Sonic's Co-Creator Joins Nintendo

Well this is a line-crossing worth taking note of. Gamasutra reports that Hirokazu Yasuhara, co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, has taken a job at Nintendo.

Because it's never the wrong time for a Ghostbusters quote: Dogs and cats! Living together! Mass hysteria!

Yasuhara has joined Nintendo's Software Technology devision, an American-based second-party developer that has worked on a ton of Nintendo franchises, focusing largely on DS and DSiware games. Among others, NST was the studio behind Metroid Prime Hunters and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem.

Next we'll be hearing that Ronald McDonald is moving in with the Burger King King and they're going into business together.

Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator Hirokazu Yasuhara joins Nintendo [Gamasutra]


    It would be sweet if we could see a Mario & Sonic crossover platform game. No more Olympics!!

      Sonic as DLC character for New Super Mario Bros Mii on Wii U?

    Uhhh, guys? He may have co-created the character, but Sega (and Sonic Team) still hold the RIGHTS to it. So unless Nintendo actively merges with Sega, I doubt that we'll be seeing any unofficial crossovers anytime soon.

    i never understood the hysteria around sonic... the games are so 1 dimensional in design that you could never pull of a new "successful" sonic genre like mario has achieved. lets face it... a fast paced rodent can only work in a few games, a plumpy old plumber can be used diversly

    sonic really wasnt that good... jazz jackrabbit was far better ;)

      Here's hoping you're just a troll.

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