Complete Shenmue III Soundtrack Releasing to CD, Vinyl and Digital

Shenmue III, which released almost a year ago, will see a complete soundtrack release from Ys Net, Brave Wave Productions and Limited Run Games. Weighing in at 195 music compositions, which consists of both old and new tracks, the soundtrack will see release on CD, vinyl and digital. If you want options, you better believe they have them!

The CD edition consists of 6 discs, and includes a special box and liner notes for $49.99. The digital edition will be available on all major streaming services for $30. The vinyl edition comes in three flavors: a 2-LP Music Selection release with 33 of the game’s most iconic tracks (which would fit well along side the Data-Discs releases of Shenmue and Shenmue II) for $39.99, a 5-LP Volume 1 which features the Bailu Village music for $124.99, a 6-LP Volume 2 which features the Niaowu music for $149.99, and finally an 11-LP Definitive Soundtrack Complete Collection release in a massive box for $299.99. There will also be a limited run of 500 Complete Collection LP box sets featuring a poster autographed by Yu Suzuki for $349.99.

All physical releases will be available for pre-order starting November 20 from Limited Run Games and BigWax (for European customers). After the break, check out the complete breakdown of all the editions. Which one/s do you plan on picking up?

CD Edition
The CD Edition will come on 6-CDs, housed in a special box with a complete booklet of liner notes (in both English and Japanese) by Yu Suzuki and other members of the Shenmue community, as well as archival artwork. Available for pre-order from Limited Run Games starting November 20 for $49.99 and through general distribution afterward.

Digital Edition
The digital edition will be available via the Brave Wave Productions Bandcamp for $30, or via all major streaming services and digital storefronts (prices may vary). Bandcamp pre-orders commence on November 6 and unlock on November 19.

There will be 5 variations of the vinyl edition:

Shenmue III Original Soundtrack Music Selection
Available on 2 150g 12” gold vinyl and silver vinyl, this abridged edition features 33 of the most iconic tracks in Shenmue III. It comes in a gatefold and includes a booklet with liner notes (in both English and Japanese) by Yu Suzuki and other members of the Shenmue community, as well as archival artwork. It also includes a digital download code for all 33 tracks. Available for pre-order from Limited Run Games starting November 20 for $39.99, €40 from BigWax and through general distribution afterward.

Shenmue III The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1: Bailu Village (GS-020-V1)
The 20th milestone release in the Generation Series lineup, this 5-LP abridged set features 82 tracks that play in the first half of Shenmue III, which takes place in Bailu Village. Comes in a top lid box (similar to recent Generation Series releases from Brave Wave) with liner notes, archival artwork and a digital download code for all 196 tracks. Available for pre-order starting November 20 from Limited Run Games for $124.99 and for €125 on BigWax.

Shenmue III The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 2: Niaowu (GS-020-V2)
The 20th milestone release in the Generation Series lineup, this 6-LP abridged set features 113 tracks that play in the second half of Shenmue III, which takes place in Niaowu. Comes in a top lid box (similar to recent Generation Series releases from Brave Wave) with liner notes, archival artwork and a digital download code for all 196 tracks. Available for pre-order starting November 20 from Limited Run Games for $149.99 and for €150 on BigWax.

Shenmue III The Definitive Soundtrack Complete Collection (GS-020-CC)
This unprecedented 11 150g 12” vinyl set features all 195 tracks in their complete glory, combining the vinyl from both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 into one comprehensive set. All 11 vinyl are housed in a gorgeous sturdy flip-top box set with liner notes, archival artwork and a digital download code for all tracks. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch of pre-orders in November. This set will be offered exclusively by Limited Run Games in North America and BigWax in Europe and elsewhere for a limited time only. Available for pre-order starting November 20 from Limited Run Games for $299.99 and for €300 on BigWax.

Shenmue III The Definitive Soundtrack Complete Collection – Signed by Yu Suzuki (GS-020-CC-LE)
This is the ultimate Shenmue fan’s collector item! It includes all of the above from Shenmue III The Definitive Soundtrack Complete Collection, plus an exclusive A4-poster signed by Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki. Limited to 500 units only exclusively through Limited Run Games and BigWax. Available for pre-order starting November 20 from Limited Run Games for $349.99 and for €350 on BigWax.

For more information on the various versions of the Shenmue III soundtrack, please visit www.limitedrungames.com (@LimitedRunGames) and www.bravewave.net/genseries (@BraveWaveMusic).

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