Weekly Game Vinyl Releases
Hello fellow vinyl collectors!
It's been busy the past few weeks—home improvement projects—so unfortunately, we were not able to post an update. We also have some new playlists in the works but we're back with an update this week! Let's get right into it. The latest video game vinyl releases are: THE DARK PICTURES : DEVIL IN ME, Assassin’s Creed - Leap Into History, Stray, Sonic Spinball, Breath of Fire II, OCTOPATH TRAVELER -RECORDED JOURNEY-, BPM: Bullets Per Minute, The Song Of Saya, We Are OFK, Hard West & Hard West 2, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Oddworld: New ‘n Tasty(repress), Sounds of Summer 2022, Phantasy Star – Phantasy Star II, PopSlinger, and lastly Behind the Frame.
The links are all posted below, along with short descriptions of the vinyl album and video game. Some of the albums are already sold out so, don't postpone too long!
THE DARK PICTURES : DEVIL IN ME
BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves returns to craft a thrilling original soundtrack to The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me. Feel right at home while listening to a creepy gramophone left playing as you arrive for check-in. Fine-tune your ear to every bump in the night in this exclusive, limited-edition vinyl.
Assassin’s Creed - Leap Into History
Assassin’s Creed launched in 2007, introducing the world to Altaïr, the Assassin Brotherhood, the Templar Order, and the Pieces of Eden; and kicking off a franchise that would go on to sell over 155 million copies.
As part of AC’s 15th anniversary celebrations, Ubisoft and Laced Records have created Assassin’s Creed - Leap Into History — a special 5-disc vinyl box set spanning 12 games from the historied series. This Limited Edition (exclusive to the Laced store) features ‘gold nugget’ discs, a custom slipmat with the brand new 15th Anniversary logo, and a 12" art print.
Listeners will be taken on a truly epic chronological journey through the series’ historical timeline — starting in antiquity with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and ending in the modern era with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Each vinyl side includes music from one of the mainline games (Ezio sequels Brotherhood and Revelations share a side, as do Unity and Rogue.)
A carefully curated selection of 70 tracks have been specially mastered for vinyl and will be pressed onto heavyweight LPs. These slip into printed inner sleeves, all of which fits snugly into a rigid board slipcase adorned with gold foil.
iam8bit/ BlackScreenRecords/Zavvi/ Very OK Vinyl/ Merchbar/ Light in the Attic/ Materia Store
Stray’s decaying cybercity is made up of dense, neon-tinted narrow alleys populated by all manner of eccentric robotic denizens, an unwelcoming environment for a lone tabby of little stature.
For the game’s soundtrack, composer Yann Van Der Cruyssen captured that central idea — seeing a desolate cyberpunk metro from the eyes of an unassuming feline — and translated it into a synthy soundscape, filled with reverberating chords and driving, pulsing drum beats, punctuated by unexpected and welcome moments of instrumental whimsy.
Collaborating with developer BlueTwelve Studios and Annapurna Interactive, iam8bit is proud to present, for your listening pleasure, the soundtrack to Stray on audiophile-approved 180g black vinyl, across a two-disc set. It’s packaged in appropriately atmospheric album art from Fernando Correa, complete with foil embellishments. Included in your vinyl package is a download card for a Steam version of the album as well. Even the smallest feline is a masterpiece of nature — and we hope you find this album to be a worthy tribute to our furry friends.
Released in partnership with SEGA, we are proud to announce the debut vinyl edition of Sonic Spinball. Originally released in 1993 for the Mega Drive console, Sonic Spinball was an ambitious hybrid of pinball and platforming and a significant departure from previous Sonic the Hedgehog games. This change of game style, along with the industrial-themed level designs, also inspired a very different kind of Sonic soundtrack. Composed by Howard Drossin, Brian Coburn and Barry Blum from the SEGA Technical Institute in the USA (where the game was also developed), the music of Sonic Spinball is suitably darker, industrial and wholly unique for a Sonic game of the era.
Sonic Spinball is presented as a 180g vinyl edition, remastered in-house and cut at 45RPM. The audio was sourced from a Japanese Mega Drive console, alongside archival files supplied by Sonic Team. It is packaged in a heavyweight matt laminated sleeve and accompanied by a lithographic print of the classic cover art and an obi strip. It is available in the following editions:
180g Frosted Clear with Translucent Blue Stripes (Limited Edition) 180g Translucent Blue
180g Classic Black
Ship to Shore/ BlackScreenRecords/Channel 3/ Vinyl Guru/ Very OK Vinyl
Breath of Fire
Ship to Shore PhonoCo. is proud to present on vinyl for the first time: the original video game soundtrack to Capcom’s Breath Of Fire II!
