Sega confirmed the news of a new Sonic the Hedgehog game due to launch in 2017 with Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka revealing as such during an anniversary celebration in Tokyo.
“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,” he said.
“The most important thing is not the fact that the series survived for 25 years, but how many games [were] developed. Our goal [is to] add something new and overcome any potential hardships.”
2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, and it has been speculated a new game in the series would be announced to mark the event.