Yooka-Laylee from the award-winning, industry veterans Team17 and Playtonic Games is quite literally days away from release and with Scott Watson here at Flickering Myth awarding it a mighty 9/10, this game is already making waves. So much so today it’s been announced that the soundtrack from the game is going to be made available on a vinyl, CD and digital release via Laced Records.
The twenty-eight tracks found on the Yooka-Laylee soundtrack have been composed by a trio of Rare stalwarts which include: Grant Kirkhope (Goldeneye 007, Banjo-Kazooie), David Wise (Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country) and Steve Burke (Kameo, Viva Piñata). This melodic masterpiece, takes the listeners back to the days of classic platforming puzzle adventures, as the composers have delivered quirky compositions that perfectly complement the game’s unique cast of colourful characters! You can take a listen to it below on Spotify.
As you can see above, the vinyl edition is pressed on vivid purple and green, it has been packaged in a deluxe heavyweight sleeve. Whilst the CD, along with the digital version includes 10 extra tracks, is presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve; both vinyl and CD sleeves feature fantastic artwork from the game. You’ll also get a digital download of the full album if you purchase the vinyl release.
“It’s great to be celebrating the release of the game with a separate soundtrack release. We’ve had the pleasure of humming these tunes all day throughout development and were blessed to have great composers write music for us in their renowned style” said Gavin Price, MD of Playtonic.
Yooka-Laylee enthusiasts and fans of all video game music can purchase the CD and vinyl right now, at lacedrecords.com, to go direct to the Yooka-Laylee albums click here for the US and here for the rest of the world.
Yooka-Laylee launches on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac and Linux on the 11th April 2017 and is available to pre-order digitally now via the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store, Steam and GOG. A boxed version is also available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from select retailers.