- Not to be confused with Team Sonic
Sonic Team was a computer and video game developer established in 1988 originally known as Sega AM8. In 1991, AM8 took their name from their phenomenally successful Sonic the Hedgehog series and became Sonic Team. They were one of Sega's most popular creative teams. Sonic Team was headed by the famed video game designer, producer, and visionary Yuji Naka. Under his leadership Sonic Team had become a creative powerhouse in the video game industry creating some of the most popular games ever made before Sonic Adventure 2. The joint creator of Sonic, Naoto Ohshima, left Sonic Team to form his own studio, Artoon. On 8 May 2006, Naka left the group with ten other members of Sonic Team to establish an independent game developer, PROPE.
Sonic Team has also worked on the Sonic X anime series.
In 2003, United Game Artists (formerly Sega AM9) merged with Sonic Team. In 2004, Sonic Team once more became an internal division of Sega after being spun off as a second-party developer in 2000. Sonic Team was headquartered in Shināgawa, Tokyo, Japan.
Currently, Sonic Team has been collapsed by Sega and merged with their second creative team CS2.
Games developed by Sonic Team
- Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) (1991)
- Sonic the Hedgehog CD (1993)
- Sonic Adventure (1998)
- Sonic Adventure 2 (2001) - (As Sonic Team USA)
- Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (2001) - (As Sonic Team USA)
- Sonic Heroes (2003) - (As Sonic Team USA)
- Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (2003)
- Sega Superstars (2004)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
- Sonic and the Secret Rings (2007)
- Sonic and the Black Knight (2009)
- Sonic Colors (2010)
- Sonic Generations (2011)
- Sonic Lost World (2013)
- Sonic Forces (2017)
- Sonic Battle (2004)
Games developed in co-operation with Sonic Team
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit) (1992) - Sega Technical Institute
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) - Sega Technical Institute
- Sonic & Knuckles (1994) - Sega Technical Institute
- Sonic 3D Blast (1996) - Traveller's Tales
- Sonic R (1997) - Traveller's Tales
- Sonic Shuffle (2000) - Hudson Soft
- Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) - Sega Studios USA
- Sonic Riders (2006) - Now Production
- Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (2008) - O-Two
- Sonic Unleashed (2008) - Dimps, O-Two
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (2010) - Dimps
- Sonic Free Riders (2010) - O-Two
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (2012) - Dimps
- Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure (1999) - SNK
- Sonic Advance (2001) - Dimps
- Sonic Advance 2 (2002) - Dimps
- Sonic Pinball Party (2003) - Jupiter
- Sonic N (2003) - Dimps
- Sonic Advance 3 (2004) - Dimps
- Sonic Rush (2005) - Dimps
- Sonic Rush Adventure (2007) - Dimps
- Sonic Colors (DS) (2010) - Dimps
- Sonic Generations (3DS) (2011) - Dimps
- Sonic Lost World (3DS) (2013) - Dimps
- Sonic & Knuckles Collection (1997) - H.I.C., USP
- Sonic Mega Collection (2002) - VR-1 Japan
- Sonic Mega Collection Plus (2004) - COMOLINK, Inc.
- Contrary to popular belief, most of the handheld Sonic games released in the past were not fully developed by Sonic Team. Sonic Advance and its two sequels were developed in co-operation with Dimps, who also developed Sonic Rush and its sequel.
- Sonic Team at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.