It’s a great day for fans of video game music, as industry icon Yuzo Koshiro is back with a brand new release.
198X is a retro arcade-inspired Kickstarter project by Swedish developer Hi-Bit Studios. It is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. Described as a coming-of-age story told through multiple games and genres, it will feature music composed by none other than Yuzo Koshiro himself.
The soundtrack entitled ”198X by Yuzo Koshiro” is available now for pre-order as an exclusive 12” colored vinyl. Check out the full summary below.
198X is an arcade epic. A coming-of-age story told through multiple games and genres, worlds and characters. Experience the thrill of shooting, driving, jumping, fighting and role-playing – combined with emotional, cinematic storytelling. Welcome to the world of 198X – where a new life is just 1 credit away.
The game is set in Suburbia, just outside the City, sometime in 198X. It follows the journey of Kid, a teenager stuck between the limitations of innocent youth and the obligations of inevitable adulthood. The story unfolds when Kid discovers the local arcade – finding new worlds, and new meaning, in video games. For every visit to the arcade – every game uncovered, every move mastered, every demon defeated – Kid grows stronger. And the lines between game and reality starts to blur…