Project Sonic Announced for PC, PS4, NX, and Xbox One

Sega has announced Project Sonic, the latest in their Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

The game is an entirely new 3D game that is clearly a followup to their previous throwback/modern mash up, Sonic Generations.

Players will be able to play as both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic. Featured above, you can view the game’s debut trailer.

Project Sonic will launch sometime in the holiday season across PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo’s NX, and Xbox One.

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  • buddyluv324

    I’ll admit I didnt see this one coming. Nice to see Sega actually listening to the fans. better late than never i suppose.

  • deadeye

    Rather paltry trailer, but it looks like a Sonic Generations 2, which is what I’ve been wanting for years.

    Gonna reserve any hype until we see more though.

    At this point, I’m more looking forward to Sonic Mania since we saw something resembling gameplay.

  • TheManWithPants

    >No gameplay
    >just another vague CGI trailer

    No SEGA, I want to see fucking GAMEPLAY before I get hyped. I’d also like to remind folks that the Colors and Generations Team also brought us Sonic Lost World, so take this shit with a grain of salt.

  • AJ
  • FinalFight

    Sonic Adventure 3 confirmed to release shortly after PSO2 localization

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    Sonic Adventure 3 came out in 2006.

  • Heavily Augmented

    To be fair, the changes of gameplay from Colors and Generations to Lost World was probably due to Sega forcing them to revamp the gameplay (since that seems like something they always do for some reason). But yeah, otherwise holding most judgement until gameplay shows.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    This reveal worries me. The whole trailer gives me Sonic 06 vibes and classic sonic is not something I liked or thought needed to return for any reason.

    I’ll reserve ultimate judgement till I can actually play the thing but for right now I’m not excited.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    First of all Lost World isn’t as bad as most people make it out to be (though that’s just my opinion.) and second no it wasn’t. Lost World was made by the storybook team that made Secret Rings and Black Knight.

  • TheManWithPants

    No the changes were made because Sonic Team was tired of making Boost games, because they felt it wasn’t efficient enough for them. That’s why it was scrapped.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Not if it doesn’t have a Chao Garden. :^)

  • TheManWithPants

    The Secret Rings and Black Knight team also made Colors, Generations, and Lost World, alongside the Unleashed team, because they’re ALL Sonic Team, and they are NOT multiple teams.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    >Post apocalyptic City Escape
    Huh. Interesting. I suppose just revisiting old levels again would be too similar, so they’re mixing things up.
    I’m interested, but I’ll wait and see.

  • TheManWithPants

    Iizuka already confirmed that there are no plans for Sonic Adventure 3, though he said that he’s ‘interested’ in making one in the future.

    http://www.tssznews.com/2016/07/22/sonic-25th-party-iizuka-there-are-no-plans-to-make-sa3-but-id-like-to-make-it-in-the-future/

  • Uncle Ocelot

    That stream was a wild fucking ride. The awkward Crush 40 concert, that intern who kept interrupting shit on the main stage to shill nachos and be a sperg, Hello fucking Kitty… THE FUCKING BUZZING!

  • Raziel Barkrai

    One of the voice actors mentioning something about sodomy…

  • Nagato

    Most interesting bit about this trailer is the NX inclusion, while the stated for Spring 2017 Mania didn’t have that…

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I think that was SonAmy.

  • Heavily Augmented

    I really don’t know what to say then. A real shame then because I really enjoyed that form of gameplay.

  • TheManWithPants

    Yeah, a back in the day when Lost World was first announced, Iizuka once said that the Boost formula takes up too much time and resources just to create the level geometry needed for a single stage that only ends up lasting about 3 minutes in length. Which is why Colors and Generations were so short, so they used the Wii U as an experimenting ground to try something new.

  • TrojanHorse711

    Generations 2 caught me off guard. Was not expecting that.
    Sonic Mania looks pretty solid, if not a little safe. If they can scratch that retro itch that Sonic fans needed to scratch for ages now, it might be worth looking into.
    That Crush 40 concert was dope as hell.
    That Hyper Potions concert was hell.
    I can already see Sonic X Kitty having porn within the night.
    And I’m incredibly hype for the return of Charmy Bee. :^)

  • Jofe

    Well Generations turned out pretty good and I’ve heard that Colors is pretty good too, so maybe this will turn out ok.

  • Casey

    In truth, Sonic team made Lost World because they played mario galaxy and went “SHEEEEIT.”

