At SXSX 2019, Sonic Team Takashi Iizuka announced that the next mainline Sonic the Hedgehog game is underway from the flagship Sonic Studio. Since then, we haven’t heard anything about the project. And after today’s Sonic Central stream, we know very little that the project is still under development. In today’s video, Iizuka says the team behind Sonic Generations and Sonic Force is still next. He confirmed that he was working on a mainline Sonic game and provided a small teaser video in the 2022 release window.
The Sonic Team has been working on several Puyo Puyo titles in recent years, but as you can imagine, most of the games the studio has developed since it was developed are Sonic the Hedgehog titles. Blue Blur’s latest game was Sonic Forces, launched in 2017. Although the game has undergone various improvements and has greatly helped fandom with its character creation capabilities, the title has received a warm welcome from critics and fans. Prior to that, the Sonic Team released the less popular Sonic Lost World on the Wii U and PC. But before that, the studio seems to have regained a foothold from the miserable Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and released a game popular with fans such as Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors, and Sonic Generations for three years. is. Sonic Colors is so popular that Sega will release an ultimate version of it later this year.
This confirmation is accompanied by a surge in other Sonic-centric announcements, including an in-game event at Two Point Hospital where staff costumes can be exchanged to celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary, and a mobile game event with titles such as Sonic Forces: Speed Battle. I will. Sonic Racing and already released games such as Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces and Team Sonic Racing will be available on PlayStation Now. Learn more about the newly announced Sonic Origins collection.
We don’t have any additional information about the next mainline game from the Sonic Team, but we hope you’ll find out more soon. The new Sonic Team game will be available in 2022. If you want to dig deeper into the rise and fall of the Sonic series, click here. If you want to know more about how the Sonic brand led the Nintendo console after Sega moved to a third-party developer, click here.