Michael Jackson's keyboardist, Brad Buxer, confirmed with French-language magazine, "Black & White," that he and the King of Pop contributed to the soundtrack of "Sonic the Hedgehog 3." His involvement has long been rumored but never before confirmed by an inside party. Here's the quote from Buxer, discussing it, translation courtesy of VGMDB:
"I've never played the game so I do not know what tracks on which Michael and I have worked the developers have kept, but we did compose music for the game. Michael called me at the time for help on this project, and that's what I did. And if he is not credited for composing the music, it's because he was not happy with the sound coming out of the console. At the time, game consoles did not allow an optimal sound reproduction, and Michael found it frustrating. He did not want to be associated with a product that devalued his music."
I reached out to Sega for comment, but they haven't gotten back to me just yet. If they do, you'll be the first to know. You can check out the full story at MTVNews.com.