Yuji Naka, co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and producer of some of Sonic’s early titles, would have apparently joined in on Sonic’s birthday celebrations if his Twitter account hadn’t changed. .
The old manufacturer seems to have the ability to pick up a copy of the Sonic Origin today, the compositing game contains all four classic Mega Drive Sonic titles. Naka worked as a programmer on Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2before switching to the producer (and programmer) role for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles. But, as many of us have discovered, Naka is surprised to find that Sonic 3’s music has been changed.
This reaction on Twitter has flared up, as this is the producer saying that Michael Jackson actually contributed music to the title in 1994.
Although this has been a hotly debated topic for many years, collaborator MJ Brad Buxer recently reconfirmed that the King of Pop helped contribute music to the game. But that didn’t stop fans and industry members from reacting with delight to Naka’s seemingly sincere response.
Then you do it. Like that, Yuji Naka spoke out loud.
If you still haven’t picked up Sonic Origins or listened to new tracks, we’ll have your back. The original tracks from the Mega Drive/Genesis versions have been replaced with arrangements of the prototype track, and you can listen to some of the tracks below.
How do you feel about the new music? What about Naka’s reaction and comments? Share your thoughts below!