Rumor: New Sonic game coming to next-gen in 2015
posted on 02.01.14 at 01:40 PM EST by (@salromano)
Toy Fair poster lists new game for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega is working on a new Sonic title due out in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U, according to a poster from Sonic toys maker Jazwares at last week’s Nuremberg Toy Fair.

The poster, attached right, highlights the latest Sonic games, including Sonic: Lost World for Wii U and 3DS, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games for Wii U, and “New 2015 Title TBA” for Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Considering the listing doesn’t directly from Sega, mark this as a rumor for now.

Thanks, Sonic Stadium.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    There is no 3DS version of Mario & Sonic 2K14.

  • Wolf Star

    Finally!! I hope the rumor is true and i can’t wait for PS4 next gen sonic game.

    • DarkLegacy

      Same here ^__^

      • Wolf Star

        :D

        • DarkLegacy

          :D

  • jujubee88

    Sonic Adventure 3, pls.

    • British_Otaku

      Sonic Heroes, Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 and Shadow the Hedgehog tried to do that. >_>

      I’ll admit Adventure had some nice things going for it and that I am tired of boost driven titles (never got to like them really either), but if SEGA have another fresh idea I’m open to it.

      • jujubee88

        “Boost driven titles”. Why are you trying to simplify such a game with one term? Besides, that’s not true. SA2 had awesome side quests and puzzles, something I’ve never seen in the other titles.

        • British_Otaku

          Boost driven titles was a nod to Sonic Rush, Sonic Unleashed and such not Sonic Adventure 1 or 2.

          Sonic Adventure 2 killed a good amount of my good will towards it through most of the gameplay being both “unSonic” and not fun to boot. Forcing a mainstay like Tails into a mech is pretty awful too.

        • shogunknight

          Sonic Generations also had side missions similar to adventure 2. But i understand what you mean. The adventure series and generations are arguably my best (unleashed without werehog was good). I feel the right formula for sonic is gameplay like generations, if they want to tune it up with adventure1 roaming and chao garden im all up for it too

  • shogunknight

    YES!

  • crimsonidol

    Hope this will be better than Lost World.

    • British_Otaku

      Hope they remember to make a decent 2D game for the 3DS and Vita someday. Something that depends on physics without a boost mechanic and has more than two playable characters.

      Making another Sonic Advance esque game can’t be that hard.

    • ThatGuy3190_7

      My only gripe about Lost World was that it felt like I was playing a Mario game most of the time because of the puzzles that needed to be solved in order to reach the next area rather than a straightforward run and reach to the goal with unpredictable hazards.

  • OverlordZetta

    About time that he’s off Nintendo systems. Colors was okay, but the past few games that were really good were the ones that were multiplatform.

    Yes, I’m on the minority that loved Unleashed, sue me,

    • shogunknight

      Its only the werehog i didnt like about unleashed. Aside from that great game

    • Wolf Star

      I love unleashed :D it was a bit darker and I loved it ^^

      • OverlordZetta

        Actually I felt it less dark than the prior entries (the Adventure games were dark, Shadow was dark in a B movie sort of way, 2006 was VERY dark in a terrible sort of way) and more light hearted to me. Like a Pixar movie even.

        • Wolf Star

          Shadow the hedgehog dark side was waay to dark. Even that metal song in the end of the credits. Sonic 2006 was in a mix for me. Yeah adventure games are dark I agree. For Sonic Unleashed it was a good mix for me, it was bit darker which is good. I felt it. Generations and Colors were to light and kind hearted but Generations was a fan service game which is amazing. but after Lost World.. Well it’s looks like sega is targeting small children, or it’s on a nintnedo console. Idk.

    • Elvick

      Unleashed is alright, but the main issue for me is how long the Hedgewolf sections are. They’re not that bad… they’re just too long.

  • Wolf Star

    Wait a minute.. They said that they are making 3 Sonic games for Wii U.
    1.) Sonic Lost World
    2.) Sonic Olympics 2014
    3.) Sonic (Wii U) 2014
    This can’t be right >_>
    Unless they just moved it with Ps4 and X1?

    • shogunknight

      Until they make an official statement, the contract probably still stands. But it wont be a suprise if Sega changed their minds due to the sales of lost world compared to generations and unleashed on multiplatform

      • Wolf Star

        It’s Sega.. Anything could happen..

