Yuji Naka confirms Michael Jackson wrote music for Sonic 3

It has long been a gaming myth that Michael Jackson wrote the music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3, sparking long-standing rumors about which part of the soundtrack he was involved in.

Now, Sonic creator Yuji Naka has confirmed that Michael Jackson did indeed write the music for the game.

“Does Sonic Origins Sonic 3 have a different song?” he tweeted suddenly. “Oh my God, the music for Sonic 3 has changed, even though Sega Official uses Michael Jackson’s music.”

Sonic Origins, a new compilation of Sonic games, will definitely not use the original soundtrack. Allegedly this is due to ongoing speculation surrounding royalties with Jackson’s estate.

Instead, the compilation uses new arrangements from composer Jun Senoue.

Creative officer Takashi Iizuka confirmed that to Eurogamer: “When we go back and try to remake all these games from 30 years ago, you get a lot of old data that isn’t really usable. And music is one of them – we had to dig into the cassettes. Old DAT to get the music that’s in all of these games, and Jun Senoue stepped in and had to remake in a modern format the music they could put into Sonic 3 and Knuckles as a final product.”

Naka even tweeted a picture taken of Jackson’s house when the team visited. “It’s pretty faded,” he admits. “I miss her”.

Sega allegedly dropped Jackson from Sonic 3 following allegations of child abuse, although fans believe that the music he made remained in the original version of the game and was produced by Jackson’s producers instead.

Naka’s tweet is the main acknowledgment of this old rumour.

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