May 1st, 2013


According to a rumor circulating on the NeoGAF forums, a new Sonic game could be headed to Wii U soon. The source is listed as Wentos on SegaBits, who’s track record for leaking accurate information on Sonic games has supposedly been spotless. Despite this, all information should be taken with a grain of salt and as a rumor, as nothing has been officially confirmed yet.

The source stated that the new Sonic game will launch in November and will be available for all major platforms, including next-gen consoles such as the Wii U and PlayStation 4. Another tid-bit of information lists Microsoft’s next-gen console as the Xbox Infinite. The game’s name is Sonic Excursion and according to Wentos, he/she witnessed two levels of play along with four playable characters.

“The first level is called “Shattered Heights” and is similar to the Sonic Generations incarnation of Speed Highway. Very New York themed. We were told the level was five minutes long, but they spent about fifteen minutes showing us parts of the stage’s design, focusing on the lighting and shadows and how lighting was one of the main focuses for this game’s design”.

According to Wentos, the game will allow players to control Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy. What do you think of this new information? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • gamesplayswill

    *rolls eyes* another rushed game from Sega I’m guessing…

    • ALinkToTheButterballs

      Probably… -_-

    • I’m guessing you haven’t played Sonic Generations or Sonic Colours/Colors have you?

      • gamesplayswill

        Sonic colors is in my top 10 list of bad sonic games because
        It didn’t feel enjoyable. sonic generations was sonic’s 20th anniversary so you’d expect it to be more tolerable.
        I’ve played generations and that had more of a charm than colors did.

        • Jesus Eduardo Lara Ortiz

          Weird, Colors is amazing, the only thing I was uncomftable with, was the voice acting, I miss the old Voice actor 🙁

      • No

        Sonic Colors and Generations are rushed, but instead of making them unfinished or bad, they made them short (Colors) or lacking in content (Generations).

  • Jack5221

    I just hope the next sonic game for Wii U will be similar to Sonic Adventure 2 Battle for the Gamecube. I still play that game to this day, mainly for the Chao garden. The story and gameplay of it was also very very cool. Got my fingers crossed for a number 3. And what Sonic game is that screen shot supposed to be from? Don’t think I’ve ever played it before.

    • gamesplayswill

      I agree, awwww nostalgia!!!

    • Brandon Betlej

      Best sonic game ever!!

    • Nintedward

      Rolling around at the speed of sound,
      Got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow.
      Can’t stick around, have to keep moving on,
      Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out!
      Must keep on moving ahead,
      No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
      Trusting in what you can’t see,
      Take my lead I’ll set you free.

      Follow me, set me free,
      Trust me and we will escape from the city.
      I’ll make it through, follow me.
      Follow me, set me free,
      Trust me and we will escape from the city.
      I’ll make it through prove it to you.

      Follow me!
      Oh yeah!

      Danger is lurking around every turn,
      Trust your feelings, got to live and learn.
      I know with some luck that I’ll make it through,
      Got no other options, only one thing to do!
      I don’t care what lies ahead,
      No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
      Find the next stage, no matter what that may be.
      Take my lead, I’ll set you free.

      Follow me, set me free,
      Trust me and we will escape from the city.
      I’ll make it through, follow me.
      Follow me, set me free,
      Trust me and we will escape from the city.
      I’ll make it through through, prove it to you.

      Follow me!
      Follow me!


      Remember the first time you heard that song XD

      • Jack5221

        Yes! I do! haha Good times indeed!

      • Squid

        My favorite sonic game.

      • JoyousKiller

        IM GOING T CRY :’)

    • greengecko007

      The Sonic Adventure games are by far my favorite in the entire series. I loved the all 3d platforming, not the mix of 2d and 3d like the newer Sonic games. I also like how the speed was more balanced in those games. It was fast and fun, but not to the degree of Colors or Generations, where you just boost and run through stuff.

    • Mason742

      Its from sonic generations, when you play old sonic on greenhill.

    • TheSonicVet058

      That is the first level remake of the 2D “Green Hill Zone” from ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’; the title of the game is known formally as ‘Sonic Generations’. There is a 2D and 3D version of the following levels:
      Green Hill Zone
      Chemical Plant Zone
      Sky Sanctuary Zone
      Stardust Speedway (BOSS; 2D only)
      Death Egg (BOSS; 2D only)
      Speed Highway
      City Escape <— Yes you did read that correctly Mr Sonic Adventure 2 lover
      Seaside Hill
      Final Rush (BOSS; 3D only)
      Station Square (BOSS; 3D only)
      Crisis City
      Rooftop Run
      Planet Wisp
      Crisis City (BOSS; 3D only)
      Eggmanland (BOSS; 3D only)
      Center of Time (BOSS; 2D and 3D)

      Before someone tries to correct me:
      3D = Modern Sonic, not pure 3D gameplay
      2D = Classic Sonic, not pure 2D gameplay

      I highly suggest you purchase it if you want to play the new and improved levels (except Rooftop Run, the original level was much better)

  • Paul

    Hope it’s more generations or colors and less Sonic 06.

    • Sonic 06 wasn’t that bad. 🙂 But Generations and Colors rock!

      • Pyroblock

        everyone look at the fanboy! yes, sonic 06 was that bad, it was the worst 3d sonic game so far, and thats only because it wasnt finished

        • If I was a fanboy then I would have said, “It was a great Sonic game, better than Sonic Adventure!” However, I didn’t. Please look up the term fanboy before you throw it around. Thanks for stopping by!

