Former Sonic Team head and the creator of the original 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog game, Yuji Naka, has teased a new game. As you may remember, the industry legend left to join Square Enix last year, and has apparently been working on a new action game since. What kind of action game, isn't disclosed, no are any further pertinent details. All we know is said game is an action title. It's unclear what team is making it, how many developers are on it, when it will release, what platforms it will be on, or whether it's a new IP or based in an existing one.
“Thank you for your birthday message,” said Naka on Twitter. “Today I’m 54 years old. How many games will I be able to make by the retirement age, including the original action game that I’m currently making at Square Enix? I’d like to work hard to develop a game that everyone around the world can enjoy.”
Thank you for your birthday message. Today I'm 54 years old. How many games will I be able to make by the retirement age, including the original action game that I'm currently making at Square Enix? I'd like to work hard to develop a game that everyone around the world can enjoy. pic.twitter.com/s74WdzWswc— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) September 17, 2019
As you would expect, fans flooded the post with not only birthday wishes, but comments of appreciation for being the man behind the Sonic video game series.
Happy birthday Naka San! I cannot thank you enough for the impact that sonic has had on my life. I sincerely hope that you have a wonderful day today. pic.twitter.com/4ZwVh2yIqa— 💀 Lenn 💀 (@ScottishFennex) September 17, 2019
Happy birthday! I hope you continue to make plenty of great games before you retire!— 🐱Cookie/Sophie🍪 (@EAPyoutube) September 17, 2019
Happy Birthday! and Thank You for making my childhood so great with Sonic 🥳🎂— Chocobo (@chris_chocobo) September 17, 2019
Happy birthday Naka-san!— Krossbone™ (@MangleMan25) September 17, 2019
Thanks for the Sonic series, wouldn't be the same without it!
Naka-san! Happy Birthday! Please continue making excellent, fun games as long as you find it rewarding! You've changed many lives (mine included!)— Sr101 (@TheSr101) September 17, 2019
Again, it's unclear when we will find out more about this mystery action game, but hopefully it's soon if Naka is already teasing it.