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Sonic Team is working on a game that is not Sonic Boom

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With the announcement of Sonic Boom, the Sonic characters and universe were almost completely redesigned to fit in with the cartoon series that will be accompanying the game. The new look for the characters is from Big Red Button, a team that is working closely with the core Sonic Team to make sure the game fits within the standards of the Sonic series. A new piece of information has revealed that Sonic Team themselves are also working on a game that we could see more information on later this year.

The news was revealed in an interview with Takashi Iizuka, who spoke about the Zelda DLC that was designed for Sonic Lost World. Iizuka said he was pleased to be able to incorporate the music and feeling of The Legend of Zelda series into Sonic Lost World and that the team needed about three months in order to create the two DLC levels. These are available for free for anyone who already owns the game.

Now that the team has finished their work on the DLC, they’re moving on to their new project that will be revealed later this year. Since Sonic Boom is not being released in Japan, it’s likely this game will focus more on the traditions of the Sonic series, rather than multiple playable characters as the Sonic Boom reveal has shown.

What do you think of this information?

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  • buz

    Woooooooooo 1st comment!!!!! Sonic sucks hahaha

    • http://www.android.com HyperTallih

      Seems you’re new. You should play Sonic the hedgehog.

      • buz

        haha I probably played Sonic while you where in nappies, Sonic hasn’t been decent since the sega mega drive days. his games are pants man. really really bad.

  • Blue Hernandez

    I’m stoked! I hope it makes it to the Wii U.

    • Gabe Hoffman

      I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Sega has stated that they see Nintendo platforms as the best fit for Sonic’s audience

  • jjbredesen

    Could be interesting, i think Sonic boom looks really cool, but i am glad they are not moving completely away from the traditional Sonic.

  • SuperSpacesonic

    I thought this was just a rumour

  • Decker Shado

    Hm.. Sonic Team working on a game…

    …honestly, I’d want Phantasy Star 3DS. That’s just me though.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Make Sonic Adventure 3 or don’t make a new Sonic, please Sonic Team.

    • Noah

      Fan want it so bad. But because fans want it so bad and so passionately, SA3 might actually be a bad move on SEGA’s part if they were to make it. Fans have had so much time to imagine SA3 that they would go apecrazy if an actual SA3 didn’t meet their particular (and most likely very picky) standards and expectations.

      Everyone that wants SA3 has a different idea of what SA3 should be. It’d be impossible to please everyone. And if SEGA screwed up SA3 for fans, they would never forgive SEGA. Sonic’s reputation is still recovering from his dark ages, so it’d be too risky to try to make a game with SA3 as the title right now.

      After a couple more solid Sonic titles, SA3 may be possible

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        Choice 1: make SA3, 42% of fans are disappointed (but play the game anyway ’cause it’s SA3)
        Choice 2: make wtf Sonic game with werewolves, knights and WISPS (jkshdkggf) that 90% of fans will hate.

        I know that not reflect the reality (well maybe…) but come on, someday you’ll have to question yourself if your game don’t work as much as you expect, SEGA D:

        • Noah

          Choice 3: Make good Sonic games not called SA3. Pleases fans because it’s a good game and doesn’t shatter SA3 expectations.

  • Lil J Moore

    Nice

  • Ducked

    I remember back when Sonic games were good.

    • CydeFxt

      What it sounds like you’re saying is, you remember the days when Sonic was to your liking. I grew up with Sonic as well. I enjoyed a majority of the Sonic games up until after Adventure 2. I will agree i’m not crazy about what has been done with a lot of the the franchises games, but that doesn’t mean that the game isn’t good to a newer generation.

      • Ducked

        They all seem mediocre now. Sonic Adventure 2 was the last good Sonic game in my opinion. Sonic Heroes wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t near as good as the Adventure games. Sonic Unleashed was just bad, Sonic and The Secret Rings was just painful, Sonic and The Blacknight was mediocre, and Sonic Lost World was just another mediocre sonic game. Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors are the only two Sonic games since adventure series that I actually enjoyed.

        • CydeFxt

          I can’t disagree with you, lol believe me. I miss the days of “lock-on-technology” and i accept the fact that we’ll probably never see the game return to that style. I’m just glad to have experienced an amazing time of video games.

