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.
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).
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.
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.
Materia Collective have just announced that they will be releasing Conspiravision: Deus Ex Remixed on vinyl. It is an album where original Deus Ex composers Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos returns to remix the soundtrack 20 years later.
The release will be a 2LP with one record on pink/purple/black swirl and the other on clear vinyl. It will be housed in a “holographic” gatefold jacket with artwork by Lukasz Sienkiewicz and product design by Rozen.
Wayô Records have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the recording of a new Chrono Cross piano collection album titled “Across The Worlds”.
The album will be arranged by Masashi Hamauzu, Mariam Abounassr, and Akio Noguchi and performed by Benyamin Nuss.
The vinyl release of the album will be a 2LP on 180g dark blue colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new art by Kiyoshi Arai. It will come with a booklet with liner notes and comments by the team involved with the project.
The campaign runs from June 7, 2020 and ends on July 7, 2020 and is looking to raise €25,000. The cheapest vinyl tier is priced at €50. If the campaign is successful they are expecting to release the album in December, 2020.
Yetee Records are teaming up with Materia Collective once again. This time to release an arrangement EP with new takes on the music of classic JRPG Chrono Trigger. This new release titled Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions will be the second in their X-series following their Star Fox EP from last year.
The EP will feature music from R23X, Lena Raine, Smooth McGroove, Joel Corelitz, Equip, Slim Girls, and bryface.
It will be a 10″ on yellow vinyl with red splatter. It comes in a 10″ jacket with lenticular artwork by Drew Wise. The release is limited to 500 copies.