Takashi Iizuka

aka: 飯塚 隆, いいづか たかし
Moby ID: 43208

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Where Hirokazu Yasuhara left off, Takashi Iizuka picked up. He worked directly under Yasuhara in the design of Sonic 3, and has since taken the reigns of the series.

Sonic Adventure, the 3D rebirth of the little blue hedgehog that started it all, was the product of Iizuka's idea for a Sonic RPG. After the successful completion of that project, Iizuka headed to the US to head Sonic Team USA. Over in San Francisco, he was director, lead game designer and a level designer for Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes, and Shadow the Hedgehog. He and his team developed the Wii game NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. Due to Yuji Naka's departure from Sonic Team, he has taken the additional role of producer for the game.

Credited on 86 games

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Sonic Dream Team (2023, Macintosh) Sonic Game Supervisors
Sonic Superstars (2023, Nintendo Switch) Sonic Series Producer
The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (2023, Macintosh) Sonic Pillar Creative Officer
Sonic Frontiers (2022, Windows) Sonic Series Producer
Sonic Origins (2022, Xbox Series) Sonic Series Producer
Sonic Colors: Ultimate (2021, Xbox Series) Sonic Creative Officer
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (2020, Nintendo Switch) Special Thanks
Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (2020, Android) Character Supervisors
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (2019, Nintendo Switch) Sonic Character Supervisors
Sonic Racing (2019, iPhone) Special Thanks
SEGA Genesis Mini (2019, Dedicated console) Special Thanks
Team Sonic Racing (2019, PlayStation 4) Sonic Series Producer
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Nintendo Switch) Original Game Supervisors (SEGA)
Puyo Puyo Champions (2018, PlayStation 4) Special Thanks
SEGA Heroes (2018, iPhone) Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic Runners: Adventure (2017, Android) Sonic Character Supervisors
Sonic Forces (2017, PlayStation 4) Sonic Series Producer
Sonic Forces (2017, iPhone) Special Thanks
Sonic Mania (2017, Windows) VP of Product Development and Creative Services
Puyo Puyo Chronicle (2016, Nintendo 3DS) Project Support

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