  • TheManWithPants

    Also this, because Sonic Team wanted to appeal to Nintendo fans- specifically Mario fans, when making Lost World, in hopes that it would help the game to sell better on the Wii U. The sad part is, Sonic Team was PROUD of Lost World. True Story. The Deadly Six were also intended to be recurring Villains in the Sonic games, but the idea was scrapped after their poor reception.

  • Didney Worl

    FUCK YEAH GENERATIONS 2!!

  • Funny thing is, there was a pre-Boost Sonic game that functioned perfectly well. It was Heroes.

  • TheManWithPants

    Heroes’ gameplay was scrapped due to poor reception due to its repetitive story mode and slippery controls.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    If Sonic Team thinks the Boost formula takes up too much resources for it’s short length, I hope they do go back to the Adventure style for 2017.

  • Melsatix

    I wish we could play as other characters next to Sonic. A bit of variety would be nice.

  • Darkrulershadowlord007

    Sonic just might redeem himself after all.

  • This just keeps getting interesting…

  • CRES

    “From the Team that brought you Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations.”

    [Whispering] Please don’t bring up the bad Sonic games.[/Whispering]

  • TheManWithPants

    Same here, man. Same here.

  • TheManWithPants

    “From the Team that brought you Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations… but also the same Team that brought you Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic 06, Sonic and the Secret Rings, Sonic Unleashed, Sonic and the Black Knight, Sonic Lost World, and Sonic Runners; but let’s pretend those games never happened.”

  • Narmy

    Sonic’s anemic dancing and the way he kept getting dragged off like a senior citizen who escaped the nursing home were the best parts of the stream.

  • Melsatix

    Colors and Generation were bad games?

  • TheManWithPants

    They’re considered to be mixed bags in the Sonic fandom, at least. Some fans were put off by the lighter tone and English dub writing in Colors, and found Generations to be too bare bones and lacking in content and replay value. Many fans were also irked that both games had more 2D gameplay than 3D, and it shows that Sonic Team can’t seem to make a full 3D Sonic game anymore for some reason.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I wonder what the “Resistance” consists of.

  • John Smith.

    Well, I’ve whined about this on tumblr already so I’ll keep it short.
    This game looks like it has every thing I don’t want from a Sonic game anymore. Boost gameplay, solo Sonica, Nostalgia baiting and a darker/edgy storyline.

  • John Smith.

    I wouldn’t call them bad, but to me they were simply boring and cringe worthy.

  • Mike Campbell

    The sonic fanbase don’t know what they want and Mario gets a free past for doing nostalgia gameplay for super Mario u and maker

  • Do you have a link to the Sonic Retro thing? I guess I could just watch a few credits sequences, but I’d like an article or well put comment if you can share it.

  • Sonic Advance 1 had one IIRC. >_>

  • Yeah, I might be an odd one out for liking the Storybook series, but they provided multiple playstyles in a single “Sonic” format.

    Secret Rings: So many customisation options that you can remove the Jump mechanic.

    Black Knight: Four playable characters with different styles which take notes from their appearances in prior games (Knuckles can glide for example), a general leveling up system and finally a ton of swords which give additional variety to gameplay.

    Neither of them made Tails playable, but they did give me more of the range I expected from the classics and Sonic Advance series. Rush rubbed with wrong way in playable character range and the boosting. >_>

  • FinalFight

    thatsthejoke.mcbain

  • Matz

    I can’t really see the appeal of a Dark and Edgy storyline on a Sonic game, guess that’s what happen when I didn’t watch the Sonic cartoons from the 90’s as a kid

    Still I expect this game to be good, and please, let us play with other characters

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    yeah. I really hope they’re not sticking to just Sonic and Classic Sonic again (I don’t hate classic but I’ll admit that seeing him there kinda made me less excited. he’s already getting Sonic Mania. he don’t need to be here)

    BTW, does any one else here thinks: Resistance = Freedom Fighters?

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    you mean Blind Sonic?

  • Mr0303

    The trailer was a bit weird with it’s darker tone, but the game is from the same people who made Colours and Generations and judging by the appearance of the original Sonic this could very well be Generations 2. Curious to see more.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    the main problem for me when it comes to lost world is it’s horrible plot. had the Deadly Six been interesting characters, they would have gotten a better response. heck, I know people who like Chris Thorndyke and Big the Cat, but I don’t know anyone that likes the Deadly Six.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    well, I’ve started with the Adventure series so that’s where the Appeal lies to me, To me Sonic is sort of like Spiderman, since he’s laid back and makes jokes but know when to be serious if the situation demands it.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    Freedom Fighters maybe?

