Yuji Naka no longer working at Square Enix

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Danielle Partis

Departure follows the unfavourable critical reception of Balan Wonderworld

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Industry veteran and co-creator of Sonic The Hedgehog Yuji Naka looks to have left Square Enix following the release of Balan Wonderworld.

According to updates on his personal LinkedIn and Facebook pages, Naka wrapped up his tenure as a senior manager at the company on April 30.

Naka led development on the adventure title Balan Wonderworld, which launched back in March. The game was received poorly by the press, amassing a Metacritic score of just 36%.

Naka is best known as the former head of Sonic Team, where he also worked as

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