Yooka-Laylee is not releasing until April 11th, but you can pre-order the soundtrack right now. Working with Laced Records, the game’s 28 tracks will be available digitally, on CD, or on green and purple vinyl. If you buy digitally, you will receive 10 additional variation tracks. Obviously, digital will be the cheapest, but here is how the pricing has been set for America and Europe:
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 music is composed by some very successful gaming musicians. Grant Kirkhope worked on Goldeneye 007 and Banjo-Kazooie. David Wise wrote music for Battletoads and Donkey Kong Country. Steve Burke composed the music for Kameo and the underrated Viva Piñata. You can even hear four of the tracks on Soundcloud for free.
Music can make or break a game, and it gives you the ability to emotionally connect to the characters and the world in a way that visuals alone cannot accomplish. That is why we are glad to see more and more game soundtracks being released in a wide variety of formats.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.