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    my main problem with them is the story. which hopefully they will take more seriously this time.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    I think this is a good thing. I always said that, had 06 been given the proper attention (being rushed, having the team split into 2 to work on the Wii Game, etc.), it would have been a great game. I’m all for an ’06 done right. (if anything, I just want to be able to see Eggman as a threat again, from Colors onwards he’s been simply pathetic. he was Hardcore in Adventure 1 and 2.)

  • John Smith.

    Looks at Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic 06… Yeah, I’m not having much faith in that department.
    No offense intended but Iizuka, head of Sonicteam, once boasted that the storyline in a Sonic game wasn’t a high priority for them. Of course this is the same guy who decided his own fans wasn’t worth the effort anymore, so my hopes for this game is rather tainted by that fact.

  • Neojames82

    Just as long as it isn’t Silver…

  • John Smith.

    Mobile users? Could be an ARG tie in to keep people hyped for the game.

  • Melsatix

    To be quite honest, I hope it will be Silver, because this character never got a real chance to shine. If I had to choose one character out of the Sonic Universe, it would be Silver, because this character has a lot of potential. Sure, he is a hedgehog, but unlike Shadow and Sonic, Silver is more like Knuckles; slow but powerful if given a real usage unlike Sonic 06 or Sonic Rivals (I guess he was in the second Sonic Riders, but that was a racing and not an adventure game).

    So yeah, if they offer him as playable character or DLC, count me in.

  • Melsatix

    I agree completely. The best way would be a system like in Sonic Adventure 1, where you can explore the story on several ways. To be honest, this was the true reason why I loved Sonic Adventures. Heck, even the fishing game with Big was awesome ^_^

    I really hope that Project Sonic will allow this unlike Sonic Maniacs, where you have only 3 characters. Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers.

  • Melsatix

    The story in Sonic games were never good ^_^ but I know what you mean.

  • Like the cartoon and comic series? SEGA have borrowed ideas from them but usually stayed pretty subtle like Sonic’s love of chili dogs being confirmed with the opening cutscene of Sonic and the Black Knight.

    I don’t want them to borrow any characters or anything big like that. We need to get the game series cast in proper but not obnoxious use.

  • goodbyejojo
  • I haven’t finished any Sonic Adventure but I don’t really like the split story formula much. It would be nicer if it was akin to Sonic Advance where Sonic rescues people then they are fully playable through every stage which has parts which are only accessible or easier to reach with certain characters.

    I’m sure I’ll like Big’s fishing more than most of SA2 somehow but it would be better if the range in gameplay styles was more tame. Wouldn’t it be better if the fishing rod could help him swing around too?

    3 characters is just about enough for me. The last 2D Sonic to have that much freedom was Sonic Advance 3 (which had 5 characters) and the last 3D one was Black Knight if you ignore Sonic Boom. I just want a range of ways to get around and attack stuff.

  • Captain Vidya

    This hasn’t been relevent since ’06 and you know it.

  • Melsatix

    Nah, I don’t think that Sonic Team can’t make 3D levels anymore. It is more like they are afraid of the rage from the fandom because of Sonic 06 and Lost World. Sonic 06 was a glitch fest while Lost World was a bit wobbly. But Sonic Boom really kicked the cake and made the fans made as hell; broken levels, horrible story and character design. It was a horrible sight.

    I believe they are scared as hell to make a 3D Sonic game because they fear that it will be backlashed like most 3D Sonic games after Sonic Adventure 2 and (in my opinion) Shadow the Hedgehog. But maybe (and I really hope so) this 3D Sonic game will break the curse and be awesome. At the moment, we can only hope since this teaser gave nothing to use which we could use. I really think they are scared as hell to release it. Poor fellows.

  • I’d even argue that it hasn’t ever been relevant. The number of friends who reappear are the least of these games’s problems and Sonic 06 fails to match prior games despite being the closest thing to same old gameplay.

  • Melsatix

    To be honest, the Archie Sonic series (like the tv series) was nothing better than a Sonic fan fiction.

  • Melsatix

    To be honest, Mario did nothing new in the last years than beating up an oversized turtle, that can breath fire and kidnaps a princess. To be honest, it gets boring on the long run.

    But a Sonic Maker would be interesting.

  • Melsatix

    Oh, please no! No Sally romatic fan fiction in my Sonic games!

