Sonic the Hedgehog, which was released in 1991, had great success and became one of the iconic characters of the game industry with the games that followed. Here is one of the creators of the series and after being part of the team since the first game for a long time of Team Sonic It has been stated that Yuji Naka, who assumed the leadership of the company, was arrested in Japan. His crime is to leak information about an announcement and play the stock market.
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Along with Yuji Naka came the news that several producers were arrested, including some Sega employees and a Square Enix employee. The reason for the arrest is shown as leaking inside information and playing money on the stock market with the accuracy of this information.
The basis of this newly emerged news, which is described as a scandal, goes back to 2020. In 2020, it was stated that a studio called Aiming would be the developer of a new Dragon Quest game. It is alleged that 38-year-old Square Enix employee Taisuke Sazaki, who previously worked on Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games, was aware of this announcement before and bought the shares of the company without an announcement with a friend. With the announcement, it was hoped that a large profit would be made with the rise of the shares.
It is stated that 57-year-old Naka, who is known as one of the main creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, was also arrested on a similar charge. According to CNN’s report, Naka is also accused of knowing about the Aiming deal before it was made public and using this opportunity to buy 10,000 shares of the company.
It was stated that Yuji Naka and related persons were arrested by the Tokyo District Attorney’s Office, which is continuing the investigation. Naka allegedly bought shares worth 2.8 million Yen, or about $20,000. Sazaki, on the other hand, is accused of buying shares worth 26.4 million yen, or about $188,000. Authorities have yet to disclose whether any of the three people arrested so far still own these shares or whether they were sold for a profit before the investigation.