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MORTAL KOMBAT Game Soundtracks Come to Vinyl for the First Time

MORTAL KOMBAT Game Soundtracks Come to Vinyl for the First Time

Soundtrack purveyor Enjoy the Ride Records has announced plans to release the soundtracks to Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II on vinyl for the very first time. Previously only available on CD, the soundtracks will be released together on November 21 in four different variants, including a picture disc limited to 1,000 copies.

Composed by Dan Forden, who was himself immortalized in the game (he’s the guy who pops up to say “Toasty!” after a particularly vicious uppercut), the scores were previously accessible only via mail order, and fans had to send checks directly to Forden for their copies. Forden’s work also includes sound programming and composing for Williams and Midway pinball games, and appears in several other Mortal Kombat games including 4, 5, Deadly Alliance, and Deception.

This edition comes in Scorpion Yellow, Reptile Green, Sub Zero Blue and on the aforementioned picture disc, adorned with the game’s signature logo. Except for the picture disc, which is a ThinkGeek exclusive, the three colorways will go on sale November 21 at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT.

Younger game aficionados may not remember the controversies that swirled around the Mortal Kombat franchise, whose graphic violence—and more specifically, the “fatalities” players could inflict upon one another—led in part to the creation of the ESRB video game rating system. This benchmark release gives gamers young and old the chance to revisit the blood-stained landscape and experience its iconic sounds in a completely new way.

Additionally, the LP comes with a bonus track: a recreation/ cover of the “Techno Syndrome” theme that’s become synonymous with the film series. Listen to it here:

Follow Enjoy the Ride Records’ Twitter account for updates and then head over to their website to order your copy. In the meantime, are there any video game soundtrack you would love to see reissued like this one? Let us know which ones in the comments below!

Images: Enjoy the Ride Records

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