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

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

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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