New Sonic the Hedgehog game shown

Sega teases new series entry via Facebook video; due out on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011.

Sonic the Hedgehog's most recent console endeavor was Sonic Free Riders, 2010's poorly reviewed Kinect game. Now, Sega has revealed that the next stop for the blue speed demon will be a multiplatform game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Sega showed off a new Sonic game in a teaser trailer on Sonic's official Facebook page today. The trailer is just 50 seconds long and does not offer much in the way of details concerning the game.

However, the trailer does announce that the unnamed game will be released in 2011. Also, at the conclusion of the trailer, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network logos are shown.

As for what is shown in the trailer, the teaser spot shows Sonic zipping through a sparsely colored environment, complete with series familiar checkered hills and loops. Interestingly, at its conclusion, Sonic meets up with what appears to be a clone of himself. The only difference between the two characters is Sonic's eyes are green and the other's lack a hue.

For more on the latest Sonic title, check out GameSpot's review of Sonic Free Riders for the Kinect.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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128 comments
MamaLuigiBarrel
MamaLuigiBarrel

Lol, Gamespot doesn't get it! In fact, NOBODY here gets it! LMFAO

snake63
snake63

Some mascots refuse to die.

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

Meh. I was a huge Sonic fan back in the day, but I've been underwhelmed by all of his console games for almost 15 years now. Sonic 4 was decent, not great, and I actually quite liked the Sonic Rush games. For me, nothing touches Sonic 3 and Knuckles, it's just a shame the stupid gimmick continues to haunt re-releases like the mega collection, which didn't have them together. I suppose just from old school Sonic showing up in the trailer, we can infer there's at least some 2d platforming in it, which would be great news. Unfortunately, the past 10 years have been nothing if not an exercise in disappointment in every single 3D Sonic game, so I'm not getting my hopes up.

Rovelius
Rovelius

@inaka_rob Sonic 4 was average, not horrible. And you forgot (or deliberately omit) Sonic Colors, who was an amazing game. What's wrong with FF? Sure, XIII was a disappointment, but that's only one game. XII was freaking awesome. You can't say a franchise is dead with only one bad game. XIII Versus is already looking a whole lot better. And did you forget about the recently released Dissidia?

Rovelius
Rovelius

Hmm I'm curious to see how this will turn out.

Oni_Taedo
Oni_Taedo

Also, yeah, bring back the Chao dammit. With online Chao racing/karate (or take Chao karate, and make it into Chao MMA, because Chao St-Pierre would be FTW).

Oni_Taedo
Oni_Taedo

@inaka_rob Sonic 4 was amazing, and you sir, are an idiot. Play Sonic Colours, it was one of the best games of last year.

sonictb18gamer
sonictb18gamer

for the one who have not play sonic color go play it before you say sonic die off its really good I not just saying that cuz I am a fan boy and I never think that all the sonic games was bad sonic color was a great game and if they make this game close like it in a good way this will show sonic come back plus Sega been doing better listening to the fans :D

vega13mv
vega13mv

i know what that's about, sonic runs into his former self and gets asked "dude, wtf happened?"

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

I think its safe to say after (hold on... counting on my fingers..... wait! ran out of fingers) countless bad sonic games, I have given up on sonic. Sonic 4 was supposed to be sonics return in the DECENT game realm. it was horrible. Sonic and FF can rest easy knowing they are officially on my list of games should have died and stayed dead a decade ago.

nini200
nini200

Nice, they have the old school Sonic from Sonic 1 on the Right and the New School Sonic on the Left. Cool idea. I'll buy

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

Also, second to being able to choose sonic or tails, Chaos where the best little guys in the series. You should bring them back. I loved racing those and watching them develop. Or bring something similar. Having a virtual pet in a platformer is WIN.

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

I just recently got back into sonic after playing through Sonic Adventure on 360 when I bought it deal of the week. I then bought sonic unleashed. The day levels were really fun but the night levels were 20mins++... Please keep the levels short and beautiful. There is no reason a level in sonic should take 20 minutes.

TrueIori
TrueIori

Sonic name is beyond saving......

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

Time Paradox! *Universe explodes*

pszone
pszone

I think its sonic umitimete HD collection classic sonic on side other 3d sonic other. Aslo could be Sonic 4 Ep 2. There is no way sega going back to doing sonice riders or stupid sonic 3D because its doent work so i keeping my fingers cross for 2d sonic

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I don't even bother getting my hopes up for Sonic games anymore. As soon as Sega stopped making their own consoles, Sonic games were just never the same again. Correlation?

KoruKinshi
KoruKinshi

Wait, what about Sonic 4 episode 2?

blue-peregrine
blue-peregrine

I'm looking forward to play this 20th Anniversary Sonic game on my PS3. Try not to ruin this game like previous not-so-good Sonic games in the last few years, Sega.

EdwardoMario16
EdwardoMario16

It's Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic. Like a Sonic the Hedgehog version of Turtles Forever. Since this is only for PS360, Wii owners will be left out of the loop, unless Sega has something interesting planned for them, too. And by "interesting" I mean something crap like another M&S party/olympics game. If that were the case, I'd rather they get nothing at all for the sake of not ticking people off.

