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 Jet Set Radio composer Hideki Naganuma No Longer Contributing To Streets of Rage 4 ‘For Now’

Capcom composer Harumi Fujita steps in to provide additional beats for Streets of Rage 4’s beatdowns.

Dotemu today announced that Olivier Derivière, who composed the soundtracks for A Plague Tale: Innocence, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Dying Light 2 and other titles,  is acting tas the main composer for Streets of Rage 4 alongside the previously revealed musicians Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, Street Fighter II composer Yoko Shimomura, and Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi.

In a new behind the music video released today, the publisher also confirmed that Streets of Rage 4 will also feature new music from Scattle and Das Mörtal, whose synth-infused sounds accompanied the bloody action in the Hotline Miami games, XL Middleton, and Groundislava.

Check out the Streets of Rage 4 – Behind The Music video below:

In a press release distributed today, Dotemu said:

“Derivière’s musical vision echoes the philosophy at the heart of Streets of Rage 4: infusing the timeless, classic elements of the original Streets of Rage games with a modern approach to gameplay, art and design, channeling the nostalgic glory of the genre-defining beat-em-ups through the music of series composers Yūzō Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, along with featured Japanese composers, while instilling a unique spirit throughout Streets of Rage 4 via Western artists and Derivière’s sonic creations.”

Sadly, the publisher also confirmed that Jet Set Radio composer Hideki Naganuma is unable to contribute to the project “for now” due to scheduling issues. In his place, veteran Capcom composer Harumi Fujita, who composed arrangements for Final Fight, Bionic Commando, and Mega Man 3 will be lending her talents to Streets of Rage 4.

Streets of Rage 4 will be releasing on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC later this Spring.

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