Data Discs have just launched preorders for the second entry in the action-adventure game Shenmue series – Shenmue II.
The release will be a single LP available in three 180g vinyl variants: A limited edition orange-in-light green translucent variant, a light green translucent variant, and a classic black vinyl variant. It will be housed in a single-pocket jacket with game art and will include two lithographic prints and an obi.
The limited edition variant is an open preorder that is available to preorder from now and until September 21, 2020 at 1PM UK time.
They are also releasing a standalone hard cardboard laminated slipcase with UV spot gloss varnish that can be used to house both Shenmue vinyl releases.
The vinyl release is priced at £21 and the slipcase at £12.50. They are scheduled to release no later than January, 2021.
Data Discs have been quiet for some time, but are now back with new vinyl releases for two Mega Drive soundtracks at once – the beat ’em up/shooter Alien Storm and the side scrolling run-and-gun Alien Soldier.
Alien Storm will be a single 180g LP cut at 45RPM. It will be available in three different color variants – a limited edition “seafoam” green translucent with “slime” green and brown splatter variant, a “slime” green variant, and a classic black variant.
It will be housed in a heavy single-pocket jacket with game art featuring embossed and spot varnished tentacles. It comes with a lithographic print.
Alien Soldier will be a 180g 2LP. It will also be available in three different color variants – a limited edition blue, frosted clear and grey tricolor with splatter variant, a grey opaque variant, and a classic black variant.
It will be housed in a heavy single-pocket jacket with game art. It comes with a fold-out poster and early orders will also include a set of three laminated character post cards.
Alien Storm is priced at £21 and Alien Soldier at £26. Both are scheduled to release no later than July 15, 2020.
Data Discs have just hit us all with a massive surprise release. They are going to release the original Japanese soundtrack to Sonic CD on vinyl.
The tracklist have been newly arranged based around the game’s time zones and will differ from previous releases of this soundtrack.
The release will be a 180g 3LP. It comes in a heavy single pocket sleeve with game art. It includes three art prints with art from Sega’s archives and liner notes by composer Naofumi Hataya.
As always there will be three different color variants – a limited edition with one disc on blue-in-clear vinyl with green splatter, one disc on green-in-clear vinyl with blue splatter, and one on blue vinyl. There will also be a blue colored vinyl variant and a classic black vinyl variant. All variants will feature an etching on side F.
Wayô Records announced a while back that they would be releasing a selection of music from the Skies Of Arcadia soundtrack on vinyl and now they’re taking preorders.
Outside of original music the release will also feature an extra LP with new piano arrangements of music from the game.
The release will be a 180g 3LP box set. The records will come in individual printed sleeves with artwork and the box set will feature new artwork by Itsuki Hoshi. The first limited print of the box set will feature 2 LPs on marbled blue vinyl (limited to 500 copies), while the regular print will feature 2LPs on opaque blue vinyl. The third LP for both sets will be on black vinyl.
The box set will also come with a 24-page booklet featuring artwork and comments from the original team behind the game.
The first 250 preorders will also receive an shikishima board with the cover art illustration.
Data Discs teased it late last year and finally confirmed a release date a few day ago. That day is now and orders for their Thunder Force IV (known in the US as Lightening Force) release are now open.
The release will be a 3LP and as usual it will be available in three variants. They will have a limited edition blue, black and grey swirl colored vinyl variant, an opaque blue vinyl variant, and a classic black vinyl variant.
The set will also come with a lithographic print and a fold-out poster with game art. Furthermore, it will not only contain the full game soundtrack, but also 10 unused “omake” tracks.
It was announced in their newsletter last year that Data Discs would release the soundtrack to Space Harrier, but it wasn’t until earlier this week that the details of the release were announced.
The release will include the full arcade soundtrack for the game, but also includes an arrangement of the game’s main theme performed by the S.S.T. Band.
The release will be a single 45RPM 180g LP. It will be housed in a single pocket jacket with original game artwork. It will feature an OBI, a lithographic print of the front art and liner notes by composer Hiroshi Kawaguchi.
As usual Data Discs will offer 3 different color variants for the release – a limited edition green translucent with purple splatter that has a special 3D lenticular jacket, a dark green translucent, and a classic black vinyl version.
As a little bonus 50 randomly chosen copies preordered within the first 48 hours will be signed by composer Hiroshi Kawaguchi.
The release is priced at £20 for the standard versions, and £27 for the limited edition. It is scheduled to release around May 31, 2018.