        • Lil J Moore

          I don’t get what people see in the Adventure series. I think Adventure 2 is one of the most overrated games up there with FFVII and somewhat OoT.

          • Ducked

            FFVII overrated? FFVII opened the world to 3D JRPG’s, and made the series popular in the west.

          • Lil J Moore

            I understand that. But for a game that revolutionized JRPG’s final fantasy 7 is not that good of a game. To me anyway

          • Ducked

            The game had a really good storyline, not mentioning how iconic Cloud and Sephiroth are. I admit the combat wasn’t astonishing.

          • greengecko007

            I found FF7’s story to be exactly like all the other Final Fantasy stories… a boggled mess. I thought the combat was fun, and the ability to make any character into exactly what you wanted without any class restrictions was a great feature.

        • greengecko007

          Sonic has always been mediocre. Even though he seems like a pretty cool character, he’s never been able to do anything better than Mario. I liked Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, but after replaying both of them recently, I see how they were just as bad. The only thing that really saves those games is the Pokemon-like gameplay of raising chao and having them compete.

          • Ducked

            The old Sonic games were not mediocre and shouldn’t be compared with Mario because there very different games.

          • greengecko007

            Both the original Sonic and Mario games are 2D platformers, so it seems perfectly logical to compare the two, especially since they were direct competitors.

          • Ducked

            There very different 2D platformers, it be like comparing Call of Duty and Battlefield, two very different shooters, or comparing Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, two very different JRPG’s.

          • greengecko007

            It’s absurd to say that you can’t compare things within the same genre, that’s why genres exist. There are obvious differences between all the games you listed, but despite this they are compared together quite often.

            It’s not unfair to compare Mario to Sonic in any way. Mario has always been the better quality game. The only thing Sonic ever had was levels that made use of going both right and left.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I remember when Mario games were good too. I sure miss the late 90s

      • CydeFxt

        Hold on, Mario Galaxy was pretty awesome

        • Lusunup

          I kinda agree with Magnus… I miss games like 64 ever 64 game was the best!

          • CydeFxt

            So you didn’t enjoy Galaxy either? I guess that means 3d world is out of the question?

          • Lusunup

            I loved 3d world! it’s better then Galaxy IMO.

      • Trevor

        Super Mario 3D World? NSMB? Both fantastic, I don’t remember a time when Mario wasn’t good.

        • Ducked

          Actually he has a point. 3D World is a fun game, and I liked the feature to play with your friends in a 3D Mario, but the game was not challenging. It didn’t get difficult until the seventh world, and still not near as difficult as previous Mario games. The boss fights were also very disappointing.

          New Super Bros U was only a Wii U launch title to help Nintendo sell Wii U’s, it was basically the same game as NSBWii except it was in HD. New Super Mario Bros 2 shouldn’t have been made. The older Mario games really are better than the newer ones.

          • Trevor

            I used to share your opinion on 3D World but you really haven’t played it enough. The game essentially just begins when you fight the final boss. Trying to 100% it is challenging, especially the last world. The replayability of it is also almost unheard of for a multi-player platfomer. It’s true what you say about NSMBU but that doesn’t mean it was not a great game. Both are the best platformers that Mario has been in, well, ever. They both pay homage to things that have made Mario great and if you really just hate the platforming aspect I’m sure they are working on a 3D adventure game as we speak [:

          • Ducked

            New Super Mario Bros U and Super Mario 3D World the best Mario games ever? What!

        • Fierce-Deity Link

          mario paint?

        • Arthur Jarret

          You never played Mario’s time machine?

        • Shane Michaels

          Oh, I see how it is round here. I complain that Sonic is still good, and it elicits mild murmuring, scattered applause, Trevor over here says Mario was always good, the whole place erupts?

      • NotCalledSteve

        you’re a funny guy. And your name kinda sounds like magnum, and magnums are delicious.

      • Ducked

        It all happened when Sunshine ripped off GTA III

        • Lil J Moore

          Wait Mario killed in Sunshine? What version did I miss?

        • NotCalledSteve

          hell yeah, I remember mowing down hookers with the F.L.U.D.D. Ah, good times.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Don’t forget using mushrooms. The game deserves an M rating with obvious drug use.

