The head of Sonic Team will assume a new position as an executive at Sega

Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team, will assume a new position as an executive at Sega of America, as Sega Sammy Holdings reported last Tuesday in a statement to investors. Specifically, this figure so relevant to the study behind the main video games starring Sega’s fast blue hedgehog will be part of the ranks of Sega of America as creative director of Sonic from next April 1. At the moment, it is unknown if this new position will affect Iizuka in his current role in Sonic Team, as well as the immediate consequences of his new position.

Iizuka has been working on the Sonic series since the early 1990s, a time when he worked as a designer on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 for Sega Mega Drive. Subsequently, he helped found Sonic Team USA, and in later years directed titles such as sonic adventure, sonic adventure 2, sonic heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog.

Iizuka himself assured that, despite what a good year 2022 was for the hedgehog thanks to the launch of sonic frontiers and the theatrical release of Sonic 2: The Moviein addition to the animated series for Netflix called sonic prime and sonic origins, a compilation of classic installments, 2023 will be a year full of surprises for fans of the character. For now, we know that Sonic Team is preparing a good handful of content that they will arrive at sonic frontiers completely free of charge throughout the year, among which stands out a new story in which we can control other characters.

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The new Sonic in 3D is already in development

Morio Kishimoto, director of sonic frontiers, confirmed at the beginning of February that the new big main installment in three dimensions is already in development. This new title, of which for obvious reasons we still do not know concrete details, will have a larger budget than it had frontiers with the main objective of offering developers the necessary resources to restore the prestige of the brand and return the saga to the top. Despite the team, they will not leave aside the more traditional deliveries in two dimensions.

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