Legendary game composer Yuzo Koshiro will be making his first ever visit to the United States next Winter to attend MAGfest 11, the metro DC area’s annual music and game festival. Mr. Koshiro will be acting as a guest speaker as well, but will also be spinning his own DJ set at the festival. For anyone with any appreciation for gaming music from the 16-bit era, this is as good as it gets. Yuzo Koshiro is the man responsible for some of the era’s most beloved soundtracks such as; the entire Streets of Rage trilogy, Shinobi, ActRaiser, Ys, and Beyond Oasis.
Again, this is Mr. Koshiro’s FIRST APPEARANCE here in the states, and any gamer with a lick of love for the classic chiptunes of the ’90s owes it to themself to make it to this year’s festival to experience what could be his first and final DJ set on these shores. MAGfest 11 runs from January 3rd through the 6th at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor Maryland. You can preregister here.