Iizuka: “We Probably Think You’ll See [Chaos] Again Soon”, “Sonic’s World & Human World Is Separate”by SSF1991 June 11, 2017
An interview with Takashi Iizuka and Kazuyuki Hoshino that was done by Game Informer has recently gone up, which contains many questions about the Sonic lore, gameplay elements, and more.
Here’s some highlights. If you want to see the whole interview for yourself, where there’s plenty more to find out, you can find it at Game Infofmer right here.
Does Sonic live in Green Hill Zone, or does he just visit there often?
Takashi Iizuka: He does not live in the Green Hill Zone, he just enjoys running around it. He visits often.
Does Sonic have one eye with two pupils in it? What’s going on with his eyes?
Hoshino: [Holds head, laughs]
Iizuka: [laughs] He does have two separate eyeballs. It may look like they’re connected, but they are two separate eyeballs.
What about Metal Sonic?
Hoshino: It’s not eyeballs. It’s monitors with a camera behind the monitor.
Has anybody noticed that Mighty the Armadillo is missing?
Iizuka: Mighty is a part of the Classic world and the Classic group of characters, and some of the Chaotix did get interpreted for the Modern vision of the games. However, Mighty still exists in the Classic world, so maybe we’ll see him in the future in some Classic iteration.
What is Chaos up to these days?
Iizuka: Good question! We probably think you’ll see him again soon.
Is Mephiles still hanging around?
Iizuka: Mephiles was created for the Sonic the Hedgehog game we published in 2006. He existed in that world and was very useful for that narrative, but we don’t have any future plans for having Mephiles show up.
What about Princess Elise? Has she moved on to another Hedgehog love interest?
Iizuka: [laughs] She’s probably just hanging out in the human world, enjoying her life as a princess. Maybe she’s a queen now. We’re not really sure.
It used to be that Eggman was the sole human. Starting with Sonic Adventure, we’re seeing more and more humans show up in the stories. Where are they all coming from?
Iizuka: The world that Sonic lives in and the world the humans live in are separate worlds. But, some of the canon games do have Sonic and humans together, and part of that is based on what world is being portrayed when the game is developed. There are kind of different worlds that do exist and sometimes there’s some crossover.
What happened to all of the Super Emeralds?
Iizuka: The Super Emeralds really only existed in the Sonic & Knuckles game and that’s the only place they’re going to exist in the Modern versions of Sonic the Hedgehog we have now.
Hoshino: They’re gone. I don’t know how it happened, but they’re gone.
Has Dr. Eggman given up building Death Eggs?
Iizuka: Dr. Eggman does like thinking of sinister, malicious things to do and create, so most likely he’ll probably try it again.