EVO weekend is coming up and fighting game fans will be clamoring to see their favourite players take on some of the best fighting games. A game making its appearance this weekend is Killer Instinct. The seminal fighting game will also have a memorable part of the original game re-released in celebration of EVO 2016. That’s right, its soundtrack is being re-issued on vinyl through iam8bit (the same people who worked on the Hyper Light Drifter vinyl).
Going on sale this Friday, July 15th at 9 AM PDT, the re-issues will feature revamped artwork that pays homage while still looking awesome. There are three covers available, including ones of Spinal, Sabrewulf and Fulgore. The catch is that the Fulgore version will only be available during EVO weekend until July 17th at 11:59 PM PDT. If you purchase that edition though, you will be entered to win a Fulgore puppet. So that’s pretty neat. Also, the Fulgore cover is printed on metallic paper.
Those who want Spinal or Sabrewulf also have a slight catch. Though there is no time limit, the pre-order does not let you select which cover you want between the two. If you order two copies, you’re guaranteed both covers, but if you only pre-order one, it will be randomly selected. This is a bit of a bummer since Spinal was the original cover for the Killer Cuts CD and there will be people who only want Spinal. I guess, you’ll either have to double down or take a chance.
All of the LPs will include a locked groove at the end of Side A, which will feature the “c-c-c-combobreaker” shout. Because it is locked though, it will run on an infinite loop once you reach the groove. So there will be a different kind of combo you will have to break.
Pre-orders also include a digital download, and the vinyl will ship in October 2016. You can pre-order the release here on Friday. This is definitely a great gift for Killer Instinct fans.
Source: Killer Instinct Official Site