The Official Sonic Twitch channel had a surprise guest appearance last week, as Sonic Community Manager Aaron Webber introduced Ex-Sonic Team artist Hiroshi Nishiyama to the stream, announcing his return to SEGA.
Nishiyama-san was the Field Art Director on titles such as Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes, and the Lead Field Artist on Sonic Adventure.
While Nishiyama’s appearance on the stream was brief, Webber confirmed that he will be involved in future Sonic projects as part of Sonic Pillar. Nishiyama also gave viewers a brief look at some unseen original artwork from sketch pads of concept work used during Sonic Adventure 2’s development.
We’d like to welcome Nishiyama-san back to SEGA, and we look forward to seeing more amazing artwork from him and the rest of the art team!