SEGA hints Sonic 25th Anniversary game could be inspired by classic games

ClassicSonicSEGA really has changed the way they handle PR for their Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, admitting to wrongs and promising a brighter future for the franchise. So far they are keeping that promise and recently went as far as delaying Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice into 2016 (shall see if its a better game for it).

The other day Marketing Week interviewed SEGA Europe’s marketing director Jon Rooke who also admitted to Sonic the Hedgehog‘s recent poor track record of games and suggested that the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog game will be “more inspired by how it played in its heyday.”

“Sega has publicly apologised to the fans as the quality of console games in the Sonic franchise hasn’t been acceptable over recent years. It’s been tough translating that iconic side scrolling 2D experience from the 90s into 3D but Sonic is still huge for us so the new games will be more inspired by how it played in its heyday.” – Jon Rooke, SEGA Europe Marketing Director

Honestly this isn’t the first time I have been hearing call backs to Sonic’s heyday, they do it with marketing trailers all the time. I guess we shall see soon enough if this is all just talk.

[Via: TSSZNews]

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5 responses to “SEGA hints Sonic 25th Anniversary game could be inspired by classic games

  1. Dale says:

    If I see the 2 boxed collections of Genesis 3D games from over seas then I start to believe in Sega again, until then……NO!

  2. sonfan1984 says:

    This basically just confirming that they’re going to continue in the same direction with the series since 2010. This is not surprising because that was already their mission since Sonic 4.
    Colors, Generations, and even Lost World were all inspired by the classic games. Now they’re going to crank up the nostalgia and classic references from Sonic’s older games.

  3. pandarino says:

    Sonic Generations 2 and I’m sold.

  4. Christopher says:

    Yeah, sonic generation was the best sonic game since adventure, it just as addicting as sonic 2 (best sonic game ever).

  5. Joseph Franc says:

    Its been tough? Why has it been tough though? Because you guys abandon every thing that worked before! Tough? You have Sonic Adventure, Adventure 2, Colors, and Generations as EXAMPLES of how to make a 3D Sonic game. Its not hard anymore, because you DID IT BEFORE! I’m sorry, but this is laughably ridiculous. A company can’t even recognize success, even when its done by their own hands. I’m not expecting much for the next game, considering SEGA is way too brain dead to understand the simple fact, that they have already made the franchise work in a 3D environment. Just work with what works SEGA! Its been years now

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