Celebrating 25 years of fantastic tunes
As any Persona fan knows, the franchise’s electrifying soundtrack is a key component of what makes each of the five mainline entries so completely memorable and iconic. As much a “character” as the many protagonists, villains, and love interests that the series has blessed us with.
In honor of the Persona series’ 25th anniversary, merchandiser iam8bit has unveiled a vinyl soundtrack collection, which collates the scores of the five mainline entries in the beloved RPG franchise. The Persona 25th Anniversary Boxset offers up the haunting, dungeon-crawling tunes of the original Persona, to the bubblegum stylings of Persona 4, and the instantly recognizable jazz sound of Persona 5 — 15 LPs, culminating in almost nine hours of music. Each LP is individually colored in fitting with the tone of its respective game, and housed in sleeves featuring faithful art from iam8bit veteran artist Drew Wise. The collection is then housed with a super sleek, super stylish slipcase.
Ok, so it’s damage time. The Persona 25th Anniversary Boxset will retail for $400 total. Alternately, fans can pick up Persona 3, Persona 4, or Persona 5 individually for $100 each, while Persona and Persona 2 are available in a double pack for $90. For those who may have already purchased the Persona 5 collection, iam8bit will be offering the opportunity to purchase the slipcase separately, so that you can complete your collection without double-dipping Persona 5.
Yes, it’s expensive, but such is the way of vinyl in the modern age, which has seen something of a serious price hike in recent years. For 15 colored LPs, this price seems snug, (though that certainly doesn’t mean it’s cheap). If you’re interested in bagging one of these gorgeous sets, then pre-orders open on December 14 over on the iam8bit store. Be sure to factor in shipping or any potential customs and handling charges. The Persona 25th Anniversary vinyl collection will ship in two waves, with the first wave arriving in the third quarter of 2022.