Next year is the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. So, what are the plans? For some time now, there's been a theory Sega could be reviving the Dreamcast title Sonic Adventure. Now, in the latest development, there's a rumour Sega Japan is preparing for a Sonic Adventure-themed music event, which is believed to be taking place at the end of this year.
This information was originally shared on the fansite The Super Sonic Zone, which recently received a tip claiming Eizo Sakamoto would be singing 'Open Your Heart' at this particular event. Attached to the email were two MP3 files featuring Sakamoto singing this song, which you can listen to on TSSZ.
In case you didn't know, Sakamoto is the same individual who performed the original version of 'Open Your Heart' when Sonic Adventure was first revealed. The fansite Sonic Stadium reportedly received the same two recordings and an extra one, that's also believed to be real.
In addition to this, the rumoured music event will allegedly feature themed artwork, including one Sonic pose from Sonic Adventure DX with updated computer graphics. When pressed for more information by Sonic Stadium, the tipster claimed musicians from all over the world were collaborating with Sega, including Johnny Gieli and Tee Lopes (who recently remixed 'Welcome to Station Square').
In April last year, Sega also rehired former Sonic Team artist Hiroshi Nishiyama – which apparently suggests all of these other recent developments might be for a big announcement, perhaps linked to a Sonic Adventure remake.
Would you like to see Sega revive Sonic Adventure for the blue blur's 30th anniversary? Leave a comment down below.
[source sonicstadium.org, via tssznews.com]
Sonic Adventure 1 remains my personal favorite Sonic game. I would love a remake!
Yay - Chao Garden on the go <3 would love to play this with modern graphics on my switch'es ;D
Just give me a new Chao Garden already
@PurinPuff I’m with you on this one. I was just thinking about this yesterday. I played this so much when I was a kid. I loved the music and the levels. I only hope that if this will be true that they remove Big the Cat and his levels. Or atleast the RNG part.
While a Sonic Adventure remake might be what we need to get the franchise back on track, I hope at some point Sega takes the time to make a physics-based 3.D. Sonic game.
I know that is a lot to ask for, especially from Sega.
Remake Sonic Adventure 1. Get it down pat. Figure out what makes 3D Sonic fun both in gameplay and story while being intuitive and largely bug-free.
Then, try again at "Modern Sonic," but with a whole lot more knowledge and experience this time.
one of my all time favourites, great news.
Remake of 1&2 with modern graphics would be pretty cool.
@PurinPuff Same. I know Sonic Adventure isn't everyone's favorite Sonic game but I always had a soft spot for that game. It might be nostalgia, it might be how I enjoyed playing a 3D Sonic game, but that game has always stood out to me. I just remember playing it on the Dreamcast back in 1999 before the PS2 or Gamecube came out and it was just an incredible "now this is next gen" experience for the time.
Please give us a re-mastered collection of one and two, would love to see a lion faced Chao in full HD.
At least the first one, I do not understand peoples love for the second one at all, found it awful.
Instead of a remaster, I think it really needs a reimagining. Sonic Adventure was great for its time but I think, to bring it up to 2020 game standards, they might have to do something a little different to avoid disappointing fans (again). Reworking the Knuckles sections comes to mind.
I got myself a Dreamcast and Sonic Adventure for Christmas one year... I don’t know how many times I opened it before the big day though, and played that opening level! 😂 it blew me away, no idea how it holds up today, but I loved it first time around.
A Sonic HD Collection of Sonic Adventure 1, 2, Heroes, Unleashed, Colors, Lost World, and Generations for Switch would be awesome.
Does anybody really feel like cranking up the Sonic hype cycle one more time? For me, Forces was it, that the last time. No more hype Sonic, see you in the reviews
Don't really think I want a Adventure game, really...
Sonic Adventure 2, yes. Adventure 1 no.
Whatever it is, it can't be as bad as the 15th anniversary one right ?
I’d be happier if this released as part of the Ages line up, add Daytona whilst you’re at it Sega
No remake, just Straight Port Sonic adventure 1 & 2, and Jet set Radio, and Chu Chu Rocket, Burning Rangers, and more, there's so many awesome Sega games from that around that era, and Nintendo and others. Just like with all the Remakes, HD updates, just port the old games straight or put them in a custom emulator wrapper. I just want to play them again. Bought all of the Sega ports on iOS and PS3, and would buy them all again. Chu Chu Rocket is an all time Favourite. And Jet Set Radio.
In my little collection of Sonic games, Sonic Adventure 2 is probably my favourite Sonic game but never played Sonic Adventure. I know of the story in the game but never played the game itself. So a remaster or remake would be welcome.
The Adventure games are overrated and aged poorly, they'd need a significant overhaul to be fun in this day and age. The Sonic levels are too simplistic and automated, and most of the other characters are too slow and don't really belong in a Sonic game. They'd need to reimagine the levels and gameplay from the ground up to the point where it wouldn't even feel like the same game to be good. Most likely a hard pass on this one.
If they remake it from the ground up. With a good camera and no glitches then it could be a great way to bring the 3d games back to quality. Although I rather see a good 3d game with classic sonic in the classic sonic stages (without the realstic humans) . And that you can also play as Tails and Knuckles this time.
Sonic Adventure 2 was my first Sonic game. I still load it up on my GameCube every so often.
I'm torn. As much as I would love an Adventure remake, I think that some aspects of it need to be improved upon or changed entirely (such as Amy and Big's stories) simply to make it a better game. However, I would not be surprised if the second Sega shows off new features, gameplay, or really changes of any kind, the Sonic Adventure purists will have a heart attack and claim that Sega is ruining their childhood. I want to have faith that won't happen, but knowing the Sonic fanbase, you can never be too sure.
@ToonStuff Since they've already released the DX version on the Gamecube and made the original version available on PS3 and PC I'm thinking they would have to make some significant changes. Some of the gameplay elements (such as big the cat) really wouldn't be appreciated by a new audience. For some strange reason I would miss the loose controls.
That music event is nothing without Ted Poley doing a live performance of 'Escape from the City'.
@PurinPuff Same- A lot of people preffer SA2 over it, but it stills remain as my favorite 3D Sonic game.
Stop trying to make Sonic happen. It’s never gonna happen! Let him die already.
Speaking of Sega, where the hell is the next round of Ages games??? Jeez they’re really dragging it out when they should be cranking them out!!
These DX and adventure 2 HD are pretty cheap on ps3. Was thinking of getting them after completing Mass Effect trilogy and Fe on Switch. If it's a complete remake I'm in, though.
God, yes please
I would love to see a remake of this game
Is anyone else confused about the 30 year anniversary? That's a whole 8 years away? It's the 22nd anniversary this year.
@asaprowen96 The first Sonic game was released in 1991. They are a year to early though.
@gogotemp Remake, remake... How about a proper sequel? Sonic Adventure 3.
And a real new Jet Set Radio.
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