Riders Soundtrack Trilogy Heads To iTunes

It is sometimes difficult to remember that the Riders series has been around as long as it has, with the original title coming out in 2006. But for all of its longevity as a spin-off however, break-out mainstream success just hasn’t gone hand-in-hand with it.

Regardless of this fact it seems that Sonic Free Riders has managed to do well  enough in Japan to warrant a Platinum re-release, as announced by the Japanese Sonic Twitter account. Whilst available now on NTSC-J format, there’s as yet no word on a Western release.   You have to wonder if SEGA/Microsoft will actually bother though considering its less than favourable reception.

Something that is also getting a Platinum release is Virtual-On Force, as being reported by our friends at SEGABits. Originally a title from December 2010 it’ll be getting a cover upgrade and like Free Riders is available now to order on Play-Asia.

Back to Sonic Riders and all three Riders soundtracks are also heading to iTunes. Sonic Riders: Speedbeats Grand Prix, Sonic Riders: Shooting Star Story and Sonic Free Riders: Break Free are now online for the sum of ¥150 per track (equivalent of $0.99/£0.79/€0.99) or ¥1500 (equivalent of $9.99/£7.99/€8.99) per album.

Kevin Eva

Author: Kevin Eva

Gamer, scholar, gentleman & fountain of useless trivia, LMC's boss-man extraordinaire is also a super-awesome Community Manager who has worked on projects for SEGA, Square Enix, Konami, Capcom and more. Once co-created and hosted an international fan-convention because he can do that sort of thing.

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  1. Why is none of the sonic soundtracks on the Australian store WHHHYYY!!!
    Oh and when do we know who got the job?

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    • ArchangelUK

      There may well be a few new additions. I’ll be looking into it over the weekend.

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  2. May have to buy some of the best ones, definitely will check it out.

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