Over in Japan, Final Fantasy XIII
has been on a retail tear for a couple of months now. The game launched back in December and product tie ins are everywhere in Japan including toys and food promotions all over the place. One of the things that Square Enix is always commended on is its musical scores for nearly all of their titles, so why should Final Fantasy XIII
be any different? The soundtrack of the game was released in Japan as well, but Final Fantasy music fans are in store for even more FFXIII
music later this month in Japan. Square is going to take the score old-school with the release of a special edition vinyl compilation highlighting the Final Fantasy XIII
soundtrack, including a special version of the track "Ragnarok". This package is being released as a limited edition issue available through Square Enix's E-store. No plans for a release of either the original or special edition soundtrack outside of Japan have been announced, but would be cool. One of my personal-prized acquisitions that I managed to find over the years is a special vinyl edition of the Sega's Space Channel 5 Soundtrack, which is now framed and hanging in my friend's "museum of gaming" (my personal term for his game room in his house, which has to be seen to be believed). If I had a chance to score a copy of the Final Fantasy XIII
vinyl, it would end up right on the wall next to the Space Channel record as well. Very old school and very cool indeed...