September 27, 2022
Jun Senoue To Adapt Some Of Sonic 3's Music For Sonic Origins

Here’s something we probably all saw coming and were simply waiting to be confirmed — Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will not have all of its original soundtrack intact in Sonic Origins.

Sonic 3’s music legacy has been long scrutinized and debated. A few years ago, it was confirmed that the King of Pop Michael Jackson did indeed contribute to the music, and just last month, Jackson’s keyboardist Brad Buxer discussed the connection between MJ’s hit ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and Sonic 3’s music.

Because of rights issues with the music, this has made rereleases of Sonic 3 difficult, so much so that an unreleased beta of the game, and the 1997 PC port, used a few very different tracks. And in the latest episode of Sonic Official over on the Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel, Katie Chrzanowski — social media manager for SEGA — confirmed that Sonic Origins’ version of Sonic 3 will indeed not have all of the original game’s music.

This is no doubt disappointing to hear for fans, however, the upside is that long-time Sonic composer Jun Senoue will be adapting the music himself using the same soundchip that many Mega Drive / Genesis soundtracks used.

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