Ship to Shore PhonoCo has announced that the soundtrack to EarthBound will soon be released on vinyl, making it the first time that it has been available in the West.
The soundtrack comes packaged on two records and will be available in four striking colors: classic black, Giygas-inspired red/black swirl, Ness-inspired blue/yellow split, and Hot Spring Pink.
In addition to the EarthBound soundtrack, Ship to Shore will also soon be making available the remaining copies of the soundtrack to Mother 1 (which was most recently released in the West as EarthBound Beginnings) on its website. That set was previously only available to backers of its Kickstarter campaign, but the wider public will soon be able to purchase it in either vinyl or CD format from its store.
The Mother series has gathered a loyal following from Western gamers in recent years. EarthBound was initially released in Japan in 1994 as Mother 2, before being released as EarthBound in the West in 1995. It was released more recently on Wii U’s Virtual Console in 2013. Mother 1, meanwhile, was released in Japan in 1989, but never made it to the West until this year.
There seems to be a high demand for Nintendo game soundtracks at the moment, as Nintendo also announced this week that it will be releasing an original soundtrack album for Splatoon in Japan. The aptly titled “Splatune” will feature 61 music and sound tracks, and will be available on October 21.