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Sonic Creator has been arrested again for Final Fantasy posts

Sonic Creator has been arrested again for Final Fantasy posts

Yuji Naka in 2021.

Just three weeks ago we reported the amazing news that Yuji Naka, creator of Sonic The Hedgehog, Arrested for allegations of internships in connection with Dragon adventure. Now, he is said to have been arrested again on similar charges, this time in connection with shares purchased prior to the 2021 announcement of the mobile battle royale. Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier.

Yuji Naka, the name behind some of the most popular Japanese game franchises of the past 30 years, could be in a whole host of troubles. The man who took Sonic from a high school notebook doodle into one of the most popular gaming characters in existence was arrested in November, along with others, for allegedly buying shares in developer Aiming, shortly before announcing in 2020 that the studio would do so. Make Dragon Quest ingenuity.

less than a month later, It is reported by Asahi That it’s happening again, but this time in regards to allegedly buying shares in ATeam Entertainment, before announcing it in 2021 they were going to create the ill-fated Square Enix mobile game, Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. according to AsahiHe allegedly paid 144.7 million yen ($1,051,000) for 120,000 ATeam shares. He was allegedly arrested along with another former Square Enix employee, Taisuke Sasaki, who was also reportedly arrested over Aiming shares last month.

If this were something someone did, it would of course be an attempt to take advantage of the stock appreciation that such an announcement would cause, but since it would be based on confidential, non-public information, which is insider trading.

Recently, Naka has been working at Square Enix’s shocking Balan Wonderworldbefore being left by the studio six months prior to its release. He says he later sued Square Enix over thisbut did not disclose the decision.

In February last year, Squenix announced Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier It will be jointly developed with ATeam, before its mobile launch in November last year. Then, less than a year later, they announced that they were Kill him dead. ATeam shares are now about half their value in 2021 and a fraction of their peak value in 2013.

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