To celebrate the release of Okami HD on Switch, Data Discs has partnered with Capcom to release a remastered version of the original soundtrack on vinyl, and it's available to pre-order as we speak.
Originally released in 2006 and composed by Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Rei Kondoh and Akari Groves, the Okami soundtrack is known for suiting the game perfectly; the pieces act as a natural fit to the recurring themes of restoration and resolve. Using traditional Japanese instruments, and inspired by distant folklore, the score moves between peacefulness and danger effortlessly. It's safe to say we loved the game in our recent review, and that included its soundtrack:
"[The soundtrack] revels in flutes and stringed instruments. Even during the more intense action sequences, there’s a certain kind of peaceful and serene tone to the music that infuses the amazing visuals with a heightened air of mysticism, and this makes for an experience that you won’t want to miss."
This new release is presented as a quadruple LP box set, featuring over two hours of newly remastered music and a 40-page artbook. There is also a double-sided lithographic print featuring original illustrations from the Capcom archives in Japan. A lossless download code for the album is also included, and you can pick up any one of the following editions:
- 4 x 180g Frosted Clear vinyl with “Cherry Blossom Pink” and “Amaterasu White” splatter **LIMITED EDITION**
- 4 x 180g Frosted Clear
- 4 x 180g Classic Black
Pre-orders can be obtained from the Data Discs website, although the limited edition variant will only be available to order until 15th August. The site also contains a full track list, so make sure to check it out if you need your Okami music fix.
Do you collect video game soundtracks? Would you like to grab this one?
Those merchandises especially for Switch owner ??
Hah ! Eat your shoes, Sony !
Don't want Vinyl, just want physical out of Japan
My wallet hasn't talked back to me since I pre-ordered this one.
Sorry, audiophiles, but vinyl is overrated. There aren't many companies today that know how to properly master and press a disc, and the ones that do charge a LOT of money for it. Most vinyl records made today are only good for collecting and displaying on a shelf, not playing
I have the original okami on ps2 as well as okami den on ds, and have been collecting vinyl since about 1998 so this should be a no-brainer for me but my current budget won't stretch to the 65 quid price tag 😪 man that limited edition is so pretty though!! ...... sigh.
@Anti-Matter Err, not really about owning a Switch or not.
More about having a record player. Mine is actually made by SONY... I do not think Nintendo makes those. 😉
Why are you advertising this to us Ryan, don’t you know that any game is automatically bad after 15 years especially if it’s a port! /s
Very cool. I would love this - and they ships to the US.
At todays Rate that is $83 dollars - that is what Beethoven Piano 1-5 cost me in Vinyl - This could torpedo my budget 🙄
If anyone interested - Hollow Knight also has a cool one.
Data Discs make great stuff. The lenticular 3D cover for Space Harrier is mind blowing.
@Anti-Matter I don’t understand
@Mountain_Man Basically this. It’s more a collector’s fetish than anything.
Have a lovely Okami soundtrack on CD that suits me just fine. This is unsurprisingly beautiful though!
@Mountain_Man In general, I agree, but I have to say that the old album art was sometimes really good, and this Okami album art looks spectacular!
@Agramonte are you in the US? If so, how much was shipping?
Ok now... I may be passing on Okami HD only because I've played it on the Wii, but this..... THIS HERE, is a MUST have. AND on vinyl? I miss album covers from back in the day (Yes, I'm that old) as they always had unique art or style, and Okami's art translates beautifully. Wow. Gonna have to see about getting this, for real. Now if only Amaterasu would appear in SSBU...
Good thing I'm not addicted to Okami. I've recently started collecting vinyl and am avoiding getting stuff I'm not SUPER into (as I can't afford it). As gorgeous as this is, I think I'll skip it.
@BionicDodo consider my mind blown. Thats amazing, thanks
@Lone_Beagle Yeah, New York
Total £81.98 GBP
How I would love to own that but it would be £65 for a shelf piece. Now is not the time.
At least I have the original CD OST release.
I typically only buy vinyl. Got the special edition of XC2 though because it was only on CD. Wish it was vinyl.
Psshh, I want the 56-disc vinyl Smash Ultimate release
but no physical switch release
Ooh! I adore Okami's music. Pity I don't have a record player. :/
Well...acid is one heckuva drug.
If I owned a record player I would be all over this.
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