Sonic The Hedgehog Co-creator Joins Nintendo Of America


Posted April 5, 2012 - By Adam Rosenberg

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Hirokazu Yasuhara, the co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, has joined Nintendo of America in an unspecified role, Gamasutra reports. Twist! My 13-year-old self, the one who used to be fascinated by the Mario/Sonic wars of the '90s, is still reeling from this news.

The move was confirmed by both Nintendo and Yasuhara, though the specifics of what the new gig entails is a mystery. Probably something to do with making video games.

Yasuhara joined Sega in 1988 and stuck with the company until around 2000, after which he went on to work with a number of other noted names, including 2K Sports, Naughty Dog, and Namco Bandai. Gamasutra notes that Yasuhara's LinkedIn profile pegs him as now working for Nintendo's NST division, the team behind Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem.

Tags: Videogames
Sonic The Hedgehog Co-creator Joins Nintendo Of America


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