Game soundtracks are generally made available for sale in digital, downloadable formats as well as on CD, so fans can re-experience the music that made the most action-packed and dramatic sequences in games even more intense. In rare cases, game OSTs are also released in another format, like Grand Theft Auto V’s vinyl record boxset, though this is fairly rare.
Whether or not the average gamer has a record player capable of playing back the records, some are happy to see these records produced, if only for the large, detailed box art. Fans of this recording method and The Last of Us will be happy to know that the game is also getting the vinyl treatment.
The vinyl version of The Last of Us soundtrack, entitled The Last of Us 4XLP OST, was announced on the Mondo Twitter feed, as a release exclusive to them. The soundtrack is set to include both the original soundtrack from the base game, as well as the soundtrack to the prequel DLC, The Last of Us: Left Behind. The collection will include four vinyl records, and a heavy-duty slipcase featuring artwork inspired by The Last of Us, created by Olly Moss and Jay Shaw. The album will be available for purchase online for $75 on Mondo’s website on June 22nd, but the retailer is refraining from announcing the exact time, and recommends that potential buyers watch their Twitter feed for more information.
The artwork, while very stylized, is gorgeous and definitely suits the feelings and impact The Last of Us had on those who’ve played it. Fans who are awaiting more information on the film version of The Last of Us, as well as the rumored The Last of Us sequel, won’t find much consolation in this record. Nonetheless, it’s a great display piece for dedicated fans, even if they don’t have the record player to listen to it.
The Last of Us was one of the most emotionally-driven games to date, and the music playing during all of its poignant scenes were a big part of its emotional impact. Are you interested in buying the vinyl release of the OST? Let us know in the comments.