It’s been almost 30 years since Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was released. Just as long there have been theories that none other than Michael Jackson contributed to the music of the game, but not named. While many fans are convinced of this, finding concrete evidence of Jackson’s involvement proved to be quite difficult. Sega itself had not commented on this. At least until now.
King of Pop made the music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Without much announcement or similar, the industry veteran explained Yuji Naka on Twitterthat Sega actually used music by Michael Jackson for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. More specifically, he’s talking about how Sonic Origins, a collection of classic Sonic titles in a more modern take, doesn’t use the original Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtrack. “Oh my god, the music for Sonic 3 has changed, although Sega officially uses Michael Jackson’s music.”
Naka concludes the series of tweets with an old picture of a helicopter flight over Michael Jackson’s home. Those memories must have provided some nostalgia, as he also shared some more old pics of the cars he drove while working on Sonic in San Francisco.
Such an old fan theory has just been confirmed out of nowhere. However, it is a bit of a pity that the soundtrack in Sonic Origins (buy now €35.99 ) has been modified. However, we will probably never get the correct reason why this happened. Unless, of course, someone involved in the development clarifies the situation with a tweet in 30 years. By the way, Sonic Origins was released today for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and the Nintendo Switch.