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Legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro joins the team

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Legendary video game composer Yuzo Koshiro returns to his chip-based roots with brand new, retro-inspired music for ”198X”.

Yuzo Koshiro is the composer behind such classic video game soundtracks as ”Streets of Rage”, ”The Revenge of Shinobi”, ”Actraiser” and ”Ys”. He's been hailed as ”the greatest game-music composer of the 16-bit era” and ”the king of FM synthesis chiptune music”.

– Creating a new game inspired by the 16-bit classics, and having the one and only Yuzo Koshiro compose the music, is literally a dream come true, says Tobias Bjarneby, director of ”198X” at Hi-Bit Studios.

All tracks by Yuzo Koshiro will also be included in the 198X digital soundtrack, as well as the previous limited edition vinyl record included in the Vinyl Pack. You can also add the vinyl record ”198X by Yuzo Koshiro” to any tier, for an additional 345 SEK (40 USD), including international shipping. Simply increase your pledge by 345 SEK, or hit the "Manage your pledge" button if you’ve already chosen a tier.     

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    1. Hi-Bit Studios Creator on May 15

      @Senchaholic & Mattias: The limited edition vinyl will contain all tracks from the game, including the music by Yozu Koshiro. That one is now sold out and we will not do another print run. The Yuzo vinyl will only contain music by Yuzo Koshiro and be available to anyone.

    2. Mattias Lundin on May 15

      This is sort of a weird move. This new one sounds like the vinyl you would want to own. I thought the limited edition version would be a real cool collectors item since it’s only gonna be released in 100 copies. (No mention of another 198X vinyl coming out.) But now this one suddenly comes out and you have to pay 345 sek extra. It sort of make the limited edition vinyl look boring in comparison. And honestly I think you should include the new full vinyl package + the LE version in the vinyl backers pack. I think the 100 LE vinyl backers like myself feels a bit screwed otherwise.

    3. Senchaholic on May 15

      Do you mean that the limited edition vinyl contains tracks that the Yuzo vinyl does not?

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      Akihiro Tamura on May 14

      It's awesome! Thank you very much.

    5. Hi-Bit Studios Creator on May 14

      @Akihiro Tamura Thank you so much! Yes, you will get the Yuzo Koshiro record.

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      Akihiro Tamura on May 14

      Dear Hi-Bit Studios. I'm backer from Japan.
      I am very much looking forward.
      I chose Mega Pack and Pledge 560(215+345) SEK.
      Does it include the Vinyl of Yuzo Koshiro?

    7. Hi-Bit Studios Creator on May 14

      All tracks by Yuzo Koshiro are included on both records.

    8. Senchaholic on May 14

      So do you mean that the tracks on this Yuzo Pack vinyl is the same as on the Limited edition vinyl?

    9. Hi-Bit Studios Creator on May 14

      @Matthew. Yes, that is correct. The exact amount of tracks hasn't been decided yet though. The Yuzo Pack is priced basically the same as the Vinyl Pack.

    10. Matthew Dodds
      Superbacker
      on May 14

      So we can conclude that the Vinyl record from the Vinyl pack will contain all the tracks from this 12" plus more? If so, how many? As it is currebtly significantly more expensive, and doesnt appear to carry as interesting art. Is the price of the Vinyl from the Vinyl pledge strctly due to it's limited quantity?

    11. Hi-Bit Studios Creator on May 14

      @Mehdi This record will not be included in the Vinyl Pack. However, all tracks on this record will be included in the digital soundtrack as well as on the previous record included in the "Vinyl Pack". If you want this specific record, with only the Yuzo Koshiro tracks, you can add this to any tier (more instructions in the campaign specifics, under "The Extras")

    12. Frederik Lauridsen on May 14

      @Hi-Bit Studios thanks for the clarification :)

    13. Hi-Bit Studios Creator on May 14

      @Frederik This is not the same record. However, all tracks on this record will be included in the digital soundtrack as well as on the previous record included in the "Vinyl Pack".

    14. Frederik Lauridsen on May 14

      Awesome!

      Is this the same soundtrack that was included in the "old" vinyl tier? Or are those two different soundtrack albums? I know the post says it's included, so I'm just wondering if its the same or there's a difference.

    15. Mehdi Shah on May 14

      So for the people who already got the vinyl tier, will it include the Yuzo vinyl for no extra charge? And it says "previous limited edition," does this mean its not going to be limited to 100 anymore?

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      William Hetherington on May 14

      This is awesome news! I hope there will be an option to purchase a physical version of the game - I will happily increase my pledge for that!