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Yooka-Laylee, the upcoming retro platformer from developer Playtonic, is now giving excited players the opportunity to preorder physical copies of the game’s soundtrack before its April 7th release.
Available for preorder through Laced Records, the Yooka-Laylee soundtrack is comprised of 28 tracks, with the CD and digital versions featuring ten additional musical variants. For collectors, Yooka-Laylee's double LP set includes two colorfully pressed 180g vinyl records encased in a deluxe heavyweight sleeve.
Prices for the Yooka-Laylee soundtrack are as follows:
Yooka-Laylee: Digital Download - $10
Yooka-Laylee: Deluxe Gatefold CD and Digital Download - $12
Yooka-Laylee: Deluxe Double Vinyl and Digital Download - $33
Yooka-Laylee: Vinyl, CD, and Digital Download (Bundle) - $40
“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 we’re blessed to have great composers write music for us in their renowned style,” stated Gavin Price, managing director and creative lead at Playtonic.
The Yooka-Laylee soundtrack features work from three talented composers including Grant Kirkhope, David Wise, and Steve Burke. All three composers are former members of Rare, with Grant Kirkhope working on titles such as Banjo-Kazooie and GoldenEye 007, and David Wise contributing to Donkey Kong Country.
To get a taste of the game’s signature sound, be sure to check out the four available sample tracks over on SoundCloud.
Although the digital download of Yooka-Laylee’s soundtrack will be universally available on April 7th, collectors already have their eye on the gorgeous LP version. If you’re looking to own a sleek new collectible, be sure to preorder the Yooka-Laylee soundtrack on the Laced Record website.
Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to release on April 11th for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.