Sega has revealed that a new title in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is in development for release in 2017.
The news was confirmed by Sonic Team executive Takashi Iizuka during a 25th anniversary event in Tokyo, according to Gematsu.
It was also revealed that more information on the mysterious new game will be shown at San Diego Comic Con next month, all of which will be livestreamed online.
“We at Sonic Team are developing a completely new game,” Iizuka 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.”
The last major title in the franchise was Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric for Nintendo Wii U. It was a critical and commercial failure for Sega, with many fans slating the game for its mediocre gameplay and performance issues.
Sonic Boom was part of a three game exclusivity deal with Nintendo, which included Sonic Boom, Sonic: Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games: Sochi 2014.
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