Yuji Naka – the co-creator of Sonic and the more moderen launch Balan Wonderworld – has reportedly been arrested throughout an ongoing Sq. Enix insider buying and selling investigation.
This follows the information two Sq. Enix workers – Taisuke Sazaki and Fumiaki Suzuki – had been each arrested for buying inventory in Japanese sport improvement firm ‘Aiming’ previous to the announcement of a brand new Dragon Quest title on cell.
Sazaki and Suzuki allegedly bought round ¥47 million ($336,300) of inventory in developer Aiming. Yuji Naka has additionally been accused of getting insider data – buying 10,000 shares of Aiming inventory for roughly ¥2.8 million ($20,000) earlier than the identical announcement.
Sq. Enix has issued a press release – revealing it is working with authorities on the investigation and taking applicable actions in opposition to the suspected workers:
“We deeply remorse the nice concern this has brought about to all involved. We now have handled this incident strictly, together with inner disciplinary actions taken in opposition to the suspected workers.”
For the reason that launch of Balan Wonderworld final 12 months, Yuji Naka has additionally been concerned in a lawsuit case with Sq. Enix, after he was faraway from the sport because the director “about half a 12 months earlier than launch” in his phrases.