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New Sonic the Hedgehog Game Launching in 2017, First Details Coming July 22

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We’ve learned that Sega is primed to release a new Sonic the Hedgehog game sometime next year.

While the upcoming game was fairly obvious to see coming, the news was officially confirmed during a Sega-hosted anniversary party in Tokyo, by Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka.

Details are scant, but the full reveal will be coming during the 25th Anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog Party, on July 22nd.

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74 comments
  1. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    June 27, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Im expecting memes and dissapointment.

  2. Rumble Red
    Rumble Red
    June 27, 2016 at 9:53 am

    There’s no rollercoaster ride like following a Sonic game from announcement to release. I hope it’s good, and Sonic Team’s certainly had enough time since Lost World to make something good, but if it’s a trainwreck that’s nearly as much fun.

  3. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    June 27, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Could be as good as Sonic Generations or could be as bad as Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Will wait and see, now a days it’s hard to predict what will come from Sega.

    They can publish good games and heck even develop them sometimes, so I’ll keep relatively optimistic expectations.

  4. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    June 27, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Sonic and Eggman mentioned it on their Twitter last Friday I believe.

  5. tccboss
    tccboss
    June 27, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Remember when sonic team used to make more than sonic games?

  6. Jack
    Jack
    June 27, 2016 at 10:51 am

    ROLLING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND

  7. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 27, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I sincerely doubt it could be as bad as Sonic Boom.

    I think a lot of people forget that game was A) a shovelware licensed game based on a kid’s show (that happens to be based on sonic the hedgehog) and B) made by some naughty dog rejects and not Sega themselves.

  8. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 27, 2016 at 11:08 am

    They could do a 2D reboot similar to Rayman Legends or Generations 2. Curious to see more.

  9. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    June 27, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Yeah, it’s kind of like saying that since Sonic Chronicles was bad, every Sonic game has been bad. Sonic Team didn’t make it, so it’s not really fair to lump it in with Generations, Colors, etc., including ’06.

  10. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    June 27, 2016 at 11:19 am

    At least it won’t have a scam-like kickstarter.

  11. sanic
    sanic
    June 27, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I hope it’s a sim of his twitter where you gotta roast people to death.

  12. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Given how Lost World turned out, yeah…. no thanks. I will be putting my money towards Yakuza 0 and Persona 5 instead, thank you very much. Haven’t genuinely enjoyed a Sonic game in several years now. It’s the 25th anniversary, and yet 15 years of that history is nothing but trash.

  13. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    It won’t be bad as Boom, but it’s more likely to be dull and mediocre like Lost World and Runners.

  14. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Lost World was such a mixed bag. Some levels were really fun and creative but the others were just… ehhhh…

  15. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 27, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Lotta anniversary games cropping up lately.

  16. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Just like every 3D Sonic game so far, it was just another experiment that Sonic Team will likely throw out the window for something else for the next game, which will also be another experiment that gets tossed in the trash for something else afterwards. They can’t seem to find anything they want to stick with for some reason.

  17. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 27, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    It’s good that they aren’t rushing to get it out for the anniversary like a certain other game, though technically if it releases before June it would still be the anniversary.

    It would be nice if they expanded on the Generations concept (but not a straight sequel to that game, so new levels and stuff) and added a third playstyle based on the Adventure games with maybe a better version of Lost World’s parkour.

  18. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    GOT PLACES TO GO, GOTTA FOLLOW MY RAINBOW

  19. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I was thinking about Generations 2 the other day. I know with Sonic Generations, they originally wanted to include the Dreamcast style Sonic along with classic and modern. I think they should do that, but instead of playing in stages from older games, they’re in brand new zones.

  20. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    They should do what they did with Unleashed to Colours – cut out the unnecessary crap and build on what’s left.

  21. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 27, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    The original concept for Generations was going to have Classic and Modern stages along with the Sonic Adventure playstyle, but it was scrapped due to time constraints. Also, Jaleel White was gonna be Classic Sonic and if Dreamcast Sonic made the cut, Ryan Drummond, the voice of Sonic in the Adventure games, would’ve played him.