      • British_Otaku

        Or this could be another game entirely unrelated to their original agreement. I would be surprised if the Wii U didn’t get another two exclusive Sonic games and we never knew when the third Sonic game would release.

      • Elvick

        If anyone would change their minds, it’d be Nintendo. Not Sega. Sega got cut a check to make the three games. Nintendo is the one that is paying for it.

        Much like how MS ditched the 3 game deal they had with Mistwalker.

    • Articuno76

      It could be the case that the Wii U version of the game is actually a different game. Like how the Wii U/3DS versions of Lost World/Generations are.

    • Elvick

      Doesn’t matter. I highly doubt the deal is “The next 3 Sonic games”.

      • Wolf Star

        I hope the next sonic game would be darker like adventure and shadow the hedgehog (that one was waay to dark) maybe be like Sonic 06 mix things up?? Oh be close to unleashed level?? :P

        • shogunknight

          Or as serious as Sonic Adventure 2. Shadows appearance really made sonic pissed, the dude probably went all out to stop shadow. I did like the town setting of unleashed

          • Wolf Star

            They could at least make Sonic Adventure 3. That would sell big!! :3 also Sonic Unleashed 2. I want a sequel also lol unless people want to be pissed off again lol.

  • ayb_91

    I see 2014 there. :/

    • shogunknight

      Zoom in, you will see a “New 2015 title TBA” statement

      • ayb_91

        Oh. You are right. Thanks ^_^

    • DarkLegacy

      Look at new games, and at the bottom it will say “New 2015 title TBA”

  • Anime10121

    PLEASE BE GUD :D

    But for real, cant wait for the next main Sonic game, I’m still planning on getting Lost Worlds when its cheaper (didnt like the demo, and it looked slow), but hopefully the next Sonic will be more like Adventure or Generations! Hell Sonic 06 would have been great if it weren’t for the broken ass gameplay that came from them releasing it before it was actually done…

    • British_Otaku

      I played the demo again for Lost World Wii U and it felt a lot more scripted and weird than I remembered from a short convention demo… >_> The 3DS one… well at least the 3DS take on the initial level felt more enjoyable.

      If they go back to the Adventure formula, I want them to drop the alternative playstyles, drop the major focus on human interactions/real world esque interactions (brief ones are fine) and let me choose anyone I want… >_> I’m sure there are plenty of nice Generations modded stages to keep us busy otherwise, boost driven games are a little weak but that may not be why you want more Generations like games.

      • OverlordZetta

        Man if the 3DS one was more enjoyable than the Wii U one (only played the 3DS demo and it convinced me I wanted nothing to do with this game), that’s… really not good.

        Why can’t Sega just stick with what works?

        • British_Otaku

          What was your problem with the 3DS demo? I found more fun based on how much freedom it gave me to experiment (instead of jumping platforms, I could run around a floating block, run up it then spindash and jump to somewhere else, very rarely was I locked into something and not able to just run or jump away) but assume that the full Wii U could match it even if bizarrely my few experiences haven’t been as good. Demos are only the first level or so of the game as well.

          Overall as a game, it is best on the Wii U I hear especially when the 3DS games tries to outdo the Wii U one for dumb ideas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMfakO0jmr4

          It is 23 minutes but fairly good at summarising what strengths and weaknesses you didn’t hear about though the Wii U game got a patch which among other things lets you get a life from getting 100 rings (no idea how they forgot this at first, just for the lead version)…

          • Budgiecat

            I did not like that 3DS demo either

            Also that review kinda breaks it down that the game well..sucks

          • OverlordZetta

            The gameplay was slow, clunky, and overall just not fun. It felt like it wasn’t sure what kind of game it wanted to be.

      • Anime10121

        Yeah, them dropping the Alternate playstyles and allowing us to play as Sonic, Knuckles, or Tales in the same level would be nice! Each stage’d have to be designed perfectly though… and I dont know if Sega has level designers with Sonic Team that could handle such a thing at the moment :(

        I like the boost games (Colors and Unleashed), though the only one I really LOVED was Generations. I’d actually really prefer either more 2D platformers (and not with the broken physics of S4 Ep1, and more in tune with the original games than episode 2 was) or more Adventure style’d games like Adventure 1,2, and Sonic 06 (though if they make another like Sonic 06, I’d like for them to actually FINISH the game before release).