  • Melsatix

    I don’t know why Sonic Adventure 2 was so bad, but if that is your opinion, I’m cool with it. I liked the game.

  • Melsatix

    That’s okay and understandable. If you ask me, I can’t have enough characters XD I just love to choose which to play next. Sonic Adventures 2 was okay in my books, but I disliked the mechas from Tails and Eggman.

    About Big… yeah I agree. His fishing rod should had more options like a swing or a grapling hook. Just imagine the possibilities.

  • Melsatix

    A bit early, don’t you think?

  • One of my favourite games is an action platformer with dozens of characters, Dragon Ball Advance Adventure. A game where you can play as most of the bosses and even most of the normal enemies. All of them can do the jumps (one is a flying security camera!) and the fighting.

    It isn’t really that I have a limit but if they don’t have a distinct moveset AND can’t contribute the game’s story, I don’t really care much. I started Sonic with Sonic Heroes where I got 12 characters who supported each other to get through the same level type, it wasn’t perfect but Omega there was a lot better than Tails or Eggman in SA2.

    You’ve probably heard of this but Sonic World is a fan game which seems to understand you: youtube.com/watch?v=vGNeRMJnoBw

    All the characters you could want and a blend of the Sonic Unleashed and Adventure movement. I’m not too interested since it is going too far into fanfiction for me and the characters seem to blur together but it does look competent.

  • TheManWithPants

    They were basically rip offs of Bowser and the Koopa kids, but lacked the charm.

  • Melsatix

    Wow, I must say, from the looks of it, this would be an awesome Sonic game (and yes, I agree with the fanfiction part). It has edges (like when Chaos runs and you hear the water effects), but all in all, it sure looks interesting. Thanks for the link and hint. I will keep my eye on this one.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    You’re not the odd man out for liking the storybook series I actually quite enjoyed Sonic and the Black Knight myself. I am a big sword fanatic and when combine that with an atmospheric setting and great music it was pretty enjoyable. In fact the King Arthur boss fight is one of my favorite set ups in the entire Sonic series. Dashing at blazing speed in the sunset with swords clashing and awesome Crush 40 rock music playing in the background was very cool.

    Also I think the Sonic Advance series is vastly underrated.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Really? I heard it was due to the fact that fans complained about holding boost to win and thus wanted something more challenging.

  • Sonic Generation 2 that does not want to be named Sonic Generations 2 lol

  • Yep, as a fan game, most of our concerns (not the fanfiction one) may be irrelevant in the next update as well, I did link you the most recent video but it is probably worth subscribing just to know what’s up.

    There are a lot of interesting looking Sonic fan projects but this is one which has frequent updates and avaliable builds so I’ll probably try the builds in order at some point.

    No problem, SEGA are really accepting of fan projects and even had their Sonic Twitter salute the death of Project M, I wouldn’t be surprised if they either support this at some point or partially don’t want to dip into Adventure style gameplay since this has us sorted.

  • John Smith.

    This is just my opinion. but the story was just bah material plus I found a lot of the gameplay to be a major pain in the ass. Especially Knuckles and Rouge’s sections as some of those suffered from very shitty camera angles and far to large a play area to muck around in.

  • Lucky

    I thought the same. We don’t know anything about the NX, and it already has a logo being included in trailers.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Don’t do what the BF1 fanbois did and get stoked until you see gameplay people.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    yeah. they had SOME potential to be interesting (I’ve read that their designs are actually based on Oni/Japanese demons) if written right. but Pontac and Graff don’t write characters. they write stereotypes and puns. (here’s hoping they’ll be made interesting once they debut for real in the comic)

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    Who said anything about a romance? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f385ea3991f111602062bf303fcf5fe7771b56c9ac134c207679295623ac00a2.jpg haven’t you seen the Archie comics post-reboot? The freedom fighters are awesome there and there’s no longer any romance between Sally and Sonic (and she’s a very good character now)

    plus, with her new design, she would fit right in!

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    well, with that I totally agree. It’s just that with this “resistance” tag-line that was the first thing I thought.

    But I don’t think having the Freedom Fighters excludes the Sega Characters. The comics are doing a great job with them, so Let’s just hope this game finally stops flanderizing the characters and actually makes good use of them. (here hoping for multiple playable characters too)

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    yeah… there’s that little tid-bit.
    To be honest though, I still think the Story of SA2 still holds up. because I think it works on an emotional level. sure details like “how the Professor reprogramed Shadow’s mind after he was arested” are plot holes, but when I was experiencing the story for the first time, I didn’t care about that. I cared about what was going on at the moment. so it worked then (It’s like watching a Disney Fairy Tail. there’s TONS of things you can criticize and that don’t make sense. but when you’re watching it, you don’t care about it).

