Some Of Shovel Knight's Music Might Sound Very Mega Man-ish

Thanks to legendary Manami Matsumae joining the sound team.

by on 5th Apr, 2013

Shovel Knight has a little over a week left to go with its Kickstarter drive, though it met its goal of $75,000 some time ago. As of this righting, it has raised a little over $109.957.

So what are the developers of the game, Yacht Club Games, doing with the extra cash? Why, hire Manami Matsumae, that's what.

Who's that you might be asking. Why, she's only the legendary music composer responsible for the soundtrack of Mega Man 1. She also did the music for Mega Man 10.

The new was broken yesterday, via the latest Kickstarter update for the game. According to Yacht Club, Matsumae will be contributing two songs, alongside Jake "Virt" Kaufman, who has already slated to be Shovel Knight's soundtrack producer.

The update does it's best to emphasize how groundbreaking and influential Matsumae's work truly is: 

"She even made the original sound effects. The sound of Mega Man dying? The sound of the boss doors opening and closing? The sounds that have permanent residence in your brain and ours? Manami Matsumae is responsible! And now, she is going to be writing two songs for Shovel Knight. We are beyond excited.

Matsumae's music perfectly captured the tone for Mega Man and all of its sequels. She is a master of injecting personality into a stage or character through her music. We are humbled so greatly to have her contribute to the creative force of Shovel Knight!"

It is also pointed out that Matsumae also did the soundtrack for UN Squadron, an early SNES shmup, based on an arcade game of the same name.

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