An upcoming game installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series under the production title Project Sonic 2017 is set to be released during the holidays of 2017. The game will be developed by Sonic Team and was first mentioned at the Tokyo Joypolis Sonic 25th party on 25 June 2016. At the end of the Sonic 25th anniversary party on 22 July 2016, they released the first teaser. The game will mark the return of the collaboration between both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic since the twentieth anniversary game Sonic Generations. Despite initial popular belief though, this title is not a sequel to previous games.
The International Business Times praised Sega's approach of announcing and releasing the duo of Project Sonic and Sonic Mania in the same year, stating that catering to the new fans with Project while catering to the old-school fans with Mania could help repair the series's poor reputation with more recent releases, and in turn lead to a "Sonic renaissance".
- This is one of the first games to be announced for the Nintendo Switch, as well as the second third-party title announced for the system.
- ↑ Iizuka Confirms Sonic 25th San Diego Party Livestream + “New Sonic Project” Info, & Fire & Ice/M&S Being Only 2016 Titles. TSSZ News (23 July 2016). Retrieved on 23 July 2016.
- ↑ Sonic Project 2017 Announced!. The Sonic Stadium (23 July 2016). Retrieved on 23 July 2016.
- ↑ Skipper, Ben (July 25, 2016). Sega announces retro Sonic Mania and post-apocalyptic Project Sonic for 2017. International Business Times. IBT Media. Retrieved on September 17, 2016.