  22. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    And then you’ll just get a piss-easy 2 hour game with no replay value, and a bare-bones plot about “LOLSORANDUMBBALDYMCNOSEHAIRLOLOLOLOL”. It’s not gonna get better, fam. And they’re clearly running out of ideas since they have to copy Mario and shove Green Hill Zone into every game now.

  23. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Fam, I gotta correct you right here. Jaleel White wasn’t going to be Classic Sonic. He was never contacted for the role. They said they made Classic Sonic mute because they were scared the fanbase would get pissy if they COULDN’T get Jaleel White, so they took the cheap route and didn’t bother. Ryan Drummond was going to voice Modern Sonic in general for Generations and Colors, not ‘Dreamcast Sonic’, but he didn’t get the role because SEGA wanted him to leave his Union so they could pay him next to nothing for the role, and he refused.

  24. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    June 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I wish they’d give the hedgehog a rest for a while. Give the public a year or so to get the taste of Boom out of their mouths and then reveal something awesome and ambitious to give the character a new lease on life.

    …which will never happen, of course. Sega will keep milking this classic franchise with rushed and buggy releases for the foreseeable future.

  25. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    June 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    GIVE US SANIC ADVENTURE 3 YOU FUCKS.

  26. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    June 27, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    CAN’T STICK AROUND, GOTTA KEEP MOVING ON

  27. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    June 27, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    GUESS WHAT LIES AHEAD ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT

  28. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    June 27, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    We’ve had a year, though. Almost two, believe it or not. Sonic Boom came out at the tail end of 2014. There will have been three years with no mainline Sonic game (four if you don’t want to count Boom at all) by the time this new game comes out.

  29. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    June 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    On they bright side they cant fuck up what they don’t work on. At worst we get a NiGHTs cameo in other games.

  30. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    June 27, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I DON’T CARE WHAT LIES AHEAD

  31. Josh
    Josh
    June 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Honestly I feel that Boom and 06 were the only truly bad games Sonic has had. The rest may not have been great, but they still were good.

  32. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Ah, my bad.

  33. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    June 27, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    CAN’T GUESSING WHAT LIES AHEAD

  34. Jack
    Jack
    June 27, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    But really tho I’d like a sonic adventure 3

  35. Jack
    Jack
    June 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Gimme chao garden standalone with more stuff to do

  36. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    June 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    “We are really focused on turning Sonic into an entertainment icon, not just a games icon,” Chief Brand Officer Ivo Gerscovich told MCV. This year marks the “Sonic” franchise’s 25th anniversary.

    DEAD

  37. Jack
    Jack
    June 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Vidya games are getting old, bruv

  38. Jack
    Jack
    June 27, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Speaking of kickstarters
    Where’s shenmue 3

  39. Jack
    Jack
    June 27, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Remember Sonic Underground?
    THAT’S NO GOOD

  40. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    It’s all good, fam. We still love Didney Worl.

  41. scemar
    scemar
    June 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    This a million times

    Chaos took a good chunk of my life away but I regret nothing

  42. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    >the one sequel Sonic fans have asked for them to make for the past 15 years now will never be made
    >Sonic Boom gets a fucking sequel instead
    >Next game will probably be more ‘HURRDURRBALDYMCNOSEHAIR’ and Color Powers up the ass
    >probably will be piss easy, 3 hours long, and have no real replay value, but still cost the same as a full priced game
    >Fans who want the Adventure games back will be continued to be shat on by Colors/Boom Hipster cucks.
    >tfw

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

  43. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    NO TIME FOR GUESSING, FOLLOW MY PLAN INSTEAD

  44. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    They could easily make a fucking Tiny Chao Garden mobile phone game if they wanted to, and people would eat that shit up. Instead we get Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom and broken ass Sonic Runners (and its servers are shutting down next month).

  45. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    June 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Yes because Sonic Team certainly buried every trace of the Sonic Adventure formula after 2002! They never made any games that heavily resembled it because otherwise it would destroy the narrative.

  46. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Yes, I’ve liked some of the games that came after SA2, but they are burying a lot of the stuff I’ve liked about the series with the post-2010 stuff. Black Knight and Generations were the last games to have some of that stuff that I liked. Colors and Lost World are trying to push the series to be more like Mario and Nintendo shit.

