Virt Week begins with remixed music from Shantae: Risky's Revenge

To celebrate the upcoming birthday (April 3) of Jake Kaufman, an incredible video game musician and composer by any measurement, I'm counting down my three favorite virt tracks that I've heard throughout my years of covering VGM.

Number three on the list is from the Shantae: Risky's Revenge soundtrack, a song I first heard performed live a few years ago.

"Burning Town Forever Remix" is an intense chiptune dance track that encapsulates the vibrant fun of the Shantae series, This remix  is included as the final track to the Shantae: Risky's Revenge Original Soundtrack by Jake 'virt' Kaufman. The critically acclaimed DSiWare game was released on October 4, 2010. 

A few facts about Jake 'Virt' Kaufman.

  • Also composed the original Shantae for Game Boy Color (a very rare game that can now be found on ebay for over $200)
  • Credited in over sixty albums (via VGMdb)
  • The first WayForward title composed by Jake Kaufman is the Game Boy Advance game The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris, released April 2, 2002.
  • Founded landmark video game music community VGMix website in 2000.

What are some of your favorite songs and soundtracks by Virt? Help celebrate by sharing them in the comments.

Jake 'virt' Kaufman - Mighty Milky Way / Mighty Flip Champs OST release

Great games. That is what Mighty Flip Champs and Mighty Milky Way are. One of the qualities of a great game is great audio. Jake 'virt' Kaufman provides that great audio. Flipping and floating to your hearts content.

Download the games!

Dear WayForward, I am officially ending each post about you with some variation of, "Sigma Star Saga successor please!"

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Original Soundtrack release by Jake Kaufman and WayForward

Just watch that video up above! All done? Alright, I have just gotten word from Jake 'virt' Kaufman that this amazing soundtrack is available to download right now over at the official page at Big Lion Music. The album consists of the 29 tracks from the upcoming WayForward game Shantae: Risky's Revenge, as well as an extra special bonus remix, rounding out the album to 30 tracks and an hour of catchy dance tunes.

I hope to give a full review on the album soon, but for now I just want to tell everyone of this breaking news, as well as remind everyone to prepare to download the brand new chapter in Shantae's adventures on the DSi this October 4th. Judging by the amazing WayForward games of the past, and the dedication these developers have shown to Shantae, this highly anticipated sequel is sure to please any and all fans of classic platforming action!