BobR wrote:Ken probably won't comment on this for notable reasons.
Okay, my mistake.
I also hear Hirokazu Yasuhara, AKA Carol Yas, is now at Nintendo of America.
Okay, if I were Sega, I would give SOME sort of consideration to SOA, especially with Yas at NOA. Making a corporate alliance with NOA would get Yas back into the Sonic fold, I think, and that would please a lot of fans.
Also, screw Iizuka's comment about a Mario and Sonic crossover game apart from another Olympic game not being possible. If Nintendo and Sega can reconcile the differences in the play systems of the two franchises and make a good adventure game out of it, a bazillion gamers across the globe would shit their pants at it.
And finally, judging by the comments you and Ken had about strained relations between SOJ and SOA, you guys do not approve of how SOJ treats SOA. It seems to me at least that Sega doesn't remember that Sonic's biggest turf in the console wars when it came to sales WAS in the United States. I don't know why, but if Ken ended up at SOA, he would want to change that. I'm not going to take a stance on the lawsuit right now, since Ken has gotten more mudpies from fans about that than Michael Eisner got for how he managed Disney in his last few years there, but if he wanted to get more communication between SOJ and SOA, I'm behind him on that.