  47. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    June 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Not really if they made more levels that focused on the core gameplay rather than a small amount of time with filler bullshit inbetween. Sonic Team however has no idea how to do this.
    It’s a big problem that they’ve chosen just to straight up clone Green Hill Zone rather than make unique brothers to it like the first levels of Sonic 2, 3, and CD did. The levels of Colors were fairly inspired it’s a shame that got flushed down the toliet in Lost World along with everything else Colors had going for it.

  48. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    June 27, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I rolled my eyes the second I saw some guy in a Mario suit at that party if that’s a sign of things to come I’m looking forward to the shitstorm when it’s confirmed that they’re cucking Sonic out to Nintendo again.

  49. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I agree with what you said except about Colors, I thought that game was a massive downgrade after they Daytime levels and Story in Sonic Unleashed, with piss-easy difficulty, gimmicky Color Powers that weren’t very fun to use, 70% of the game being 2D, and the story was outright just as trashy to me as Shadow and 06, just on the opposite end of the tone spectrum.

  50. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I swear more than half of that Stream was about the new Olympics title and Sonic Boom. The only cool thing that happened in that stream was the rare concept art they showed off. I thought that was pretty cool. People are speculating that the next Sonic game will be on the NX, or perhaps even exclusive to it. Hopefully SEGA and Sonic Team won’t do something so stupid.

  51. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    June 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    I’m talking about the level art design specifically they tried to do more with it than just copy Mario or Sonic 1&2. Lost World ramps Colors’ problems up 1000X to the point where it feels like a parody of it.

  52. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    June 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Forget that, Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure on PC- those are the best sanic games since 3, IMO, and I’d love to be able to play them in a non-gimmicky single screen format.

  53. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Ah, I gotcha now. Agreed 100%. Lost World was the least coherent 3D Sonic game to date. It’s so weird how a Desert Level suddenly turns into a food level, and an Ice Stage suddenly has not!Casino Night Zone for no reason. Not to mention, the art style doesn’t feel like it’s copying the more interesting parts of the Genesis/Mega Drive games, it’s just copying Green Hill Zone, Casino Night, and the rest are straight up Mario levels all around. For crying out loud, Zavok’s final form was literally Giant Bowser from NSMB Wii. I just don’t know what to expect anymore, but I have a feeling it probably won’t be that great.

  54. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    SEGA can’t count to 3 anymore, sadly. No Adventure 3, no Rush 3, no S4 Episode 3, and now they’re having trouble even re-releasing Sonic 3, and we often see them sweeping it under a rug, like in Sonic Generations.

  55. Narmy
    Narmy
    June 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    That’s the only reason to play Sonic Adventure anyway.

  56. C4
    C4
    June 27, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    In development.

  57. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    B-but the Sonic stages in SA1 and the Sonic/Shadow stages in SA2 though!

  58. Kenta_Ikegami
    Kenta_Ikegami
    June 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    If Sega won’t give us another Sonic Adventure, could they atleast give us a good Sonic fighting game?

  59. Random Dude
    Random Dude
    June 27, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Let’s see if this one can keep up with their twitter account.

  60. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 28, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Chao Garden is overrated as fuck

  61. Vcom7418
    Vcom7418
    June 28, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Plz be good, Plz be gud

  62. renegade
    renegade
    June 28, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Sonic Generations 2… PLEASE!

  63. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    TRUSTING IN WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE

  64. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    TAKE MY LEAD, I’LL SET YOU FREE

  65. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 28, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I used to have Sonic Jam for the Sega Saturn. Best Sonic game by far.

  66. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 29, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    FOLLOW ME, SET ME FREE

  67. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    TRUST ME AND WE WILL ESCAPE FROM THE CITY

  68. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 30, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Get off my grass you young piece of shit.

  69. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’LL MAKE IT THROUGH, FOLLOW ME

  70. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 30, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    SET ME FREE

  71. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    July 1, 2016 at 12:14 am

    TRUST ME AND WE WILL ESCAPE FROM THE CITY

  72. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 1, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I’LL MAKE IT THROUGH, PROVE IT TO YOU, FOLLOW ME

  73. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    July 1, 2016 at 3:11 am

    OH YEAH!