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Jake Kaufman • Strike the Earth! Shovel Knight Arranged

Two Shovel Knight soundtracks! If you want the original, genuine chiptune steez, you can get the Shovel Knight OST from Bandcamp here. If you want the arranged version with lots of guest artists (including Manami Matsumae remixing Jake “Virt” Kaufman!) that one’s here. The price is right for both: literally any amount of money.

If you want a version of the OST you can play in an NES emulator  – or on an actual NES, should you have a flash cart – you can get the NSF version here. What? Virt, you spoil us.

Oh, and in case you somehow didn’t hear, Shovel Knight is the business.

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Whoa cool, Out Run soundtracks ⊟
Remember when Sega and M2 added new songs by Manabu Namiki and Chibi-Tech to Out Run 3D? Well… you can buy them, along with like every song ever from the series, in a three-volume soundtrack collection released yesterday.
Volume 1 (Out Run, 3D Out Run, Turbo Out Run) Volume 2 (OutRunners) and Volume 3 (Out Run 2) are $9.49 each on Amazon or $9.99 each from iTunes. Of course, you could also buy individual tracks if you just want one on loop for your cross-country drive.
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Whoa cool, Out Run soundtracks ⊟

Remember when Sega and M2 added new songs by Manabu Namiki and Chibi-Tech to Out Run 3D? Well… you can buy them, along with like every song ever from the series, in a three-volume soundtrack collection released yesterday.

Volume 1 (Out Run, 3D Out Run, Turbo Out Run) Volume 2 (OutRunners) and Volume 3 (Out Run 2) are $9.49 each on Amazon or $9.99 each from iTunes. Of course, you could also buy individual tracks if you just want one on loop for your cross-country drive.

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Glorious Shin Megami IV OST box ⊟
I’ve embedded an unboxing of the recently released Shin Megami Tensei IV OST posted by @xanthax after the break. There’s not too much exciting stuff included in the set besides the neat sticker and the five million tracks on the four discs, but this was a great excuse to share this legendary cover that we somehow never posted when it was originally unveiled. It’s so awesome and perfect and I would not mind having that framed as a poster in my office.
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Play-Asia still and AmiAmi should still have these in stock.
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Glorious Shin Megami IV OST box ⊟

I’ve embedded an unboxing of the recently released Shin Megami Tensei IV OST posted by @xanthax after the break. There’s not too much exciting stuff included in the set besides the neat sticker and the five million tracks on the four discs, but this was a great excuse to share this legendary cover that we somehow never posted when it was originally unveiled. It’s so awesome and perfect and I would not mind having that framed as a poster in my office.

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Persona Q's 3DS XL, subbed trailers ⊟
We don’t have a photo of it yet, but we now know that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will have a special edition 3DS XL system and bundle when it hits Japan on June 5. All first-run copies of the game will also include a Persona Q: Sound of the Labyrinth arrange album from the Atlus Sound Team.
Atlus released two full-length (instead of the usual character-focused) trailers for the game today, which we have subtitled for you thanks to Pepsiman. First up, here’s the trailer for the Persona 4 group:
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And one for the Persona 3 crew:

Famitsu also shared a few gameplay details (translated by Gematsu), including how characters will be able to summon multiple personas:

"In Persona Q, characters can have multiple personas. In the past, only the main character could have more than one, but this time your other party members can have “sub-Personas.” Use sub-Personas to complement the skills that each characters’ main Persona doesn’t know.
There are 20 characters and you can use five people in a party. You can set your team in front and back rows during battle. Of course, making a team that complements each other is good, but certain character combinations will have special dialogue occurrences.”

We’ll let you know when/if any of this is announced for the West. :o)
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Persona Q's 3DS XL, subbed trailers ⊟

We don’t have a photo of it yet, but we now know that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will have a special edition 3DS XL system and bundle when it hits Japan on June 5. All first-run copies of the game will also include a Persona Q: Sound of the Labyrinth arrange album from the Atlus Sound Team.

