Rumor: Sega to announce new Sonic game next month

Source claims multiple exits per stage, 10 characters.

January 23, 2013 / 09:42 PM EDT / (@salromano)

A new Sonic game will be announced in mid-February, according to Sonic Stadium “sources close to Sega.” 

The game, whose name is apparently not yet finalized, will follow the full 3D to side-scrolling 2D switch mechanics demonstrated in Sonic Unleashed, Colors, and Generations, according to the source. It will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, PS Vita, and 3DS, as well as “next-gen” consoles.

The console, PC, and PS Vita versions are said to feature the same content, while the 3DS version will be “another Sonic Rush styled game.”

Stages are said to feature multiple routes, with each route leading to different exits that take you to different stages. The developers are aiming to include at least 20 stages, excluding boss battles, claims the source. The last stage of the game will always be the same.

Players will reportedly start the game with Sonic and unlock additional characters by completing stages. “Altogether we’re looking at about 10 different characters to play with,” said the source. “And no, Sonic isn’t getting any new friends. All of the playable characters will be existing Sonic characters.”

Each character is said to have their own skills “to help them progress in stages easier where others will have more difficulty.” For example, Sonic and Shadow may not easily be able to make it up a wall, but Tails can fly and Knuckles can climb, allowing them access to an exit that the two hedgehogs can’t reach.

The 3DS version will be “similar in idea, but smaller in scope,” says the source. It will feature fewer stages, still with multiple paths, but there doesn’t seem to be more than two branches per stage.

This new Sonic, said to be in development since before Sonic Generations was released, will launch this fall the earliest, or winter the latest, the source ends.

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Remember, this is just a rumor, so take it lightly. Sonic Stadium claims to have verified its sources as best as possible. If this is announced next month, you’ll see it here.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/SasoriJr Ivan Junior

    =O cannot wait for it! Gonna get it for my PSVita :B

  • DesmaX

    Well, Generations runned kinda slow on my PC, So I’ll go with the PS3 version this time.

    • shogunknight

      I had a serious problem with my switchable graphics on my pc, so i just got it on the ps3 also. They rectified it on the Sonic adventure 2 battle PC edition though

  • RedWolfe

    Yes, please :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Make it like Sonic Generations and please don’t forget about Yakuza 5 English edition!!!

  • Claude

    Sounds ambitious in targeted platforms, but I remember how Sonic 06 was rushed for this gen’s launch and that contributed to its (many) failures. I imagine one of the reasons Colors was so good was because they scaled back and focused on what was important.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Please be good… please be good… please be good.

    • SonicWarrior

      They did Generations and Colors right, I think Sega and Sonic Team are back on track with Sonic.

  • Bloodios

    Sonic… so sick…

  • Finalshoryuken

    Ha! you did it again! Freaking love you man! As for the article, neat. :)

  • shogunknight

    A sonic like generations and colours, It will be good, its going to be good, it HAS to be good….(damn you SEGA you’re unpredictable)

  • Raiyu

    Sonic Adventure 3

    and no, Sonic 06 does not count

    • SonicWarrior

      Um, it’s the closest thing you have to one and will ever have to one…
      Let SA3 die already.

  • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

    I hope they give us a new sonic game soon. I’m a huge fan. I’d like it to be just 3d rather than the switch but I’ll take either.

  • fireemblembeast

    I never picked up generations for whatever reason, so I can’t wait to hear more! This year is gonna be sooo awesome. Also, I hope it has Wi-Fi.

  • PrinceHeir

    stay salty!!!

    but i don’t know.

    Sega is in deep trouble nowadays :