At E3 the Sonic The Hedgehog team promised a big announcement that never came. Seeing as their track record as of late hasn't been too good, I assumed it was another spin-off of Sonic Boom or something that they wised up and brushed under the rug of shame. Turns out that news is pretty substantial after all!
Nintendo Life tells us straight from the mouth of Takashi Iizuka (current head of Sonic franchise) that a brand new entry in the franchise is being developed as well as a feature length film!
We at Sonic Team – are developing a completely new game, as well as developing a full movie, actively done by Sony Pictures, and animation on Sonic Boom. We are also ready to improve sponsor ties. The most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games was developed. Our goal – add something new and overcome any potential hardships.
I'm guessing this is all due to the success of Ratchet and Clank. I've seen a bit of the Sonic Boom cartoon and animation wise it's not bad. I really hope if they make a film they don't base it in the Sonic Boom universe. That would be a colossal mistake! Then again, that would be true to the Sega spirit to hype something and screw it up so...
What's your take? You think Sony can make a good Sonic movie? What about this new game? You think it'll be the same old same old or something "new" as they promise?