Streets of Rage 4 soundtrack composers revealed, featuring all-star talent

Today it was announced that gaming music label Brave Wave Productions have teamed with DotEmu and Lizardcube to create the soundtrack for the upcoming Streets of Rage 4. This means the strong talent already working with Brave Wave are assembled and are working on the new music! Who is involved? Series stalwart Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima (Streets of Rage 2, Streets of Rage 3), Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter 2), Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden) and our friend Hideki_Naganuma (Jet Set Radio, Sonic Rush). This undoubtably means we will see some sort of soundtrack release from Brave Wave.

After the break, check out a preview video featuring Yuzo Koshiro.


13 responses to “Streets of Rage 4 soundtrack composers revealed, featuring all-star talent

  1. ikagura says:

    I hope it will be better than SoR 3’s soundtrack

  2. ikagura says:

    They should have kept the pixel art style of the Genesis game

    • Maver1ck says:

      I like this new art-style. However, I understand what you mean:
      The original trilogy had an outstanding pixel art that, even today, it still looks holds up pretty well.

    • cube_b3 says:

      It wasn’t just pixelart style. It was a realistic art style whereas the new game is more simplified cartoony style. I can’t help but feel Yuzo Koshiro thinking Ancient’s demo was more ambitious than this inferior throw back.

    • Maver1ck says:

      It is a very bold assumption to describe SOR4 as an “inferior throw back”.
      I would wait for a new gameplay to drop out before saying such thing.

    • Barry Harmon says:

      Also I don’t think you can speak for Yuzo Koshiro at all so probably best not to use his presumed thoughts to support your own.

    • ikagura says:

      You’re talking about that 3D tech demo?

      No thanks, this would never work in 3D.

    • cube_b3 says:

      Streets of Rage were pixel art sure, but they always strived for realism. You can look at Fighting Force 2 and his own demo which was made with Noriyoshi Ohba and Ayano Koshiro. You are right that I am projecting my own feelings and it is an assumption. But it is a widely held point of view across the creative arts medium. It was not just him who worked on it, but his sister as well.

  3. Maver1ck says:

    Awesome news! At this point, I think we can all agree that SOR4 it’s a sure success.

  4. Geostyle says:

    I think the game looks amazing. Yes I would prefer high pixel art but this still looks awesome. Much better than battletoads that’s for sure.

  5. Harlemknight says:

    If anybody hasn’t seen the latest cam footage of the game can just look up Streets of rage 4 on YouTube can see a 10 min demo of it.


    I can’t believe they got so many great composers on this game. Amazing!

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