Update # 10: MANAMI MATSUMAE, THE ORIGINAL COMPOSER OF MEGA MAN, IS WRITING SONGS FOR SHOVEL KNIGHT!!!!
"This is the first time I'm working on a Western game! It's quite exciting! Shovel Knight and I are a good fit. So... let's get shovelin'?" - Manami Matsumae
With trembling fingers, we type those words. But it’s true! Manami Matsumae, the legendary composer of Mega Man and U.N. Squadron (among many others), is going to compose two songs for Shovel Knight!
The composer of Mega Man... the composer of the Elec Man Theme...
...the Cut Man Theme...
...Nitro Man’s stage from Mega Man 10...
Incredible music! 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!
This awesome collaboration has been made possible by The Koopa Soundworks team, who reached out to us with this opportunity. They also have a great interview with Manami on their site. Please check it out and give them and Manami all of your love, they are the best!
In honor of this momentous occasion, Yacht Club Games will be streaming Mega Man tonight, starting at 5PM Pacific Time! Get in here and let’s listen to some great music and play some great games!
P.S. Jake is now doubly excited for his composition livestream , so come join the fun tomorrow at 5PM Pacific Time: