The first title in the iconic fighting game series, VIRTUA FIGHTER practically invented 3D fighting games. One of Japan’s highest-grossing arcade games of all time, its porting alongside the launch of the SEGA Saturn was essential to the console’s success there.
Crucial to the game’s propulsive energy, the influential soundtrack was composed by the team of Takayuki Nakamura and the voice of Kage-Maru, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, who would continue to collaborate on beloved titles like TOBAL 2, EHRGEIZ and LUMINES.
This newly remastered 2XLP presents two distinct VIRTUA FIGHTER arrangements, with discs for both the arcade and SEGA Saturn releases. The full-color gatefold packaging includes six pages of liner notes with hi-res renders and a new interview with series creator Yu Suzuki.
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VIRTUA FIGHTER - ARCADE/SEGA SATURN SOUNDTRACK 2XLP MONDO EXCLUSIVE
Ready? The year is 1993, and SEGA AM2, the team known for releasing VIRTUA RACING the year prior, is about to unleash three-dimensional fury upon your local arcade. VIRTUA FIGHTER, the world's first fighting game presented entirely in 3D, was about to revolutionize arcades worldwide.
The game, directed by AM2 founder and series creator Yu Suzuki, featured eight iconic characters, never-before-seen 3D perspectives and groundbreaking arcade action. The game was soon ported to the Sega Saturn, and its initial success launched a franchise now decades in the making.
Nearly 30 years later, the iconic soundtrack to that first game, composed by Takayuki Nakamura and Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, is now available on vinyl. Nakamura-san first composed the music for the Model 1 arcade release, and Mitsuyoshi-san later arranged and diversified the music for the Sega Saturn release.
Experience the game's iconic soundtrack - with character themes and iconic sound effects - across two LPs, with large format artwork and newly remastered sound.
VIRTUA FIGHTER - Arcade/SEGA Saturn Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Takayuki Nakamura and Takenobu Mitsuyoshi. Mondo Exclusive Blue Marble Vinyl by Cartridge Thunder. Edition of 500. Estimated shipping July 2023. $45
GOD OF WAR RAGNAROK - Original Soundtrack 3XLP + Slipcase. Music by Bear McCreary. Pressed on Mondo Exclusive 3x 150 Gram Smoke Vinyl. $60