Today, SEGA held a ‘Sonic Central’ stream: 13 minutes dedicated to all things Sonic.
We got a look at a variety of new Sonic-related projects and cross-overs, but the most interesting news from the stream was information about three new Sonic games currently in development.
The first of these is Sonic Colors Ultimate, a remake of the 2010 Wii and DS game. It’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC – and we don’t have to wait too long; it’ll be available from 7th September.
Second is Sonic Origins. Set to release in 2022, this is a collection of Sonic’s earliest games, complete with added content and new features. It’ll include Sonic 1, 2, 3, Sonic and Knuckles and Sonic CD. More information – including, presumably, a firm release date – will be coming later this year.
Finally, we got the tiniest glimpse of a new game from Team Sonic, coming to consoles in 2022. We have no title or any further information; literally a few-second teaser which can be seen at the end of the stream. Still, it’s enough to pique our interest. Despite the last few Sonic games being disappointing (Mania notwithstanding), we remain forever hopeful for a genuinely good, modern Sonic.
Along with news of the games, the Sonic Central stream revealed some interesting other projects, which we’ve summarised below:
- A virtual symphony is being streamed free on 23rd June, where a full symphony orchestra will reimagine classic Sonic tracks from the last 30 years
- You’ll be able to dress your character in a Sonic bodysuit in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game
- Two Point Hospital is getting Sonic items on 30th July. Add Sonic decorations to your hospital, and dress your staff as Sonic characters
- Sonic The Fighters will be playable in the arcades of Lost Judgement
- A two-part animation called Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps will be coming this summer to celebrate the release of Sonic Colors Ultimate
- Sonic Mania, Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Forces are coming to PS Now and Luna
- A range of new Sonic merch will soon be available, including books, figurines, jewellery and a collectible coin
You can watch the full Sonic Central stream below: