Sonic Team is working on a new Sonic game

You were expecting... what, exactly?


In a news announcement absolutely perfect for the week after E3, Sonic Team director Takashi Iizuka confirmed that he and his crew are developing a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog title in celebration of the character's 25th anniversary. Not that they needed much of an excuse. Sonic Team is the name of the game.

"We at Sonic Team are developing a completely new game, as well as developing a full movie actively done by Sony Pictures, and animation on Sonic Boom," Iizuka told fansite Soah City (via GameSpot). "The most important thing is not the fact that the series survived for 25 years, but how many games [were] developed. Our goal [is to] add something new and overcome any potential hardships."

Given that 2016 marks an important milestone for the character, it seems likely that Iizuka and his staff are working on an anniversary-themed game. Their project could also be a tie-in to the movie in production by Sony Pictures.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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    June 23, 2016 4:10 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Sonic Team is working on a new Sonic game

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      June 23, 2016 5:31 PM

      Better than nothing.

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        June 23, 2016 5:34 PM

        Sonic team? that's debatable.

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          June 24, 2016 4:53 AM

          Ya. Nothing even remotely decent since the Dreamcast, and even that is debatable.

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            June 24, 2016 6:21 AM

            Not true. Sonic Generations was amazing. Sonic Colors and Sonic Lost World were also good.

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      June 24, 2016 1:55 AM

      Just don't.

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      June 24, 2016 6:07 AM


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        June 24, 2016 6:09 AM

        It's amazing how huge the sonic market is on deviantart

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      June 24, 2016 6:24 AM

      I'm want to see what it looks like before I get even a little excited. It's so annoying being a Sonic fan nowadays, because he has been so up-and-down recently. They're last anniversary game, Sonic Generations, was amazing, so here's to hoping that this one is, too.

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      June 24, 2016 6:30 AM

      but why

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        June 24, 2016 7:49 AM

        Because a developer named "Sonic Team" can't very well go and create a space-combat sim. That's probably the only reason at this point.

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      June 24, 2016 7:50 AM

      please god make it 2d

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        June 24, 2016 8:08 AM

        They need to play Freedom Planet and then take some time to consider their design choices.

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      June 24, 2016 8:07 AM

      Nope. Not getting fooled again.

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      June 25, 2016 10:09 AM

      *shakes dice* cmon baby daddy needs a new sequel to sonic generations

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