Yuji Naka

Sonic creator Yuji Naka joins Square Enix

Yuji Naka, the mastermind behind the Sonic the Hedgehog series, has joined Square Enix to work on an unannounced game.

3 years ago

Yuji Naka headlines

  • Sonic creator's Rodea the Sky Soldier out now

    The latest game from Sonic creator Yuji Naka is finally available in the west.

    5 years ago
  • Rodea the Sky Soldier still coming to 3DS, Wii

    Rodea the Sky Soldier will still be released on 3DS and Wii, according to Yoshimi Yasuda, president of the game’s publisher Kadokawa Games.

    8 years ago
  • Sonic creator 'enjoying freedom' from hedgehog franchise

    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.

    8 years ago
  • Rodea the Sky Soldier development complete, release remains unresolved

    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.

    8 years ago
  • Sonic creator's studio debuts Flick Pig

    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.

    9 years ago
  • Suda, Inafune, Naka sign up with social games network Mobage

    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 […]

    10 years ago
  • Prope's new game arrives on the App Store

    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.

    10 years ago
  • PSA: Summer of Sonic takes place on June 25 in London

    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 […]

    10 years ago
  • First Rodea the Sky Fighter trailer

    Everything Sonic creator Yuji Naka turns his hand is a thing we want to put under the microscope, or perhaps on the altar. The first trailer for the recently detailed Rodea the Sky Fighter is here, and while the characters may speak Japanese the game itself is talking pure boner.

    10 years ago
  • Naka's "sky fantasy" Wii, 3DS title called Rodea the Sky Soldier

    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.

    10 years ago
  • Sonic creator developing "sky fantasy" game for Wii and 3DS

    Famitsu has official word on Sonic creator Yuji Naka and Kadokawa Games’ new joint 3DS and Wii title, Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea.

    10 years ago
  • Yuji Naka to appear at Eurogamer Expo

    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.

    10 years ago
  • Naka: Sega should have stayed in the hardware game

    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, […]

    12 years ago
  • Rumour: Naka in London today, Let's Tap for Europe and US [Update]

    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 […]

    12 years ago
  • Naka's Prope making a Sonic-like action game

    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 […]

    12 years ago
  • Let's Tap explained in video

    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. […]

    12 years ago
  • Second Naka Prope game is Let's Catch

    According to this IGN article, Let’s Tap isn’t the only Proper game we can expect from Yuji Naka and his new casual Wii “thing”. Let’s Catch is on the way as well.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 […]

    12 years ago
  • Yuji Naka's Prope game is... Let's Tap

    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 […]

    12 years ago
  • Naka teases PROPE

    Yuji Naka’s put up a teaser for new venture PROPE, as you can see here. Nope, we haven’t precisely no idea what this is, but the Sonic developer has claimed this will be the first game penguins can play. Obviously.More on Kotaku.

    12 years ago

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