Atlus released two full-length (instead of the usual character-focused) trailers for the game today, which we have subtitled for you thanks to Pepsiman. First up, here’s the trailer for the Persona 4 group:

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So much Pokemon music on iTunes ⊟
The Pokemon X & Pokemon Y Super Music Collection is the first official Pokemon soundtrack release on US iTunes. It’s also:
TWO HUNDRED TWELVE TRACKS for ten damn dollars.
That includes all the music from X and Y, of course, along with battle music from the Pokemon Origins anime and five tracks from Red and Blue!
I should note, this has all the PR Video music tracks – you know, in case you’re putting your real life PR Video together (You should do that and send it to us). The Pokemon Company plans to release soundtracks for the other main Pokemon games next year.
BUY Pokemon X and Y, official strategy guide, upcoming games

So much Pokemon music on iTunes ⊟

The Pokemon X & Pokemon Y Super Music Collection is the first official Pokemon soundtrack release on US iTunes. It’s also:

TWO HUNDRED TWELVE TRACKS for ten damn dollars.

That includes all the music from X and Y, of course, along with battle music from the Pokemon Origins anime and five tracks from Red and Blue!

I should note, this has all the PR Video music tracks – you know, in case you’re putting your real life PR Video together (You should do that and send it to us). The Pokemon Company plans to release soundtracks for the other main Pokemon games next year.

BUY Pokemon X and Y, official strategy guide, upcoming games

Game Center CX album and important Arino info

The Game Center CX 10th Anniversary Soundtrack is out in Japan, and Mitsumaple posted these photos of the packaging and included Kacho trading card. Baby Arino! Also, here’s a pic someone shared of teenage Arino.

Fansub group Last Continue GCCX translated the card’s vital information about Arino, which you can read after the break.

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Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Maiden - Yuzo Koshiro

Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Maiden

Yuzo Koshiro

Like Etrian Odyssey IV, the upcoming EO: Millennium Maiden will features orchestral music, and not the FM synth many enjoyed in the first three games. I can’t complain after hearing this Yuzo Koshiro track grabbed from the 3DS remake’s official Japanese site.

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Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! OST

WayForward Technologies

Here’s the full soundtrack for Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage — that’s 34 tracks, nearly an hour and a half of music from the DS and 3DS game. You can also listen to them individually here.

I would’ve loved to have heard some Rebecca Sugar joints in the game, but the OST’s songs with vocals like "Refusing to Refuse" and "Who’s in Charge Here" make up a bit for those deficiencies. But still, throw those in the sequel, guys!

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The music for Code of Princess’ “Empurrium” — it’s a store run by a cat, naturally — is one of my favorite shop themes. It’s a silly tune that sounds like something like Cibo Matto would have produced back in the day.

Buy: Code of Princess
See also: More Code of Princess stuff

Shin Megami Tensei IV's music is too good, y'all. It's just toooooooo good. A minute and a half in? O_O

There’s some debate over who put together this theme (e.g. Shoji Meguro, Kenichi Tsuchiya), but I’m not going to front like I know anything about Japanese composers for niche 3DS games. Let’s just say whoever did it is too good.

Buy: Devil Survivor OverclockedDevil Survivor 2
See also: More Shin Megami Tensei news, media
[Via Electroplankton, SMT IV's Japanese site]

Yuzo Koshiro is killin’ it with Etrian Odyssey IV's soundtrack. I ain't even mad that he ditched the FM synth for this one. You can listen to more samples on the official website.

Seriously, even if you’re not into first-person dungeon crawlers, it will be worth picking this game up anyway — if it releases here — to enjoy Koshiro’s compositions while taking in Nizo Yamamoto’s landscapes.

And for those who missed it, Koshiro also laid down a tight track for Kid Icarus: Uprisingstream it here.

Buy: Etrian Odyssey III, Etrian Odyssey IV (import)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Etrian Odyssey news and media

Memorable music from Shadowrun (SNES). One of the reasons why I’m always talking about this game is nothing played, looked, or sounded like it at the time. Really hope Jordan Weisman finds a way to re-release it one day.

Some great, related news by the way: Weisman and Harebrained Schemes have brought the original composers for the SNES and Genesis games, Marshall Parker and Sam Powell, in to collaborate on Shadowrun Returns (PC/tablet) soundtrack. Definitely fund this game if you have the cash — its Kickstarter campaign ends today.

The tiny artwork on the left, by the way, is the seldom seen Super Famicom packaging for Shadowrun.

Buy: Shadowrun (SNES)
See also: More Shadowrun frothing
[Via HG101]