yet. Finally, it was announced on Twitter today that Doseone’s soundtrack to the new indie title Enter The Gungeon will also see a vinyl release. No specifics have been revealed about that one yet, though.
Yesterday Mondo launched their latest mixtape with teaser tracks from their upcoming releases on Soundbutt and it opened with the Prologue from the Castlevania soundtrack by Kinuyo Yamashita and Satoe Terashima. They later confirmed in a comment on Twitter that they will indeed be releasing the soundtrack!
So far that’s all the news there is, but this is big news as this have been one of the most requested OSTs to receive the vinyl treatment and one that’s previously been unofficially released.
UPDATE: The release can now be ordered via Mondo here (Mondo exclusive grey splatter) and via Amazon here (black vinyl retail version).