Sonic Team’s head wants to create a Sonic RPG in the future

by Danny Craig  · 
Sonic Team’s head wants to create a Sonic RPG in the future

Takashi Iizuka, the head of Sega's Sonic Team, has stated that he would like to create an RPG featuring Sonic the Hedgehog at some point.

The details:

  • Speaking with Good Vibes Gaming ahead of the release of Sonic x Shadow Generations, Iizuka was asked about whether we’d see a Sonic RPG from the developer in the future. "Personally, I really like role-playing games," he said. "The RPG game format is a lot of fun and I've even thought to myself 'you know, for the past 30 years we haven't done a Sonic RPG'. And I'm questioning myself. 'Why haven't we done a Sonic RPG in all this time? How have we gotten to 30 years with no RPGs?' So I’d like to hopefully work on a Sonic RPG at some point before I retire from Sega. But, you know, that’s just a dream right now, there are no concrete plans at this point.”

  • Sonic and his peers previously appeared in an RPG, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, for the Nintendo DS in 2008. However, the game was developed externally by BioWare, the EA-owned studio best known for Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

  • Sonic Team has also worked on RPGs before, creating the first console MMORPG, Phantasy Star Online, for the Dreamcast. Following the game's release, it worked on a second version as well as sequels, Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution and Phantasy Star Universe.

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