Sonic Studio creative director Takashi Iizuka recently spoke with Otaquest about Sonic the Hedgehog’s past, present, and future.
Iizuka mentioned Sonic’s upcoming anniversary, and his hopes for Sonic’s 30th.
It seems just like yesterday that we celebrated the 20th anniversary of his birth, but he will be celebrating his 30th anniversary next year in a matter of days. In the past 10 years, we have been blessed with a number of hit titles that represent “Sonic Mania”, and we have been able to leave our mark with many achievements such as TV anime and Hollywood movies.
I’m grateful for all of the fans who have loved and supported Sonic for so long, and I hope that I can make it a year to celebrate the 30th anniversary with all of the fans in order to meet their desires. We would like to continue to grow our brand as one that can be enjoyed by people around the world, so we look forward to your support.Takashi Iizuka
The interview also delved into Sonic’s technical challenges from 2D to 3D, the balancing of Classic and Modern pillars, a production backstory of Sonic Adventure, and a discussion about NiGHTS into Dreams.