Today, BraveWave announced the latest release in their Generations Series: Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack (Vol 1 and 2). They worked closely with Koei-Tecmo and the original composers for this release, which is getting a gatefold package for each volume.
This Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack will be released:
- on vinyl
- on CD
Vol. 1 includes the soundtrack from Ninja Gaiden (NES and Arcade version), and Vol. 2 includes the soundtrack from Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom.
According to Brave Wave, the soundtrack will be “recorded digitally from original hardware by Brave Wave’s in-house restoration engineer, and then cleaned up and remastered, ensuring the most pristine sound possible”.
Keiji Yamagishi (lead composer of Ninja Gaiden on NES, and creator of its sound driver) is supervising the whole project, with Ryuichi Nitta (main composer for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos) and Kaori Nakabai (main composer for Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom.) also contributing.
Finally, both volumes of this Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack will get a luxurious package, with the cover and booklet featuring “archival art, comprehensive composer interviews, and essays by game historian Ray Barnholt”.
Source: Brave Wave