Time to reinvent Sonic says Sega

Time to reinvent Sonic says Sega

Sega President Simon Jeffery says we won't be seeing Sonic the Hedgehog on a next-gen platform for quite some time (after the Olympics title that is).

"We are actually undergoing a fairly considerable refresh of Sonic as an intellectual property and as a character".

Wii's game Sonic and the Secret Rings is the first to reflect part of this change and has been a relative success. Sonic's other next-gen outing on the PS3 and Xbox360 however is slated as a disaster.

Aside from Secret Rings, Sonic's games have taken a rocky path in recent times, their quality more or less whizzing downhill. Let's hope his refresh does him good and we get to see him back at his best soon.

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Wii Freak said:

Yeah the xbox 360 version didn't do so well.

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AlexKidd said:

That is a good thing, but a very bad thing at the same time.

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itstimetoplaydawii said:

LOL nice pic. Yeah I admit every new sonic game loses its touch to the series.

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Scooby Jew said:

I was never really a Sonic fan anyways.

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High Def Hero said:

This isn't an April Fools joke, is it?

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Joseph the Squriel said:

Yep, Sonic Adventure 2 was the best Sonic game overall in my opinion; perhaps moreso than the 2D ones. If we see one better than SA2, I will cry for joy; you can count on it.

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Master Foot said:

Here's my idea, make Sonic jack cars and commit crimes in a pseudo metropolis and watch the sales skyrocket!

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Quartzlcc said:

Thank god. The Xbox 360 version DOES suck, and I hear the Secret Rings owns. I need it. Finally Sega's getting their head out of their asses recently.

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DJames said:

I hope this doesn't mean they're changing his species or anything. His shoes though would look better in white or black.

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joey24 said:

No sonic games for some time, oh great it's for the better.

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Captain Jamesman said:

That sucks. Oh well. Let's hope Sonic comes back to our world one day.

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Gonzo said:

That Sonic is mad hot! Those colors I mean.

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Chaos said:

One thing's for sure: the Sonic series has needed a makeover for quite a while. Let's just hope that Sega does it right and brings it back to its glory days.

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Kareshi is Black said:

Why don't they do a Sonic game like Sonic adventure 1 and 2 with the same freaking gameplay but with new graphics. That's all we need.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

No, that's not what we need Kareshi. Though I enjoyed the Knuckles/Rouge levels, I wasn't impressed with the Tails/Eggman levels, or the dodgy camera control. I'm all for a reworking of the franchise, starting with BioWare's RPG. The next time we hear Sega say "let's give a hedgehog a gun", run for the hills.

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Wii Freak said:

Sega should just stay with Nintendo.

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Tennindo said:

Sonic was the best, but nowadays his 3D games have failed. His 2D games are great. Best games are his 2D games.

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SkullHydra said:

I actually liked Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. I like how it's not just speed (I also liked the chao). And Sonic and the Secret Rings is just awesome.

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