SEGA and the Sonic Team have announced that Project Sonic will hit the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4), Microsoft Xbox One, PC and Nintendo NX in 2017.
During the Comic-Con event in San Diego, SEGA celebrated the 25th anniversary of Sonic. SEGA announced that two new Sonic games will make their way to shelves in 2017. The first title is called Sonic Mania, although the name of the other title remains unknown. However, the untitled game was referred to as "Project Sonic."
SEGA also revealed the first teaser of Project Sonic, which seems to share several aspects with Sonic Generations.
Sonic Mania has classic gameplay, and it re-imagines various Acts and Zones from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic The Hedgehog 3, Sonic CD and Knuckles. The game will also bring new Zones as well as bosses.
"Sonic Mania was born out of our fans' love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games," said Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team. "This type of collaboration is a first for SEGA and we hope everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this title."
Iizuka said that the game developer will reveal more details about Sonic Mania later in 2016.
The teaser video of "Project Sonic" suggests that the untitled game will include two versions of Sonic: a chubby-looking Sonic that is very similar to the original character and a modern incarnation that is shorter.
The teaser shows that the world has been destroyed by robots, and Sonic is sprinting from the ruins. The video says, "join the resistance" in "holiday 2017" but an exact release date for the game remains unknown. The trailer does not offer any other details about the upcoming game.
During the event, SEGA revealed that Sonic Dash, an endless runner mobile video game, has been downloaded more than 200 million times.
SEGA also confirmed the second season of Sonic Boom, an animated TV series being aired in more than 100 countries. Guests at the Comic-Con had a chance to get a sneak peek of the action and comedy series.
Aside from this project, Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, a video game for the Nintendo 3DS, will launch on Sept. 27 in the United States and on Sept. 30 in Europe.
Nintendo is said to have plans of launching its next gaming console, the Nintendo NX, in 2017. It remains to be seen if the upcoming Sonic titles are launched along the next-gen console.
Check out the teaser video of "Project Sonic" below.