iam8bit, known for premium video game and pop culture collectibles, is kicking off its Black Friday event with its biggest day of music releases EVER. iam8bit today announced eight new releases available for pre-order, featuring vinyl soundtracks for franchises like Bugsnax, Minecraft Dungeons, and more. The company also announced the vinyl soundtrack and physical edition of Annapurna Interactive and Beethoven & Dinosaur’s Artful Escape. Pre-orders open Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 9 a.m. PST on iam8bit.com.
While there are 8 soundtracks going up for pre-order this week, not all of them are Switch game-related. You can see the full breakdown of just the Switch game soundtracks below.
The Artful Escape 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack ($41.99) – Music is the heart and soul of The Artful Escape’s trippy, otherworldly adventure. Developer Beethoven & Dinosaur’s debut title is a deeply personal, reflective work, filtered through the prism of rock ‘n’ roll. This vinyl collection is two discs packed with the best of the game’s psychedelic soundtrack.
Bugsnax 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack ($41.99) – Seth Parker’s delicious synth-y grooves get a heaping helping of iam8bit love in this double-album collection. Nicole Gustafsson’s charming illustrations are a feast for the eyes, bringing Snaktooth Island’s chill vibes to life. And yes, Kero Kero Bonito’s “It’s Bugsnax!” is included.
Chicory Piano Collections Vinyl Soundtrack ($31.99) – Chicory: A Colorful Tale, followed the adventures of a pup named Pizza as they restored color to the world of Picnic – enhanced by Lena Raine’s magical, award-winning score. Her collaboration with pianist Trevor Alan Gomes reveals nuances and subtleties in these exclusive new piano arrangements, pressed on paint-pink vinyl.
Joystick Jazz: The Blueshift Big Band Plays Iconic Video Game Hits Vinyl Album ($31.99) – The Blueshift Big Band reimagines classic tunes from Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and many others with a magical, toe-tapping twist. These energetic renditions of time-tested favorites are a great listen for everyone – even those who don’t know their Banjos from their Kazooies.
Minecraft Dungeons 4xLP Vinyl Soundtrack ($100) – What’s a dungeon crawl without a great soundtrack? Mojang Studios mixed your favorite tracks from Minecraft Dungeons with fresh remixes by an all-star group, including work done by: Eevee, The Deli, WunTwo, and many more. This 4-disc LP is presented on red-hot lava-colored vinyl and packaged in block-busting album art from Mojang Studios themselves.
A Musical Story 2xLP Vinyl Soundtrack ($41.99) – Charles Bardin and Valentin Ducloux’s soundscape deftly carries the narrative weight of A Musical Story in this fluent concept album. This double LP includes the ’70s-inspired soundtrack and an exclusive all-new track from Disasterpeace – pressed on psychedelic purple and yellow vinyl.
Along with that, iam8bit will be giving The Artful Escape a physical Switch release, and you can see the packaging for that above.
The Artful Escape Physical Edition ($29.99-$34.99) – For their debut title, developer Beethoven & Dinosaur crafted an intergalactic Bildungsroman about identity, purpose, and the liberating power of rock ‘n’ roll. Now, in collaboration with our pals at Annapurna Interactive, iam8bit is proud to present physical Standard Editions and iam8bit Exclusive Editions of The Artful Escape on PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. The iam8bit Exclusive Edition includes an exclusive cover sheet and a thematically appropriate bonus collectible guitar pick.