Sega govt Shuji Utsumi needs to revive the corporate’s different main franchises following the success of the ‘Sonic the hedgehog’ movies.
The Japanese online game developed has loved two field workplace hits with the 2020 ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie and the 2022 sequel – each of which starred Jim Carrey as villain Dr. Robotnik with Ben Schwartz voicing the titular speedster – with a 3rd film set for launch in December 2024.
The recognition of the films has led to new video games ‘Sonic Frontiers’ and ‘Sonic Superstars’, and now Utsumi has teased that Sega might be re-launching different IPs.
In an interview with CNBS, he stated: “We simply revived Sonic in a giant approach, not solely via video games but in addition keep in mind motion pictures and TV exhibits, and really Sonic is in ‘Roblox’ too, and we’re working carefully now with Lego, so now Sonic is reviving.
“Now we have different main IPs and in addition, I can’t say an excessive amount of about it, however we’re considering of reviving different basic Sega IPs too.
“Proper now, there are two massive IPs apart from Sonic. One is Persona. We’re introducing two Personas this 12 months. And in addition, our Yakuza title. I imply, Yakuza is admittedly distinctive, however that massive one can also be coming subsequent 12 months too, so be prepared.”
The brand new ‘Yakuza’ title is ‘Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth’, whereas remake ‘Persona 3 Reload’ is scheduled for launch in 2024.
Over the many years Sega has been answerable for iconic video games sequence like ‘Golden Axe’, ‘Streets of Rage’, ‘Afterburner’, ‘ESWAT’, ‘Virtua Fighter’ amongst many extra.
Utsumi additionally dismissed rumours of a Microsoft takeover of Sega – which merged with pachinko machine producer Sammy Company in 2003.
He stated: “Many corporations have an interest. We really feel honoured.
“Now we have engaging IPs and potentials. Firms owned by the proprietor. A powerful proprietor. I don’t suppose that type of transaction goes to occur.”