Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix

Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix

The house that Final Fantasy built picks up the Sega veteran.

Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka joined Square Enix at the beginning of this year. The veteran developer just randomly dropped the news on Twitter this morning.

Naka was the lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games and the former head of Sonic Team. Naka left Sega in 2006 to found Prope, the developer behind Ivy the Kiwi, Digimon Adventure, Digimon All-Star Rumble, and Rodea the Sky Soldier. There's no word on how his departure will affect Prope.

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