This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Sonic series and although SEGA has been dropping hints about a new game, the developer stopped short of confirming anything. However, Sonic Team head, Takashi Iizuka, has said in an interview with Famitsu that they’re working on a “completely new game.” According to a translation courtesy of Soahcity.com, Iizuka said:
We at Sonic Team – are developing a completely new game, as well as developing a full movie, actively done by Sony Pictures, and animation on Sonic Boom. We are also ready to improve sponsor ties. The most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games was developed. Our goal – add something new and overcome any potential hardships.
So there you have it – an official confirmation.
As for when we’ll get to see/hear more about the new game, we’re not sure yet but do keep your eyes peeled for Sonic‘s 25th birthday celebrations on July 22.