    Either way, I’ll stay positive. The Archie comics have proven many times that Sonic CAN have good and darker stories (and that’s what drew me in to the character to begin with). So here hoping they’ll get it right this time.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    if we can have a Generations/Colors gameplay without the horrible cringy humor and a darker Adventure-like tone I’ll be satisfied.

  • Minuteworld92

    i wanted a fucking heroes 2 or an sa3 not a generations fucking 2… even riders 4 woul’ve been better…

  • SiliconNooB

    Yeah, like Big the Cat! ^_^

  • Bob Smith

    Sonic has never had good gameplay like Mario though. In fact, Sonic is arguably the worst long-running IP in video games. Only the edgy “different just to be different” kids really though it was good.

    Sonic Maker would be tits, though.

  • Guin

    I started and stopped with the original Mega Drive games and I don’t get why Sonic had to have a plot. It was originally a Mario competitor.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    to be honest, it’s early to judge. I’m not happy with Classic Sonic being there either. (How Hype would have been if it was Shadow there?). but since they have this “Join the Resistance” thing and “Even Heroes need help” I’m hoping they’re impling they’ll have more characters.

    I’m really sick of only playing as Sonic. BRING BACK ESPIO!

  • Guin

    Mario RPG, Mario Sunshine, Mario 64, Mario Kart, Mario Paint etc. etc. etc…

    I’m not a Mario fanboy, but you’re not giving credit where it’s due.

  • Pooh Hardy

    Sounds more like a you problem

    Its been 6-7 years since a main sonic games touched a sony/xbox platform
    No lost world, no boom ,no fucking Olympic games, im hyped for this

  • Melsatix

    Mario RPG, Mario & Luigi, Super Paper Mario, Mario Kart, Mario Tennis, Mario Baseball, Mario Basketball, Mario Striker, Mario Party and Mario vs Sonic are spin off games, therefore not canon to the main series and don’t count for me as part of the whole series. Some of them not even made by Nintendo. Mario Paint is not even a game, but more an animation and music program.

    Super Mario Bros 1-3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Wii, Super Mario Bros U and Mario Maker are based on the same premise as the very first Mario game; Beat Bowser, free Peach.

    The only difference here is in Super Mario 3D World, where Peach is playable and 8 fairies are captured by Bowser. Aside of this and the possibility of the cat suit, the same premise is given, where Bowser is the big villain and Mario (or one of his friends) has to beat him.

    To be quite honest, I miss the old days of Super Mario Land on the Gameboy, where you had a new villain and something new aside of Bowser for the 100th time.

    At least Sega tried some new concepts like Black Doom, Iblis/Solaris, Lyric, Shadow the Hedgehog, Dark Gaia or the Deadly Six. Sure, not all of them were great or original, but at least Sega tried new way, while Nintendo stuck with Bowser (at least in the main series).

  • Melsatix

    Absolutely! Big was cool =D

  • Melsatix

    Sorry, but no matter how they change her, I would still see the old Sally and this one is such a pain to like. To be frank, it was not only Sally that ruined my fun of the Sonic Comics, it was also the horrible writing and forced coupling between Sonic and other female characters. I couldn’t continue reading it.

  • Melsatix

    No worries, I can understand you very well.

  • Melsatix

    I hate to say it, but Sega is not really that happy to see fan games, as we could see with the Street of Rage fan game, which they shut down after it was done and out for public. While I wish that companies like Sega and co would give fans a bit more space to make those games without being afraid of a DMCA claim, I can understand why they do this. It is about protection of their own property. They fear that someone could make a fan game and sell it.

  • Guin

    The main argument was about originality, not the variety of villains in this case Mario completely wrecks Sonic. Despite pumping out games with the same basic premise, Mario manages to step outside its comfort zone and be creative and still make a good game unlike our poor blue hedgehog.

  • edge

    While Generations was good, it’s kind of disappointing that it’s not a sonic adventure :/

  • Melsatix

    To be frank, both suck but Sonic is sadly the worse.

