Game arrange circle Stoic Sounds has uploaded a cross-fade demo for arrange album "D² -Dual Duel- Shoot'em All 2nd." Debuting at Comic Market 81 on December 31, the album will include remixes of music from shooters Deathsmiles, Xevious, R-Type and DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu, among others.
Comic Market 81 release "Undressed" will feature arrangements of composer c418's tracks "Sweden" and "Minecraft" from the popular indie sandbox game Minecraft. A collaboration between arrangers Yuu-P of PHOENIX Project and JOYH-TV of SEPIA-SIS, the compilation will debut on December 30.
TPR of Phoenix Rise Music, a 24-year-old pianist from the South of England, has focused on the darker aspects of Nobuo Uematsu's first PlayStation RPG score with the release of classically inspired fan arrange album "A Melancholy Tribute to Final Fantasy VII." The thirteen track tribute album is currently available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.
Celtic music aficionado Kou Ogata of k-waves LAB will release a Nora arrange album at Comic Market 81, reinterpreting Michiko Naruke's music compositions from the Nintendo DS role-playing game through the use of live instruments.
Game arrange circle Diverse System will release Ridge Racer Respect Recreation at Comic Market 81, a compilation of Ridge Racer remixes from throughout the series. A cross-fade sample is available to stream and download from the album webpage, including tracks by ten different artists.
Game arrange circle HellionSounds is preparing their eighth Atlus tribute compilation "Last Floor" for release at Comic Market 81 late this month. The album is set to include twelve tracks arranged from the Megami Tensei and Etrian Odyssey series soundtracks, Persona 4, Devil Survivor 2 and more.
Square Enix has launched the webpage for arrange album Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III, due out February 29, 2012 in Japan. A track list has been posted, revealing that the thirteen tracks performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama will include "Matoya's Theme" and "Mount Gulug" from Final Fantasy I.
Game arrange circle Dangerous Mezashi Cat will release their Mega Drive tribute compilation album Omega Catastrophe at Comic Market 81 on December 31. The compact disc release will include renditions of music from Super Shinobi, Space Harrier, Virtual-On, Outrun, Thunder Force III and more.
Game arrange circle Salvation by Faith Records will release a Super Smash Bros. Brawl remix compilation titled "We Bros. X," at Comic Market 81, taking place on December 31. More than 20 artists are participating in the 2-disc album.
Ten piano arrangements by Brent Kennedy have been released as an album under the title Super Meat Boy Choice Piano Cuts. Tracks from the PC, Mac and XBLA platformer chosen for reinterpretation include Betus Blues, The Salt Factory, It Ends 1 & 2, Forest Medley and C.H.A.D.'s Lullaby.
Game arrange circle Woodsoft will be debuting their Castlevania tribute compilation "Chronicles of the Past" at Comic Market 81 in Tokyo, Japan on December 31. A three-minute cross-fade sample can be heard on the group's website by activating the blue "mp3" hypertext or clicking the gray player bar on the lower right corner of the screen.
Namco Bandai Games' digital distribution label Namco Sounds has released the soundtrack to Tekken 3 on iTunes. The 45-track album includes both arcade and PlayStation 2 renditions of themes from the fighting game soundtrack, composed by Nobuyoshi Sano, Keiichi Okabe, Hiroyuki Kawada, Minamo Takahashi and Yu Miyake. Brief samples of each track are available online.
Game cover band Bad Dudes of "Chronotorious" have released Metroid Arrange 25th Anniversary Album through Bandcamp. Both limited edition compact discs and digital downloads are available for purchase, including 14 arranged tracks from various Metroid game series titles.
Namco Sounds has released the soundtrack to Tekken 4 through iTunes. The 42-track album from the arcade and PlayStation 2 fighting game by Namco Bandai Games features music by Yu Miyake, Akitaka Tohyama and Satoru Kosaki, originally released on two compact discs in 2002.
Namco Sounds has released Tekken Tag Tournament Complete Sound Track through iTunes. The 48-track album includes both renditions of music found in the PlayStation 2 and arcade releases of the fighting game by Namco Bandai. Music is by Nobuyoshi Sano, Akitaka Tohyama, Keiichi Okabe, Yu Miyake, Rio Hamamoto, Yoshihito Yano and Satoru Kosaki.