Laced Records will release the original game soundtrack to Yooka-Laylee on CD, Double LP and digital formats in April, 2017.
The score to Playtonic Games’ upcoming platform adventure game is composed by Rare alumni; Grant Kirkhope, David Wise and Steve Burke. Between them, the three legendary composers are responsible for a ton of memorable game soundtracks including, Goldeneye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong Country, Kameo and Viva Piñata.
The music of Yooka-Laylee is a deliberate throwback to the classic platforming puzzle adventures of the ’90s with melodic, quirky compositions that complement the game’s cast of oddball characters. You can hear four samples from the soundtrack – including two new pieces – on SoundCloud.
Gavin Price, managing director of Playtonic, said:
“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”
The soundtrack will comprise of 28 original tracks, with the CD and digital versions featuring ten extra variant compositions. The double LP set contains two 180g vinyl records pressed on vivid purple, held snuggly in place by a deluxe heavyweight sleeve.
Yooka-Laylee Soundtrack Prices
- Digital Download: €10 / $10
- Gatefold CD & Digital Download: €12 / $12
- Double Vinyl & Digital Download: €33 / $35
- Double Vinyl, Gatefold CD & Digital Download (BUNDLE): €40 / $42
The soundtrack goes on sale on April 7, 2017, with physical versions available to pre-order now from the Laced Records store.
Yooka-Laylee will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux on the April 11, 2017.
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