  • OldPalpy

    They are when they used for random terrible gameplay styles that have nothing to do with high speed platforming and more to do with bullshit filler so the devs didn’t have to actually design more high speed platforming levels.
    Sonic 06 tired to be SA3 but managed to be even more broken and awful than a Dreamcast launch title which was also the dev’s first attempt at 3D Sonic. Let’s not forget how until E3 2006 Sega repeatedly used “back to his roots” to hype up the game and said nothing of other playable characters.

  • OldPalpy

    And just like Spider-Man they’ll take that darker “serious” approach to the point where almost everyone is mocking it so it gets dialed back for years. All the Edge the Hog bullshit that dominated the brand in the 00’s paired with the terrible quality of the games that went for that style made Sonic a laughingstock.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Oh God? Again with the edgy style of Sonic 2006? I hope at least the game will be good.

  • Hayate D. Nimbus

    Riders 4 and heroes 2 over generations 2!?!? No…just no. Only sonic adventure 3 would have been better

  • Hayate D. Nimbus

    I was even more stoked after seeing BF1 gameplay, soo…..

  • Minuteworld92

    zero gravity and heroes were alright c’mon

  • TheManWithPants

    Nope. Sonic Team themselves were tired of making games in that style, so they tried something new for Lost World.

  • TheManWithPants

    Actually, in the Japanese version of Lost World, the Deadly Six are outright called “The Six Oni”, and they’re generally referred to as ‘Oni’ instead of ‘Zetti’, but SEGA let Pontac and Graff change it to ‘Zetti’ because ‘Japanese culture and demons in video games for kids is baaaaaaaaaaaaad’. The Japanese version outright has totally different dialogue, and is overall not as cringe-y as the English dub. Zazz in Japanese for example, tells Sonic and friends to ‘Go to Hell!’ in Engrish, and often spouts ‘KILL SONIKKU!’ at one point as well. These lines are completely gone in the dub.

  • John Smith.

    So all it takes for you to like a game is for it to be released on a console you own?

  • John Smith.

    The Archie comics have also proven that Sonic can’t handle all types of dark stories as some of them general tend to derail and end up as total narm. (Yes, I used to read the comics until Flynn and Yardley ruined them for me.)

    I won’t judge the story in the new game too much, but given that it’s slated as being from the same team who made colors and generations I’m going to be highly skeptic as in my viewpoint the stories from those games only had cheap jokes, memes and slapstick painted on top of a thin as paper plot.

  • John Smith.

    Sonic boom wasn’t made by Sonic Team but by the company Big Red Button.

  • John Smith.

    No, just no.
    Sonic does not need to be dragged down by Sally and her romance BS, nor should he be made to suffer from an abusive bitch who insults him whenever he doesn’t do what she tells him to.

  • FreshSnug

    Hey uh feminists? Demand that they put a playable female character in this game please. Say women are equally fast and also like chili dogs or some stupid shit.

  • FreshSnug

    Look I know you don’t like Sally or Amy but could we at least get a bitch of some sort in this game? For like, feminism or something? Women like chili dogs just as much as men.

  • Kenta_Ikegami

    Won’t hold my breath, but it would be preeetty nice to play as Sally & Bunnie in a real Sonic game.>//3//>

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    Like I said I another comment, I’m not talking about romance here. I’m talking about the Freedom Fighters post-reboot from the comics. Sally and Sonic don’t have any romance anymore and the FF fit very well with the game characters.

  • John Smith.

    Nice judgment, I do like Amy as a character but I don’t want someone rammed into the games just for shipping. Something which seems to a standard approach for every Sonic game which has a female in it.
    And no, just FUCK no, I don’t want something as toxic as Feminism in a Sonic game. I get called a racist cis gendered white rapist enough in the real world by bat shit insane feminist and SJWS, so keep that shit out of my escape from reality!
    Go make you own games instead of ruining everyone else’s you racist hate mongers!

  • John Smith.

    Like I said, I don’t read the comics anymore since the writing staff is staffed by A-holes who just love to bash and derail characters they don’t like.
    As for the Freedom Fighter, no, just no. Adding them to the games would just add to much BS drama to a franchise already knee deep in drama around its current characters.

  • Everyone just loves Big the Cat

  • Melsatix

    I never said that. What I said was that Sonic Boom kicked the cake and was maybe one of the worst Sonic games next to Sonic 06 and Sonic Labyrinth.

  • John Smith.

    Well you mentioned it next to games made by Sonicteam, so to me it looked like you blamed ST for Sonic Boom.

