From Sega Retro
|Date of birth: 1970-06-13 (age 49)|
|Company(ies): Sega of Japan|
|Role(s): Programmer, Director, Producer|
|Education: Tohoku University (1989-1993)|
Tetsu Katano (片野 徹) was instrumental in transforming Sonic into the third dimension, carrying the programming torch from Yuji Naka. Joining Sega in 1993, earliest examples of his programming in Sonic were the Special Stages in the Saturn Version of Sonic 3D Blast, and being one of the most foremost programmers on Sonic Jam. He then was Main Programmer on Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes, with his last time doing hands-on coding being Sonic and the Secret Rings.