Japanese magazine Famitsu recently caught up with Sonic series Producer, Takashi Iizuka, to talk to him about the success of Sonic Mania. Interestingly Iizuka revealed that the majority of sales were from children overseas, showing just how strong the fan-base is over here in the west. He was also asked if he has any plans for another game in the Sonic Mania series and said that he hasn’t thought about what to do regarding the series after Sonic Mania Plus.
Q: When you hear that the motivation for development is high enough, I expect a sequel.
Iizuka: The next project is called Sonic Mania ‘ (Dash).(Laughs)
That was a joke, the project “Sonic Mania” feels complete issuing the packaged version “Plus”. I have not thought about what to do with the series in the future currently.
Finally, please give your message to the readers.
Thanks to everyone who purchased the original “Sonic Mania”, I thank you very much for continuing to “Plus”. Although it may be the impression that for old-fashioned 2D games, those who know the mega drive versions of those days, it is very interesting for a wide range of age groups. Especially overseas, the number of users downloaded by primary school students is the most numerous. This time, I will issue “Plus” in a form that is easy to pick up, so if you have not played yet, I’d love to pick it up. It is a title that is encouraged also to elementary school students in Japan.