Once you get past the impressive visuals in Capcom's new Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix you'll probably find yourself captivated with the game's stellar soundtrack. Those new takes on classic tunes were created by game music fan community OverClocked ReMix, and in the spirit of making OC ReMix music available to all, Capcom and the community have come together to release the soundtrack as a free download.
OverClocked ReMix today released for free download its official soundtrack to Capcom's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles. While video game companies have worked with fans in the past, HD Remix is the first major video game with a completely fan-made soundtrack. More than twenty gamers from around the world contributed remixes of the original Street Fighter games' music for inclusion in the updated game, in styles including jazz, hip-hop, reggaeton, spaghetti western, garage rock, big beat and electronica.
OverClocked ReMix was approached by Capcom in June of 2007 to provide HD Remix's score after the company discovered the OC ReMix Street Fighter II remix album, Blood on the Asphalt. Rey Jimenez, Associate Producer for Capcom, worked directly with the fan community to communicate requirements and feedback. "Working with the OC ReMix crew has been one of the most rewarding aspects of working on SF HD Remix, truly making the game a community effort. These guys are part of the meat and potatoes of what makes the Street Fighter fanbase such a lasting part of the gaming industry," said Jimenez. "They worked above and beyond our expectations and I'm hoping that we'll be able to work together in the future."
I've been a fan of OC ReMix for a long time, so I'm glad to see the group get some recognition from the industry itself. It also helps that the HD Remix soundtrack is one of the best compilations released by the community so far. I'm not generally a fan of genres such as reggaeton or hip-hop and even I find the remixed music to be memorable and just generally fun to hear. Pick it up when you need a break from being pounded into the pavement by Ryu and Guile.