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According to the chaps over at Sonic Stadium, Sega will reveal its plans for a new Sonic the Hedgehog game next month.

A source close to Sega has dropped a few tasty hints to get chins wagging. The title apparently hasn't been decided yet, but the game will be coming to Wii U, PS3, 360, 3DS, PS Vita, PC and "next gen consoles" - which we assume means the next Xbox and PlayStation systems.

The game will fuse 3D and 2D sections, and will allow you to play as different characters, each with their own unique skills. The 3DS version will offer a slightly different experience, and is said to follow the same format as the DS Sonic Rush titles.

Sega's finest coders are working on the game according to the source, and it is expected to see release towards the end of the year - September time, to be exact.

Of course, when you're dealing with anonymous sources you have to take such information with a pinch of salt. Do you believe any of this? Or will you wait until you've seen something official before getting excited about Sonic's next adventure? Leave a comment to let us know.