Sega Confirms Plans to Release New Sonic Games in 2013

Friday, November 9th, 2012

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Sonic the Hedgehog

In an interview conducted by the magazine Toys ‘N’ Playthings, Sega Europe’s Head of Brand Licensing, Sissel Henno, confirmed that there are indeed plans for new Sonic titles to be released in the impending year of 2013. Though the interview was mostly centered around the franchise’s various other merchandise, it also confirmed that there are several digital Sonic games on the way – as well as a brand new boxed game.

Over the next year there will be a big focus across the toy distribution across Europe. Similarly, we will also be growing the apparel, publishing and stationary categories. We will have several new digital titles launching as well as a new boxed game, so there will be plenty of opportunities to link marketing campaigns across games and merchandise.

One of these digital releases is sure to be the HD release of the arcade game Sonic the Fighters confirmed for PSN/XBLA. As for the boxed release, one can only speculate. As oprainfall’s self-proclaimed Speculatron, I say there may be a chance this mystery title could be the third entry in the much loved Sonic Adventure series. Based on the recent HD releases of Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, and the mysterious appearance of Sonic Adventure 3 domains registered earlier this year this is not impossibility. Due to Sonic’s return to glory in Generations, hoping for something amazing is not simple tomfoolery anymore.

What do you think this new title could be? Will it be the game to save Sega, or another werewolf fiasco? Let us know in the comments!


  • As good as Generations and Colors were, and they were really good, I still can’t help but feel a little nervous for some reason.

  • I’ve been watching GameGrumps play Sonic ’06.  The game looks pretty terrible, I have to say.  Even just from watching it, I can tell why everyone hates this game.  Hopefully, this new Sonic game isn’t a repeat of that.

  • I would love Adventure 3!

    |All Stages are Knuckles Emerald Hunts with Rap music! /Muwahahaha!

  • I don’t trust sega to make a good sonic anymore. Generations and colors are exceptions rather than the rule after all.

    • The bad Sonic games are 06, Unleashed, and Black Knight. All of the others were decent or good, so I really don’t understand why everyone thinks “Sonic games are bad now.” And when 06 – Unleashed were released, there were still portable Sonics that were very good.

    •  Black Knight and Unleashed weren’t that bad. The former was quite fun, but short, while the latter is… The Day stages were awesome and the Night stages were… cool as well. I am not against beat’em ups or all, but it felt a bit repetitive in a non-fun way to be honest.

    • Secret Rings was terrible, as well. And don’t forget Shadow the Hedgehog, a game with unnecessary violence, guns, and swearing!

  • edfreak93

    Can’t help but feel nervous about the future for Sonic. I really hope we can still enjoy Sonic’s return to glory.

  • Sally015

    trust me this will finally put an end to the sonic adventure 3 fued over the years and finally get our good game PLEASE SEGA MAKE THIS GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!