To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Famicom (known as the NES in North America and Europe) that occurred this past July, Japanese record company Nippon Columbia has announced that they will be releasing a large collection of game music from the console, titled “Nintendo Famicom Music” in Japan later this year.
The collection will include music from both the original Famicom, and from the Famicom Disk System. Some of the music that will be on the collection includes: The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Kid Icarus, among many other tunes from classic games on the system. What is particularly interesting about this collection is that the music is extracted from the actual game software, which means that the music on this collection sounds exactly as it would in the original game.
The Nintendo Famicom Music CD will go on sale in Japan on November 20, for the price of 2400 yen (approximately $24).