Ship To Shore PhonoCo. announced last year that Zuntata’s soundtrack to 1987 shoot-em-up Darius would be the second entry in their Taito Arcade Classics series.
The release will be a single LP housed in a gatefold jacket with liner notes by composer Hisayoshi Ogura and games write Anthony Agnello. The release will be available in two color variants – ‘Silver Hawk, Player 1’ red and ‘Silver Hawk, Player 2’ blue.
The album is expected to release early May 2017 and can be preordered now via Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s webstore (US) and via Vinyl-Digital (EU).
UPDATE: There will be a special limited edition available as well via Limited Run Games on blue and red marbled vinyl.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. tweeted a mockup of their previously announced Taito compilation today. It will feature music from Zuntata (the Taito Sound Team) and will be titled “Arcade Classics Volume One”.
It had previously been announced that we’d be getting some Night Striker music on vinyl and it looks like this is the release for that. In addition, this compilation will also feature music from the games Metal Black and Elevator Action Returns.
There are no specifics on a tracklist (other than what can be seen on the mockup label) and it appears that a solid blue color variant will be available.
No specific news on a release date either, but the mockup image was followed by the words “Coming very, very soon”, so I suspect we’ll be hearing more soon. I’ll update this post when more is announced.
UPDATE: The release will be priced at $25 and can be preordered from August 10 via Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s webstore.
UPDATE: Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have tweeted two other variants of this release – yellow solid and classic black.