Brave Wave has announced the next entry under their Generation Series label and it hits the same nostalgic center of the brain as their previous offerings. Following their lavish treatments of Street Fighter II and Shovel Knight, the team at Brave Wave is now working closely with composers Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Nitta and Kaori Nakabai on a double album release focused on vintage Ninja Gaiden.
Ninja Gaiden Vol. 1 features both the original arcade version of Ninja Gaiden and its NES counterpart. As you’d expect, Ninja Gaiden Vol. 2 continues the timeline with both Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom. Both albums will receive the same elaborate vinyl and CD treatments as previous releases with archival art and liner notes featuring interviews and essays by game historian Ray Barnholt.
The production will once again be based on new digital recordings from original hardware with supervision this time by NES lead composer, Keiji Yamagishi. Yamagishi also created the sound driver for the NES series and has brought in Ninja Gaiden II and III composers, Nitta and Nakabai respectively, to shoot for authenticity on these releases.
More details on price, tracklist and the inevitable lavish packaging will be revealed soon.Tags: Brave Wave, Kaori Nakabai, Keiji Yamagishi, News, Ninja Gaiden, Ryuichi Nitta, Vinyl