Both Sonic Studios creative officer Takashi Iizuka and creative director Kazuyuki Hoshino chatted with Famitsu about the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary this year. Recent streams broadcast online. We know that Sonic Colors Ultimate will be available on Nintendo Switch in September. Next year, we’ll be releasing a new Sonic game called Sonic Ranger from the Sonic Team, as well as an updated 2D Sonic collection with full-screen HD visuals. Mr. Iizuka and Mr. Hoshino commented on the gratitude to Sonic fans and the celebration.
Famitsu: Finally, what can you expect from the 30th anniversary?
Iizuka: Looking back on the last 30 years, I think it was a time when I met Sonic in various ways, from pixel art to 3DCG, the coexistence of modern and classic Sonic, and the revival of pixel art. Other distinct genres for these action games. We celebrated the 10th and 20th anniversary for the series fans, but for the 30th anniversary, we want to make as many fans as possible and bring them with us.
Hoshino: On the other hand, in Japan, we are cooperating with the headquarters of Sonic Studios in the United States, and the main purpose is to create more fans in Japan that are comparable to overseas fans. Also, the movie “Sonic the The Hedgehog 2 ”is also being produced, so please look forward to it.