Sonic the Hedgehog was once one of the most respected names in all of gaming, though he has been essentially run through the ringer over the last 10-15 years with very few quality titles. 2016 marks a very important milestone for the series and it seems that we may just be getting a new game to honor that.
Sega’s iconic character first debuted back in 1991 and became one of the most popular game series of the ’90s behind a string of quality games. The move to 3D was not the smoothest though, with terrible games like Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom coming over the years.
2011 brought us the really fun Sonic Generations as the series celebrated its 20th anniversary, and now it sounds like the 25th could be getting a game as well.
The official 20th anniversary Twitter account for Sonic tweeted the above anniversary image, which doesn’t really indicate anything, but does show they got something up their sleeves, at least in terms of celebrating the 25th anniversary.
The more interesting news came courtesy of a post on the lead singer of Crush 40 Facebook page, who was sound director for Sonic Generations. The quickly taken down post was seen by Den of Geek, where Johnny Gioeli referenced an anniversary game.
“We are planning a few performances for 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of Sonic. We might participate in writing new songs for the anniversary game… stay tuned…”
The official Crush 40 Twitter account has since tweeted saying the existence of a game are fake rumors and he would be the last person to ask about such a thing. However, this could easily be a case of the group throwing up a smokescreen after saying too much initially. Regardless, it would make sense to get a new game this year with 2015 not having one at all and the only one scheduled for 2016 being the new Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice game for 3DS, which was delayed from 2015 initially.
What would you like to see out of a 25th anniversary game from Sonic the Hedgehog? Would you want another game like Sonic Generations or something like a Sonic Adventure 3 or original Sonic The Hedgehog remake as some have claimed to have heard about? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.