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October 3, 2023
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]
LOS ANGELES – October 3, 2023 – After bringing fans the physical exclusive editions of Neon White for PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, iam8bit has again teamed up with publisher Annapurna Interactive and developers Ben Esposito and Angel Matrix to bring Neon White's official soundtrack to vinyl. Two volumes will be available for purchase, each making up half of the exceptional electronica soundtrack. More details about the release can be found below:
Neon White Soundtrack Part 1 “The Wicked Heart” ($42.99) - Volume 1 of the Neon White soundtrack features the finest tracks built for the game’s uber-fast and uber-frantic speedrun-style gameplay - the kind of synthy strains and chords you can really grind your teeth to. The 2xLP features 18 Machine Girl songs pressed on Neon Red and Purple Splatter vinyl. Artist Rebecca Ryan nailed the old-school aesthetic, and Neon White creator Ben Esposito brought the album’s design together into one triumphant package.
Neon White Soundtrack Part 2 “The Burn That Cures” ($42.99) - Volume 2 of the Neon White soundtrack is loaded with big beats, retro record scratches, and hot, fresh loops crafted especially for the game’s iconic overworld, as well as character and story themes designed to tug at your heartstrings. The 2xLP features 33 Machine Girl songs pressed on Neon Green and Blue Splatter vinyl and features artwork from Rebecca Ryan with design by Ben Esposito.
Neon White is an action-packed first-person shooter where players take up the role of the titular character as he tries to piece together the mysteries of his past life. Along the way, hordes of demon invaders are defeated, the secrets of the afterlife are revealed, and redemption is finally found. All the while, Machine Girl's electronic-punk soundtrack delivers an extra layer of intensity to each battle and emotional story point.
Both volumes of the Neon White soundtrack on vinyl will be available for pre-order beginning Wednesday, October 4 at 9 a.m. PDT on iam8bit.com and are expected to ship in Q1 of 2024.
iam8bit is a creative production emporium that's been boldly redefining the entertainment industry since 2005. Its collaborative works have taken a variety of forms, including groundbreaking community events, immersive art experiences, and exclusive collectibles, all designed to bring surprise and delight to people's lives. iam8bit played a crucial role in the vinyl renaissance, minting its first record in 2010, and is the industry leader in premium physical editions of top-tier games. iam8bit evolved into financing and publishing games under its iam8bit Presents imprint, including the smash hit Escape Academy; NES mash note Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum; and the upcoming chill vibes simulator Simpler Times. The company is based in Los Angeles and co-owned/co-creatively directed by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit iam8bit.com or follow @iam8bit on Instagram or Twitter.
About Annapurna Interactive
Annapurna Interactive, founded in 2016, works with game creators from around the world to develop and release personal experiences for everyone. Their award-winning portfolio includes Neon White, Stray, Outer Wilds, Storyteller, What Remains of Edith Finch, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Solar Ash, and A Memoir Blue, as well as upcoming titles Thirsty Suitors, COCOON, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, Open Roads, Forever Ago, Skin Deep, Flock, Bounty Star, Silent Hill: Townfall and more.
About Machine Girl
The Machine Girl narrative bridges the divide for all hardcore kids, metalheads, ravers, noisers, footworkers, industrialists, punks, and goths alike. They are internationally known for their vitriolic, organic, massive underground following developed through a sense of aesthetic maximalism both online and off. MG have become dually infamous for their cathartic, unpredictable and acrobatic performances and their uncompromising, genre-oblivious catalog.
Kerrang! listed them as one of the “bands expanding the definition of hardcore,” and described the project as "a particularly punky and ferocious breed of the electronic sub-genre breakcore, that could easily pass for hardcore when they rip it live.”
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