Preorders open for Cassette Beasts vinyl soundtrack & audio cassette

Jerry on 2023-06-28
Developed by Bytten Studio, open-world role-playing game Cassette Beasts features music composed by Joel Baylis with vocals by Shelby Harvey. Preorders have opened at publisher Black Screen Records in Europe and distributor Light in the Attic in Seattle for the double vinyl soundtrack and audio cassette.

The independently developed monster-taming title takes place on the fictional the island of New Wirral. Players are challenged to collect monsters by recording the beasts to a collection of trusty cassette tapes. Monster allies engage in turn-based battles, and can be fused to synthesize more powerful hybrids.

The two-disc analog record pressing on purple and mint green vinyl comes with a gatefold cover decorated with original artwork by Sami Briggs. Mastering for vinyl is by Christian Bethge, with shipping from the publisher scheduled for late July.

Baylis comments: "My goal when writing the music for ‘Cassette Beasts‘ was to make something that felt somewhere between a role-playing game soundtrack and an 80’s synth rock album. Despite its influences, I feel like it ended up being rather unique. It’s quite hard to pin a genre onto these tracks and the collection itself varies greatly in vibes as well as styles."

The digital edition of the 65-track score can be purchase through Bandcamp and Steam. Cassette Beasts, published by Raw Fury, is available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Series X|S. The Windows and Linux edition on Steam is verified for use with the Steam Deck.

From the product page:
Collect awesome monsters to use during turn-based battles in this open-world RPG. Combine any two monster forms using Cassette Beasts’ Fusion System to create unique and powerful new ones!

Welcome to New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by strange creatures you’ve only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven’t, and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you’ll need to explore every inch of the island, and record monsters to your trusty cassette tapes to gain their abilities...
Black Screen Records - Cassette Beasts Vinyl / Audio Cassette

Light in the Attic - Cassette Beasts Vinyl / Audio Cassette