Street Fighter III ~New Generation~

Street Fighter III ~New Generation~
Released 1997-06-04 by Victor

Hideki Okugawa (composition)
Yuki Iwai (composition)

One disc (54 minutes)
Prelude ~Ranking Display~

The long-awaited Street Fighter III New Generation soundtrack is finally here, and I must say I'm quite impressed. This CD features the original music heard in the arcade game.

Many of the tunes, such as "Get on a Train" and "Leave Alone", have a jazzy feel to them. My personal favorite would have to be Ibuki's theme, "Sharp Eyes", which sounds like something straight out of a movie. It is the type of song that you can relax to.

For those who are wondering whether or not this game got any old songs back (again), the answer is "no". *All* songs are completely new. "Good Fighter", which is both Ken and Ryu's theme, is a completely new song which doesn't have the seriousness that their old songs used to have, but has a catchy beat to it.

Overall I really enjoyed this soundtrack. It's not your typical fighting music, but I can honestly say that it is something you can sit back, relax, and listen to.