The last instalment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series to hit retail was Sonic Generations in late 2011. The game went on to sell over 2.5 million units so it should come as no surprise that Sega is reportedly working on a follow-up.
Sources close to Sega have informed The Sonic Stadium that the publisher plans to unveil a new game in the series next month, which is currently in development for Wii U, 3DS, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PC, as well as ‘next-gen’ consoles.
This new Sonic title is expected to be released this autumn and will reportedly feature 3D and 2D platforming gameplay similar to that seen in Sonic Generations. There will be around twenty stages in total, and each one will have multiple routes through them which lead to different exits.
Also of interest in that you’ll be able to unlock and play as characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, some of which can be used to access hard-to-reach areas in certain stages.
All versions of the game will be identical in terms of content, apart from the 3DS version which will be “similar in idea, but smaller in scope”.
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