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Sonic next-gen title coming in 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U – report

Saturday, 1st February 2014 17:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A new Sonic title is in the works for PS4, Xbox One and Wii U according to a sign on display at the Jazwares booth during last week’s Nuremberg Toy Fair.

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Spotted by Spindash, and re-posted on Sonic Stadium, this would be the fourth Sonic title SEGA has in the works.

Last year, the firm announced it had three exclusive Sonic titles coming to Nintendo platforms – so either this is indeed a fourth title or the deal changed regarding title number three. We’re going with the former.

Sonic: Lost World was released exclusively on Nintendo platforms in 2013 as was Mario & Sonic at Sochi.

The unannounced Nintendo exclusive is slated for release this year, while the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U title mentioned at the fair has a 2015 release date noted.

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  1. johnapocalypse

    Can’t wait to see what a Sonic game looks like on PS4 and Xbone. Sonic Generations was one of the best looking games from the 7th Generation

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    Not to mention one or the best playing.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    3DS exclusive likely, no business to be made on Wii U more than the agreed deal.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. stockops3

    YESSSS! I love Sonic games! Cant wait to see how it looks on PS4!!!

    #4 5 months ago
  5. schrodinger_cat

    Do this in 2.5D with REAL Sonic physics (it needs to feel like on Sega Genesis), good level design, bosses, challenging level of difficulty and crystal clear 60FPS
    NO ugly cutscenes, NO million stupid characters, NO cheesy voice over, keep it simple
    That’s all, Sega, just do it already, Sonic can be huge like Mario

    #5 5 months ago
  6. The_Red

    I’d wager that this is NOT the 4th Sonic game but actually the 3rd one that has gone multiplatform after the abysmal sales of both Wii U and its exclusive Sonic Lost World.

    #6 5 months ago
  7. tracyis300

    The best Sonic game i played was ‘Sonic Rush, on the DS. It was like Sonic 3 with some tweaks. Why did they stop making that style of gameplay?

    #7 5 months ago
  8. TheWulf

    @The_Red

    Yep. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it lands on the PC, too, considering that the largest sales of Sonic Generations were in Europe (where there seems to be an imbalance in favour of PC gamers versus the rest of the world). In fact, it outsold the American version by 30 per cent.

    Add to that SEGA All-Stars Racing: Transformed, which sold so much better on the PC than other platforms that they just didn’t bother creating the DLC for other platforms. (No, really, look at the Wikipedia article for it. The DLC for the PC version outnumbers the other platforms.)

    So there’s a lot of evidence where they’ll make money.

    I’ve often said that I think that the reason for this is because there’s an imbalance of retro gamers who’re also European PC owners. When the old consoles disappeared, the PC pretty much became the bastion of those old games. You can plug a PC up to a TV and play the entire history of video games on it, almost. (Barring a couple of the latest generations of consoles, but that’ll change in due time.)

    It’s up to SEGA to be financially wise, of course, and to realise this. Unfortunately, ever since the Dreamcast, one thing I don’t have a lot of faith in is SEGA being financially wise.

    I can see where they’d make the most money with this.

    The question is: Can SEGA? Time will tell.

    #8 5 months ago
  9. NocturnalB

    Sonic Racing All-Stars 3 please!!

    #9 5 months ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/04/sonic-multiplatform-2015-game-listing-incorrect-says-sega/

    #10 5 months ago