The Resident Evil franchise has witnessed an exciting resurgence over the past few years, with all-new horror experiences like the VR-enhanced RE7 being complimented by carefully crafted trips down memory lane – like the wildly successful Resident Evil 2 remake, which recently slithered onto PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The latter version has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving, what with players building PC mods to alter the appearance of Mr. X – or change his character skin altogether. Operating on two fronts, you could even go so far as to say that the Resident Evil franchise has been burning the candles at both ends, with the HD remakes serving as a welcome addition to the all-new games.
But today’s news draws our attention to the past – specifically, Resident Evil 1 and 2, as Capcom has announced plans to bring both soundtracks to vinyl.
They’ll be released in a “standard black and special limited editions featuring unique marble colorways. Composed by the Capcom Sound Team, Masami Ueda, Makoto Tomozawa and Akira Kaida, Resident Evil’s brooding score became a benchmark for horror games, giving the original genre-defining masterpiece a persistent and unnerving sense of claustrophobia.”
It ought to trigger an overwhelming bout of nostalgia, and more than a few vivid nightmares – particularly if you played through Resident Evil 1 and or 2 when they were first released. Below, you’ll find a little more intel relating to the RE2 vinyl soundtrack, which is poised to whisk players back to Raccoon City.
In contrast, the Resident Evil 2 Original Soundtrack conveys fundamental themes of panic and desperation via varying musical styles. Featuring ambient horror, industrial pieces and rousing militaristic anthems you’ll experience classic orchestral compositions alongside ominous piano underscores, taking you back to Raccoon City’s iconic Police Station, Sewer and Underground Laboratory.
Pre-orders for the Resident Evil vinyl soundtracks are now live – but hurry, they’re likely to sell out very soon due to increased demand.