Materia Collective have announced that they are releasing a new arrangement album of music from NieR: Automata on vinyl. They’ve previously released the album Glory To Mankind, also by Rozen + Reven.
The release will be a 2LP on 180g black with “Machine” white and gold splatter. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Airi Pan. It includes a 16-page with session photos.
It is priced at $50 and is scheduled to release in April, 2022. It can be preordered from Materia Collective here.
Respawned Records are releasing TPR’s Final Fantasy VI piano arrangement album World Of Ruin on vinyl.
The release will be a 2LP available in two variants – a “Kefka” red-in-clear with black splatter variant, and a “Terra” purple/pink with green splatter variant. They are limited to 250 copies each.
It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Abi Scott and will also include an insert with the gatefold art.
It is priced at $40 and is in hand and expected to begin shipping early September. It can be preordered from Respawned Records here in two batches – first batch (sold out as of this post going live) is at 1PM EST and the second batch at 6PM EST today (August 23).
EU customers can also order via Black Screen Records here.
As teased earlier this week Channel 3 Records is now live with preorders for follow-up to last year’s Manawave – the lo-fi/instrumental hiphop Final Fantasy VI arrangement Esperwave.
The release will be a single LP available in four different variants – a “Pallazo” pink translucent smoke variant (500 copies), a “Figaro Regalia” yellow and blue splatter variant (300 copies), a “Magicite” blue metallic variant (150 copies), and a classic black variant (50 copies).
It will be housed in a tip-on single-pocket jacket with new artwork by Final Fantasy series illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. It will also include a holo foil obi strip and a 11×11″ insert with liner notes.
It is priced at $30 and is scheduled to release in Q2 2022. It can be preordered from Channel 3 Records here.
Square Enix have announced that they are releasing a selection of tracks from the soundtrack to JRPG Final Fantasy X on vinyl for the game’s 20th anniversary.
The release will be a 2LP picture disc release. It will be housed in a plastic outer jacket with a cardboard wrapping (similar to their previous picture disc releases of VII and VIII).
It is priced at ¥5500 and is scheduled to release on October 27, 2021. It can be preordered from Square Enix’s Japanese store here (however please note that they only ship to Japan).
They have confirmed that it will also be released via the North American and European stores later as well.
As teased recently Square Enix will be releasing a vinyl box set with music from their game NieR Replicant. The set will contain a mix of the newly arranged music from NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139, the piano collections, the orchestral albums, and some solo instrument arrangements. The release is titled “NieR Replicant -10+1 Years-“.
The release will be a black vinyl 4LP box set. Each record will be themed to a different character/set of characters and will feature various takes of music for these characters. Each record will be housed in its own single-pocket jacket and the set features illustrations by Shirow Miwa. The set will also include a download card.
Each individual record in the set is also available to purchase on its own.
The set is priced at ¥9900 and it is scheduled to release around September 15, 2021. It can be preordered from the Japanese Square Enix Store here.
It doesn’t appear that it is available from stores that ship outside of Japan yet, but I think it’s fair to assume that it will show up on other regional Square Enix stores soon.
UPDATE May 31: It is now available on the North American and European Square Enix stores.
Square Enix have announced that they will be releasing a Final Fantasy IV vinyl release titled “Song of Heroes” for the game’s 30th anniversary. It will be in a similar concept format as the “Four Souls” release for Final Fantasy III’s anniversary from last year with four new arrangements on one side and four original tracks on the other.
The release will be a single black vinyl LP. It will be housed in a tip-on single-pocket jacket with artwork by Yoshitaka Amano. It will also include a download card for digital copies of the tracks.
The release is priced at ¥3850 and is scheduled to release on August 25, 2021. It can be preordered from the Japanese Square Enix store here.
It is also available to preorder outside of Japan from CDJapan here and Amazon Japan here, however I don’t think there’s any rush to import this from Japan as it will likely become available on both the EU and NA Square Enix stores later on.
Square Enix have announced that they will be releasing a selection of tracks from the soundtrack to their successful MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn as well as expansions, Heavensward, Shadowbringers and Stormblood on vinyl.
The release will be a 4LP black vinyl box set – one disc for each game/expansion. Each record will be housed in its own jacket with new illustrations by Kuroimori. The set will also come with a download card for a digital copy of the tracks.
Each record is also available for purchase individually outside of the box set.
The set it priced at $100/€99 and is scheduled to release around August 31, 2021.
It can be preordered from the various regional Square Enix stores here:
KupoCon are releasing the Final Fantasy VII arrangement album “Melodies Of Midgar” by Pontus Hultgren on vinyl.
The release will be a single 180g LP on “Mako” green translucent vinyl. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with new artwork. It is limited to 200 copies (100 of which were already sold during an online event in April).
It is priced at $69 and is scheduled to begin shipping around June 30, 2021. It can be preordered from KupoCon’s shop here.
Debug Records announced yesterday that they are releasing the downtempo Secret of Mana arrangement album Manawave on vinyl and now orders are live.
The release is a single LP available in three color variants – “Mana Tree” green translucent with white swirl colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies), “Upper Land” pink-in-clear colored vinyl, and clear vinyl (exclusive to One Run Records).
It will be housed in a single-pocket Japanese-style tip-on jacket with licensed artwork by Secret of Mana-illustrator Hiroo Isono. It will include an obi strip and an insert with liner notes by original composer Hiroki Kikuta.
It is priced at $28 and is in-hand and will begin shipping tomorrow (October 9, 2020). It can be ordered from Debug Records here and the clear variant can be ordered from One Run Records here.
Square Enix Music in Japan have just announced a Final Fantasy III vinyl release in celebration of the game’s 30th anniversary. It will feature 8 tracks – four arrangements and the original versions of those same four tracks.
It will be a single LP, but there are currently no details on the packaging or how the record will look. It will include a download card for a digital copy of the release.
It is priced at ¥3850 and is scheduled to release on November 18, 2020. It can be preordered from Square Enix Store Japan here (please note that they only ship to Japan).
It is also available from Sony Music Japan here and Amazon Japan here.