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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sonic for me went down hill since the n64 year come up.

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I have no faith in this. As I have no faith in Sega any longer.

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@imajinn: Faith or Hope?

Because Faith... I have none left.
But Hope? Hell I'll always hope.

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Sonic really needs a big comeback anytime soon. Let's hope Sega can recapture the magic instead of...another 2006.

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@ixilion: For all the flack that game gets it got one thing EXTREMELY right that was sadly disregarded with the rest.

Seriously, compare that version of Robotnik to EVERY other sonic game... It's arguably one of (if not THEE) only time he's ever been done correctly.

The original trailer for that sonic game is EXACTLY how a sonic game should be done

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What was the Harry Potter reference?

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@milk: It's right below the topic title. It's a reference to something from the third book.

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I want a full on reboot with a western writer. One that grew up when Robotnik was evil, instead of a bumbling imbecile called eggman.

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@skyhighgam3r: Just like the old comics.

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@Durack: Issues in the 200s are considered old?

Jesus "I" feel old.

I was thinking like the storyline in Issue #21 as far as the comics go hahaha.

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It's going to be a Doom-inspired FPS.

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@snugglebear: I'd play that.

I'd play that hard...

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@snugglebear: That made my day.

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Hopefully they go with classic sonic design due to it being an anniversary game... because then his chances of being fun to play are much greater

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New sonic game and tv series, Welcome to sonic world , this is blue hegehog who run too fast even with he big boobs and fight against her arch enemy dr.eggboobs, wait what BOOBS? that's how i see their announcement for now.

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if ur waiting for a new Sonic to make a comeback just go watch Sonic for Hire

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A new Sonic game? yay...........

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

Given Sonic's track record, I really, really doubt you are.

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@derceto: Whenever sonic sticks to the tried and true, he works, i.e. Generations and Colors. When they try to reinvent the wheel they screw him up.

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@Bread_or_Decide: Colors was reinventing the wheel...

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@Dark_Mits: Kind of shows you the sad state of sonic when Colors felt more like traditional sonic than most other sonic games.