Music in Games: Killer Instinct – Digital Thoughts in an Analogue World

Music in Games: Killer Instinct

I haven’t done one of these in a while. A colleague of mine was supposed to start a Youtube channel specifically talking about music in gaming, however episode one has not appeared and its been a long time, so until episode one appears, and I can fully support my fellow man, I will restart the blog posts.

Many fighting games, such as Street Fighter, have iconic player themes. Ryu’s theme being one that has been remixed and covered multiple times by the Community. The Killer Instinct Theme- created by Robin Beanland and Graeme Norgate – was one of the games that has an iconic Intro theme. In my humble opinion, if this them cannot get you hyped to play this game, nothing will. The mixture of Strings in the beginning and the Electric Guitars Ramping up the excitement level, it’s presence is undeniable. Above is 3 different versions of the theme, the most recent being the Xbox One version (season 1) in 2013.