New Sonic Game Teased With Harry Potter Reference

"We solemnly swear we're up to something good."


2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog series. Now, Sega has teased that, as was suggested earlier, a new Sonic "anniversary" game may be in the works.

An image posted to the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account uses a meme and a Harry Potter reference to tease that "game development [is] in progress." Check it out (via DualShockers):

Sega's Aaron Webber, who runs the at-times-wacky Sonic Twitter account, said in his own tweet that the blue squares in the image are "just for design." There is a hint "elsewhere," but Webber didn't say if this is in the image itself or somewhere else.

If Sega is planning to officially announce a new Sonic game, the reveal could happen at the company's 25th anniversary party in San Diego at Comic-Con this summer. As announced previously, attendees will get an "exclusive first look at the future of Sonic." However, whether this means a new game reveal or something else remains to be seen.

Speaking at a SXSW panel in March, a Sega representative wouldn't say if a new game would be announced at the event, but said fans should "totally come to this party," as Sega will make a "very special announcement."

Interestingly, Crush 40 lead singer Johnny Gioeli wrote on Facebook last year that Sega may be working on a Sonic "anniversary" game. Crush 40 is scheduled to perform at the 25th anniversary party.

Other big-name video game franchises celebrating anniversaries this year include Pokemon and Resident Evil, both of which have now been around for 20 years.

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