Back on June 23rd, 2021, the Sonic franchise reached its 30th anniversary. It’s crazy to think that SEGA’s blue blur is going strong 30+ years after his debut, and in many ways, the franchise is bigger than ever nowadays!

30+ years after the launch of Sonic the Hedgehog, numerous Sonic devs sat down with Game Informer to discuss a number of things about the franchise. In particular, each member of the interview mentioned what it means to them for Sonic to hit his 30th anniversary. You can see the answers from Takashi Iizuka, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Kazuyuki Hoshino, Yuji Uekawa, and Jun Senoue below.

Iizuka: I am so happy to have been able to bring fun and excitement to people around the world through the 30 years of our team’s efforts at work. I am also very happy Sonic has gotten so much support from our fans over the past 30 years.

Nishiyama: I am happy to know that after 30 years of fun Sonic has left an indelible mark on the lives of our fans. I am also looking forward to delivering some more fun games to people in the near future.

Hoshino: My career in this industry is also hitting 30 years. Turning around and looking back at things makes me realize just how far we have come. I look forward to thinking of new ways to entertain our fans for the next 30 years to come!

Uekaya: 30 years is a long time, but I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that the support for Sonic is a testament to all of the members of the team. I look forward to sharing the NOW with our fans, and together with the fans sharing the fun times in the future.

Senoue: I believe the past 30 years have been built alongside our fans, so I would really like to celebrate with everyone for making this happen. Happy 30th Anniversary Sonic!!

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