Microsoft is celebrating developer Rare’s history with the release of Rare Replay later this year, a 30-game collection of games Rare has produced in the last few decades. From Banjo-Kazooie to Jet Force Gemini to Battletoads, the collection will bring together Rare’s history on one disc. And Microsoft is doing more to celebrate Rare than just release the collection.
EW can exclusively reveal that Microsoft will debut two new items for San Diego Comic-Con attendees – a Battletoads vinyl soundtrack with Con-exclusive artwork, and a Rare 30th anniversary print from iam8bit.
The Battletoads vinyl, which will be available to the public later with different art, collects David Wise’s soundtrack for the game with art by Nick Gazin. Gazin has previously designed art for Run the Jewels album covers. The 180-gram vinyl has an exclusive gatefold and jacket. 300 will be available at the show for $25 each.
Additionally, a limited edition print will be available at the show, featuring all 30 games in the Rare Replay collection. Measuring 18 x 24 inches, the print will be hand-signed and numbed, with a run of 400 for the show. Each will cost $50. iam8bit will announce whether an extended run of the print will be sold to the public.
Check out the poster and artwork below.
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