Block rocking beats.
Legendary music composer Yuzo Koshiro, who made his mark in the Ys series and in a ton of Sega Megadrive/Genesis games, will be involved with the Mega Drive Mini.
He will be making brand-new music for the menu, which is fitting considering he’s contributed a ton of aural masterpieces during the MegaDrive heydays. In keeping with the old-school theme of the mini console, he’ll be composing tracks using the YM2612 sound chip or some form of it.
I'm proud to join the Genesis mini project doing music for the menu lined up the great games. I programmed the music dedicated to YM2612 sound chip playing authentic Genesis/MegaDrive sound with many soundbanks chosen from actual games in the menu. I hope you guys like it!
— 古代祐三 (@yuzokoshiro) April 2, 2019
The Mega Drive Mini will have its emulation handled by M2, which means it could be a real rival to the SNES and NES Classic. Fingers crossed. In the meantime, you should remind yourself why Yuzo Koshiro is one of the best via the music videos below.
Top image credit: Polygon