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Sega Moves To Quash Sonic Rumours, PS4 & Xbox One News Was "Incorrect"

Posted by Damien McFerran

“Sega is yet to announce details of upcoming console video games"

A short while ago, we ran a story about Sonic's next console adventure, and how it appeared to be destined for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2015. A sign displayed by US toymaker Jazwares at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair suggested that the next Sonic outing would be hitting the Wii U as well as its two rivals — which rather flies in the face of Sega's previous statement that the next instalment in the popular franchise would be exclusive to Nintendo hardware.

It would seem that Jazwares has put its foot in it, as Sega has confirmed to Eurogamer that the news is false:

Sega is yet to announce details of upcoming console video games for Sonic the Hedgehog or further details regarding the new Sonic CG TV series. The recent information coming out of Nuremburg Toy Fair was incorrect.

Of course, saying the rumour is "incorrect" doesn't tell the whole story — why did Jazware decide to print the notice if it hadn't been told something semi-official? Could we still see the blue blur on Sony and Microsoft's consoles in 2015? What does this mean for the mystery third Nintendo-exclusive title? Share your own verdict on this news by posting a comment below.

[via vg247.com]

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DualWielding

#3

DualWielding said:

whatever happens in 2015 I think the planned third Nintendo exclusive that was supposed to come out this year is not happening...... SEGA and Nintendo probably got dissapointed with the sales of Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the olympics

Lance168

#4

Lance168 said:

Hopefully a GOOD Sonic game. If not Nintendo and SEGA's partnership was USELESS.

Emblem

#7

Emblem said:

They didn't confirm or deny anything, they pretty much said stfu and wait for offical information.

Its safe to assume they are working on the Wii U exclusive (Its contract bound), and also either a multi-plat Sonic Racing sequel or multi-plat movie or series tie in game (or both).

DamoAdmin

#10

Damo said:

@rjejr Sounds to me like a non-story, TBH. Ubisoft has already stated that the trademark withdrawal was bogus.

Yasume

#13

Yasume said:

I'm sure they are aware that making it a Wii U exclusive wont do them any good.

MuchoMochi

#14

MuchoMochi said:

@Yasume Well they are contractually obligated to make it exclusive. Doesn't really matter anyway since almost every 3D Sonic game after Adventure 2 Battle has had negative reception and relatively poor sales. Sega themselves said Sonic sells best on Nintendo. The Wii U's install base is what is hurting sales right now, and Sonic isn't going to sell those systems, especially with unjustified negative reviews for Lost World.

audiobrainiac

#15

audiobrainiac said:

I LOVE Sonic Lost World. Hopefully the next game is as good if not better. And they better stick to contract if they know whats good for 'em ;)

rjejr

#18

rjejr said:

@Damo - Yeah I figured it was a non-story, but it was getting a lot of coverage on google when I typed in "Watch_dogs Ubisoft". Guess I have it in for Ubi since the "weeks-before-release" Rayman delay. I really don't care that it went multiplat, they're independent, they can make games wherever they want. Timing was bad though. Sill haven't played it. not a protest, just other stuff to play now. Maybe they need another protest. ;-)

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-12-michel-ancel-and-rayman-dev-team-appear-in-protest-at-ubisofts-decision-to-delay-rayman-legends

Rafie

#21

Rafie said:

Figures as much. Seeing as Sega still has a 3rd game they owe Nintendo within their deal. If it were Sonic Adventures 3 and exclusive to Wii U, that would tremendously cause a backlash bigger than Bayonetta 2 has ever seen. At the same time, Nintendo would have a killer exclusive on their hands that would be the envy of all anticipated games to make another appearance.

readyletsgo

#22

readyletsgo said:

Still waiting on my copies of lost world and generations for the 3ds and racing transformed from Amazon, so yeah, sonic sells well on Nintendo systems :)

On the next sonic game, I think it will be a timed exclusive for the WiiU/3ds for a year then onto the other systems, just like resident evil revelations turned out to be.

SuperMalleo

#23

SuperMalleo said:

The latest Sonic games haven't garnered the same critical acclaim as Sonic the Hedgehog 2. To me, the 3D Sonic games are dead.

OdnetninAges

#24

OdnetninAges said:

I still think it's happening. It's 2015, and the 3-game partnership should be over by then, perfect time to make a multi-platform game for all three consoles.

There might also be a new Vita and/or 3DS Sonic game soon, too.