Known for its epic scope, Breath Of Fire II has consumed many a plucky gamer’s time since its release in the mid-90s when it made its first appearance on the SNES console. A whole new generation later discovered the game when it was ported over to the Game Boy Advance at the beginning of the 21st century, and then again when it was released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2007. The epic scope of its storyline, characterisations and turn-based combat have become the things of legend amongst the faithful and, as is to be expected, the 16-BIT soundtrack - this time composed by Capcom Sound Team’s Yuko Takehara - is indicative of the adventures that await any and all RPG junkies who dare to enter the Breath Of Fire world.
Presented on limited edition vinyl - the first time the score has been available on the format - with artwork by Tbone & AlJax and featuring liner notes by Axe of the Blood God podcast host Nadia Oxford, this is one release that both Breath Of Fire aficionados and video game soundtrack collectors will not want to miss!
Square-Enix JP/ Square-Enix EU
OCTOPATH TRAVELER -RECORDED JOURNEY-
A 2-disc vinyl record set of selected songs from OCTOPATH TRAVELER will be released as an official store exclusive product. The vinyl record is planned to include popular songs from the iconic game.
The jacket illustration is newly drawn by Naoki Ikushima, who is also involved in the production of the game's artwork. The inside of the package will also feature a comment from composer Yasutomo Nishiki.
As an included bonus there will be a MP3 download code, allowing fans to enjoy a total of 24 tracks (3 tracks for each of the 8 main characters) that are not included on the vinyl record. The tracks on the vinyl record will not be included as MP3s.
Please enjoy the music of OCTOPATH TRAVELER on this vinyl record set.
There is a special track included as an enclosed bonus!
MP3 Download Code Included
Download code can only be used for a limited number of times.
An expiration date may be applied to the download code at a later time with prior notice.
The tracks on the vinyl record will not be included as MP3s.
This is an import item from Japan, and there might be some components within the packaging that are in Japanese.
Release date is approximate, any changes will be updated on the page
BlackScreenRecords/ Ship to Shore/ Merchbar/ Popmarket
BPM: Bullets Per Minute
Black Screen Records is excited to announce that Joe Collinson & Sam Houghton's banging soundtrack to Awe Interactive's rhythm-action FPS rogue-like game BPM: Bullets Per Minute is finally coming to vinyl this summer.
The soundtrack will be available on limited edition red/black & orange/black marbled vinyl and comes in a gatefold sleeve with official key art from the game. The vinyl also includes the bonus track "Yggdrasil’s Roots" by Reuben Hawthorn.
"When we were in our homes composing the BPM soundtrack remotely during the height of the pandemic in 2020, we had no idea that it would reach the audience it has today. We’re so happy that so many people continue to enjoy our (frankly ridiculous) music.
We’re so proud to have worked with Black Screen Records on what we believe to be the ultimate listening experience for our soundtrack to BPM: Bullets Per Minute. Kevin and the team at BSR have worked with us to ensure the excellent quality of the mastering, artwork and packaging. Please enjoy your journey back to Asgard at 33RPM!" - Joe Collinson&Sam Houghton
Very OK Vinyl/HM Market/Vinyl Guru/ Materia Store/ Ship to Shore
Song of Saya
Song of Saya Original Soundtrack on Vinyl!
The soundtrack to Nitroplus developed (Steins;Gate, Full Metal Daemon Muramasa) and renowned writer Gen Urobuchi’s (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass) masterpiece visual novel, on vinyl for the first time.
Each record comes with:
- Tip-On Gatefold Jacket
- OBI created by Philippe Kimura-Thollander
- Double sided 12x12” artwork insert
- Newly restored 8.7x11.3” replica Japanese advertisement from the game launch in 2003.
iam8bit/ BlackScreenRecords/ Light in the Attic/ Music Direct
We Are OFK
OFK is a semi-fictionalized supergroup of musical pals living in Los Angeles (the brainchild of creative director Teddy Dief and perhaps some IRL experiences), working together to create some of the silkiest-smooth indie pop tunes this side of the West Coast…
…and iam8bit is proud to present these very tunes on a 2xLP vinyl. Here, we’ve got OFK’s entire debut EP, written & produced by Luna Shadows and Thom Powers (of The Naked and Famous). Plus, we’ve included art prints for each OFK single, featuring illustrations that capture the mood of the game’s signature interactive music videos.
But wait - there’s more powerpop! We’ve also included EXCLUSIVE OFK Acoustic tracks that you can only hear on wax. It’s OFK, AFK, like you’ve never heard them before.
Hahah. You thought that was it, but there’s still more goodies. This 2xLP also features select tracks from We Are OFK’s original score, from Omniboi featuring Nicole Brady and Wldr Ensemble. These songs are the soundtrack to OFK’s twentysomething misadventures, and they’re the perfect musical accompaniment for kicking back or kicking into gear and getting some serious creative work accomplished.
It’s all packed in hip ‘n’ funky album art from the illustrious Naf, with a gorgeous pastel nightscape across a sturdy gatefold jacket that’ll have you dreaming about that LA skyline.