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Shinobi 3, Streets of Rage 2 and more Sega classic soundtracks coming to vinyl

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

More Sega classics are getting the vinyl treatment, thanks to label Data Discs. After releasing the soundtracks to Shenmue and Streets of Rage on LP earlier this month, Data Discs revealed today four more Sega games that will be pressed on vinyl.

First up will be the soundtrack to Sega Genesis classic Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master. Featuring music from composers Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao, the 12-inch record will include 22 tracks from Shinobi 3. Data Discs said in a release that it captured the songs "directly from a Japanese Model 1 Mega Drive (AV Intelligent Terminal, VA5 with stereo output mod)" and remastered the game's tunes for vinyl.

Shinobi 3's soundtrack will go on sale in vinyl form on Oct. 2 from Data Discs and U.S. distributor Mondo. The record will come in three colors: black, oxblood and split oxblood and bone, and is priced at £19.99. (Mondo sold the Shenmue and Streets of Rage LPs for $27.)

Coming in November is the soundtrack to Yu Suzuki's motorcycle racing game, Super Hang-On. The vinyl soundtrack will include seven songs sourced directly from the 1987 arcade game, which were composed by Koichi Namiki, Katsuhiro Hayashi and Shigeru Ohwada.

The vinyl release of Super Hang-On will come in a die-cut sleeve. The record itself is available in black and a red, white and blue tri-color variation. It too is priced at £19.99 and is expected to go on sale in November.

Next year, Data Discs plans to release another Yu Suzuki arcade classic, Out Run, on vinyl. The label also confirmed it will release Yuzo Koshiro's iconic Streets of Rage 2 soundtrack in vinyl form sometime in 2016.

You can listen to samples of Data Discs' currently available soundtracks on SoundCloud.

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