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Dark Souls vinyl soundtrack is a limited edition, nine-LP collectors’ set

The orchestral score of the entire trilogy gets the analog treatment

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

This week, Bandai Namco announced Dark Souls: The Vinyl Trilogy, a nine-LP boxed set that will be a limited edition of 2,000 copies. No price has been announced, but it’s expected to go on sale this fall.

The original Dark Souls was released in 2011 and included an orchestral score composed by Motoi Sakuraba. Later games in the series also included the work of composer Yuka Kitamura. The boxed set will include everything from both artists, gathering together the trilogy’s complete orchestral score for the first time.

Dark Souls 2 will require four double-sided long-play records for the entire score. Copy suggests that there are nine records in total, while this image only shows eight.
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The trilogy will feature a custom slipcase to house all three soundtracks.
From Software/Bandai Namco

No pricing has been announced, but the trailer above indicates it will be available this fall in time for the holiday shopping season.

Dark Souls: The Vinyl Trilogy continues a trend to release game soundtracks in analog formats. Popular releases have included Minecraft Volume Alpha, the Uncharted series, Journey and even Battletoads. The recently released collectors’ edition of Strafe upped their game when it included an old-school analog tape of the OST along with a record.