Yuji Naka Shocked That Michael Jackson’s Music Is Missing From Sonic Origins

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Yuji Naka, co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and producer of some of Sonic’s early titles, has clearly joined Sonic’s birthday celebrations if his Twitter account has anything to offer.

The former producer today appears to have picked up a copy of Sonic Origins, the compilation game that includes all four of the classic Mega Drive Sonic titles. Naka worked as a programmer on Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, before also taking on a producer (and programmer) role on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles. But, as many of us have now discovered, Naka is surprised to find that the music for Sonic 3 has changed.

This response on Twitter has gotten a little out of hand, as this is the producer who claims that Michael Jackson did indeed contribute music to the title in 1994.

While this has been a hot topic over the years, Brad Buxer, an associate of MJ, recently reaffirmed that the King of Pop has been instrumental in contributing music to the game. But that doesn’t stop fans and industry members from amused by Naka’s very honest-looking response.

Well, there you go. Just like that, Yuji Naka says it out loud.

If you’ve yet to pick up Sonic Origins or haven’t heard the new music tracks yet, we’ve got you covered. The original tracks from the Mega Drive/Genesis versions have been replaced with arrangements of the prototype music, some of which you can listen to below.

What do you think of the new music? And what about Naka’s reaction and comments? Share your thoughts below!

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