Earlier this Fall Brave Wave announced that they would release the soundtrack to the action adventure game Shenmue III on vinyl in a series of different versions and now preorders have opened.
The Shenmue III complete soundtrack has a little overlap with 3 tracks also present on Data Discs Shenmue LP and 4 tracks on their upcoming Shenmue II LP.
It will be available in the following versions:
– A complete soundtrack housed in an 11LP box set featuring new artwork by original Shenmue artist Kenji Miyawaki. Each record comes on a different color vinyl and will be housed in individual sleeves with game artwork.
There will also be 500 copies available that include an A4 poster signed by game creator Yu Suzuki.
– A 5LP “Vol. 1 Bailu Village” box set containg music from the first half of the game. The box set will feature each record on a different color vinyl and they will be housed in individual sleeves with game art.
– A 6LP “Vol. 2 Niaowu” box set containg music from the second half of the game. The box set will feature each record on a different color vinyl and they will be housed in individual sleeves with game art.
– A 2LP on gold and silver colored vinyl that features a selection of tracks from the soundtrack. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with game art.
All sets will include a booklet with artwork and liner notes, as well as a download code for a digital copy of the soundtrack.
All versions of this release are set to come out around April, 2021.