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Rumour: Next Gen Sonic To Be Announced In February

Faster consoles, faster hedgehog?

Unsubstantiated next gen rumours: Yawn. Anonymous sources: Not to be trusted. But, Sonic? Yay!

With that in mind, I bring you a totally unconfirmed report that a new Sonic game will be announced next month and it’s going to be on a lot of platforms.

According to Sonic Stadium the game will ship on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U, Vita, 3DS and next-generation systems, “anything involving these new consoles is strictly confidential to people at the top of the company.” The 3DS version will be “similar in idea, but smaller in scope.”

The game is said to mix 2D and 3D sections over at least twenty stages, not including boss battles. Characters will be unlocked as the game progresses – as you might expect – and each stage will have multiple routes and exits.

The mysterious source says that “all in all, the games look very promising at this point” and it looks like the title will be released in the Autumn, conveniently just in time for those rumoured next gen consoles. Remember those?

February 2nd is apparently ‘Hedgehog Day’ (no, me neither) so there may be a teaser on that date.

Even if this is completely made up, it’s a fairly safe bet that Sonic will be appearing next gen and we have not had a well-loved, traditional hedgehog game for a while.

Source: Sonic Stadium

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  1. Patchex
    Since: Jan 2013

    Sega is Awesome Sauce (too bad they don’t still make consoles.) You can never have too much Sonic.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 13:12.
  2. avengerrr
    Since: Oct 2012

    Tried out the all stars demo yesterday and it was both surprising and entertaining. I Like how they are releasing on every gaming device in sight.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 13:19.
  3. Kris Lipscombe
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Mar 2009

    We did have Sonic 4: Episode II last year and Sonic Generations the year before, it’s not been that long since Sonic. Been a while since we had a well-loved one thoug.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 13:29.
  4. 3shirts
    Since: Aug 2008

    I really think they need to retire Sonic now. It’s like trading on a known brand except rather than that brand bringing extra sales I think it works against them. I personally expect Sonic games to be bad, since so many have been, that I would give completely new and unknown game more of a chance than a Sonic title.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 13:41.
    • Sympozium
      Since: Aug 2009

      No they shouldn’t.

      Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 15:30.
  5. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    So is this a rehash of what’s been seen before or something new and innovative for the next gen consoles?

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 14:09.
    • SupaSamiStar14
      Since: Jan 2013

      Presumably something new and innovative. They just did a rehash for Genrations because it was celebrating Sonic’s 20th anniversary and for Sonic 4 because it was an attempt to create a throwback of the old Sonic games, or their version of New Super Mario Bros.

      Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 18:47.
  6. Bilbo_bobbins
    Since: Jun 2009

    Sonic, I thought he died years ago. Blimey.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 14:28.
    • SupaSamiStar14
      Since: Jan 2013

      Ever heard of Sonic 4? Or Sonic Generations? Or Sonic Colors? Those were the best [Sonic] games I’ve played in a very long time.

      Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 18:49.
  7. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    i remember when they launched Sonic 2 they called launch day, Sonic 2s day, but Feb 2nd is a saturday, so i don’t know what they could do there. o_O

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 14:30.
    Since: Nov 2012

    “Characters will be unlocked as the game progresses ”
    hmm sonic adventure 3?

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 14:36.
  9. Starman
    Since: Jul 2011

    I think there should be a seperate section for all these next gen rumours. I’m starting to think its just a few people emailing websites hoping they’ll run it.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 15:15.
  10. Jakster123x
    Since: Aug 2011

    Hedgehog day? Christ.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2013 at 15:22.

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