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Sonic the Hedgehog: new game releasing November on current, next-gen formats – rumour

Wednesday, 1st May 2013 10:36 GMT By Dave Cook

Sonic the Hedgehog is making a return this year it seems, according to a leak by a known Sonic tiptser. The 3D game is currently codenamed ‘Sonic Excursion’ and will release in November for current and next-gen formats.

NeoGAF cited a source called Wentos on SegaBits who has supposedly leaked accurate information on every Sonic game since Unleashed. While the person has a long track record, please do treat the below as rumour for now.

The source stated that the game will launch in November for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, 3DS and PlayStation 4.

Interestingly, the source adds that the game is also coming out on “Xbox Infinite”. Could this be the name of Microsoft’s new rig after all?

Wentos said, “This past weekend I was able to watch a couple of demonstrations on Sonic Team’s upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog game, currently titled “Sonic Excursion.” In all they had two levels to show off which all four of the playable characters the story will focus on were able to play through.

“The first level is called “Shattered Heights” and is similar to the Sonic Generations incarnation of Speed Highway. Very New York themed. We were told the level was five minutes long, but they spent about fifteen minutes showing us parts of the stage’s design, focusing on the lighting and shadows and how lighting was one of the main focuses for this game’s design”.

Sonic Excursion apparently lets players control Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy, and Wentos allegedly saw a second stage called Lunar Caverns, and added that the 3DS version of the game will not be created by developer DIMPS as, “Sega has ended their relationship with them.”

Make of the above what you will and let us know what you think below.

Thanks Nintendo Life.

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11 Comments

  1. SplatteredHouse

    What. Does he hop on a bus for a day trip? ;) No. I reckon this will be Sonic Adventure 3!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hirmetrium

    They ended the DIMPS relationship? It’s like every stupid decision ever made has happened at SEGA. They revived Sonic for me with the Rush series, and I’m very sad to see them go. Typical arrogance from Sega (oh the last few games were fine we don’t need their help).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Pytox

    lol xbox infinite

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Metroid455

    oh for crying out loud SEGA ENOUGH FREAKING SONIC ALREADY!!
    I want YAKUZA 5 and Hatsune Miku please,
    why do they think all we want is sonic? seriously -_-

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lloytron

    Excursion? What, is he on a corporate team building away day?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. friendlydave

    @4 Can never have enough Sonic!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Metroid455

    @6 lol it’s not that I dislike sonic, it’s just that Sega has other frankly more deserving titles to bring over!!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. friendlydave

    True. I wouldn’t mind seeing some new games like;

    Sonic R x Daytona.
    Sonic Fighters vs Virtua Fighter
    Super Monkey Ball meets Sonic Colours
    Sonic Advneture set in the Phantasy Star Universe.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    @8 shame on you! How could you have already forgotten the teases about Sonic Taxi!! :o

    #9 2 years ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    And Jambo! Safari : Catch a Hedgehog Edition

    #10 2 years ago
  11. polygem

    tails is the boss!

    #11 2 years ago

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