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Surprise! You thought that Sonic Mania was SEGA’s only major Sonic the Hedgehog announcement tonight? Think again! While Sonic Mania is coming out Spring of 2017, Sonic Team has been working on their own title targeting a Holiday 2017 release. Although SEGA didn’t give us much info about the game, they did give us a short teaser trailer for the title – as well as the assurance that it’s not just a sequel, and “an entirely new experience”.

Although the game apparently is it’s own experience and not a sequel to any specific Sonic title, it’s easy to see more than a few similarities to Sonic Generations in the above trailer. We didn’t get much information on the actual gameplay, but based off of the inclusion of both Classic and Modern Sonic – as well as Dreamcast-era Sonic in concept art directly after the trailer – it seems like the idea of multiple Sonic’s with different playstyles might return.

Another interesting tidbit of information included in the trailer is the fact that the title will be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC… and the Nintendo NX. We still have no idea what the NX is, but Project Sonic 2017 will release on the platform next year.

Quick Take

Like I said in the article, tonight’s trailer didn’t give us much to go on. We’ve got no clue what the gameplay will be like, all we DO know is that it’s a 3D Sonic title releasing Holiday of next year. Oh, and it’ll be on the NX – whatever that ends up being – along with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC releases. Since Sonic Team has been working on the title for a long time, my guess is we’ll start learning more about the title whenever Nintendo decides to start revealing more information about the NX. The game should be far enough in development to share some information soon.

James Galizio

Staff Writer

I'm a writer for TechRaptor, and an aspiring indie dev; technology and games in particular have been my passion my whole life, and to contribute to the industry has been my dream. If I'm not writing or working on other work, you can almost always find me playing some sort of game!

  • BurntToShreds

    It would’ve been nice for the announcement of this new Sonic game to not have been completely overshadowed by the fact that they were legally obligated to include the fact that it will launch on a console that we know absolutely nothing about.

    Nintendo needs to stop being so damned secretive about this system. It releases in less than a year now.

  • Kev Lew

    Agreed, people needs hands-on, suit down and live stream the hell out of both the users and whatever killer-app they are using to help sell it. No games line-up no point. Pokemon Go is a massive but temporary (due to shallow gameplay) boost unless they expand on its featured heavily, they need to get the NX and a respectable games line up out in front of the audience in the next few months or people won’t bother to put money or attention aside for when it launches.

  • Kev Lew

    It took almost 2 years for the WiiU to hit my buy-in-value point (6-8 games that I wanted), and since then I have bought only 3 more and winced at the cost of each one (specialist/low demand product, higher software prices). The NX better have something killer about it or I don’t see myself touching it at all.

  • Kev Lew

    I am a PC gamer, consoles are plug and play sofa and co-op indulgences. At this point it takes 30 seconds to synch my dust covered xbox360 pad to my pc for player 2 and HDMI my PC into the TV. All consoles need to get with the programme or permanently end up as the poor/lazy/locked-down PCs they have uses but as time goes on they are bringing in a lot of use restrictions on top of introducing some traditionally PC centric downsides (software updates, constant patches, buggy launches, subscriptions, hackers)

  • Kev Lew

    one great looking new sonic and this interesting trailer, this makes me happy. 🙂

  • Kev Lew

    soz rant.

  • PC has local co-op games too.