It has been speculated for some time that the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, contributed to the Sonic 3 soundtrack. And now, that myth has been confirmed to be true.
In a series of tweets, Sonic creator Yuji Naka commented on the music found in Sonic Origins’ Sonic 3 remaster. Sonic Origins is a collection of classic Sonic games reimagined for modern platforms, and features pretty much the same soundtrack—with one exception:
“Does Sonic Origins Sonic 3 have a different song?” He tweeted. “Oh my gosh, Sonic 3’s music has changed, even though Sega Official uses Michael Jackson’s music.”
This now confirms that Michael Jackson actually worked on the soundtrack for Sonic 3, and that due to legal issues, the sound had to be modified.
Fortunately, the Sonic 3 soundtrack remaster was in good hands, with famed Sonic composer Jun Senou taking the reins and adapting the original soundtrack to the original model, previously shared by Michael Jackson, with Sonic Origins.
“While unfortunately we can’t use the original sounds from the game’s Mega Drive version, Jun Senou has been working hard to adapt the original music composed in 1993 for Sonic Origins,” said Katie Cherzanowski, Director of Social Media at Sonic. Sonic origins theme.
This was commented on by Stealth, one of the developers of Sonic Mania and Sonic Origins, who tweeted the following:
“The cat is out of the bag…KatieChrz shared on Sonic Live today that it was, in fact, necessary to replace some of the Sonic 3 & Knuckles music in Sonic Origins. I know this may come as a disappointment to some, but we’ve all known for a long time that this will happen.” probably.
So while Sonic fans won’t be able to hear the exact music Michael Jackson worked on, while sprinting at the speed of sound, at least the music being played is faithful to the vibrancy of the original soundtrack.
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