One of the more interesting Xbox news stories to come from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was a vinyl pressing of the Battletoads soundtrack. It would appear that this was well received because Microsoft is once again partnering with iam8bit to bring some more of Rare’s great game music to the vinyl format. Starting tomorrow (August 4th), customers will be able to preorder the soundtracks for the Rare classics Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie. Preorders will begin at 10AM PDT. The Battletoads record from Comic-Con will also be available for preorder at the same time.
All three, brightly colored, 180 gram vinyl albums will be limited to 3,000 copies, making them great collector’s items – and what better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rare than with collectibles? Each one comes with a unique sleeve, complete with custom artwork from various artists. The Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie soundtracks will set you back $35 while the Battletoads record will cost $25. Both Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie contain two, double-sided vinyl discs, which accounts for the higher price. For fans of video game music, this is a wonderful little collection that isn’t to be missed!