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Tetsu Katano (片野 徹 Katano Tetsu?) is a former programmer for Sonic Team who has worked on many games in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He currently works mainly in production and development support roles at Sega.


Katano joined Sega on 1993, and his first programming credit was on Clockwork Knight for the Sega Saturn. He would join Sonic Team to work on NiGHTS into Dreams... as A-Life programmer, the Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast as Special Stage programmer, and Sonic Jam as one of the most foremost programmers. Later on, he became a main programmer on Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, and Sonic Heroes, with his last programming work being in Sonic and the Secret Rings. He served as producer and director for Sonic and the Black Knight, having come up with the idea of Arthurian legends serving as the backdrop for the game.[1] In later Sonic titles, Katano would serve as technical supervisor, or in project and development support roles. He has worked on other Sega games as well, and was the producer for Sakura Wars (2019).








  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Channel . 028:片野 徹 (Japanese). Archived from the original on 16 February 2020.

External links

Tetsu Katano at the Internet Movie Database.