A video game music composer and life-long Sonic fan may have found the perfect solution to the legal troubles reportedly keeping Sega from releasing a remastered version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
Musician Leila “Woofle” Wilson, who has scored a number of indie games in recent years, is in the process of creating an alternate, fully original version of the Genesis classic’s soundtrack, which is in keeping with the style of the 16-bit era and each individual zone.
So far, she’s created tracks for both acts of Carnival Night Zone, Ice Cap Zone and Launch Base Zone – and the results are stunning. Each song is significantly different to its original soundtrack counterpart, but still manages to perfectly capture the atmosphere of the level in question:
In an open letter to Sega, Ms Wilson said: “I hear that legal troubles regarding Sonic 3’s original soundtrack might be part of what’s holding you back from a re-release of Sonic 3. I suggest an alternative solution to trying to get the rights to use the songs that are currently providing a roadblock in greenlighting the project.”
A fan petition for the release of Sonic 3 Remastered received a significant boost last week when a progammer who worked on the remade versions of the first two games in the classic series publicly endorsed it.
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