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As promised, Sonic Team announced their next Sonic the Hedgehog game during the Sonic 25th Anniversary Party. The untitled game is known internally as Project Sonic, and a short trailer was revealed during the Comic-Con event.
We didn’t learn much about the game, but the video did show Sonic dashing through a post-apocalyptic landscape where he was eventually joined by “Classic Sonic” from Sonic Generations, so we might be looking at a sequel to that game.
Sega promised to announce additional information about Project Sonic “at a later date,” but for now, they’ve confirmed it’ll be released for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo’s upcoming NX console during the 2017 holiday season.
Takashi Iizuka, the Head of Sonic Team, confirmed the existence of a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog game a few days ago. Since then, fans have began counting down the days until July 22, as the game is expected to be officially announced during a special 25th Anniversary Party for Sonic at Comic-Con.
Yesterday, during a 25th Anniversary Party for Sonic in Tokyo (and translated by Gematsu), Iizuka confirmed that the next Sonic the Hedgehog game will indeed be unveiled during the Comic-Con event on July 22. The developer also revealed that the game is currently on track for a 2017 release.
Naturally, this news has lead to rampant speculation the next Sonic the Hedgehog game will be a Nintendo NX exclusive… but as of right now, we don’t know anything about which platform, or platforms, its in development for.
Sonic made his worldwide debut in 1991’s Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. Since then, the “Blue Blur” has starred in dozens of games, and he’s also appeared on television and in comic books. Naturally, developer Sonic Team has big plans for a character with such long-running popularity.
Speaking to Famitsu (as translated by Soah City), Takashi Iizuka, the Head of Sonic Team, said his team is hard at work on a completely new game starring everyone’s favorite hedgehog:
Famitsu: Finally, our last question – please tell us about Sonic’s future.
Iizuka: We at Sonic Team – are developing a completely new game, as well as developing a full movie, actively done by Sony Pictures, and animation on Sonic Boom. We are also ready to improve sponsor ties.
The most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games was developed.
Our goal – add something new and overcome any potential hardships.
Sega is holding a huge 25th Anniversary Party for Sonic during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on July 22. It’s a safe bet that the next Sonic game from Sonic Team will be announced there.
But don’t forget, the Sanzaru-developed Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be released for the 3DS on September 27.