Sonic Original Creator Yuji Naka Reacts to Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie Teaser

Yuji Naka, ex-leader of the Sonic Team, is pretty excited the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie got its release date set and shared some thoughts on Twitter.

February 10, 2021

Yuji Naka, one of the main original creators of Sonic, reacted on Twitter following the new teaser trailer of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Hollywood movie.

Overall he’s pretty excited, especially with the Tails teaser, which he pointed out. Yuji Naka is also happy a release date has been published. Sonic The Hedgehog the movie 2 will be launching on April 8, 2022.

This is definitely something to rejoice for, seeing the amount of movies and events in Japan and around the world postponed with the pandemic. He shared both the Japanese and English announcements of the teaser.

We translated Yuji Naka’s tweets on the new Sonic The Hedgehog movie teaser below

Yuji Naka: “I’m looking forward to the Sonic 2 movie. And as expected Tails is going to appear now. The release date has been confirmed too, so I’m really excited.”

Yuji Naka also shared his thoughts back when the first design of Sonic in the former movie was leaked. He was particularly surprised by the lack of gloves, or how Sonic’s eyes were separated.

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It’s interesting to note however that when the design change was revealed, Yuji Naka mentioned that he would have liked to see the movie with the original design as well.

Personally speaking, I thought the original design was an horrific sight. But I believe the redesign isn’t that good either, and still has a very uncanny alley feel to it. It’s however important to note how hard the movie’s staff must have worked. Especially considering the dire conditions and time-limits they worked with. I hope the staff of the second movie will have higher consideration from their higher ups.

Yuji Naka is currently working on a 3D platformer game at Square Enix, Balan Wonderworld. While it looks like a Nights successor, the demo was poorly received. While Square Enix’ name is heavily advertised, Balan Wonderworld is actually developed by Japanese studio Arzest. And sadly most of its games aren’t known for being particularly fun. Balan still had a few more months of development since its demo though, and perhaps the final version will surprise us.

Balan Wonderworld launches March 26 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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