Norio Hanzawa’s soundtrack to the run and gun game gets a vinyl release.
Music label Data Discs is opening pre-orders for the Alien Soldier double-vinyl soundtrack on its online store.
Alien Soldier is a side-scrolling run and gun game developed by Treasure that was originally released back in 1995 for the SEGA Mega Drive. The electronic soundtrack is composed by Norio Hanzawa, who also composed the music in the 2D side-scrolling beat ’em up Guardian Heroes, side-scrolling platformer Mischief Makers, and 3D platformer Wario World.
As with the Alien Storm soundtrack vinyl, the soundtrack to Alien Soldier has been pressed on vinyl and available in three variants: ‘Classic Black’, ‘Opaque Grey’, and the ‘Blue, Frosted Clear, and Grey Tri-Colour and Splatter’ limited edition.
The Alien Soldier soundtrack is pressed on two 180g vinyl discs; the audio is sourced from the original hardware. The 22-track album comes with an obi strip and a poster featuring artwork used for the original game cover.
Early orders will include a set of three matt laminated postcards depicting key in-game characters (while stocks last).
Pre-orders will be available from the Data Discs online store from 19:00 BST on 13th June. Shipping is expected by 15th July.
An album sampler (embedded below) containing a couple of tracks – “Sidelimits” and “Runner AD2025” – have been added to Data Discs’ SoundCloud.