Streets of Rage 4 team signs on some outstanding composers for its soundtrack

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    When it was announced that a fourth Streets of Rage game was in development after all this time, many fans of the classic beat 'em up series were curious to know if the original composer for the series, Yuzo Koshiro, would return to create the soundtrack for this new entry. Koshiro is a talented composer, known for his work on numerous SEGA games, such as ActRaiser, Streets of Rage 1-3, Shenmue, Sonic 1 for MS/GG, and many other beloved franchises. Nearly a year after the game's initial announcement, publisher Dotemu has confirmed the composers behind Streets of Rage 4; not only will Koshiro return, but three other major composers will be joining him, as well. Yoko Shimomura is also on board, with a previous history of working with Square Enix and on other JRPGs to create soundtracks like the ones for Kingdom Hearts, Super Mario RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Radiant Historia. Keiji Yamagishi will also be composing for the game, having lended his talent to create compositions for Tecmo Bowl and Ninja Gaiden. That's not all, though, as yet another renown artist, especially when it comes to SEGA games, will be writing some original tracks: Hideki Naganuma, the composer for Jet Set Radio, Sonic Rush, and Super Monkey Ball.

    Streets of Rage 4 is currently being developed for unknown platforms by Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games. No matter the reception of the game, however, it appears that the soundtrack will be something to keep an eye out for.
     
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  1. RedoLane

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    Not only they got the legendary Yuzo Koshiro, but also Motohiro Kawashima??
    And even frigging Yoko Shimomura with Hideki Naganuma!?!?!

    THIS IS A DREAM TEAM! JUST AMAZING!!
     
  2. Chary
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    All I can say is, it looks like this soundtrack is going to be...

     
  3. duwen

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    Damn... I'm now looking forward to the soundtrack more than the game :bow:
     
  4. NoNAND

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    Is the soundtrack really that good?
     
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    I approve of this development.

    This one is not out yet but the sound track to the Streets of Rage franchise is held in high regard pretty much wherever you go. There are a couple of weak tracks within each game, and some reckon the third game's one is a bit experimental (justifiable opinion there) but






    and dude gets invited to play festivals to this day

    (lineup of that one https://www.redbull.com/fr-fr/red-bull-music-festival-paris-2018-programmation ).
     
  6. alexander1970

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    Why is our @VinsCool not in ?!?!? I think Young talents are encouraged !! :yay:
     
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  7. tpax

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    Yuzo Koshino and Motohiro Kawashima. I feel so happy I could die :cry:

    I'm really sad that I missed their live act in Paris last year. Must have been fantastic.

    Even in 2019 I still listen to the Streets of Rage soundtrack in the car while driving through the night.
     
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    SOR2 is my all time fav game on the Mega Drive. Cant even tell you how often I beat the game. Even on mania I still kick ass. And that music...gives me shivers.

    I'm glad, that koshiro-san and other legends are on board
     
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  10. XDel

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    I dunno... while the sound track was impressive having been conducted on a crippled Yamaha sound chip, I am not sure that crappy C&C Music Factory vibe will carry through to today, especially when the sound chips in our hardware are no longer part of what makes the consoles and the games designed upon them unique.

    Personally if I were going to dumb a bunch of money into the musick simply for name sake, I believe I'd have gone to an electronic musick legend like Kraftwerk, cEvin Key of Skinny Pupy, Richard James (Aphex Twin), or perhaps someone with a Hip-Hop background like DJ Qbert from The Invisibl Skratch Piklz, L'Orange, Blockhead, or someone along those lines.

    Anyhow, just some thoughts. Nostalgia isn't always a good thing, especially when it comes to the 90's.
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Was I the only one hoping Tee Lopes was going to be part of the sound team? :ninja:


    @Chary Yuzo Koshiro also here too with guy from tales games and lady from castlevania games. :)

    upload_2019-7-18_9-18-51.
     
  12. Silent_Gunner

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    Well, Koshiro did music for Portrait of Ruin...
     
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  13. pasc

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    Nice. Shimomura. Sign me up.
     
  14. RedoLane

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    that's the remake soundtrack though. it's an arrangement, so it's not by Yuzo and Motohiro.
     
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    This is going to be iconic!!.. my top favourite megadrive series and top favourite megadrive music!!!
     
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    Too bad its going to be wasted on a game that looks like total ass. I wish dotemu would just go away.
     
  17. digitalforums

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    Doesn't matter how it looks.
    If the price is right, I'm in
     
  18. AyanamiRei0

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    This is what, this is, this is what, this is what, this is, this is what, this is what, this is, this is what you need
     
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  19. Pipistrele

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    It looks great, what the hell are you even about lol
     
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