iam8bit have announced that they will be releasing a vinyl soundtrack featuring the soundtrack from Persona 5. There will be both an essential edition featuring a selection of tracks, and a limited deluxe edition featuring the complete 110 track ost.
Pre-orders will open today at 10:00 AM PST at $100 for the Essential Edition, and $175 for the Deluxe Edition. The soundtrack is scheduled to ship during Q4 2017.
- The Essential Edition 4xLP feat. track listing curated by Atlus Sound Team, including P5’s most popular music — $100 USD
- Deluxe Edition 6xLP feat. the complete Persona 5 soundtrack of 110 songs (Limited Pressing of 1,000) — $175 USD
- Premium Packaging – both editions will be quality box sets, but we can’t reveal packaging just yet (see below)
- Music by Atlus Sound Team
Persona 5 is a massive and epic opus of a game – the kind of 100-hour-plus JRPG journey that it is impossible to peel away from.
The soundtrack is equally epic, featuring hours of jazzy, poppy, energetic musical magic that you’ll find yourself unconsciously whistling throughout the day. From upbeat vocally-driven songs (many featuring the incomparable throaty gusto of Japanese soul singer, Lyn Inaizumi) to more contemplative, instrumental riffs – it’s an impressive ensemble of tunes.
Quite simply, Persona 5 is one of our favorite videogame soundtracks to date.
We’re so proud to be releasing the Persona 5 soundtrack that, together with Atlus and SEGA, we decided to do something a rather radical – we’re going to document and share the entire process of creating a vinyl album with Persona 5 fans, from start to finish.
Fans will be given a rare peek behind-the-scenes – via video, photos and interviews – showcasing every detail involved in making a record. This includes:
- Mastering – We’ll visit our favorite mastering studio, Infrasonic, and chronicle how music is mixed for the retro technology that is vinyl
- Test Presses – We’ll show you what it’s like to create lacquers & test presses, which serve as benchmark for the vinyl’s audio quality
- Vinyl Production – We’ll hang with our friends from Noiseland at their factory in France, capturing the analog magic of melting “wax” and stamping records. It’s pretty crazy to see, because some of these machines are nearly 100 years old!
- Packaging – We’ll reveal just how much work goes into creating a unique packaging experience, from design to printing to assembly
.And then finally…
- Artwork – We’ll reveal the “Mystery Album Art,” the result of an intimate collaboration between iam8bit, Atlus, SEGA and a to be announced, top secret artist ;-)
This making-of adventure will take many months, with albums shipping in Q4 2017, in time for the holidays.
Please note: because we’re involving you in the production process, you’re literally coming along for the ride with us. You’ll receive production updates approximately once a month until your order ships. We’ll even have some fun surprises along the way! This is gonna be fun!
Persona 5 was released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016. It was released for the PS4 in Traditional Chinese on March 23, 2017. It released in North America and Europe on April 4th, 2017, and will release in Korean in 2017.