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Sonic Team boss says Shadow “doesn’t really need a gun”

Posted on June 9, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

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If there’s one thing you may remember about the 2005 game Shadow the Hedgehog, it’s that the character used a gun. However, since then, SEGA has moved away from that.

Shadow is now getting his own campaign again as part of Sonic x Shadow Generations. This time around though, he won’t be wielding a gun at all – and it’s something Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka doesn’t feel is truly necessary.

VGC caught up with Iizuka and recently asked to weigh on Shadow the Hedgehog’s gun arsenal days. It was explained that this merely happened since the character “would use whatever he needed in the moment to get the job done” in the situation he was in. Since Shadow is powerful in his own right, he “doesn’t really need a gun”. 

Iizuka’s full words:

“Yeah, in the games Shadow did use a gun. But when we talk about Shadow, he would use whatever he needed in the moment to get the job done. So he would pick up a gun or ride a bike in order to get the job done – he’s that kind of character.

But he’s also extremely powerful on his own and doesn’t really need a gun or anything because he can do it himself – he is a weapon. So as long as there’s no need for Shadow to use a gun, he will probably not use one.”

Iizuka also recently commented on the possibility of more Sonic remasters in the future. You can read about that here.

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