Tag Archives: yuji naka
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 | 03:33 BST
Sonic creator Yuji Naka has said he’s quite pleased he doesn’t have to make Sonic games any more, and expressed a wish that other creatives – like Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto – could liberate themselves, too.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 | 17:36 BST
Rodea the Sky Soldier, the Wii and 3DS title from former Sonic Team leader Yuji Naka, has said his studio has completed the game, but wit Wii U coming out he’s not sure when or if the game will be released.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 05:25 GMT
Prope, the mobile studio headed by Sonic creator Yuji Naka, has unleashed a new game on the App Store, and it is totally god damn adorable.
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 | 14:34 BST
DeNA has announced its signed up three major devs to create new games for the social games service Mobage. Grasshopper’s Goichi Suda, ex-Capcom dev boss Keiji Inafune and Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka will make titles for Mobage. Inafune’s creating a game called JJ Rockets, while Suda 51 will release a No More Heroes-related title.
There’s more details at Andriasang.
Fri, Jul 01, 2011 | 07:11 BST
Prope, the iDevice developer led by Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka, has launched a first-person, Unreal-powered game, which looks stunning in the trailer through the break.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 | 07:25 BST
Fan-organised, yearly Sonic convention, Summer of Sonic, will take place on June 25, its been announced. Sega’s supporting the event, which will also be around the time of the blue fella’s 20th anniversary on June 23. The head of Sonic Team and long-time producer and director, Takashi Iizuka, as well as Yuji Naka, the programmer behind the original Sonic game all those years ago will be in attendance as well. It all takes place at the Camden Centre on Bidborough Street, Camden, London. For more information, check out the official website for the event.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 | 04:30 GMT
Fri, Jan 21, 2011 | 09:45 GMT
Want to know the name of Yuji Naka’s recently-announced “sky fantasy” title he’s making for Wii and 3DS? It’s known as Rodea the Sky Soldier. So now you know.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 | 19:24 GMT
Famitsu has official word on Sonic creator Yuji Naka and Kadokawa Games’ new joint 3DS and Wii title, Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 | 10:06 BST
Sonic creator Yuji Naka will appear at Eurogamer Expo next week to show off his new title Ivy the Kiwi, publisher Rising Star Games has announced.
Thu, Feb 05, 2009 | 20:15 GMT
Ex Sega starlet Yuji Naka has told Kikizo that he opposed Sega’s exit from the hardware business, wanting the company to stay in the little white box game.
“Until the very final moments, I was very much against Sega ceasing to develop hardware”, he said.
“In a way I feel that, had that decision not been made, Sega would have gone bankrupt – so maybe it was a good business decision. But at the same time, I also feel like, what the hell – we should have given it a go, and we should have taken that risk.”
He added: “that is just my personal opinion, because I really enjoyed the hardware side of things at Sega”.
Sega dropped Dreamcast production in 2001. Full interview through the link.
Tue, Feb 03, 2009 | 12:37 GMT
Update: Confirmed. Thanks, Blerk.
VG247′s learned that Yuji Naka is to appear at a Sega event in London today, so don’t be monumentally surprised if Let’s Tap’s announced for release in both the US and Europe this afternoon.
Sega’s just given a “no comment” on the chatter.
Rumour surfaced overnight suggesting the Wii oddity’s to see light of day in the US.
Let’s Tap is Naka’s first game as leader of new dev Prope. Hit this for more details.
Thu, Oct 09, 2008 | 20:58 BST
According to this Gamasutra report, Prope boss Yuji Naka is going back to his roots with a Sonic-style project.
“At Prope,” Naka told the site, “we’re actually planning on making a game like Sonic right now. We want to keep trying to make various kinds of games.”
Proper’s also working on Wii games Let’s Tap! and Let’s Catch! at the moment.
More through the link.
Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 20:31 BST
You still don’t know how Yuji Naka’s Let’s Tap works, right? That’s fine. All you have to do is hit the link and watch it in action. This has been knocking about for a few days, by all reports, but we haven’t been able to find it until now. Looks pretty funky, to be fair. See for yourself.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 12:11 BST
It’s a six-mode WiiWare game which, according to that piece, offer “the simplicity of catch ball for between one and four players.”
Without stating the bleeding obvious: WHY DON’T YOU THROW A BALL AROUND WITH YOUR FRIENDS INSTEAD?
The world’s gone mad. More through the link. Official site’s here. It’s out in December. Balls, however, are available from most commercial centres on a global level all year round.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 10:29 BST
Sonic creator Yuji Naka revealed his new game today at the Nintendo press conference in Japan. Titled Let’s Tap, it’s apparently the first game the developer’s made where you don’t have to hold a controller.
If you recall, Naka said the title could be played by a penguin. Now you know why. It appears to be some kind of rhythm action thing where you put the Wiimote on the ground.
More on the game’s site. There’s some radical music going on over there.
Mon, Sep 22, 2008 | 15:12 BST
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 14:20 BST
Peter Moore is a man’s man, so much so, in fact, that he squared up to Yuji Naka when the Sonic Team boss accused Moore of tampering with dialogue from Sega focus tests.
“I lost it,” Moore told UK mag Esquire. “I turned to the interpreter and said, ‘Tell him, ‘Fuck you.’”
The translator refused, but Moore reckoned the message was loud and clear.
“Naka had lived in the US for three years, so I knew he understood,” he said. “I walked out and never returned.”
Moore headed up Dreamcast back in the day, for those of you too young to remember, before moving onto various jobs including, obviously, fronting the Xbox brand and EA Sports.