Strider’s Original Score Will be a Mix of Old and New, Composer Confirms

on December 12, 2013 4:24 PM

Strider Hiryu, a character who has gained a immense popularity throughout his appearances in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, will be returning to a solo game when Strider hits next year. It has been confirmed that the original score composed for the game will retain elements of the pieces heard in the original games.

Michael John Mollo, composer for the title, went as far to state that, “ALL of the music for Strider HD is inspired by music from the previous games,” and cited tracks such as, “‘Raid’…We also decided to include ‘Coup,’ ‘Mass Cloud,’ ‘Armed Fortress,’  ‘Egypt,’ ‘Siberian Tunnel,’ and the original ‘Kazakh Theme.'”

“I’ve always had a love for rock and roll, and later in my teens, I discovered electronic music,” Mr. Mollo explained when asked about other influences on the game’s score, “I wanted the music for Strider to be unique but I also found myself going back and listening to early Nine Inch Nails records as a source for inspiration.  I think the work that Trent Reznor has done, both for albums and film is stellar. I also spent a good deal of time combing through my Amon Tobin collection for inspiration throughout the process.”

Strider is being developed by Double Helix Games alongside Capcom’s Osaka Studio and will be published by Capcom for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on an unannounced date next year.

 /  Staff Writer
David has been a gamer since childhood and enjoys games that are able to deliver fun and intricate gameplay alongside compelling and emotional narratives. He's also a huge fan of film, television, comic books, and literature. David has his B.A. in English Language Arts from CUNY John Jay College.
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