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Takashi Iizuka, head of SEGA's Sonic Team, wonders how we've come this far without a proper Sonic RPG. It remains a dream, and he is unwilling to commit to anything concrete, yet the thought remains an intriguing one.

In an interview with Good Vibes Gaming (thanks, VGC), Iizuka was asked whether the studio might tackle a roleplaying game in the future. While 2008's Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for Nintendo DS is an RPG, it was made externally by Mass Effect developer BioWare. He responded: "Personally, I like role-playing games. The RPG game format is a lot of fun, and I’ve even thought to myself, ‘You know, for the past 30 years, we haven’t done a Sonic RPG,’and I’m questioning myself, ‘Why haven’t we done a Sonic RPG in all this time?

Quickly returning to earth, Iizuka kept expectations in check: "So I’d like to hopefully work on a Sonic RPG at some point before I retire from Sega. But, you know, that’s just a dream right now; there are no concrete plans at this point."

As we wait for that potential prospect to percolate, fans of the Blue Blur have other things to look forward to. The upcoming Sonic X Shadow Generations looks legit, and a sequel to Sonic Frontiers is rumoured to be in the works.

What would your ideal Sonic RPG look like? Turn-based traditional, or a more modern-style action take? Let us know in the comments section below.

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