Yuji Naka is developing a new action game for Square Enix

Sonic co-creator’s new project underway

Sonic the Hedgehog lead programmer Yuji Naka is currently hard at work on an all-new action game, which the former Sonic Team head is developing for Square Enix.

Naka joined the Final Fantasy publisher back in January of last year, though things have been a little quiet since then. But, speaking on twitter to celebrate his birthday, Naka revealed that he was working hard on the “original action game”, even teasing that he was hoping to get further projects out in the wild before retirement comes calling.

“Today I’m 54 years old,” said Naka in the tweet. “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.”

Across the ’80s and ’90s, Naka made a name for himself in the industry on a selection of hugely popular Sega releases including Phantasy Star, the original Sonic the Hedgehog trilogy, NiGHTS into Dreams, and Chu Chu Rocket! Hopefully Naka will be able to channel his magic once again, delivering another modern classic title for video game fans worldwide.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.