EdwardoMario16
EdwardoMario16

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Vengeful_Angel
Vengeful_Angel

I don't think I would call the second Sonic a clone. It could be like the recent Spider-Man games crossing dimensions.

Flint247
Flint247

I'm glad I have a 360. I don't want to miss this game. :D

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Sonic needs to have a great game this generation, The hedgehog hasn't done so well yet on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Spacerac
Spacerac

I personally love SA1-2-I remember long afternoons of Sonic vs Shadow multiplayer with my friends as a preteen. And when Battle came out with more multiplayer options, all bets were off. "Disappear!" Fast forward to 04, freshman year. Us same dudes were excited for Heroes. We still preferred SA2 multiplayer but to us Heroes was pretty good. I never really played Shadow the Hedgehog and never formed an opinion of what I did play. I never played Sonic 06 but I've been recently tempted to rent it. Only thing that stops me is all the bad things I've heard of it. Shame, I remember being excited for it my Senior year despite being broke, heading to college soon, and the fact that upgrading from PS2 woulda cost $599.99. I've had SAdvance 3, Sonic Rush 1-2 and I like all 3 but Rush Adventure is kinda easy. Easy is easy, doesn't mean bad, or by definition RCFuture Tools of Destruction and Psychonauts are bad games. I borrowed Sonic Unleashed PS2 from my sister; liked it ok, shoulda had less loading, less Werehog. I wouldn't have minded the Werehog so much if it was one act instead of tree each time, these sections were longer than the fun parts. And Eggmanland... just Eggmanland. One of the hardest levels of anything I've ever played in my life. cont below...

Spacerac
Spacerac

Now I just recently bought Unleashed for PS3. One of the aforementioned dudes said two years ago that he loves Sonic Unleashed on his 360. When I saw the demo for the umpteenth time but for both me and a friend's first time on an HDTV, we could just sit there mouth agape remembering how we thought Green Hill Zone was pretty. The guys and I, we all grew up with all Sonic's Genesis games. TLDR;No matter what bad side games Sonic has or the two bad main games (Shadow and 06), Sonic is still the Ultimate. Hell, the aforementioned Xbox dude's twin got "Shadow" printed under his last name on his letter jacket. Anybody that says that Modern Sonic sucks, always sucked, sucked anything is, to put it bluntly, talking out their ass, real talk. As a present day 21 year old who never got to own a Genesis or Dreamcast and who's closest thing to Sonic on a Sega is Sonic Jam on Sega Saturn, I cannot wait to get this new Sonic game.

MagicLink95
MagicLink95

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EJ902
EJ902 moderator moderator

I never really noticed how different sonic looks now until seeing that photo of the two together

burgeg
burgeg

Wow I just realised that even if they were to include every Sonic game including the spin offs nobody cares about, Sonic Colours was still the last Sonic game released. Damn Gamespot, you really do go at lengths to not admit the last Sonic game was good, don't you?

cameio
cameio

I love Sonic i love it that i even get slapped with most of it's under average games i still buy it!!! i want an awesome Sonic game please PLEASE T_T

burgeg
burgeg

Gamespot kinda fail for not knowing the other Sonic is the classic design of Sonic, but it's been so long since we've seen that design I can forgive them. Granted you would have expected such a high profile gaming profile to know this, but it's forgivable. What's not forgivable is mentioning the kinect games as Sonic's last outing. Shouldn't you mention the last platformer, not bad kinect game? Oh that's right. If you did that you would have to admit the last Sonic game was actually good(Sonic Colours).

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

.......Why did I spontaneously orgasm, cry, smile and contemplate my life by just seeing that image of classic and new Sonic side by side?

Supabul
Supabul

@LinkNintendo, your comment is worse than GS saying its a sonic clone LOL his Kid

Apocolypse_Cow
Apocolypse_Cow

Not a clone. The one on the right is the original design for Sonic. Come on, GameSpot, the 90s weren't that long ago...

t_wilson
t_wilson

The one on the right seems to be sonic's original character model.

Flint247
Flint247

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super600
super600

vader501st@ Most of the people that make fun of the sonic games haven't really tried most of the bad games and they base there opinions off of reviews which is usually not good to do because some sites may have something against the franchise.

Flint247
Flint247

@vader501st In my opinion, the good Sonic games after SA/SA2 were Sonic Heroes, the Advance series, the Rush series, Sonic Battle, Sonic Colors, and Sonic 4 Epi 1. But to each their own.

vader501st
vader501st

@super600 Do you seriously think that a single decent game can redeem an entire generation of failure? I'd rather one or two great games from Sonic per gen at most than this spam of crap games we are getting.(Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 would like to have a word with you.) Also, PS3 and 360 haven't seen a decent (original) Sonic game since..oh, wait. They haven't.

super600
super600

vader501st@ Hasve you at least tried Colours before saying that?

vader501st
vader501st

I've had enough of Sega BS with Sonic. The series has since last gen become a failfest. Sad, yes, but a fact nonetheless.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

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LinkNintendo
LinkNintendo

Are the guys on gameSpot blind? I mean, what is that comment on both sonic's are allike? Isn't it clear enough that one of them is a children? O_o ( Wich leads me to a unpleasent thought.... son?)