  • Pooh Hardy

    no, it takes more than that but you see, i aint gonna be hating on something i dont even know how it’ll play

    plus i loved generations

  • FreshSnug

    What kind of feminist asks for a bitch and claims equal love for chili dogs? Isn’t toxic the kind of word only women use? I mean it sounds kinda girly when a guy does it. Same goes for words like creepy and ew. Anyway as a white rapist cis scum misogynist wouldn’t you agree that Sonic games need more poon tang? Just give me some Blaze or something.

  • TheManWithPants

    Yeah, I’m still bummed that they’re bringing back Classic Sonic for this game, even though he’s already back in Sonic Mania. I would’ve been more excited for this game if they had Tails and/or Knuckles jumping in to help Sonic instead.

  • TheManWithPants

    It’ll probably just be Modern and Classic Sonic that’s playable, sadly. Sonic Team is still too scared to add more playable characters in Sonic games because of the bad stigma they have from all the previous 3D games they were playable in. They don’t realize that they only have that bad stigma because they kept giving those characters a crappy gameplay style like Treasure Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, Beat ’em up, etc., instead of just giving them the same gameplay as Sonic, but with a different moveset and handling.

  • TheManWithPants

    Archie/SatAM will not be in the next Sonic game. Sonic Team keeps a very strong distance away from stuff like that. It’s clearly set in Central City (where City Escape and Radical Highway from SA2 are located), so it’s probably just going to be about Eggman mucking about with time again, but this time he actually succeeds in taking over the world, leaving it up to Classic and Modern Sonic to work together again to stop him and undo the damage he’s done.

  • TheManWithPants

    Secret Rings and Black Knight are 2 of my favorite stories in the Sonic series (it’s just the motion controls gimmick kinda hampered the experience for me), next to the Adventure games. I also loved the Advance series. I really miss games like that.

  • Feminism Is Cancer. Glad to help

  • Melsatix

    No, I said that Sonic Boom was basically one of the worst Sonic games, regardless of who made the game. The game was even worse than Sonic 06 if I think about it right now. Knuckles was a complete moron and Shadow felt like he was a total douchebag with no real reason to be in this game in the first place. Only Amy was good because she was not as annoying as usual. If the keep Amy as she was in Sonic Boom, make Knuckles not a total idiot and Shadow less annoying as he normally is, then this Sonic games would be perfect, as long as the levels are not glitched and the control like a wet soap in oily hands.

  • Kenta_Ikegami

    Men using toxic, creepy and ew like that…You can hear their effete voice through the text. >_< Ugh.

  • TheManWithPants

    It’s difficult to find the post, due to it being buried in pages in the thread, but I asked the same guy who posted it to confirm it on Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/TimmiTBoom/status/757339209069948928

  • FreshSnug

    Excuse me? Women deserve equal rights, equal pay, and equal bullet wounds the dumb hos.

  • TheManWithPants

    So Iizuka just confirmed that this game is NOT a sequel to Sonic Generations:

    http://i.imgur.com/gLTJZmh.jpg

  • TheManWithPants

    So Iizuka just confirmed that this game is NOT a sequel to Sonic Generations:
    http://i.imgur.com/gLTJZmh.jpg

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I was thinking that but I don’t expect Archie to be the type to play ball.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    well. there’s Blaze.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    my dude, it’s BEEN Edgy since Sonic Adventure 1, or are we just gonna ignore the Warrior tribe that slaughtered little innocent critters causing the wrath of a water deity that proceeded to wipe them from existence and was only stopped when a Girl sacrificed her own life to trap it into the master emerald (and when Eggman failed to unleashed said beast on Station Square, he tried to Nuke the freaking place).

    Honestly, Praise God for the dark tone,I was sick and tired of the horrible 6-year old Comedy and flanderized characters we got from Colors onwards.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    let’s wait, Iizuka said it’s not Generations 2. so I’m waiting to see what they’ll do. Also, I’m hoping for more characters. Seeing Classic Sonic there kinda diminished my hype.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    who knows, Ian Flynn has been wanting to write a Sonic game for Decades and he’s proven many times he’s more than capable.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    THE MODAPH*CKAS DID WHAT?! god dammit Iizuka.

    well, at least I’m glad that the serious tone is back. I just hope we can play as more characters then the Sonics.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    just curious, do you remember where you stopped? because there’s been A TON of changes in the comics not long ago, and I honestly can’t think of any Sega character the misrepresented in the more recent stuff (heck, Even Big the Cat has his moments. while staying in character;)

  • John Smith.

