Atlus has announced that it’s teaming up with iam8bit to release Persona 5‘s soundtrack on vinyl records in Q4 2017.
In a press release, the publisher unveiled two editions that’ll be available for purchase: Essential Edition and Deluxe Edition. The former costs $100 and comes with four vinyl records that contain selected tracks, and the latter is priced at $175 and comes with the complete soundtrack on six vinyl records. The pricier version will be limited to 1,000 copies.
Atlus has also promised some “stunning” album covers to go with the records but it’s not ready to reveal the artwork yet.
Last but not least, we’re told that iam8bit will be documenting the entire album creation process, which will include:
- Mastering – They’ll visit their favorite mastering studio, Infrasonic, and chronicle how music is mixed for the retro technology that is vinyl.
- Test Presses – They’ll show you what it’s like to create lacquers & test presses, which serve as the benchmark for the vinyl’s audio quality.
- Vinyl Production – They’ll hang with their friends from Noiseland at their factory in France, capturing the analog magic of melting “wax” and stamping records. It’s pretty crazy to see because some of these machines are nearly 100 years old!
- Packaging – They’ll reveal just how much work goes into creating a unique packaging experience from design to printing to assembly.
- Artwork – They’ll reveal the “Mystery Album Art,” the result of an intimate collaboration between iam8bit, ATLUS, SEGA, and a to-be-announced, top-secret artist.
You can pre-order the albums here.