          • Shane Michaels

            And running from the police, nuking all those stupid blue guys, their stupidity.

      • Fierce-Deity Link

        i remember when your trolling amused me ;-)

        now it saddens me to see your trolling :-<

        • Arthur Jarret

          They see him trolling, they hating…

          • Fierce-Deity Link

            im not hating.. i am just giving constructive criticism ;p

      • Vinnie Nicotra

        It’s not that they aren’t good. They are just way to easy to beat.

    • gamesplayswill

      I mean, colours and unleashed weren’t… the worst ones out there.
      However they just don’t understand that 3d sonic games are taking away potential. I reckon if they tried to make another 2d sonic game without any stupid gimmicks and WITHOUT them stupid “friends” he has, it’d be a great game.

      • Lil J Moore

        Colors, Half of Unleash, Generations , and Lost World are good games.

        • greengecko007

          I can honestly say I did not enjoy Sonic Colors at all. Between the throw away levels in every world, repeated bosses, corny dialogue, and the general repetitiveness of the game, I can’t see how it has gotten so much praise.

          • Shota

            i really liked it. hated some levels, but the mechanics and the wisps where so awesome. music too!

          • The Clockwork Being

            Like it too. The Wisps were fun and the bosses were also fun.

        • MerryBlind .

          Exactly my thoughts. Except I haven’t got to play Colors yet.

      • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

        They tried that with Sonic 4 and it was a mess

    • SP-937-215

      Sonic 3 / Sonic and Knuckles. They will always be the best. Sega just needs to stop George Lucasing Sonic.

    • Shane Michaels

      You obviously never saw Sonic Colors or Generations, and obviously haven’t tried Lost World. If you have, you just need to get better at video games.

      • Ducked

        You honestly need to learn to respect other people’s opinion’s because it makes you look like a douche bag :)

        • Arthur Jarret

          I disrespect your opinion.
          *prances around* Look at me, lookatmeeeeeeee I’m a douche baggy! Wheeeeee!

          • Ducked

            LOL!

          • Arthur Jarret

            Yeah… don’t ask me where that came from.

    • andrewiiu

      *sigh* some people are still living in 2006

    • MerryBlind .

      Yeah me too! Generations, Colors, and Lost World were good indeed!

  • http://www.android.com HyperTallih

    Amazing!

  • BIG Franky

    will it make it to Wii U? doubt it…. hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

    • CydeFxt

      Hmm, i thought Sonic was gonna be exclusive to Wii U…..or was that just Lost World?

      • LevenThumps

        Sega had a 3 game exclusive deal with Nintendo for Sonic that included Sonic Lost World, Mario and Sonic at the 2014 Olympic Games, and the upcoming Sonic Boom.

        • CydeFxt

          Ah, that’s right…..the Sonic Olympics games…..=/

      • Saul Rivera

        Yeah if not mistaken…Sonic Boom will be US only and will not be released in Japan…over there the team is making another Sonic game which seems to be multi-platform

      • BIG Franky

        they had a 3 game exclusivity deal that will be fulfilled with the release of Sonic Boom…. that being said, I do know that the 2 Sonic game released on Wii U so far (Lost Worlds & Mario/Sonic Olympics) both sold very well…. they do move well on Nintendo platforms… I just think in the gaming industry its better to be a little fish in two massive ponds (PS4 & XB1) then the big fish in Nintendo’s little puddle.

        • CydeFxt

          It’s better for the industry that’s for sure

  • Logan Wayman

    Hopefully it’s my idea for a Sonic game: Sonic and the Elemental Guardians. I’ve thought of some new sources of power, the seven Elemental Emeralds, and seven new characters to guard these emeralds: Coldrush the Skua, a wise cryokinetic bounty hunter, Incinerator the Dragon, a tough-as-nails pyrokinetic badass who breaks the 4th wall and makes references to different franchises a whole lot, Electron the Toad, an electrokinetic mechanic who can use technology that can be seen in 400 million years in a parallel universe, Earthquake the Bull, a gutsy and proud-hearted earth wielder who’s never ready to give up, Nightshade the Deer, a florakinetic female deer who is just about a wiser guardian than Coldrush, Tsunami the Sea Otter, a cheerful happy aquakinetic girl who’s fun to be around, and Whirlwind the Falcon, a spiritual aerokinetic woman that can contact with the spirits of dead people. And there’s a new antagonist: the Dark Element (Spoiler Alert: it’s a revived Mephiles!), an evil soul who sends spawns of darkness to conquer all 7 planets in the Elemental Dimension, a new dimension of which all of Sonic’s friends and enemies get mysteriously teleported to during an intense battle.

