"Shovel Knight" Platformer Adds Music by "Mega Man" Composer

Manami Matsumae joins Jake "virt" Kaufman on indie soundtrack

NES-style platformer Shovel Knight continues to roll out great news, with 8 days left to go for its successful Kickstarter campaign. It's well past the $75,000 goal now—sitting pretty at $108,365 at the time of this writing—and the latest announcement sees original Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae composing for the game!


Matsumae joins current composer Jake "virt" Kaufman (Contra 4, Double Dragon: Neon) to provide some tracks, and she sounds just as excited as everyone else involved. Here's her message from the Kickstarter page's update


"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'?"



Of course, Matsumae's résumé extends well beyond 1987's Mega Man. She also worked on games ranging from U.N. Squadron to Magic Sword, and returned to the Blue Bomber in 2010 with Nitro Man's stage from Mega Man 10



If you're just now reading about Shovel Knight, be sure to check out our past posts, when it was announced for Wii U and 3DS, and when it initially reached its Kickstarter goal.



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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