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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sega announces new 3D ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ game and ‘Sonic Colors: Ultimate’ remaster

Sega celebrated Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary Thursday with a Livestream that gifted fans with the announcement of not just one but two major upcoming video game releases. The Sonic Central Livestream, a first of its kind and basically like Sega’s version of a Nintendo Direct Mini, was a fever dream of hedgehog-related announcements both big and small.

One of the biggest reveals was a trailer (which you can watch above) announcing Sonic Colors: Ultimate, a remaster of the 2010 game originally released on Nintendo DS and Wii. The remaster is set to release Sep. 27 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (though presumably will also be available on the most recent console generation, the PS5 and Xbox Series X.)

But the fascinating news was, like the iconic hedgehog himself, was a bit more elusive. A cinematic teaser (which you can watch by clicking here or manually skipping to minute 11:50 of the full Sonic Central Livestream) announced its first new full-blown, original 3D game since 2017. The trailer shows Sonic doing his thing, running v fast and turning into a blue blur, with a pan out to a bird’s-eye view of the forest, revealing he’s made a mysterious symbol.

Details remain scarce, with not even a title to grasp onto. But the release date is set for 2022 on all the platforms, including the newest console generation.

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