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Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka joins Square Enix
posted on 01.22.18 at 06:02 AM EST by Sal Romano (@salromano)
Please look forward to his game.

 

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Yuji Naka, the former head of the Sonic Team and lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games for Sega Genesis, joined Square Enix in January, he announced on Twitter.

“Just a quick note to let you know, I joined Square Enix in January,” Naka said. “I’m joining game development as before, and strive to develop games at Square Enix. I aim to develop an enjoyable game, please look forward to it.”

After leaving Sonic Team in 2006, Naka founded Prope, a company that went on to develop several titles, including Ivy the Kiwi?Fishing ResortDigimon Adventure, and Rodea the Sky Soldier. Naka did not announce whether his joining Square Enix will affect Prope.


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I am excited and shocked at the same time. What the hell is he going to bring to SE? A Phantasy Star clone!?



This could be interesting.



Baba from Tales is also at SE. No need to make some secret guess.



shikamaru317 said:
This could be interesting.

Yes it could!

What is this guy going to do? I highly doubt that hes working on more character based platformers, but really, that is all he is known for.  Outside of that he programmed Phantasy Star. Yuji Naka could have a major chance at a revival of his name though



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twintail said:
Baba from Tales is also at SE. No need to make some secret guess.

But that is not surprising. An RPG producer running to an RPG company? Sound rights to me.



Xxain said:
twintail said:
Baba from Tales is also at SE. No need to make some secret guess.

But that is not surprising. An RPG producer running to an RPG company? Sound rights to me.

And Yuji Naka was programmer on Phantasy Star. 

Last edited by twintail - on 22 January 2018

Qualifies for "gaming news of the day".
Wonder what comes of this.



I see one of two possibilities:

1. Square Enix wants a platformer series of their own since they've never really had one.
2. He is working on a new RPG. Possibly the same one that Hideo Baba is working on, but hopefully his own, I can't imagine that a legend like Naka would be comfortable working under a relative newcomer like Baba. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 22 January 2018

*looks to the left. At the articles*
"Square Enix Hires Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka"

They may have ruined the game for you...



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