Final Fantasy XIII composer Masashi Hamauzu and vocalist Mina have released their single IMERUAT on Bandcamp. The three track album, which contains original music tracks "Imeruat," "Cirotto," and "Haru no Kasumi," is available to stream in full online.
Seth and Michelle of 8 Bit Weapon have released a new album, available to stream in full and purchase on Bandcamp. The 17-track collection recorded in Los Angeles capitalizes on the music group's familiarity with the sound styles of '70s and '80s.
The Nintendo Entertainment System rock group Revengineers, based in Rochester, New York, have released a self-titled EP through Bandcamp. The five-track album can be streamed in full online, purchased digitally in your downloadable file format of choice or sent away for on compact disc.
Exploding Rabbit is planning an update for Super Mario Bros. Crossover that will allow the old school platforming mashup to be displayed in Super Nintendo and Game Boy graphics. Music from both console eras will be available for each of the playable characters.
This Place is Haunted has released a remastered edition of their 2009 self-titled album on Bandcamp, including extra bonus tracks. Featured are rock arrangements of music found in the Castlevania and Ecco The Dolphin series, X-Men for Sega Genesis, Double Dragon and Golden Axe II.
The album Nerdapalooza 2010 Live Recordings is now available to stream in full and purchase in your file format of choice from Bandcamp. The nerdcore artists represented on the collection include MC Frontalot, Mega Ran, Shael Riley, Zombies! Organize!! and The Adventures of Duane & BrandO.
Kyoto musicians DJ Master Kohta and BIG BROTHER have posted an alternate remix of "Path of Scylla" from Locomalito's independently developed shooter Hydorah. The arrangement, based on the song by Spanish game composer Gryzor87, features Japanese language vocals by Asaka Tomoko.
As Blip Festival Australia gears up for its debut next month, four artists meet to discuss performing chip music in the live environment. Nullsleep has contributed music to independent game titles like PongVaders for iOS. Here, he talks game audio with Manabu Namiki, Hally and Chibi-Tech.
90 images from the 1H1D!!! Vol. 23 chiptune party at Cafe la Siesta in Kyoto are now available to view on Google Plus. Participating artists included DJ Master Kohta, Nordloef, USK, KAZ a.k.a.HIGE, Big Brother, NNNNNNNNNN and BEN (LORB).
Namco Bandai Games' netlabel Namco Sounds has posted the soundtrack album for Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection to iTunes. Samples of all 35 tracks from the arcade and PlayStation Portable fighting game are available online, composed by Keiichi Okabe, Hiroshi Okubo and other artists.
Jessica Curry has composed original music for first-person ghost story Dear Esther, which has been nominated for an Excellence in Audio Award in the 2012 Independent Games Festival. Two years in the making, the commercial remake of the PC mod features a re-orchestrated soundtrack.
Owners of Commodore 64 consoles can now send away for the cartridge port of Adam Atomic's Canabalt. The demake has been overseen and fully endorsed by the Canabalt dev team, with the conversion developed by Paul Koller.
Weeklybeats is a 52 week long music project in which artists compose and publicly release one song a week for the entire year. Chip musicians chipping in on week one of the project include little-scale, Lazerbeat and Pongball.
Kyoto DJ and visual artist Baiyon of PixelJunk 4am will be among the game creators and lecturers introducing Global Game Jam 2012 (taking place January 27 to 29,) which anticipates the participation of game creators in 44 countries.