Brave Wave Productions releases a Shovel Knight soundtrack collection with composer commentary and custom artwork by Mega Man/Pokémon artist.
Tokyo, Japan – October 28, 2016 – Brave Wave Productions is pleased to present Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack in limited edition CD and vinyl formats. The release marks the second entry into their acclaimed Generation Series, which began in 2015 with the smash hit Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack. The series continues the tradition of enriching some of the best music videogames have to offer, with beautiful custom artwork by Mega Man and Pokémon illustrator Hitoshi Ariga, composer commentary from Jake “virt” Kaufman and Manami Matsumae, and of course, the brilliant award-winning soundtrack from the beloved Yacht Club Games title, Shovel Knight.
Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack is currently available for pre-order on Bandcamp:
“We’ve been working on a number of retro game soundtracks since the release of our Street Fighter II restoration,” notes Mohammed Taher, Creative Director at Brave Wave Productions, “But it was important for us to follow up that iconic soundtrack with a more contemporary one. Our intent is to emphasize the importance of promoting quality game music, and not just retro game music. Twenty years from now, we will look back and wonder how Jake Kaufman was able to flex the ancient VRC6 chip to its furthest limit.”
In addition to to the two-disc compact disc and double-LP releases, Brave Wave Productions is offering two exclusive posters by Hitoshi Ariga, also available on their Bandcamp store. To create his custom artwork for the soundtrack collection and posters, Ariga followed on his tradition when drawing Mega Man by playing the Shovel Knight game in full beforehand, paying close attention to the game’s world and characters.
Learn more about Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack and the Generation Series on the official website:
Generation Series Official Website
About Brave Wave Productions
Brave Wave is a music label based in Japan, dedicated to exploring the interplay between videogames, music and nostalgia. The dual-natured label produces and publishes music albums, both solo and compilations, as well as composes music for video games. It is run by Kuwait-based Mohammed Taher, with operating duties handled by Tokyo-based Alexander Aniel, plus special co-directing from Manami Matsumae and Keiji Yamagishi.
The label is known for bridging the gap between Western and Japanese creators, best evident in the video game Shovel Knight (by Yacht Club Games) which Manami Matsumae was able to contribute music to, as well as our mega-hit World 1-2 album, which hosted a wide array of composers from all over the world. This marriage between Western and Eastern cultures is unique to our label and the foundation of our vision.
Learn more: http://www.bravewave.net
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About Yacht Club Games
Yacht Club Games is an independent game developer founded in 2013. Our goal is to create gameplay-first titles that will both tug at your heartstrings and delight you with levity and charm. Importantly, the team wants to create games that all people can play and enjoy.
After launching the company with a wildly successful Kickstarter, the team at Yacht Club Games released their first game, Shovel Knight, to worldwide critical and commercial success. With multiple Game of the Year Awards and releases across all major platforms, Shovel Knight has become a major sensation. But we’re just getting started!
Yacht Club Game is a small collection of tenacious game development enthusiasts. In addition to enjoying all types of games, the team has over 40 years of collective experience in developing games on innumerable platforms. Yacht Club Games currently works from a humble office located in Valencia, California.
Learn more: http://yachtclubgames.com
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Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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