Like every year, this past week marked the "Summer of Sonic". And Sega released a bunch of new info for the fans. Mostly regarding the long-rumored next Sonic game.
That's some perfectly timed news for me, since I've been getting back into "the blue blur" and finally playing through Sonic 4. (I plan to finally do Sonic Lost Worlds soon-ysh.)
First up, there's a new teaser regarding Sonic joining the nerd-dream game LEGO Dimensions:
This is actually pretty nice! But like Amiibos and Disney Infinite, I might just be getting the "toy set" and not care about the game-side of the whole thing. Haha :P
Next up, Sega finally revealed one of their upcoming games... Sonic Mania! I dunno why but I immediately think Mickey Mania, with a title like this.
Wow! I wasn't expecting THIS! As someone who actually enjoys Sonic 4 (for all its issues..) this actually looks like the proper Sonic 4 those episodic games should have been like! I love it! Even though it's basically just a huge official Sonic fangame!
And next up, the proper next new Sonic installment following Sonic Generations and Sonic Lost Worlds, a yet unnamed new game:
This certainly seems to confirm the rumors of a Sonic Generation 2! Rumors also say Sonic Boom's Sonic might be a part of this (people love the TV show, but the game was abysmal..). The plot might revolve around time travel, Sonic CD-style, apparently. I don't like the more serious tone though, why does the Sonic Team feel like trying a darker tone every 2-3 Sonic games?! It never works out!!
And that's funny, this is probably the first time I officially saw "NX" mentioned in a game trailer! So I guess that confirms the name of Nintendo's new console, heh?
It looks like Sega totally missed the actual Sonic’s 25th Anniversary, the only game we have this year is another portable Sonic Boom game... but 2017's shaping up like Sonic's big year!