For the first time in nearly three decades, video game composer and designer Yuzo Koshiro is working on a new game for the Sega Genesis.
Koshiro is best known for contributing music to classic game series like Streets of Rage, The Revenge of Shinobi, Actraiser, Ys, and more. Now, the developer is working on a brand new shoot ’em up game designed for the original Genesis/Mega Drive hardware.
As revealed on Twitter, Koshiro posted a couple of images of the game that depict a spaceship flying through what appears to be an alien planet.
It looks like an old shoot ’em up but is a new game we’re developing, harkening back to famous franchises in the 80s. We will release it for MD/Genesis. I’m making the soundtrack and have been back also as a game designer since Beyond Oasis. pic.twitter.com/nFPEDoYj1B
— Yuzo Koshiro (@yuzokoshiro) November 30, 2022
Koshiro wrote, “It looks like an old shoot ’em up but is a new game we’re developing, harkening back to famous franchises in the 80s. We will release it for MD/Genesis. I’m making the soundtrack and have been back also as a game designer since Beyond Oasis.”
The composer added that the soundtrack and sound effects will run off the authentic hardware, as well.
The game is under development at Ancient, which has been Koshiro’s studio since the 1990s. This new title will be the first Genesis game from Koshiro since 1994’s Beyond Oasis.
In various replies on Twitter, Koshiro said the studio is considering multiple ways to release the game, including physical carts. The developer also wrote that progress on the game just started and that the release date, price, and platforms are all up in the air right now.
Koshiro has remained active in the video game scene over the last number of years. The composer is credited on several recent games, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Streets of Rage 4, the upcoming Mina the Hollower, and more.
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