June 01, 2016
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iam8bit presses Hyper Light Drifter vinyl album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-31 - comments
Game-themed event organizer iam8bit has opened preorders for the four-disc Hyper Light Drifter vinyl soundtrack album, scheduled to ship in winter of 2016. Music for Heart Machine's sprite-based, independently developed adventure game is by Fez composer Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland).
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Killer Instinct Game Boy tracks on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-30 - comments
The fourteen-track soundtrack to the 1995 Game Boy port of fighting game Killer Instinct is now available through Bandcamp. Developed by Rare, music for the handheld console game is by TimeSplitters series composer Graeme Norgate, and is available for download in your file format of choice for "name your price."
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Street Safer, Go inverts Streets of Rage audio

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-24 - comments
Street Safer, Go (a mod by HACKORDIE16 collective) alters the 16-bit brawler Streets of Rage by inverting the music score by Yuzo Koshiro. The name of the mod is an anagram of the classic Sega title and reflects comments from listeners that inverting the music notes makes them sound serene by comparison.
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Konami posts Contra Chronicles Vol. 2 excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-16 - comments
Konami's Tokyo-based record label Konamistyle has posted brief excerpts to YouTube from their upcoming three-disc Contra soundtrack compilation. Entitled "Contra Chronicles Vol. 2," the album includes background tracks from Contra, Contra Force, Super C, Operation C, Contra III: The Alien Wars and Contra ReBirth.
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Data Discs' Streets of Rage vinyl previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-01 - comments
The Streets of Rage vinyl soundtrack album published by label Data Discs of London is currently back in stock on translucent red or black vinyl. The publisher has posted two preview tracks from the album, featuring music from the classic Sega brawler by series composer Yuzo Koshiro.
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Science Kombat tunes streaming on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-04-17 - comments
Chiptune artist Juliana Moreira of São Paulo, Brazil has posted the soundtrack to browser-based fighting game Science Kombat to SoundCloud. The sprite-based game's featured combatants include Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, Marie Curie and Alan Turing.
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Ship to Shore presses Super Russian Roulette vinyl

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-03-27 - comments
Brooklyn-based Ship to Shore has partnered with chiptune scene visionary Batsly Adams to press the Super Russian Roulette vinyl soundtrack album. The two recently garnered praise for Kickstarter projects respectively funding the stateside release of the EarthBound vinyl record and aforementioned Zapper-enabled party game.
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Final Fantasy VIII Vinyl shipping from North America

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-03-05 - comments
Square Enix North America's online store will ship the limited edition Final Fantasy VIII Vinyl analog record on March 31. The physical release includes "Liberi Fatali," "The Man with the Machine Gun," "The Extreme," and other tracks from the PlayStation-exlusive role-playing game selected by series composer Nobuo Uematsu.
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Data Discs presses Streets of Rage 2 vinyl

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-03-01 - comments
The latest addition to London-based record label Data Discs' series of remastered game scores on vinyl is now available for pre-order online. Two audio previews from Yuzo Koshiro's FM synthesis score from the 1992 Sega Mega Drive title Streets of Rage 2 are streaming online, via the label's SoundCloud channel.
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EarthBound vinyl released through Ship to Shore

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-02-27 - comments
Ship to Shore today is shipping the Mother 2 (EarthBound) vinyl soundtrack album from its headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. The album release marks the first time the Super Nintendo role-playing game score by Hirokazu Tanaka and Keiichi Suzuki has been made available on vinyl outside of Japan.
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Ninja Senki DX slated for February release

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-02-26 - comments
Montreal-based developer Tribute Games has released Ninja Senki DX through the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, as well as PC and Mac operating systems through Steam. Remastered music for the NES-inspired, sprite-based platformer is by Mercenary Kings composer Patrice Bourgeault.
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8 Bit Weapon releases Disassembly Language Vol. 1

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-02-18 - comments
Seth and Michelle of the Los Angeles-based chip music group 8 Bit Weapon have published their concept album Disassembly Language, a collection of ambient electronic music. The first volume in a planned series of Commodore 64 SID sound chip albums described as 'Ambient Music for Deprogramming' is on Bandcamp.
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Rushjet1's Mega Man 4 Remade on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-02-17 - comments
1001 Spikes composer Rushjet1 (Tadd Nuznov) has completed the latest in his series of Rockman arrangement albums, reformatted through the lens of Konami's VRC6 sound chip. The Mega Man 4 Remade album is available through Bandcamp for "name your price" and viewable on YouTube in time to a playthrough video.
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Tick Tock Isle music tracks by Kevin Carville

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-01-05 - comments
Belfast-based composer Kevin Carville has published his 32-track soundtrack to the story-driven PC puzzler Tick Tock Isle, debuting via both SoundCloud and Bandcamp. The spiritual successor to independent developer Squiddershins' Cat Poke is available for purchase through the Steam and Itch.io online marketplaces.
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Konami posts Gradius II complete soundtrack excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-12-26 - comments
Konamistyle, Konami's Tokyo-based record label, will publish the soundtrack to Gradius II: Gofer's Ambition on compact disc on January 23 in Japan. The 72-track album contains Sharp X68000 home computer, Roland SC-55 MIDI sound module and Roland MT32 renderings of each music track from the sidescrolling shooter.