Former Sonic Team Head Yuji Naka Has Joined Square Enix

Former Sonic Team Head Yuji Naka Has Joined Square Enix

Yuji Naka is not only best known for programming and producing classic Sonic games, but also for heading up titles such as Nights into Dreams, Samba de Amigo and Phantasy Star Online while at Sega. He’s recently joined Square Enix.

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Naka left Sega in 2006 to start up his own studio, called Probe, which released Let’s Tap in 2008 for the Wii.

In the original Japanese release, the game came with a cardboard box that players would tap while playing. The studio also made mobile apps and developed a couple of Digimon games.

Yesterday on Twitter, as tipster Sang notes, Naka revealed that he’s since joined Square Enix.

Prope hasn’t tweeted since June 2017, which might not mean anything. The official site’s recruiting page says it currently isn’t taking applications. The site doesn’t have a listed phone number with which to confirm on Prope’s status, but Naka still lists the studio’s website on his Twitter account.


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