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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:30 am Reply with quote
Should just rejoin Sega in order to save them...

But in all seriousness, good luck to him. Hope his next game is great.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:07 am Reply with quote
Very interesting.
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Gamer Goku



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:47 pm Reply with quote
Final Fantasy/Sonic the Hedgehog crossover when?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:59 pm Reply with quote
Given he's one of the early brainchildren of the Phantasy Star series I'll find it hilarious if he ends up working on Final Fantasy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:03 pm Reply with quote
Gamer Goku wrote:
Final Fantasy/Sonic the Hedgehog crossover when?


Hope to see Sonic as a character in next Dissidia
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:01 pm Reply with quote
I know everyone is trolling about waiting on a Sonic/FF crossover...

Or at least I hope everyone is trolling about that.
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:33 am Reply with quote
^ Yeah, Sonic the Hedgehog remains a Sega I.P., Yuji Naka can leave Sega but he can't bring Sonic with him; should Square-Enix want Sonic as a crossover character in any of their games, they'd have to negotiate with Sega.
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Chiyosuke



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:21 am Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
^ Yeah, Sonic the Hedgehog remains a Sega I.P., Yuji Naka can leave Sega but he can't bring Sonic with him; should Square-Enix want Sonic as a crossover character in any of their games, they'd have to negotiate with Sega.


Nail on the head!
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TheAnimeRevolutionizer



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:25 pm Reply with quote
Yuki_Kun45 wrote:
Given he's one of the early brainchildren of the Phantasy Star series I'll find it hilarious if he ends up working on Final Fantasy.


Oh heavens.... I think something possibly great will come out of this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:00 am Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
^ Yeah, Sonic the Hedgehog remains a Sega I.P., Yuji Naka can leave Sega but he can't bring Sonic with him; should Square-Enix want Sonic as a crossover character in any of their games, they'd have to negotiate with Sega.

It wouldn't surprise me if Square Enix acquires/merges with Sega. Remember they did buyout Taito from 2005 to 2006. Sega was in talks to merge with Bandai in 1997, but the deal collapsed, and the former subsequently merged with Sammy in 2004 and latter with Namco the year after. Sega's merger with Sammy was more of a mutual bailout to save each other rather than to fortify business interests, so a fellow pachinko company might be interested acquiring the latter's unrelated business. Antitrust concerns are minimal, as Sony divested its stake in Square Enix some years back.

God forbid, Disney comes along and scoops up Square Enix, as people have been speculating about since they acquired Lucasfilm, and now 21st Century Fox. Also, considering Disney historically had ties with Nintendo, it would be a full circle.
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KH91



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:38 pm Reply with quote
Hideo Baba...now Naka? What are you doing SE?
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