    • TheRealTruthTeller

      Sounds like someone had a lot of time on his hands, bad fanfic is bad 2/10 would not read again

      • Logan Wayman

        It wasn’t meant to be a fanfic, pal.

        • NotCalledSteve

          I’m not your pal, mate.

          • Logan Wayman

            I wasn’t talking to you, I was talking to TheRealTruthKiller, buddy.

          • NotCalledSteve

            I’m not your buddy, friend

          • Blue Hernandez

            I’m not your friend, guy.

          • ETMew2348

            im not your guy…. DAMMIT

          • Shane Michaels

            I’m not your guy, gal.

        • Shota

          look at your own comment real good. bad fanfic

    • BIG Franky

      holy shit dude… that is absolute garbage. some serious bad fanfic there. get a life.

      • Logan Wayman

        Like I said to TheRealTruthKiller: it wasn’t meant to be a fanfic.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Certainly not meant to be a fanfic, it was just meant to be a bad fanfic. We gotcha.

  • juan

    I’m pretty sure it will hit the wii u. Sonic lost worlds sold great. And sega is happy with the sales. This game will prob be for all consoles unless nintendo does another exclusive deal.

  • Noah

    I thought this interview was confirmed as a fan speculation on a Japanese site that was mistranslated as an official statement?

    Either way, Sonic Team is of course working on another Sonic game. Iizuka had said in a Sonic Boom promo that Sonic Team would continue making games in parallel to BRB a few weeks back.

  • Dark-Link73

    Another Sonic game!?!? Don’t get me wrong, I love Sonic as much as the next person but, come on! That’s the problem when you have only one successful IP. The way SEGA is exploiting Sonic, they are going to end up doing a market overcrowding like Activision did with Guitar Hero.

  • anthony optimo

    A new Phantasy Star would be ideal.

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  • steveb944

    Thank goodness. I hope it’s for audiences over 12 unlike Boom

  • alex toschi

    This might be an unpopular opinion but I think Sonic is a very overrated series in gaming, and all in all isn’t that great.Too many of the games are polarizing and just not enjoyable experiences, I think Sonic needs a little break and the developers need to take more time to add ideas and make a great game. Maybe you could revive another lost IP Sega?

  • Carlos Webster

    Yup, it’s the SEGA equivalent of when Nintendo was working on NSMBU and NSMB2 at the same time.

  • thedeciderU

    sega should make a new beat ‘em up. you know you want it.

  • ~OMEGA~

    of course they are *sigh* sonic team you never learn do you?

  • Spencer Manigat

    They need to make a combination of Sonic Advance 2 and Lost World.

  • Greg Lanciotti

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Greg Lanciotti

      my god, sonic has been dead for 20 years. let him rest in peace

  • Max34x

    You guys know that this was only a rumor, right? Iizuka never actually said this in the interview…

  • Vriska Serket

    Havent 8een interested in a sonic game for a very long time. Generations looked cool at first, 8ut i was dissapointed in that. The last one I liked was rivals, which was on the PSP (man, the psp had some gr8 games)

  • Zetaneko

    I hope they go back to the Sonic Adventure/2/06 style, 06 was just rushed but they were one of the best imo, I hope they try that style over this new crap designed for 5 year olds again -_-

  • William Cole

    Sonic Adventure 3 Wii U & PS4 is a no brainer. Go back to adventure.

  • jrob23

    Sonic Boom looks decent. I never played the Sonic games as they always seemed too frenetic for me. I know Sonic Lost World did not appeal to me when I tried it. Seems like the team that is doing Boom has it figured out and this team here does not if going by Lost World