Sega aiming for new Sonic standard in 2012
posted on 11.04.11 at 12:52 PM EST by (@salromano)
Producer Takashi Iizuka speaks on the series.

In 2006, Sega released the first Sonic title for the current generation, simply titled Sonic the Hedgehog. It was considered a new beginning, thus the name. According to Sonic series producer Takashi Iizuka, 2012 may see a new start to the series, as well.

“I wouldn’t say that I think Generations is a new start. Instead, it’s more of the peaks of the past 20 years, is the way we’re approaching this,” Iizuka told Gamasutra. “Generations is about taking the past 20 years of history and rolling it into one really fun product. I think, as a result, I would like to make a new standard Sonic, a modern Sonic if you will, in 2012 and beyond.”

Will wee see a new Sonic the Hedgehog next year (but, you know, actually good)? Only time will tell where Sega will go.

  • Devoted

    And the Sonic Cycle begins anew.

    To be honest, I liked generations’ demo, and will probably get it when prices go down.

    • dmysta3000

      @Devoted: Generations was really awesome, though the only downside is that they could have added a little more to the story.

  • FaithlessMr

    Right now, I’m not even sure which series has had the most reboots: either Sonic or Tomb Raider.

    I’m going with Sonic as the one with the most reboots though. Worse, all of them sucked pretty much in comparison with the Tomb Raider reboots.