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Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Devs on Gameplay and Hurdles

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Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 producer Yasuyuki Tsuzuki and director Yuka Kobayashi talked more about the game’s different events and monetization, as well as some of the challenges involved in developing the game, in a recent 4Gamer interview. Tsuzuki was previously the producer of Phantasy Star Nova at Sega, while Kobayashi has worked on handheld Sonic entries like Sonic Colors (DS) and Sonic Generations (3DS), as well as Sonic Unleashed (Wii). [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Here are the highlights:

  • While Sega has been making Olympics-themed games for a long time now on various platforms, smartphones have since become an important platform that cannot be ignored. As such, a game project for the platform was also created. The reason why Sonic became the main character of the game is due to previous successes on smartphones, like Sonic Dash and Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, and the Sonic series being Sega’s flagship franchise.
  • The game is made to be a casual experience that will…

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