The full Ninja Gaiden classic soundtrack now on digital, CD and vinyl! Launching April 13, 2017 worldwide!
Brave Wave is bringing Koei Tecmo Games' classic Ninja Gaiden soundtracks to Vinyl, CD, Bandcamp, iTunes and streaming services! For the first time ever, the soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on NES and Arcade and Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos are available exactly as intended by the composers originally and true to the original releases. This also marks the first time ever Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom has received an official soundtrack release in any format and in any territory.
Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack is divided into two volumes: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
Vol. 1 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on NES and Arcade. There are 59 tracks in total, with 31 for the NES edition and 28 for the Arcade. They were composed by Keiji Yamagishi, Mikio Saito and Ryuichi Nitta.
Vol. 2 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Sword of Doom. There are 29 tracks for Ninja Gaiden II and 30 tracks for Ninja Gaiden III. They were composed by Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura, Rika Shigeno and Kaori Nakabai.
Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 will be available digitally and on CD. They will also be available as a 2-LP Set containing a booklet with archival art, an essay by Ray Barnholt and an exclusive roundtable interview, along with a digital download code containing the complete soundtrack. Please see the links below for purchasing information.
Regular and Signed Limited Edition Box Sets - Click here for information (only 100 units available for the Signed Limited Edition).
Release Date Information:
Bandcamp/iTunes/Streaming - April 13, 2017 (see time zones below)
CD - May 1, 2017 or earlier (Pre-orders begin April 13)
LP - July 1, 2017 or earlier (Pre-orders begin April 13)
Digital Release and CD/LP Pre-Order Launch Time Zones
San Francisco - 7:30AM
Chicago - 9:30AM
New York - 10:30AM
London - 15:30
Paris - 16:30
Tokyo - 23:30
NINJA GAIDEN and NINJA RYUKENDEN are trademarks of Koei Tecmo Games. ⓒKOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved. Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd. owns the rights to all NINJA GAIDEN and NINJA RYUKENDEN products. Licensed for use by BRAVE WAVE PRODUCTIONS.
Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos were originally released in Europe and other PAL territories under the titles Shadow Warriors and Shadow Warriors II: Ninja Gaiden II, respectively.
Disclaimer: The included music was created when each music supervisor was affiliated with TECMO LTD. and the music was composed as work for hire.
The Generation Series is directed and produced by Mohammed Taher and Marco Guardia, who recently worked together on the Billboard-charted Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack. Their past joint works include the Brave Wave albums World 1-2 (2013), In Flux (2014), the ongoing Retro-Active albums by Ninja Gaiden's Keiji Yamagishi, and more. The Generation Series name, logo, and artwork templates have been designed by Cory Schmitz, who previously branded Brave Wave, Oculus, Sony Computer Entertainment Santa Monica, and more.