Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka has recently participated in a wide ranging interview with OTAQUEST. There’s a number of topics addressed by Mr. Iizuka and naturally there was a question regarding SEGA’s plans for the long-running franchise’s 30th anniversary. While Mr. Iizuka wouldn’t go into specifics, he did say that he hopes that the team can meet fans desires.
OTAQUEST: Sonic is celebrating his 30th anniversary next year, and while I’m sure you can’t tell us any specific details, what are your plans for Sonic going into the future?
Takashi Iizuka: 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.
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