Are We Destined To Get a Sonic The Hedgehog RPG?

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Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most iconic series in gaming history. It was debuted by Sega in 1991 in an effort to rival Nintendo’s Mario, and today, it’s one of the most popular multimedia franchises in the world. However, the head of the studio at Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, isn’t fully satisfied with what they’ve created thus far and was recently discussing the concept of a Sonic RPG.


The Last Project

In a recent interview, Takashi Iizuka, who has worked on the Sonic series since 1994, addressed the topic of a Sonic the Hedgehog game with a twist – an RPG-focused twist.

He said:

Personally, I really like role-playing games. The RPG game format is a lot of fun, and I’ve even thought to myself, ‘You know, for the past 30 years, we haven’t done a Sonic RPG.’ And I’m questioning myself. ‘Why haven’t we done a Sonic RPG in all this time? How have we gotten to 30 years with no RPGs?

Here’s the video that covered Iizuka’s comments:

The 54-year-old developer would love to produce a Sonic-themed RPG before he retires. He explained that it’s ‘just a dream right now’, but it sounds like it’s his ultimate deliverable before he retires from Sega, where he has worked for 30 years. In 2022, the team released Sonic Frontiers, an open-world platformer that saw players ‘battle hordes of powerful enemies’ as Sonic and his fellow anthropomorphised buddies.


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  1. Did he forget Sonic Chronicles? Just give fans what they want remake Adventure 1 and 2 and while you’re at it hire Platinum to make a Shadow game. I think it’s time Iizuka go the current Sonic people should be gone him, Aaron Webber, and Ian Flynn. Bring back Shiro Maekawa to helm Sonic story again and give us Sonic Adventure 3 finally and Sonic Riders. It’s crazy how Iizuka is this out of touch fans want open world Sonic simple not open zone or whatever Frontiers was.

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