Sonic The Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary Party on Friday was no teary-eyed lament of by-gone glories, it actually turned out to be pretty significant for the future of everyone’s favourite blue hog.
Sega announced not one, but two new Sonic games for current-generation consoles.
Most of the excitement appears to be focused around Project Sonic 2017, a brand new title for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and… wait for it… Nintendo NX.
The trailer portrayed a new adventure, set for release by the end of next year, in which both the modern day Sonic and the classic character of yesteryear will work together.
From the Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations creators, the trailer encourages gamers to Join The Resistance against a giant destructive Dr Eggman, who appears to have has laid waste to at least one city.
Speculation since the launch of the trailer has suggested this game could be Sonic Generations 2? Check it out for yourself below.
Next up is Sonic Mania, a brand new 2D, 16-bit styled adventure, where he’ll be joined by his old pals Tails and Knuckles.
The 25th Anniversary game will reimagine the classics, add brand new zones and even introduce an all-new Drop Dash move, that makes it possible to speed away in either direction as soon as you land a jump.
The trailer calls it “the ultimate celebration of past and future” and it’ll be available in Spring 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Which Sonic game looks more likely to rekindle your love for the iconic Sega star? Share your thoughts in the comments below.