Sonic 2022 Aiming to 'Lay the Foundations' For Future Games Like Sonic Adventure Did, According to Sonic Team

Sonic 2022 Aiming to 'Lay the Foundations' For Future Games Like Sonic Adventure Did, According to Sonic Team

Richard Walker

Teased last month, Sonic Team is currently working on an entirely new Sonic the Hedgehog game due to release in 2022, which it's hoped will spark a template for future Sonic titles, according to Producer Takashi Iizuka - in much the same way 1999's Sonic Adventure heralded the arrival of full 3D Sonic games.

“The new title in development is progressing towards a 2022 release, so I can’t really call it an Anniversary title,” Iizuka told Sonic Stadium. “However, Sonic Adventure laid the foundation for 20 years of Sonic titles after its release, so in the same way I really hope that this new title releasing in 2022 lays the foundation for the following future Sonic titles – that is the idea behind the challenge for the team."

While next year's new Sonic the Hedgehog project is right in the middle of development, Iizuka stopped short of revealing any details on the game, including what that mysterious glyph at the end of the teaser trailer means. Iizuka does promise something “new and challenging," however.

“"ince this title is still mid-development there is nothing I can speak to, but I did want to say that the development team has been spending their time to do something new and challenging," Iizuka commented. “Through a lot of trial and error the team is looking to present to everyone a new Sonic game, and I hope your warm support of their work can motivate them to really deliver against that challenge.”

Sonic 2022 has yet to be given a proper title, so it's early days yet. Expect to see it sometime next year for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, with Sonic Colors Ultimate coming on 7th September to keep you occupied until then. You can also look forward to a Sonic Origins Collection in 2022.

  • It was Mario Olympics 2020 that brought me to the world of Sonic and his friends; found Sonic Boom on YouTube and I enjoyed it immensely. I am going to keep an eye of this game.
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