Sega and Data Disc Announce a Sonic Mania Soundtrack Album Coming Out on Vinyl
Announced at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, Sonic Mania has retro gaming enthusiasts excited, thanks in large part to the game’s back-to-basics 2D gameplay and throwback pixelated visuals. Also looking to replicate the original Sonic the Hedgehog‘s nostalgic 8-bit music, developers PagodaWest Games and Headcannon have put retro game composer and remix artist Tee Lopes on the job. With the game’s imminent release on the horizon Sega, in a partnership with game music publisher Data Discs, has announced a Sonic Mania soundtrack album that will collect select tracks from Lopes’ video game score into a premium vinyl record.
The full Sonic Mania album package will contain a vinyl record with several tracks from composer Lopes, and a gatefold sleeve featuring colorful artwork of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles adventuring around the Green Hill Zone Act 2 level from Sonic the Hedgehog. Another reference to the level is the record itself, as it’s cleverly printed with “Act 1” and “Act 2” on either side. The outer packaging will have a nifty layer UV spot varnish, as well as a printed inner sleeve featuring a few characters from the game. Inside is a download code for the album in both lossy and lossless formats for the likely scenario listeners would want to hear Sonic tunes on the go.
The Sonic Mania soundtrack album is listed for £19.99 ($25.43 USD) on the official Data Discs website with pre-orders set to open in mid-July. Sonic‘s retro adventure is hardly the first gaming soundtrack Data Discs has produced. The publisher has many in the way of retro game music including the likes of Shenmue, Streets of Rage, and a few titles from the Shinobi series. What do you think? Is the idea of listening to some great Sonic tunes on vinyl a smashing idea, or are records just a boring fad for hipsters? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for more gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.