A few days ago, Yuji Naka tweeted pictures of himself and his kids giving a fond farewell to SEGA’s old headquarters in Otorii, Tokyo. The company moved out of the building last year, relocating to a building in Ousaki, Tokyo. According to Silconera (via Gamebiz) the building was recently sold for 5.2 billion yen. It was this that prompted Yuji Naka to visit the building. He told his kids that he developed Sonic the Hedgehog on the building’s seventh floor.
Check out Yuji Naka’s tweets and photos below:
As a bonus, here’s another tweet with some additional photos of the building’s exterior:
You can check out some additional photos of the the building, as well as get a look at SEGA’s new offices, over at our source for the tweet translations, Kotaku.
Gamespot have a nice treat lined up for SEGA fans this Christmas/New Year period as they are visiting SEGA HQ in Japan and interviewing some of their top developers about what they have planned for 2010.
Gamestop aren’t stopping there though, they want to get the fans involved so their asking for you to send in your questions to put to Sega’s head of consumer business and the developers of 4 of their biggest games they have lined up for 2010 with one of the developers being the producer for Sonic Unleashed namely Toshihiro Nagoshi.
Gamespots one rule is –
Remember: We want clear and intuitive questions that will translate well and give other readers an insight into the development process and the games.
The interview line-up is as follows –
Game: Yakuza 3
Platform: PlayStation 3
Developer Interview: Toshihiro Nagoshi
Game: Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll
Developer Interview: Yasuhito Baba
Game: Resonance of Fate
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Developer Interview: Tri-Ace Studios
Game: Valkyria Chronicles 2
Developer Interview: Sega
Sega head of consumer business: Naoya Tsurumi
Gamespot will also be having an exclusive chat with Naoya Tsurumi, former CEO of Sega America and now head of consumer business for the publisher.
No date is given as to when Gamespot will stop taking questions but they explain when some of the answers will be posted –
Make sure you check back here the week starting December 21 to see some of your questions answered. Finally, stay tuned for all the Sega coverage, including previews and video interviews launching on GameSpot on December 28!
So best to start sending your questions in now rather than later. Another piece of confusion is where do fans submit their questions? Well Gamespot forgot to mention that too so it’s to be assumed their to be posted in the comments section of the article so you’ll have to sign up on their website which is free to do.
Now what question should I submit? Hmm…