A brand new chiptune album is coming to the Nintendo Famicom

A new chiptune album is coming to the Nintendo Famicom

Each week it looks like a brand new online game soundtrack will get a vinyl launch. Journey, The Final of Us, FTL and Shenmue — none of those are surprises anymore. So what’s subsequent? MiniDiscs? Cassette tapes? Properly, some musicians are eager to make use of cartridges as an alternative. 8BIT MUSIC POWER is a brand new chiptune album that you’re going to want to slip right into a Nintendo Famicom (Japan’s equal of the NES) to take heed to. Developed by RIKI and manufactured by Columbus Circle, it options 12 unique tracks from, amongst others, former Famicom music composers Yuriko Keino (Xevious, Dig Dug) and Takeaki Kunimoto (Star Solider).

Given it is a cartridge, there’s extra than simply audio right here. Every monitor is accompanied by some pixellated visuals — a music video of types — and there appears to be some sort of mini recreation too (pause the video under at 1:32). Sadly, this uncommon music launch is just deliberate for Japan. It’s going to be out there by means of Amazon for three,800 yen (roughly $30) from January thirty first and solely “a number of thousand copies” are being made, in line with the Wall Road Journal. But when it is widespread, who is aware of — perhaps we’ll get a NES model too…