Ryu’s Street Fighter 6 theme is straight out of Jet Set Radio

A dramatic take on Ryu’s new theme that pulls me in.
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Music has always been a big part of street fighter Series. Heck, you can’t even think about that arcade game from 2001 Capcom vs SNK 2 without the piano riff That’s true love we make play in your head This shit clap and it sounds like the people over there Capcom cooks up a few more hit tunes street fighter 6.

Today the officer street fighter The YouTube page has uploaded the new theme song for his “fighting tramp” Ryu called “Viator”. Although I had refrained from listening to the new topics Luke and the lady-who-never-skips-leg-day, Chun Li, something came over me today and I decided to give Ryu’s new bop a listen. Guys, maybe I just need to turn on Juri Han and Main Ryu street fighter 6 because his new topic is heat.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the longest theme (so far) would go to the series’ flagship character, but what I didn’t expect was that his theme was going to be funky as hell. I had to check my tabs to make sure I didn’t have it 2 Mello’s music accidentally playing in the background. The flavor text in Ryu’s theme description wasn’t kidding as he said we’ll feel the journey he’s on throughout the series and the energy SF6 has in store for him. I bet part of Ryu’s trip involved a trip to jet set radio‘s Tokyo-to with how groovy “Viator” is.

Unlike Ryu’s Street Fighter V themethat had all the pomp and circumstance of a song played during the finale of a fantasy anime fight, “Viator” is more modern and upbeat, matching the splashes of color in the graffiti imagery featured in SF6‘s saves and finishers.

“Viator’s” groovy hip-hop record scratches mixed with the euphoric roar of trumpets and licks of what I believe to be a shimasen harmoniously reflect Ryu’s countless battles around the world while giving you something to look forward to you can bounce your booty while kicking people’s ass.

After repeating Ryu’s theme several times today, I started giggling at the parents’ warning at the beginning of the video viewers that “it may contain content unsuitable for children”. While Ryu’s theme isn’t quite “baby making music,” it’s pretty close. Let’s just hope For Sakura’s sake Capcom doesn’t use them SF6 because God knows what will happen when she’s on the other end of Ryu’s new subject.

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