Street Fighter 6 fans kick off after Capcom changes the “iconic” Ryu theme

Capcom has released Ryu’s new theme music in Street Fighter 6, but some fans are quite unhappy with the turn of his “iconic” Street Fighter 2 theme.

Capcom recently released some Street Fighter 6 content following a Sony State of Play event that aired on June 2.

During the unveiling, fans got a much better idea of ​​the new hip-hop and funk-inspired direction Capcom would take the iconic fighting game series in Street Fighter 6.

Now, Capcom has revealed Ryu’s new theme music for SF6, and many fans aren’t happy with the turn away from remixing Ryu’s most iconic theme from Street Fighter 2.

Capcom Reveals Ryu’s New Theme for Street Fighter 6

an image of Ryu from Street Fighter 6

Ryu’s new look reflects the growth the character has gone through since his journey began in the arcade title Street Fighter.

The official street fighter Twitter account tweeted, “Listen to Ryu’s new theme to feel the journey he’s been on and his enthusiasm for the new one that awaits him in Street Fighter 6.”

Ryu’s new theme breathes the funk and hip-hop DNA that permeates the Street Fighter 6 aesthetic, providing another bombastic reinvention for the series’ leading man.

However, many fans aren’t happy with Ryu’s new theme, citing a massive departure from Ryu’s iconic theme that debuted in 1991’s Street Fighter 2.

“Yeah… we need their iconic themes as an option lol. Of all the amazing things that have been revealed, the music has been their weakest reveal yet,” tweeted user lariat_dubman

Other fans echoed the sentiment, such as kabrutustallone who replied, “Everything in this game looks great, but these new themes are just… redundant. Classics are classics, don’t change anything you don’t have to.”

However, many fans have heeded the answers to defend Capcom’s decision to reinvent Ryu’s theme in Street Fighter 6.

“I see people hating on this song… This is a new generation of Street Fighter and I’ll be honest. I don’t want to hear Ryu’s SF2 for the 100th time. This theme is funky. Will listen to it on repeat,” wrote Twitter user KeybladeHero_05

While some might not like the new direction Capcom is taking with the Street Fighter 6 soundtrack, it’s clear that Capcom is ready to revive the Street Fighter franchise in some pretty big ways.

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