Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Found Guilty of Insider Trading but Won’t Go to Jail

Today ANN News reported that Sonic Creator Yuji Naka has been found guilty of insider trading by the Tokyo District Court. The court ruled that Naka's actions were seen as malicious due to the scale…

July 7, 2023 | 12:44 EDT

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Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Faces Possible 2.5 Years Jail Sentence & Hefty Fine in Insider Trading Case

Today ANN News reported that Sonic Creator Yuji Naka is possibly facing jail time and a hefty fine in the insider trading case that sees him as the defendant.  During the trial hearing held this…

June 1, 2023 | 11:52 EDT

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Sonic & Balan Wonderworld Developer Reportedly Admits Guilt in Insider Trading Case

Former Sonic Team head Yuji Naka has recently been indicted in an insider trading case in Japan, and the first court hearing has been held.  During the hearing, Naka-san admitted guilt responding "…

March 2, 2023 | 10:01 EST

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(Updated) Yuji Naka Took Square Enix To Court Over Balan Wonderworld

Balan Wonderworld co-creator Yuji Naka has lashed out at the game's publisher, Square Enix, in a lengthy Twitter thread. Naka revealed that he filed a lawsuit against Square Enix for removing him as…

April 28, 2022 | 09:36 EDT

A character navigating spider's webs in Balan Wonderworld

Balan Wonderworld Day 1 Patch Rebalances Difficulty

Balan Wonderworld producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto has revealed that a day one patch is incoming for the game. It'll rebalance difficulty, address some control issues, and change camera functionality, but…

March 15, 2021 | 10:47 EDT

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Balan Wonderworld

Get ready for a stylish, musical adventure with Balan Wonderworld, a game by the Square Enix subsidiary Balan Company.  Balan Wonderworld is a 3D action platformer with tons of musical flair. Follow…

January 30, 2021 | 03:56 EST

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Balan Wonderworld's Colorful But Simple World

The demo for Balan Wonderworld, Yuji Naka's upcoming cheery and colorful puzzle platformer, is almost out. It's a game I've been looking forward to since it was first announced last year. From the…

January 28, 2021 | 10:30 EST

Some gameplay in Balan Wonderworld

Colorful Platformer Balan Wonderworld Launches March 26th

During today's Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, Balan Wonderworld got a release date. It'll launch for PC and consoles in March next year. It's also getting a 2-player co-op mode. What exactly…

September 17, 2020 | 10:19 EDT

The logo for Balan Wonderworld

Yuji Naka's New Game Balan Wonderworld Is Coming To Xbox Series X

Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS creator Yuji Naka has announced his newest game. Balan Wonderworld is a 3D platformer-action game which features a unique costume-switching mechanic. It's coming to Xbox…

July 23, 2020 | 11:56 EDT