Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. has signed an agreement with Ship to Shore PhonoCo. the New York independent record label, to release vinyl LP soundtracks of Konami’s iconic gaming properties, BOMBERMAN and CONTRA.
The announcement was made by Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing, Konami Cross Media NY.
Ship to Shore PhonoCo., which specializes in bringing collectors high quality releases of rare and hard to find music, is charged with issuing the first-ever original BOMBERMAN vinyl LP soundtrack.
Containing the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) soundtracks to both BOMBERMAN and BOMBERMAN II, this limited-edition vinyl features new artwork by Japanese artist, Maddie Copp and a fantastic zoetrope etching on the A-Side that recreates the sprites of the game when viewed. The soundtracks for BOMBERMAN and BOMBERMAN II launched earlier this year with further BOMBERMAN releases, including fan favorite BOMBERMAN Hero, planned for 2023.
CONTRA fans are in for an extraordinary collectible experience as Ship to Shore PhonoCo. will provide an explosive amount of music from the vast CONTRA series, with vinyl LPs representing every era of the franchise being released over a period of time, starting next year to commemorate CONTRA’s 35th anniversary.
Jennifer Coleman said: “With its addictive techno/synthetic beat, the BOMBERMAN and CONTRA soundtracks will provide fans with a dose of adrenaline that powers them through the most challenging parts of the games. We are pleased to partner with Ship to Shore PhonoCo. to give fans the chance to add to their listening pleasure with these memorable soundtracks.”
“The chiptune and synthesizer scores for both BOMBERMAN and CONTRA are not only nostalgia-laden timeless masterpieces guaranteed to invoke the gaming days of your childhood, but also sensational pieces of composition in their own right,” added Aaron Hamel, co-founder of Ship to Shore PhonoCo.