Official Sonic Mania Vinyl Soundtrack Announced

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Sega is announcing a whole host of official Sonic the Hedgehog memorabilia in time for the series’ 26th anniversary. If Sonic the Hedgehog-branded shoes aren’t your thing, now the company has announced an official vinyl soundtrack release for Sonic Mania.

The new set of two vinyl records includes select tracks from the game’s soundtrack by composer Tee Lopes. Featured above, you can view the exclusive new gatefold art featuring Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles.

Here’s some more shots of the vinyl, plus the inner artwork:

The soundtrack will come in  three variations: Sonic Blue, Classic Black, and a Limited Edition version, and is going up for pre-order sometime mid-July, for $19.99.

Sonic Mania is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One on August 15th.

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  • Just Some Guy

    Vinyls are the worst fucking meme. I’d rather have a nice deluxe CD thing.

  • Mr0303

    That’s nice and all, Sega, but how about you pick up a smaller disc shaped object and put the game on it?

  • Yeah I would muuuuuuuuuuch rather have a physical copy of the game. No DRM, all the data, etc

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Sounds like the quality of the OST has gone up a bit too.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV4WrCW-5Lw

  • orbo

    I think a vinyl soundtrack is getting a little out there.
    A soundtrack is cool and all, but I seriously question who the target audience is for a vinyl record release of it.
    It’s largely a thing brought back from the depths of the ages by audiophiles that *insist* that vinyl has higher audio quality than digital or any other form of storage. (even though there is not a shred of evidence to back up their claims, or the difference is so minute that no ordinary person can tell the difference anyhow)

  • Fenrir007

    I never understood the appeal of vinyls. I threw all mine away (were actually my father’s that he didn’t really want anymore and told me to do whatever with them). They sound like crap. CD all the way, baby.

  • -blank-

    Glad to see Tee Lopes getting some recognition, he’s been making awesome Sonic remixes for an eternity. Kinda fitting that the ascended fan game Sonic Mania would have him on board in some capacity

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I had a friend who was into collecting them, it just seems like a hipster thing. I guess its similar to how I like to play old games on tube T.Vs rather than on an emulator with a 50″ monitor.

  • Fenrir007

    The tube TV I can understand, as the old games were tailored for those displays and tech, and will more often than not look weird on LCD screens (which people compensate with filters). But vinyl, I will never understand. Maybe because I didn’t really listen to those back then (I grew up on tapes and CDs).

  • RichardGristle

    CDs sound cold and soulless in comparison but they’re just way more practical. Long-term storage of Vinyl is as much of a bitch as storing wine.

    At least the days of VHS and cassette are over. There was 0 redeeming factor about those.

  • Fenrir007

    Oh yeah. I’m glad I don’t have to store my anime collection in multiple shelves anymore.

  • Ruggarell

    HOW ABOUT AN ACTUAL PHYSICAL RELEASE?

  • J-ROD

    you comment on alot of stuff

  • Personaknight

    And it’s blue of course.

  • BaronKrause

    New stuff on Vinyl is the stupidest thing, only morons claim it sounds better due to reasons they can’t actually explain properly.

  • BaronKrause

    They don’t sound cold and lifeless, they sound EXACTLY how the artist intended it to sound when the album was mastered. The effect Vinyl has is akin to a crappy instagram filter.

  • SinkingSage

    Vinyl is physical and degrades.
    Digital is immaculate and forever.
    Vinyl is a meme.