Sonic Colours Interview with Takashi Iizuka

Our man at E3, Nuckles87 scored a pretty nice interview today with Takashi Iizuka. As we are teamed up with Sonic Stadium for this the SS guys get first dibs on any Sonic related news… Which is fair enough as we’ll be getting all of the other, better Sega news exclusive to bits.

Here is some choice parts of the interview:

SS – Is this game made with just children in mind, or more for a general audience?

Iizuka – Of course, we are putting in kid friendly elements, but it’s not just for kids. The are some challenging elements put in as well.

SS – What is the length of the game, in hours?

Iizuka – The game’s still in development, but in previous Sonic games, there would be act 1 and act 2 of 1 zone. In this case, for each of these worlds there are several stages. Also, once you get more color powers from other worlds, you can go back to older levels and find new paths to access. It also depends on how dedicated you are to finding all the items in the game.


SS – Last question, any chance of a new NiGHTS or Burning Rangers game?

Iizuka – (Laughs) We can’t talk about that right now.

Make sure you read the rest of the interview HERE!


9 responses to “Sonic Colours Interview with Takashi Iizuka

  1. CosmicCastaway says:

    Sounds really good. I like the concept of obtaining power-ups and then revisiting older stages to find new paths.

    It's also great to hear the same team who did the soundtrack for Sonic Unleashed will be doing this game's soundtrack. I loved the music for Sonic Unleashed.

  2. Orta says:

    Did you punch him?

  3. nuckles87 says:

    Iizuka is actually a really nice guy, and Colors and 4 are both very fun games. Expect some Vanquish and Conduit stuff tonight.

  4. Orta says:

    I wonder if he'd still be a nice guy if you asked him if he understood that speed in a Sonic game shouldn't be the core gameplay element but rather the reward for being good at the game.

  5. fernandeath says:

    They can't talk about that?

    Nights already had its chance a couple years ago…

    But 'Burning Rangers' should get a revival, indeed.

  6. fernandeath says:

    I've just seen the whole internew and…

    The impression I had from thit was that mr. Lizuka was too 'hurried' and his answers were too short…

  7. Sharky says:

    "I wonder if he’d still be a nice guy if"

    He was a nice enough guy to afford us, a rather small blog in comparrison to others some time to talk to him. That seems pretty nice to me… I'm sure hes nicer then you are being currently.

  8. Orta says:

    Good for him. It's as if anyone would give a damn about Sonic these days. The company's reputation is great because of Sonic too. JOB WELL DONE.

  9. Sharky says:

    Cool story bro.

    I'll go ahead and file it under fiction for you.

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