Gotta go to a company rival.
Yuji Naka, one among three creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, has introduced that he joined Sq. Enix this 12 months.
Introduced via his Twitter account, Naka defined that “I’m becoming a member of recreation improvement as earlier than, and attempt to develop video games at Sq. Enix. I intention to develop an gratifying recreation, please sit up for it.” No additional info’s been given on Naka’s function or venture at time of writing.
Only a fast word to let you realize, I joined SQUARE ENIX in January. I’m becoming a member of recreation improvement as earlier than, and attempt to develop video games at SQUARE ENIX. I intention to develop an gratifying recreation, please sit up for it.
— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) January 22, 2018
Together with Naoto Ohshima and Hirokazu Yasuhara, Naka created Sonic in 1991. Other than Sonic, he additionally labored on Alex Kidd in Miracle World, the Phantasy Star sequence, and ChuChu Rocket. His final Sonic recreation was Sonic Riders in 2006, after which he left Sega to type indie dev Prope.
Prope hasn’t launched a recreation since 2015, when it provided up StreetPass Fishing and Rodea: The Sky Soldier. It is unclear what’s going to change into of Prope following Naka’s transfer to Sq. Enix.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK Information Editor, and can ceaselessly thank Yuji Naka for creating StreetPass Mansion, secretly among the best video games on 3DS. Comply with him on Twitter.