          • Pyroblock

            lol, sir, i would have no idea that those would be your favorite (you didnt say so til now) but they are good, but either way, only a die hard sonic fan would think 06′ is even close to good, its a horrible game and you should know it, which is sad that you dont, its not an opinion, its a fact, mainly because its not even finished

          • Edward Freak

            Nah, worst 3D sonic game is definably Shadow the Hedgehog, although Sonic ’06 is a very close second!

          • Edward Freak

            * definitely! Damn typo’s!

          • Pyroblock

            i would conisder that more of a shadow game, but i would still place that over 06 because you know, it was done xD

          • Edward Freak

            Maybe, although I would still classify it as a sonic game, just as the gameplay style was exactly the same as the speed characters from Sonic Heroes and the speed levels from Sonic Adventure 2 but stupidly slippery and with guns. I just personally, if I had to play one of those two I would go for Sonic ’06 as I just really hate how slippery they made the controls, I feel that (apart from the glitches) I prefer the hypersensitivity of 06. I do agree though that it wasn’t finished and was THE game that almost killed the franchise.

  • Jerry Garcia

    My 5 year old will be very excited if this is true…. However, if a new Megaman was ever released, I would be the excited one.

    • You’ll have to look to Capcom for that one. Unfortunately they’ve been pretty harsh on the Mega Man series over the years.

      • Jerry Garcia

        Capcom, I hate you so much for twisting the dagger over and over.

    • greengecko007

      They ran Mega Man into the ground long ago. I’ve played a few of the games, and enjoyed them well enough, but that series is one of the better definitions of rehash.

  • JB

    Nice. Though ever since Sega went software only, it seems like they’ve pumped out a lot of Sonic games. Though I’m sure I’ll give it a spin regardless.

  • Jeffrey Debris

    If it’s anything like Generations then I’ll definitely get it!

  • Frank

    I just hope it gets over 80 on metacritic, it’ll show Sonic is making a well deserved rebound

  • Ray01x

    I want.

  • Malik Gilbert

    No hell no 16bit sonic is garbage make another generations and call it a day

    • Kuzon

      Pls. Stop. No. Why.

    • TheSonicVet058

      Awwwww….. Was it not easy enough for you? 🙁

      • Malik Gilbert

        No it wasn’t easy enough for me none wants to play a sonic 2D platformer

  • Malik Gilbert

    Make another sonic adventure 2 or generations that’s all we want none of that 2D platforming garbage

  • SkateRyan

    I’m down for a new Sonic Adventure game. No, Sonic the Hedgehog from 2006 doesn’t count.

  • Ducked

    I’d love to see a Sonic Adventure 3

    • Javy G

      I agree! I thought I was only one thinking this. Love the Adventure series and raising my Chao! If they were to go Sonic Generations, I hope they do a sequel and not a remake for the Wii U. Even though I loved the game, I beat it already on PS3.

  • Potemkin

    Cool beans!

    Bring it to Android too 😀

  • Morits Lian

    Wait a minute…
    Didn’t SEGA say they wanted a new mascot? Then why make this then? I’m not complaining, but it feels so…weird that they say that then do this.

    • Matt Lambourne

      Sega don’t have the muscle to make a new mascot. They coulda done that in the 90s, but not now.

  • Jamal Brown

    cant wait 2 get this

  • Nintendofreak

    sonic looks like a midget in the screen shot

  • Johny

    i want a sonic game thats atleast as good as Sonic Colors was on wii :DDDD that game was AMAZING !!

  • DemonRoach

    If it’s a classic “New” Sonic game, i’ll 100% buy, but not if it’s one of those crap 3d sonics.

    • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

      Keep dreaming man, you are going to get a crap 3D sonic with some classic levels

      • Zombie Boy

        I’d love another 2D Sonic game, with the 3D visuals of the more recent games. It works for Mario!

        • thedeciderU

          didn’t they do that with sonic 4? i bought episode one, played it for an hour, and haven’t touched it since. the levels are okay, but the control is BROKEN. play a genesis game and sonic 4 back to back – sonic 4’s gameplay is nothing like a classic game.

          also, there is some horrible level design in sonic 4. the control made it almost unplayable and frustrating.

          the worst part is all the reviewer’s praised sonic 4. i love how they’ve never messed up mario gameplay. i’ll wait for good games.

          • Zombie Boy

            Well this could be their chance to try again and get it right!

          • thedeciderU

            yeah i hope! i’ve yet to play colors or generations but am especially interested in giving generations a go.

  • Jon

    I have not really played a sonic game since the more retro ones…. this one looks pretty sweet, I might have to try it. Hopefully there will be a demo 🙂

  • Jason Setley

    Love Sega ( still play my Dreamcast ), but why arnt we seeing new IP’s. Look I will for sure play Sonic,Metroid, etc.. but we need some new IP’s

  • I’m better than Sonic

  • Alex Damman

    oh my god, i hope this is true. let’s hope it’s sonic colors/sonic generations modern stages style! and if it’s true, SEGA AD SHADOW AND/OR SILVER TO THE PLAYABLE CHARACTERS LIST!

  • Jonn McNally

    Turns out this was a false rumor…

  • Paul Wright

    In my opinion, sonic adventure was ….odd? but fun.
    Adventure 2 was awesome
    Sonic Generations was BADASS

  • Kirbyomega


    Said no one ever

  • That_Guy

    Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy….
    Where the fuck is Shadow?

  • devmiles

    just an updated ultimate HD version next gen sonic 1 2 & 3 would be great, the screen looks good though and like the first stage of sonic 1