David Wise Stories July 10, 2015

The original NES Battletoads soundtrack has been immortalized in this epic new vinyl LP

Battletoads and vinyl records, two seemingly disparate items that have both seen a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Now the two are coming together for one epic LP release courtesy of vintage collectibles company iam8bit.

Being shown off on the show floor at Comic Con 2015, the vinyl record contains David Wise’s soundtrack from the original release. The (amazing) art work you’re seeing on the exclusive Sound Chip jacket and Dark Queen gatefold is a limited run of 300 specially made for SDCC. You’ll also find a sweet looking green and yellow print centered with the Battletoads logo on the record itself.

For those who unfortunately won’t be making it out to San Diego this week, the $25 LP will be made available sometime after the show as well, but it will feature different artwork, according to reports.

Battletoads first debuted on the NES back in 1991, and recently found its way back into popular culture after rumors of a remake, an appearance in Shovel Knight and the upcoming Xbox One release of Rare Replay from E3 2015. The excruciatingly difficult beat’em up is also being immortalized alongside the rest of the Rare Replay titles in a limited edition art print by DKNG.  The 18 by 24-inch hand-pulled screen print goes for $50 and there is only 400 of them. Unfortunately it is unclear whether or not it will be made available elsewhere, but you can bet it likely won’t be hand-signed and numbered like these are.

David Wise Stories May 8, 2015

Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye, Perfect Dark and Conker’s Fur Day – all titles previously created by the now partially disbanded Rare development studio. Well known over the years for its work tied closely with major game companies like Microsoft and most notably Nintendo, former members of the team have now branched off to form their own studio known as Playtonic Games. First on the agenda for the newly formed development team, Yooka-Laylee, a brand new adventure platformer heavily inspired by the N64 classic, Banjo-Kazooie.

Head below for some gameplay footage and platform/release details: expand full story

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