Dark times, my friends. Dark times indeed. Hirokazu Yasuhara is the co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog. A goddamn icon. Despite being partly responsible for the most x-treme character ever, the good sir has crossed war lines. Defected to the USSR.
Well this is a line-crossing worth taking note of. Gamasutra reports that Hirokazu Yasuhara, co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, has taken a job at Nintendo.
Because it’s never the wrong time for aGhostbusters quote: Dogs and cats! Living together! Mass hysteria!
Yasuhara has joined Nintendo’s Software Technology devision, an American-based second-party developer that has worked on a ton of Nintendo franchises, focusing largely on DS and DSiware games. Among others, NST was the studio behind Metroid Prime Hunters and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem.
Okay, this isn’t actually that crazy. It’s been a long time since Sega and Nintendo had any sort of real rivalry. But still, it’s the principle of the thing. Next we’ll be hearing that Ronald McDonald is moving in with the Burger King King and they’re going into business together.
I’m showing my age with my outrage. It’s been a solid decade and a half since the two of these companies actually battled one another. The Cold War has completed defrosted, the cattle has gone home. The times are over. The soldiers are now in their beds. I’m just typing. Typing things.