    I stopped with Sonic the Hedgehog issue 253 and Sonic Universe Issue 56.
    I stopped first off because Yardley went full macintosh with the Marine bashing to the point of having Cream ask Amy is they should just let her get dragged off by unknown robots so they wouldn’t have to deal with her idiot savant level stupidity anymore.
    Second off, it was because Ian Flynn decided to end two storylines by A having Sonic take down one enemy in two pages and by having the other enemy run off screaming before plastering a centerfold of the new Sally Acorn up to advertise that yes, it was now back to being all about HER.
    That’s why I left, because I was sick and tired of all the Sally shilling Flynn had reduced the comic to and the blatant hatred that was oozing out at characters the writing staff doesn’t like. I mentioned this online at different times and was told rather harshly by Ian Flynn white knights each time to STFU and piss off because it was okay to bash characters when they don’t like them.

  • John Smith.

    Your sarcasm fails.

  • TheManWithPants

    IIRC, it was SEGA America that chose the English dub writers for Colors, not Iizuka. There were 2 completely different scripts for Colors: the original Japanese one by Sonic Team (where the cast acted normal), and the revamped ‘lolsorandomBaldyMcNoseHairhurr’ NISA-style English dub by Pontac and Graff.

    The serious tone only SEEMS like it’ll be back. It could all just be a ruse, and they end up going back to the post-Colors stuff. Never trust a trailer when it comes to Sonic games.

  • FreshSnug

    I thought I was pretty obvious.

  • FreshSnug

    But can I be her? Can I Blaze it? No.

    Thanks for nothing feminism. Yes I realize Sonic Rush is a thing but god damn is that game ugly.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    I haven’t played it myself. but I’ve heard good things about it.

    To be honest. I just want another character. I would be more excited if literally anybody else jumped in there to save Sonic (Classic Sonic already has Sonic Mania. no need for him to be in this too).

  • This image was made around the time Sonic Unleashed released right?

    Sonic Unleashed: Only Sonic playable, one other playstyle through the Werehog.

    Sonic and the Black Knight: Sonic and 3 other characters with the same general playstyle.

    Sonic Colours: Only Sonic

    Sonic Generations: Modern and Classic Sonic.

    Sonic Boom: Sonic and friends with similar playstyles.

    I guess we can argue that Unleashed counts, since it has padding and a second playstyle but it is still “Sonic”.

    My beef is that people use the image as if applies to anything but the worst takes on the Adventure format (some parts of SA2 and Sonic 06 in general). In the case of Sonic 06, the game had terrible loading times and general performance which made it so even playing as Sonic wasn’t fun. Rouge (gliding, climbing, projectile attacks which aren’t annoying to use, pretty easy to control) seemed to be the best character to play with, but I haven’t finished my playthrough.

  • John Smith.

    Welp, it has Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic helping each other fight Eggman, so unless they come up with an excuse for that team up that doesn’t involve time travel I’ll still view this as a sequel to Generations 2 regardless of its play mechanics.

  • TheManWithPants

    Yeah, if they didn’t intend this to be a sequel or successor to Generations, they should’ve made a reveal trailer that didn’t feel exactly the same as the Generations reveal teaser.

  • John Smith.

    Just go away Feminist.

  • FreshSnug

    Yeah I was never really a big fan of Sonic himself despite enjoying his games. I prefer Shadow The Edgehog because I genuinely like his design and the fact that he looks like he’s doing a cooler version of skating when he runs.

  • FreshSnug

    Not until women have equal bullet holes.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    I like him too! plus there’s the fact that everything that is interesting and plot important in most games after SA2 are in Shadow’s life.

  • FreshSnug

    Hell yeah. Sure he’s edgy and says some silly shit but damn it that’s what makes him entertaining. Sonic just belts out one-liners and saves the day like normal.

  • SiliconNooB

    It’s a travesty that he never got his own game!

  • I survived it too

  • Feniks

    Yep Sega that’s what the world needs: more Sonic.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    I won’t deny that it gets bad if it goes to far. but take the story of games like the Adventure or Storybook series (also Battle, Riders and a bit in Unleashed), those balance the Serious with the light-hearted pretty well and are stories that I’m still fond of to this day. (even if some stuff don’t make much sense looking back).

    While Shadow the Hedgehog and ’06 took things too far on the Edge spectre, I much rather have a story like those than something like what happened in Colors, generations, and Lost World. with the characters being being extremely flanderized and the plot consisting of nothing but bad jokes that only a 5 year old would laugh at.