New Sonic Game Teased With Harry Potter Reference

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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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