Capt_N

#25

Capt_N said:

@readyletsgo: "On the next sonic game, I think it will be a timed exclusive for the WiiU/3ds for a year then onto the other systems" Yeah, that will probably be how it goes, or at least very similar.

Great_Gonzalez

#27

Great_Gonzalez said:

Did they even say the 3rd game is a sonic game???

I'm not sure they did?

I'm convinced the third exclusive will be Skies of Arcadia HD :D after all the GC got it exclusively when the DC went under.

This could happen... right??? Please oh lord!

unrandomsam

#28

unrandomsam said:

@Kawaii_Neko Sonic 2 is the worst classic one (Out of 1 / 3 & Knuckles / CD). The changes to the physics from first are for the worst. The level design is not very good. Its too easy and not much fun to play. (Special Stages are good).

Sanasalin

#29

Sanasalin said:

either that or the three exclusive nintendo games were sonic lost world wii u, lost world 3ds, and mario and sonic at the olympics

FJOJR

#30

FJOJR said:

The Sony & Microsoft crowd aren't really Sonic fans. Especially after the Sonic 06 debacle.

Chabbox

#32

Chabbox said:

SOOOOOOOOOOOOONIC
ADVENNNNTTTUUUURE
THREEEEEEEEEEEEE

Pwease SEGA. Insta preorder.

SockoMario

#33

SockoMario said:

Sonic is an underrated franchise, and I can see why. SEGA is really struggling to make proper 3D Sonic game. They need to make game that is based off Sonic's gameplay from SA1. In other words, here comes the sequel fanboys!

Sequel fanboy = Someone who begs for sequels constantly and won't shut up about them.

AMPD96

#34

AMPD96 said:

I always thought that Nintendo and Sega's exclusive deal was his reappearance in Super Smash Bros

LuckyTJ

#35

LuckyTJ said:

I would like a remake of Shadow the Hedgehog for Wii U and 3ds. That game was really awesome!

MadAdam81

#36

MadAdam81 said:

@Damo which I think makes it big news - someone successfully made a bogus claim to get Watch Dogs trademark cancelled, and now Ubi are desperately trying to get it reinstated.

MadAdam81

#37

MadAdam81 said:

@unrandomsam personally, I liked Sonic 2 the most, as it had more improvements than any other classic Sonic, I liked the level design and loved the special stages.

Knuckles

#38

Knuckles said:

Its not a secret that 3D Sonic games usually disappoint, but if SEGA would actually try to make 2D Sonic, the games might sell better.

And I am actually for the idea of Nintendo & SEGA partnering up, together they could make an good, offical Sonic Adventure 3, shut up all of the fans, ending the SA3 rumors.

Of course SA4 would start up....

element187

#39

element187 said:

@SockoMario if Sega wants a killer 3D Sega game,they will need to contract the masters at 3D platformers.... I'm sure Nintendo would allow EAD Tokyo to assist...... For a small fee, and/or permanent exclusive rights.

PaperLucario

#40

PaperLucario said:

A bit of a bummer, would've convinced me to buy a PS4 if only it was true.
That poster at the toy fair felt fake to me anyways.

B3ND3R

#42

B3ND3R said:

@Great_Gonzalez You and I both share the dream of soaring the skies in glorious HD my friend :D I have my fingers crossed!! Heck, a 3DS version of it would be cool too!

MAN1AC

#44

MAN1AC said:

I'm so confused @_@.
I just hope they'll be able to release a GOOD sonic game again.

Kolzig

#45

Kolzig said:

I'm just sad that the Sonic Lost World game seems so disappointing. Tried out the demos and I just really hate that they still prefer to use so much the homing attack mode in most levels.

WitchSugoi

#46

WitchSugoi said:

There'll obviously be a XB1/PS4 game in the future but since Sonic games usually don't do as well with those crowds, I'd be surprised if weren't on the Wii U as well.

TheSonicdude97

#47

TheSonicdude97 said:

I'm hoping for Sonic Adventure 3 like many others. I still need a Wii U though if I'm gonna play these games. I like the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World but I tried the demo for the Wii U version and it feels much more awesome, though I hope they go back to the Modern Sonic (Generations) style gameplay or even a modernized Sonic Adventure 1 style for future games. All in all, keep on giving us the awesome Sonic games we always love~ :D

Cru4l

#48

Cru4l said:

I just love Sonic series so all of them is a must have for me. I hope that it´s gonna be an exclusive one on the Wii U or 3DS as it should be Sonic´s home nowadays.

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