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Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1 + 2
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"Ninja Gaiden, of the most iconic and beloved 2D action game series ever created, was first released in the arcades in 1988, while making its console debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) later in the same year. At the time of the console release, Ninja Gaiden was renowned not only for its deep storytelling beautifully visualized by TECMO’s unique “cinema scenes,” but also through its legendary chiptune soundtrack, whose unique rock-’n’-roll sound and drum beat instantly became a formative musical experience for players who were only just getting into video games.
Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack is divided into volumes. The first, Ninja Gaiden Vol. 1, features the music of both the NES title and the Arcade game, both titled Ninja Gaiden. The follow-up, Ninja Gaiden Vol. 2, features the music of both Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom. This bundle includes BOTH Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 at a special price. These legendary soundtracks have been digitally restored under the supervision of Keiji Yamagishi, one of the original series composers. The booklet includes a comprehensive roundtable discussion among several members of the original development team, including the director, producers, artist and composers; an essay by game historian Ray Barnholt; and original archival artworks."
NINJA GAIDEN SERIES MUSIC COMPOSITION AND ARRANGEMENT
NINJA GAIDEN ORIGINAL STAFF (TECMO LTD.)
Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden III)
Ryuichi Nitta (Ninja Gaiden II)
Mayuko Okamura (Ninja Gaiden II)
Kaori Nakabai (Ninja Gaiden III)
Rika Shigeno (Ninja Gaiden III)
NINJA GAIDEN SERIES DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
NINJA GAIDEN NES VERSION ORIGINAL STAFF
Hideo Yoshizawa (Producer and Director)
Masato Kato (Graphic Design, Art Director, Game Stage Director)
Takashi Yamashita (Cinema Display Programmer)
BRAVE WAVE PRODUCTIONS
Keiji Yamagishi (Executive Producer)
Mohammed Taher (Creative Director)
Lauren Guardia-Lucas (Assistant Director, Editor)
Marco Guardia (Recording Engineer for NES)
Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka (Recording Engineer for Arcade)
Dan Suter (Mastering Engineer)
Alexander Aniel (Project Manager)
Ray Barnholt (Essayist)
Ben Sifel (Designer)
Cory Schmitz (Generation Series Designer)
Daniel Tang (Composer Photography)
KOEI TECMO GAMES ALL STAFF
Yosuke Hayashi (Team NINJA Producer)
Koji Harao (Executive Producer)
Rira Oi (IP Promotion and Management)
NINJA GAIDEN and NINJA RYUKENDEN are trademarks of Koei Tecmo Games. ⓒKOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved. Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd. owns the rights to all NINJA GAIDEN and NINJA RYUKENDEN products. Licensed for use by BRAVE WAVE PRODUCTIONS.
Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos were originally released in Europe and other PAL territories under the titles Shadow Warriors and Shadow Warriors II: Ninja Gaiden II, respectively.
Disclaimer: The included music was created when each music supervisor was affiliated with TECMO LTD. and the music was composed as work for hire.
Ninja Gaiden [NES] (01~31)
Keiji Yamagishi (01, 02, 04, 06~08, 10, 12~31)
Ryuichi Nitta (03, 05, 09, 11)
Ninja Gaiden [Arcade] (32~59)
Mikio Saito (32~35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 48, 49)
Ryuichi Nitta (36, 39, 42, 44~47, 50~59)
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (60~88)
Ryuichi Nitta (60, 65, 66, 68, 69, 72, 73, 81, 84, 86, 87)
Keiji Yamagishi (61, 63, 88)
Mayuko Okamura (62, 64, 70, 71, 74~80, 82, 83, 85)
Mikio Saito (67)
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (89~118)
Rika Shigeno (89, 90, 97~100, 102~104, 106, 108, 111, 113)
Kaori Nakabai (91, 93, 95, 96, 101, 105, 107, 109, 110, 112, 114~116)
Keiji Yamagishi (92, 94, 117, 118)
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