It seems like as the video game industry continues to expand, each facet of it also begins to gain mass appeal. One area that has received some serious recognition over the past couple of years has been the soundtracks created for each particular video game.
Trying to capitalize on both a nostalgia factor and gamers’ increased interest in game music, the soundtrack for the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot has just been released for streaming. Though it doesn’t feature the iconic tracks from the original, or anything too revolutionary, it does showcase some solid beats.
Produced by JFK (real name Jesse F. Keeler) of MSTRKRFT, the Mortal Kombat soundtrack features a track for many of the playable, and some of the non-playable, characters in the game. Iconic fighters like Scorpion and Sub-Zero get their own signature sounds that have a very techno feel to them.
Techno and Mortal Kombat have enjoyed a long and glorious relationship, one that even stretched into the live-action adaptations of the fighting game. It might not necessarily be the updated version of the classics gamers were hoping for, but this soundtrack will fit in perfectly with the content that has been shown so far.
Developer NetherRealm Studios has been with the property for so long many might have expected certain aspects of the fighter to see an evolution, and it looks like the soundtrack is just one of those areas. Gamers can also expect a few more surprises out of the finished game, but most of the big reveals have already either been made or leaked.
Unfortunately, PS3-exclusive character Kratos does not get his own track for the CD, but we imagine that playing any of God of War III’s classic music will suffice. To listen to the soundtrack in full, put on your rave gear, turn the lights to strobe, and head on over to AOL.
What do you think of the soundtrack for Mortal Kombat? How do you think it fits in with the trailers that have been shown for the game?
Mortal Kombat releases April 19, 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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