Exclusive Interview: Takashi Iizuka Talks Colours, Origins, 2022 and Sonic’s Legacy

There is perhaps nobody more eager or proud to be wishing Sonic the Hedgehog a happy 30th birthday than Takashi Iizuka. Having been deeply involved with the franchise since Sonic 3 & Knuckles, the Sonic Team leader’s hands have touched every single era of the blue blur’s legacy. From designing stages for the Mega Drive classics, to directing fan favourites like Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, to producing the fine-tuned boost-era titles Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations – he’s seen it all.

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Exclusive: Takashi Iizuka Hopes 2022 Sonic Game Will Lay Foundation For Future Titles

Takashi Iizuka has revealed that his goal with the 2022 Sonic game is to create a landmark title in the franchise that will lay the foundation for future titles – much like Sonic Adventure did 20 years before it.

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Sonic Forces, Sonic Generations Team Working on 2022 Sonic Title

An official press release from SEGA has revealed that the team behind Sonic Forces and Sonic Generations are working on the officially untitled (but also totally caled Sonic Rangers) game due for release in 2022.

In a tidbit missed by many, Noisy Pixel picked up the factoid, confirming that the long-serving team will be making their return in the first major installment of a Sonic title in the 2020’s.

While this new information doesn’t bring to light any further detail regarding the new title, it does reinforce that this game is set to be the next major title in the Sonic series.

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SEGA Accidentally Mentions ‘Sonic Rangers’ in Press Release

Looks like the cat’s out of the bag. Or the hedgehog. Whatever. Following the intriguing and exciting teaser for the next mainline title in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise – for which currently no name has officially been announced – it seems that SEGA mailed out a press release covering its Sonic Central livestream and made mention of something called ‘Sonic Rangers’.

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