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Team Work: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and EGC PETA MIX (Review)

Team Work: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and EGC PETA MIX (Review)

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Yes, we just reviewed what we believed to be pretty much the entire Tekken Tag Tournament 2 soundtrack a couple weeks ago with the Tekken Hybrid Limited Edition soundtrack CD. That album contained two discs, one each dedicated to Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and we weren’t sure at the time how the single-disc treatment of TTT2 would compare with this two-disc version from SuperSweep.

But now we have it here in our hands and all mysteries have been revealed. We’re also going to take a look at the EGC PETA MIX Extra Disc that was included with orders from SuperSweep directly.

Check it all out after the jump.

To sum up the differences between the Tekken Hybrid version of the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 soundtrack and this SuperSweep version, there’s basically none. Yes, the second disc of this album is only about thirteen minutes in length, so almost all of the music could have fit onto the single disc we saw with the Tekken Hybrid collection. There are, however, two “Long Version” tracks for “AIM TO WIN” and “Abyss of Time,” although the ‘regular’ and ‘long’ versions of the latter are strangely the same length.

I’m not going to belabor going into details here as we essentially commented on all of the music in our Tekken Hybrid review. I recommend checking that out if you want to know what to expect, but suffice it to say this is more heavy electronic Tekken music from many of the same team members who’ve contributed to past Tekken titles, although Yu Miyake is unfortunately absent. My favorite track is still Nobuyoshi Sano’s remix of “School,” but it’s all really great stuff.

So, what’s the business about this EGC PETA MIX Extra Disc that was included with orders that were made with SuperSweep directly? The disc comes in an unlabeled sleeve and contains a single 30-minute long track. It’s actually a continuous live DJ mix of sorts, visiting several tracks including many of my favorites such as “AIM TO WIN,” “The Strongest Iron Arena,” and “School.” There are no gaps between tracks, making for a continuous listening experience which is a nice little bonus to have.

However, one thing really confuses me here. If the second disc of this album is only thirteen minutes in length, and the extra disc is thirty minutes in length, why not just tack the “EGC PETA MIX” to the end of the album proper instead of making it a separate bonus? Bonuses are cool, but a CD with only thirteen minutes of music seems like a bit of a waste.

In any case, this soundtrack makes for a great addition to the series, and fans are likely going to want to check it out. Whether you pick it up from SuperSweep directly for the bonus disc or opt to instead go for the Tekken Hybrid version, I don’t think the differences are that great. The packaging on both releases is pretty minimal, so you’ll mainly be looking at issues of availability.

Are you looking forward to Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and are you at all confused by two separate soundtrack releases?

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