Sonic the Hedgehog

It's pretty obvious that Sega is working on a new Sonic game — the company's mascot is a big draw capable of selling thousands of units. This year's offering is still under wraps, but details are continuing to leak onto the web.

According to a source cited on NeoGAF, the next Sonic game will be more akin to the 16-bit originals, with gameplay that involves Sonic and his sidekick, Tails.

The two characters will explore cityscapes and communicate with one another during the game. There will also be areas of each level which can only be accessed by a certain character. In addition to the heroic duo, Eggman, Knuckles, and Amy Rose will also make an appearance.

The game is apparently coming to the Wii U and 3DS, as well as the 360, PS3, PC and "next gen consoles" — which means PS4 and the next Xbox. According to the source, long-time Sonic collaborator Dimps will not be handling the 3DS version of the game.

Would you like to play a more traditional Sonic game, like the ones from the Genesis / Mega Drive era? How do these gameplay details sit with you personally? Let us know by posting a comment.