House of the Dead 1 & 2 soundtracks are coming to vinyl

Four days ago, Cartridge Thunder Records dropped a sneak peek on their Twitter teasing an incoming announcement. The accompanying image depicted the Curien Mansion from the House of the Dead series, indicating that that would be the next game soundtrack released by the company. And that’s indeed what’s happening: Cartridge Thunder is releasing the soundtracks to the first two House of the Dead games in a vinyl box set.

This marks the first time these two iconic soundtracks are available on vinyl. The collection contains three LPs: one for The House of the Dead and two for The House of the Dead 2. Check out the trailer Tweet below, featuring previews of the box art and the records themselves:

The box set includes both albums on three LPs complete with some sleek artwork on the slipcase. The LPs will also be available for individual purchase. With eye-catching red and green vinyl and a beautiful rendition of Curien Mansion on the cover, it’s an absolute treat for audiophile zombie hunters.

Cartridge Thunder spilled the details on what the collection will look like below:

Composed by Tetsuya Kawauchi, these tunes were just one of many reasons why blasting zombies away was so much fun. We can’t wait to hear them in glorious analog sound when the box set launches.

This vinyl set also serves as a reminder: The House of the Dead is coming back later this year with the remake for Nintendo Switch developed by Forever Entertainment. That plus this vinyl collection means it’s shaping up to be a good year for House of the Dead fans.

Pre-orders for the vinyl collection begin August 18th at 11 a.m. CST for North American buyers. It will also be available in Europe via Black Screen Records, Australia via PixelCrib, and Japan via Disk Union. Learn more about when pre-orders open up in your region here.

Daniel Hein

Daniel Hein is either A) a lifelong video game fanatic, writer, and storyteller just sharing his thoughts on things, or B) some kind of werewolf creature. We're not quite sure which yet. He also makes mediocre video game retrospectives (and other content!) on YouTube where you can watch him babble on for hours about nothing.
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