There’s a brand-new Sonic the Hedgehog game coming in 2017, with a reveal planned at a special event
I’m not here to bash the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The past two and a half decades haven’t been the most consistent in terms of quality, but there’ve been some rather excellent attempts at recapturing the magic in recent years. Sonic Colors was an above-average out that was unfortunately tethered to the Wii (come on, PC re-release, HD remaster, something). Sonic Generations, combining the best of 2D and 3D Sonic games, is one of my favorite games in the franchise.
Follow-ups to either of those titles would certainly get me excited, but Sonic Team lead Takashi Iizuka has said the developer is working on a completely new game, which would rule out either of those.
Is that “completely new” exciting? I don’t know. On one hand, completely new gave us Sonic Colors. On the other, it gave us the utterly forgettable Lost World and Unleashed, the game brought us Sonic the Werehog and a heaping helping of regret.
So what could be exciting? Seeing and playing Sonic is always nice—I’m grabbing a couple of the latest Olympic Games title this weekend just to hang out him—but word of a new Sonic-centric title just doesn’t do it for me.
How about you? What could a new Sonic game bring to the table that would get you to stand up and take notice. A fantasy setting? Classic 2D gameplay? An entire school filled with Sonic’s friends to hang out with forever and ever? Mean-spirited Tweets? Tell us!