SEGA’s confirmed that a new Sonic the Hedgehog game is in development right now, but it stopped short of expanding on the details. Sonic Team chief Takashi Iizuka made the announcement during an SXSW Gaming 2019 panel over the weekend, where new Team Sonic Racing footage also debuted.
Sonic Forces launched back in 2017 to, shall we say, sub-par reviews, but SEGA found success in the same year with the excellent Sonic Mania. There’s also a Sonic the Hedgehog movie on the way, so it seems like it’s going to be a busy few months for the Blue Blur.
Not getting excited only been one good game in a decade, it probably be some crappy tie in with the film. Think it's time to take Sonic out behind the barn.
Yay! As predictable as this is (it's Sonic, there's always a new game right around the corner), I'm excited!
@ShogunRok Mania happened you know
Either way, probably shouldn't say "Sonic Team" anymore, given, well, SEGA has some restructuring and Sonic Team as an entity doesn't seem to exist. They downsized a lot of their teams into more consolidated affairs.
Sonic Spinball remastered or a sequel are the only games id get excited for..
Alright, let’s roll the dice! Odds are stacked against him like always, but he’s had some gems over the years. Mania, Colors, Generations, and some of the racing games.
When it comes to sonic games, "No further details" is a direct contradiction to "Good news everyone!". Maybe if Christian Whitehead is involved then we can say it's good news
God I love the title of this article. You guys crack me up.
Forgive me for not leaping for joy, bad back you know.
Wish SEGA would just re release Skies of Arcadia off the GameCube surly that licensing has expired now and can be available on today's platforms
If it’s 3D it’ll be terrible. If it’s not, it’ll probably be decent. But yeah, I’m going back to sleep now.
Oh... Hooray.... Sonic is the absolute best....
Let's hope it's more 2D goodness
Hey, maybe it’s Sonic Mania 2. Right?
A new Sonic for Next Gen baby !!!
I can hope for Mania 2, but when it comes to Sonic, almost anything could happen.
I say it's time for a remake of the Sonic Adventure games. what do you think, @RogerRoger?
I doubt it has anything to do with the movie, or else we'd already know.
@Knuckles-Fajita From the looks of it, not much seems to be changing. Sonic Team never really seemed to be a solidified developer and was just a part of a larger team, with the name primarily used for branding.
Mania 2 or Adventure 3.
@Knuckles-Fajita I wouldn't say that, since the name is still being used for branding purposes.
Doubt anyone would care once they find out it's not another 2d nostalgiafest.
It's not a good thing unless it's a sequel to Sonic Mania.
They should do a gritty reboot of Sonic the Hedgehog where he's a bitter, grizzled, alcoholic bleating on about how he coulda bin somebody if only it wasn't for Mario, but after the unforeseen return of his old nemesis Dr. Robotnik, has to come out of retirement for one last job and maybe... just maybe... find redemption.
I'd still like to see another Sonic Collection that features, Sonic Adventure 1-2, Sonic Shuffle (seriously, does anyone remember that gem from the Dreamcast) and the PC Sonic titles. Would also be nice, granted if it's on Switch or others, Sonic and the black knight, sonic and the secret rings and sonic colors get re-released as a collection too. Other than that, love playing the sonic titles (granted the Sonic The Hedgehog game on PS3 and 360 was plain horrible due to bad camera angles and sloppy controls), and I'm looking forward to a new one!
@Kidfried With respect, no (but thanks for asking). Sonic's never really done remakes before. They work for reviving a dormant franchise (Ratchet & Clank, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, MediEvil) but there's literally zero point in remaking an old Sonic game right now.
Mania was fine as a one-off unoriginal backwards step to appease narrow-minded demands, but the reason Sonic's lasted this long is because he mixes things up and tries to provide something new with each core game. And sure, these new elements might not always work perfectly or prove popular with critics, but I appreciate the attempt (as do others; Sonic games always hit or exceed their sales estimates).
Something new, something modern, something that uses the power of the current generation of consoles and offers fresh gameplay opportunities; that's personally what I'd like to see, regardless of how it actually turns out.
Best be another Mean Bean Machine 🤞
People sure do Love to hate the game. What makes the games so bad? Sonic is about adventure and has a fantasy setting. Like if this was Mickey Mouse. Most of you would bend over. But you CANNOT make a game that involves "A Character that runs at the speed of sound to a goal as fast as possible" GOOD! Its all about the adventure. Not The Plot. Not The Color of His damn arms. THE DAMN ADVENTURE,
Wow! Can't wait to see the remastered game!
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