        • Articuno76

          ‘boost games’

          Love that we have a term to differentiate them from the Adventure/Heroes play style.

        • British_Otaku

          They basically did it with Sonic Heroes and Sonic and the Black Knight. All it takes is designing an interesting world to platform and run through, giving the individuals their own skills or limits to get around the environment and enemies in their own way.

          When I find the time, I need to get my hands on Sonic Generations. The 3D parts look better than Unleashed (perhaps Colors as well), but I’m not too happy with how they handled the 2D Blue Blur. >_> At the least, the second episode was well done for Sonic 4 but amusingly enough it got slammed by critics while the first episode got praise overall… The next anniversary is a while away, so they will hopefully pace themselves.

  • DesmaX

    Would be cool if they took more time developing the games.

    Also, I hope there’s a PC version too

    • Budgiecat

      Why PC?

      • DesmaX

        Because Generations and All Star Racing (and Transformed) have PC versions.

        Also, Adventures 1 and 2 were also released on Steam (Together with the releases of the HD versions on consoles)

        • Budgiecat

          Yeah but wont you have a PS4 by 2015?

          • DesmaX

            But my PC runs games just as good as the PS4 (If not better). Also, I can get it for pretty cheap on sales

            • Karysonson

              Dont forget Mods

      • Guest

        easier to pirate, right ? LOL

  • bloodiOS

    Will it be as good as Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)?
    xD

    • HighBrowDrifter

      Better! With Big the Cat as the protagonist…
      It will be called:

      Sonic Abridged: Hittin it Big!

  • Articuno76

    ‘And Wii U’ huh. Interesting.

    Well, not exactly surprising news but good to hear about it.

  • Eder García

    and months later the WiiU version is cancelled…

  • KingNigma

    This better come fast har har.

  • LordKaiser

    Bring PSO2 to PS4 as well.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Hahahahahah

    • shogunknight

      Damn right they should…..hopefully

  • Budgiecat

    Whats the best 3D Sonic game to get?

    Dont say Sonic Adventure 1 & 2, Sonic 06, or Lost World cause I dont like those….

    • DesmaX

      Generations is the best one

    • Syltique

      Generations and Colors are usually regarded as the best games. I prefer Colors personally.

    • OverlordZetta

      Unleashed and Generations in my humble opinion.

      Though if you don’t like the Adventure games you’re probably a lost cause.

    • Gustavo Rosario

      Has anyone ever said the words Sonic ’06 and best in any context? Well maybe best way to disgrace the sonic franchise.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Unleashed definitely.

    • Elvick

      Generations is the perfect Sonic game for me.

      Minus the final boss that is. Horrible final boss.

    • Karysonson

      If you have a powerful pc, get sonic generations on steam. it usually goes on sale around $7 and the mods are pretty fun

  • SGTMAR

    All the Dreamcast Sonics are the best.

  • MrRobbyM

    As long as it’s nothing like Lost World.

  • Elvick

    Hope so. Love Generations and hope they continue with that formula.

    Still one game left in the Nintendo 3 game deal, but for all we know Nintendo may end up just making it another Mario & Sonic mini-game thing rather than a full game since Lost World tanked.

    Still confuses me on why Sega thought it was smart to switch it up with Lost World… when they had FINALLY found a great method to making Sonic games with Colors and Generations. smh, pointless experimentation is where Sonic went wrong to begin with.

  • XXX

    Wasn’t Sega developing a new Sonic engine especially for PS4 and Xbox One? I remember it saying, it will have high quality next gen graphics, way more advanced than current gen, but not photo-realistic [something like that].

    Anyway, a new Sonic will probably come out for Wii U this year and the PS4 and Xbox One Sonic will come out the year after.

  • http://www.samuraiprincess.com Mr Fwibbles

    What happened to Sega’s contract with Nintendo to release 3 Sonic games exclusively for Nintendo systems, with the first one being Lost World? Are they counting the 3DS version of Lost World as the second game? http://blogs.sega.com/2013/05/17/sega-and-nintendo-enter-exclusive-partnership-for-sonic-the-hedgehog/

    • 罪罰

      it flooped

  • Nate

    I’d pre-order a Sonic Adventure Battle 3.

  • Wolf Star

    At least I tried guys!! >__< I got a reply from Sega… Sal you can update this page. It's confirmed that is fake.

  • Elvick