Needless to say, Yacht Club is ecstatic to have her on board:
"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!"
Shovel Knight is already steeped in classic Mega Man inspiration. The addition of Manami is absolutely a perfect fit. The icing on the cake. I, for one, can't wait to hear what she's bringing to the table!
You can read the full announcement at Shovel Knight's official Kickstarter.