Weekly Game Vinyl Releases
Welcome, welcome. To another week of Video Game Vinyl Releases! This shouldn't surprise you but there are new vinyls out there. And It's up to us, to find them, to buy them, and to play them. Can we handle this task? I think... No. I know we can! Alright, enough goofiness. Let's get started.
This week we have: Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary (Limited & Deluxe 6xLP Boxsets), Shantae and the Seven Sirens 2LP Vinyl Soundtrack, Animal Crossing Totakeke Music Instrumental Selection [Limited Release], Resident Evil Village 2xLP (Limited & Deluxe Editions), Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator - 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack, Ghostwire: Tokyo (Limited Edition X4LP Boxset), The Elder Scrolls Online: Selections From The Original Game Soundtrack, CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION Vinyl, Restock of the Dark Souls Trilogy Vinyls and finally, Horizon Chase Turbo 3xLP Limited Vinyl. You'll find the links below.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens 2LP Vinyl Soundtrack
Shantae is back in an all-new tropical adventure!
In her fifth outing, the Half-Genie hero gains new Fusion Magic abilities to explore a vast sunken city, makes new Half-Genie friends, and battles the Seven Sirens in her biggest, most thrilling quest yet! Featuring multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, an awesome aquatic journey full of danger and discovery awaits!
Horizon Chase Turbo Limited Edition 3xLP
Original game soundtrack, by Barry Leitch
Limited edition 3X 12” transparent blue vinyl
Following on from our previous cassette release, MINIMUM are happy to announce that we are releasing the Horizon Chase Turbo soundtrack on vinyl.
Horizon Chase Turbo is the awesome homage to 16bit racers by Brazilian developer Aquiris Game Studio, and features a blasting soundtrack by the legendary composer Barry Leitch (Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear, Rush.. and many more than I can list here).
This 28 track release comes on triple blue vinyl and features the full original soundtrack, plus the extra tracks composed for the wonderful Senna Forever expansion pack.
Sleeve design by our long term collaborator Anouvong Southiphong.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Selections From The Original Game Soundtrack
Answering the call from fans for a comprehensive collection featuring the musical highlights from the hit online RPG series, the sound team at Bethesda Softworks along with composer Brad Derrick, has curated a masterful selection of 44 tunes from Tamriel that is sure to please the most staunch devotees of all persuasions whether Altmer, Argonian, Bosmer or Breton; Dunmer, Imperial, Khajiit, Nord, Ord or Redguard.
Spanning 4 LPs, this definitive volume is housed in a quad-fold jacket and heavy board-stock slipcover and also includes a bonus 8-page 12” x 12” booklet featuring images from the game series plus expansive liner notes by Brad Derrick.
Ghostwire: Tokyo (Limited Edition X4LP Boxset)
Face the unknown… assuming they have a face.
A paranormal partnership has formed between Bethesda, Tango Gameworks and Laced Records as we present the dark Japanese electronica of Ghostwire: Tokyo on vinyl record.
Tango set out to reflect the juxtaposition of modernity and history in Tokyo, where neon high rises and historic temples stand side by side. Composer Masatoshi Yanagi’s goal was to express this unique game world by utilising the three wind instruments of Gagaku (ancient Japanese court music): shō, hichiriki, and ryuteki (dragon flute). He also explored traditional instruments including the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and the chappa (cymbals), as well as traditional musical scales. These elements intermingle with modern, tenebrous synthesised sounds and distorted waveforms.
Singer EvE performs the disquieting nursery songs that punctuate several of the disc sides, injecting the overall score with a child-like eeriness.
This Limited Edition 4LP box set, exclusive to the Laced store, features blue and black galaxy-effect discs. 60 tracks have been specially mastered for vinyl and will be pressed onto heavyweight discs. These come in printed inner sleeves that in turn fit into a deluxe rigid box. The sleeve artwork by the team at Tango Gameworks fuses cutting edge graphic design with folkloric J-horror.
Resident Evil Village (Limited Edition Deluxe Double Vinyl)
The houses of Laced and Capcom are once more united to bring the unsettling soundscape of 2021’s Resident Evil Village to wax.
This Laced-exclusive Limited Edition double LP boasts indulgent ochre and black marbled discs. 25 tracks flecked with dark fairy tale touches have been mastered specially for the format and will be pressed onto heavyweight LPs. These slip into a deluxe double gatefold sleeve adorned with art by the team at Capcom.
Resident Evil Village saw the series return to a European rural setting, indulging in all the gothic and grisly trappings associated with classic horror literature, mythical creatures, Grimms' Fairy Tales and the like. Much of the music leans heavily on an orchestra palette, especially the various spooky, scraping, scratching textures available to string instrumentalists; but there are also plenty of thumping, clanking, driving and droning synth and sampled elements present, as well as some extra-creepy uses of voices throughout.
The Village music team was led by veteran Capcom and Resident Evil composer Shusaku Uchiyama (Mega Man series, DMC4) and relative newcomer Nao Sato (Monster Hunter Rise). They were backed up by meaty contributions from Marcin Przybyłowicz (Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077) for the “Village of Shadows” story book sequence, and Brian D'Oliveira (Resident Evil 7, Shadow of the Tomb Raider) with folk artist Aga Ujma on the woozily wonderful credits song “Yearning for Dark Shadows”.
Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary (Limited Edition X6LP Boxset)
All rise out of respect for a venerated series…
It’s been 20 years since courtroom adventure Ace Attorney began life on the Game Boy Advance with the release of Gyakuten Saiban (‘Turnabout Trial’) in Japan. The series’ lovable characters, witty dialogue, and iconic “Objection!” finger point have found fans all over the world, selling well over 6 million copies. With an anime and a live-action movie, as well as multiple manga series, stage plays, escape room games and orchestra concerts (among other adaptations) to date, Ace Attorney has transcended the world of video games.
To celebrate the occasion, Capcom and Laced Records are deepening their video game soundtrack courtship with the announcement of the Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary deluxe vinyl box set. The release presents a selection of 121 specially remastered tracks from six mainline games in the series: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice for All, Trials and Tribulations, Apollo Justice, Dual Destinies, and Spirit of Justice.
This Limited Edition, exclusive to the Laced store, features six ‘attorney’s badge gold’ heavyweight vinyl. LPs slip into spined, printed inner sleeves all housed in a deluxe rigid board slipcase.
The record sleeve features gorgeous new illustrations by ultimatemaverickx (DeviantArt profile), the Capcom superfan artist behind Laced Records’ celebrated Mega Man vinyl sleeves. The front cover character parade brings together the attorneys and their allies, while the rear panel gathers the dastardly prosecutors. Inner sleeve pieces depict reimagined moments from across the six games, such as Franziska von Karma whipping Detective Gumshoe into line, and the gang hanging out at the Wright Anything Agency offices.
Down the years, the zany exploits of Wright and co have been soundtracked by distinctively hooky, melodic music loops. An Ace Attorney score can cycle through myriad palettes, including upbeat pop and rock, downtempo funk and jazz, melodramatic synth, orchestral grandiosity, spiritual chanting, clownish ditties, and dreamy electro. Reminiscent of TV soaps, game shows and news broadcasts — as well as ‘80s and ‘90s movie scores — there’s a playfulness to the series’ music that’s irresistibly endearing. And, who can forget that quintessential video game music moment when the soundtrack kicks up a gear during cross-examination after presenting the right evidence?
Composition duties for first three games fell to Masakazu Sugimori (Viewtiful Joe), Naoto Tanaka aka Akemi Kimura (Bayonetta), and Noriyuki Iwadare (Lunar: The Silver Star, Grandia); while Toshihiko Horiyama (Mega Man series, Onimusha), Hideki Okugawa, Shu Takumi and Masami Onodera contributed to subsequent games.
Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator - 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack
2xLP with money green and blood red marbled records
Music composed and arranged by RJ Lake
Album art by Tofu Pixel
DARK SOULS TRILOGY - ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK BUNDLE - EXCLUSIVE *ETHEREAL MIST* VARIANTS
• DARK SOULS SOUNDTRACK DOUBLE LP "ETHEREAL MIST" VINYL VARIANT
In 2009, Dark Souls was unleashed upon an unsuspecting gaming world and would quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed games in all of gaming history, for both it’s punishingly-challenging gameplay and it’s dark, brooding and often outright terrifying soundtrack by industry legend Motoi Sakuraba.
• DARK SOULS II SOUNDTRACK DOUBLE LP "ETHEREAL MIST" VINYL VARIANT
The highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s Dark Souls was released with much fanfare in March 2014. As with it’s predecessor, the intricate and moody score music struck a chord with fans of both composer Motoi Sakuraba and the game franchise, topping many a “best of 2014” list.
• DARK SOULS III SOUNDTRACK DOUBLE LP "ETHEREAL MIST" VINYL VARIANT
Upon release in March 2016, Dark Souls III became the fastest-selling game in Bandai Namco’s history, selling over three million copies worldwide within the ﬁrst two months after release. The game’s original score was primarily written by Dark Souls II and Bloodborne composer, Yuka Kitamura, and performedby the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Additional music was written by Dark Soulscomposer Motoi Sakuraba, with a single boss theme each by Tsukasa Saitoh and Nobuyoshi Suzuki.
Animal Crossing Totakeke Music Instrumental Selection [Limited Release]
LP release of "Animal Crossing" and Totakeke Music! Settling on a deserted island and living a carefree life with animals, Nintendo SwitchTM "Animal Crossing. The last free update implemented in November 2021 last year contained a lot of content, and while fans are once again excited, an analog record containing the Totakeke Music is now available for purchase. In addition to 18 songs selected from "Animal Crossing Original Soundtrack: Totakeke Music Collection Instrumental," which was released in June 2021 of last year, an arrangement version of "Hazure 02" is included as a bonus track. The A-side is a selection of upper tunes, and the B-side is a selection of chill-out tunes. Note that this is an instrumental version and does not have the vocals of "Totakeke". (Excluding "Hazure 02 -City & Pop Ver.- [Bonus Track]")
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition Vinyl
Songs from the remastered version of CHRONO CROSS are now available on analog vinyl!
From the game CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION scheduled for release on April 7th, a vinyl featuring newly written and newly arranged music for the remastered edition is freshly available. Please enjoy the songs newly reimagined by Yasunori Mitsuda, composer for the original CHRONO CROSS, on vinyl record.