There’s a new Sonic game coming!

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A room full of people excited for a new Sonic game

Please do try contain your excitement, but it seems that there’s a new Sonic the Hedgehog game coming next year. The interesting thing here is that it’s apparently going to for the new consoles; the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

That’s according to an advert displayed by toy company Jazwares at a Nuremberg toy convention (via Sonic Stadium) The ad mentions the most recent Sonic catastrophe, Lost World along with word of the upcoming Sonic TV show.

What makes this announcement interesting is that last year, Nintendo announced a partnership with Sega to release three Sonic games exclusively for Nintendo’s systems, which was penned to "make Nintendo consoles the number one destination for Sonic gaming over the next three titles".

Why any platform holder would want Sonic games as an exclusive draw is beyond my reckoning, but I digress. The first game to be released under this agreement was the frankly awful Lost World. The second was Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: Sochi 2014. that means there should be one more exclusive Sonic game – but this latest one is headed to other consoles as well.

I had the misfortune of playing both of the new Sonic games, and I very much hated every minute of it. The last proper sonic game I actually enjoyed probably has to be Sonic Rush on the DS; it’s the last one that really felt like a Sonic game to me. It was all about raw speed.

Right then. who’s excited for a new Sonic game?

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Last Updated: February 3, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • RinceThis2014

    I never like the blue hedgehog.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Prefer the green fairy myself.

      • Is that why you’re so absinthe-minded?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          bwhahahaha oh well played!

        • SheHulkNigri

          Either that, or he has the hots for Tinker Bell…

          • General JJ PanGirl

            Could be uhm….a certain hulk…uhmm…

          • SheHulkNigri

            Do not go there! As soon as I finished typing that I realized: My avatar is green…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Hello.

          • General JJ PanGirl

            LOL

          • SheHulkNigri

            I am not available… I am seeing someone else.

          • General JJ PanGirl

            And you won’t like him when he’s angry

          • SheHulkNigri

            If you are referring to The Hulk, you do know that he is She-Hulk’s cousin, right? Cousin love may be encouraged where you are from, but alas… not everywhere…

          • General JJ PanGirl

            Oh. Forgot about that little detail. And also…hey!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            She hulk is the only woman that could handle the hulk..

          • SheHulkNigri

            I have to reiterate… Cousin lovin’: Not cool…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            put a bag over head.. hahaha

          • SheHulkNigri

            Nah. Better a British flag: Screw for Queen and Country…

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Tastes the same, but you know its wrong…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            coming from experience?

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Nah, overheard Rince Mention it

          • RinceThis2014

            Oi!

          • SheHulkNigri

            “coming from experience?” Oh ye Gods!!!! Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            #foreverSP *incredible sulk*

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            looooooool

          • SheHulkNigri

            Don’t cry, Alien Emperor Trevor. I am sure there is someone out there that will be willing to suck face with you…
            She is quite lovely, and she does grow attached to you. Refresh to see the beauty I am referring to…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I don’t know, she looks a bit handsy :/

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            She does have a glory hole it seems

      • RinceThis2014

        Damn straight 😉

    • Hammersteyn

      Why??? One of the first games I got on my Genesis along with Golden Axe and Jungle Strike was Sonic 2. Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles is still my favourite. I always loved it when Sonic went super Sonic. Almost like a super Saiyan. But alas every recent Sonic game has been a shot in the childhood.

      • Draco Lusus

        Loved Jungle Strike, all those games rocked! Wish I still had a working console 🙁

        • Hammersteyn

          Yeah, luckily emulators are readily available. I still fire it up from time to time.

          • Draco Lusus

            Guess I want the feel of the old controller, would have to find a CRT TV as well 😀

          • Hammersteyn

            This!

    • TiMsTeR1033

      What about Knuckles the red one?

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        He ain’t no hedgehog

      • RinceThis2014

        Even worse!

      • The echidna, you mean. Many moons ago, I used to read STC (the imaginatively titled Sonic The Comic) and it was great. Completely made-up bull crap on all the Sega games, Streets of Rage, Wonderboy, even Decap Attack etc. Great fun.

      • I was a little obsessed

  • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    Well it may be cool, BUT i would need to splurge on a new console first… so NO

  • Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

    If this was a Sonic:Dark Brotherhood sequel , I would honestly be hype for it

    • Ahhh…that one time that bioware made a sonic RPG. It wasn’t terrible.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        Oh?

      • Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

        Lol It was pretty fun besides the god awful music oh lawd

        • Hammersteyn

          Sonic for me kinda experienced a slow death after the 16bit era.

          • RinceThis2014

            Agreed

          • Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

            Well, for me it was after Sonic Adventure. Adventure was my all time favorite Sonic, it really blew my mind. Then Sonic started having relations with human princesses and i just thought screw this awful fan fiction

  • General JJ PanGirl

    I’m playing the original on my pc now. Maybe not a bad idea to give the franchise a new start.

    • Hammersteyn

      Exactly, keep it simple the way it was, enough with the 3D bullshit.

      • General JJ PanGirl

        Look at Trine. It’s a basic-ish side-scroller. Nothing wrong with that.

        • Hammersteyn

          That’s perfect, but I was kinda referring to that Sonic game with the silly princess. Gameplay was awfull

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    Heheh, header lulz

  • Skyblue

    I still love playing the Sonic the Hedgehog, the original on a Megadrive emulator.

    • General JJ PanGirl

      Got mine on Steam, also running through a Megadrive.

    • Hammersteyn

      I can easily spend a afternoon playing 1 through 3.

      • Grant Hancock

        1 – 3 awesome … never been interested in later Sonic games …

  • Hammersteyn

    The music sounds like it belongs in a bad TMNT game. I bet the makers of this steaming pile of hedgehog poop didn’t even play the classics. The gameplay look all wrong. What’s with the confetti and people cheering???

    • that was from sonic rush. Pretty damned good game, actually! 😛

    • SheHulkNigri

      That is Sonic’s mind after a bit of Ganja smoking…

  • Rags

    forward forward forward forward forward forward forward forward forward forward jump forward forward forward forward jump forward forward

    • RinceThis2014

      HAHAHAHAHAH!

    • General JJ PanGirl

      Ah yea!

    • Which was better, that or the Reggies Toy Rush? “Head for the Games section, you fool!”

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Reggies toy rush made me throw shit at the tv! damn fools hardly ever got the good stuff!

        • Did they not understand how it worked? Standing and staring at the Lego, like which one should I choose? CHOOSE ALL OF THEM!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            exactly! you fill that trolley till its ready to burst.

          • Rags

            Actually won the same thing with exclusive books last year. Felt so bad taking all teh books 🙁

          • TiMsTeR1033

            if its for free you take!

          • Get anything good? Or did you feel bad and only one book?

    • TiMsTeR1033

      KTV those memories, damn always made me want sonic so so bad!

    • Or worse, forward…forward…uh…forward…grab…grab…forward…

      Aw sorry, you’re out of time!

    • That Tall Ork Norm

      ^ This!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Sonic like this is kick ass! SUPER SONIC

  • TiMsTeR1033

    SUPER!!!

  • Rock789

    Afraid that instead of “yay”, I say “yawn”… Just not interested. Maybe that’ll change. But, for now…

  • Shaun Crosby

    I’m looking forward to this. Will be fun way to introduce my daughter to gaming (She’s only 9 months at the moment)

  • CypherGate

    Sonic 1, 2 and 3 were to me the best Sonic games… period. The rest was meh… and the previous gen was even worse. Cant say anything about the ds versions as i never played them but speaking bout home consoles… they were horrible. Sonic should have never gone 3d. Some games are best kept 2d.

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