New SEGA Website Shows PROPE Copyright on Sonic 4

SEGA Japan has recently put up a new website archiving all of its digital download games, and thanks to the keen eyes of Woun over at Sonic Scene, we’ve got some interesting news to report. If you take a look underneath Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, you can see not only SEGA listed as a copyright holder, but PROPE, too. PROPE, as a lot of you will know, is the developer founded by Sonic the Hedgehog’s original creator, Yuji Naka. Could this mean Yuji Naka’s development studio had a part in Sonic the Hedgehog 4‘s development, or is it just an error?

Source: SEGA Japan’s new digital games archives site (via Sonic Scene)

Thanks to SSMB member and Sonic Scene founder Woun for the heads up!

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          1. Calm down. It’s not such a huge PROBE-lem , buddy.

            But anyways the PROBE-ability of Yuji naka returning to Sonic Team are rising.

    1. This isn’t suggesting anything about an Episode III. This is suggesting Yuji Naka’s PROPE studio may have had something to do with Episodes I and II.

    2. I HAAAATE when people do that. They see one little rumor floating around, and they begin aimless speculation of a “future upcoming game”. Stuff like this is what leads to the stupidity that is the Sonic Adventure 3 hype…. It’s very annoying.

  1. Doubt it.
    As much as I enjoyed Episodes 1 & 2, I don’t think Naka would let something like those go onto being developed.
    A year or so ago he said somewhere that he was interested in returning to Sonic Team, pair that up with the fact that no one has reported this during Episode 1’s release and that kind of points to a no

  2. Clearly if Yuji Naka had been involved each episode would’ve had about eight new characters, all of which you had to play as to get the “real” ending.

  3. Checking the page just now, that copyright info was removed. It was probably just an error. I know I do that all the time when doing a mass copy-paste. XD

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