With SEGA’s iconic Sonic the Hedgehog celebrating his 25th Anniversary, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it does seem developer Sonic Team has some sort of surprise in store for the Blue Blur’s big milestone, as a new interview from Famitsu confirmed that we’ll be getting a new game to celebrate with this year.
In an interview from Famitsu (as translated by Soah City), Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka revealed that the studio is currently developing a new Sonic title in celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary, explaining:
“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 [were] developed. Our goal – add something new and overcome any potential hardships.”
SEGA has hinted previously at a new title coming for Sonic’s 25th anniversary this year, though this is the first official confirmation of the title – stay tuned for more information as news develops on what we can expect from the game to celebrate Sonic’s big 2-5.