We have already announced that not only will Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka will be making a return appearance to Summer of Sonic, but that SUMO Digital will also be in attendance to showcase Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed! As part of the day’s festivities, we will be hosting two Q&A panels where fans can ask both Iizuka-san and SUMO Digital’s executive producer Steve Lycett any burning questions you may have about the blue blur!
The SUMO Digital Q&A will take place first, at around 14:00 on the stage. Steve Lycett will present the game formally, and will answer your questions for about 30 minutes. There will also be a special surprise in store for the audience at Summer of Sonic this year…
This will be followed by our Ask Iizuka-san Q&A panel, which will last for an hour from 15:00 to 16:00 on the stage. The Sonic Team studio leader loved interacting with the crowd so much, that he’s ready to take on your biggest questions.
Just like 2011′s convention, we will be asking questions directly from you guys! How can you take part? Follow these steps and guidelines:
- Simply write your question down in the comments section of this page.
- Be sure to start your comment with either ‘SUMO’ or ‘IIZUKA-SAN’ so that we can easily tell who your question is intended for.
- We will sift through all of the questions on this page and cherry-pick the best ones to ask SUMO and Iizuka-san on the day.
- Try to be creative and original in your questioning – things like “Why is Sonic in a car?” are not likely to get picked.
- Our guests cannot give answers to probing questions about future products or game features. Asking Steve Lycett what characters and tracks are going to be in SART is going to be a waste of time. Similarly, asking Iizuka-san what he’s working on at the moment isn’t going to get you a decent answer.
- Please be respectful in your questioning. These guys work hard to create games for a franchise you all love, and are essentially your heroes. Try to remember that when thinking of a question.
Let’s get asking!