After making a huge announcement that a brand-new Sonic the Hedgehog game is in development, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka confirmed that it will launch the project at some point in 2017.
During a celebration for the franchise’s 25th-anniversary celebration event in Tokyo, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka revealed that the game will launch in 2017, according to Gematsu. Unfortunately, no further details on the project are made available at this time, except for the estimated date of release.
Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game franchise created and owned by Sega that focused on a series of speed-based platform games and helped transform Sega into a leading video game company during the 16-bit era in the early to mid-1990s.
Further details about the new game will be unveiled at the upcoming SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Party, which will be held on July 22 in San Diego, California. In addition, Iizuka also confirmed that the San Diego event will be live-streamed on Twitch.
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Sonic Team hopes that the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog game will make a good hit in the market. The company has seen trouble recently due to the financial losses incurred from their Dreamcast console. Sega also admitted the frustrations the gamers had in some of its recent gaming projects.
The company is currently on work to restore the confidence consumers had in the brand back in the 90’s. Sega believes that it can restore consumer confidence by delivering high-quality video games.
While the new Sonic game won’t make it until next year, 3DS owners are getting a new installment in the Sonic Boom series, which Sonic is also speeding up towards LEGO Dimensions for its second season.
The Sega’s new Sonic the Hedgehog game will be released in 2017 for unspecified platforms.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sega are a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher that developed and manufactured numerous home video game consoles. The company is known for selling multi-million selling game franchises, which include Sonic the Hedgehog, Virtual Fighter, Phantasy Star, Yakuza, and Total War.
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