If you’re hankering for something to scratch your nostlgic itch, Jagex has the perfect thing. RuneScape: The Orchestral Collection and RuneScape: Original Soundtrack classics are coming to CD and Vinyl, allowing you to cast yourself back to both the noughties and the 70s at the same time.
RuneScape: The Orchestral Collection takes fans on a journey shaped by the modern iteration of the game (popularly known as RuneScape 3). Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, the modern collection takes players on a journey through RuneScape’s world, Gielinor. If you want something more traditional, you can get your hands on RuneScape: Original Soundtrack Classics, which offers tracks from across Old School RuneScape, designed to mirror your first journey across the world. Although, if you were me, that involved mooching about in Lumbridge for many, many hours.
Of course, RuneScape holds a world record for the most pieces of original music in a videogame (there were 1,228 tracks in that library as of July 2018). Sadly, that means you won’t be getting the full soundtrack. Instead, Jagex is offering a curated experience.
There’ll be 26 tracks on the Orchestral Collection’s vinyl version, rising to 33 tracks on the CD and digital versions. If you’re feeling Old School, the Original Soundtracks classics features only 24 tracks on vinyl, but that rises to a massive 43 on other editions.
These two releases won’t be Jagex’s only musical releases – two further collections are planned for release “over the coming months.” RuneScape: The Arc and RuneScape: Menaphos will both be released as digital downloads at some point in the future.
The two vinyl and CD collections are currently available for pre-order via Laced Records here – where you can also see full track listings). If you do pre-order a vinyl copy (which come in some beautiful sleeves), you’ll get free access to the equivalent digital copy. Shipping is expected in Winter 2018.