Weekend Remix: King Of The Iron Mix
Song: Tekken RMX
Based On: Black Winter Night Sky From Tekken 2
Original Composers: Akira Nishizaki, Isamu Hoda
This week we’re making the beat drop right into a volcano for the Weekend Remix.
Tekken 2 is often regarded as a game changer for Namco in the fighting game genre. While the first venture to the King Of The Iron Fist Tournament provided some groundwork for their stellar series, and the third entry showed just what Namco’s Magnum Opus on the original PlayStation, it was the sequel that perhaps catapulted the potential of the series’ finer points. This included anything from its graphic, cinematic opening and endings, and refined game play.
Of course, it’s easy to surmise that this effort extends towards the music, which for while, seem to take the musical torch Capcom started with its music and ran. The opening song is a memorable piece, which couple with the movie seems to really present the series’ general evolution. I mean, I couldn’t have been the only one who got goosebumps as the piano melody closed and the camera zoomed on a Hehaichi hell bent on defeating the son the usurped him.
7DJSpc’s remix still retains that “calm before the storm feel,” but the looped melody placed against a hip-hop beat also makes for a fun listen. And it even recalls memories of Cartoon Network’s Toonami segments. If Tekken had developed into its own anime series, rather than a one-shot film back in the day, this ditty could have easily served as background music for the promos.
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Unitl next weekend…GO Party!