We have an update to share with you in regards to last night’s Sonic 25th celebrations in Tokyo Joypolis, thanks to solid translations of remarks made by Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka arriving. Firstly is an update on the “new main game” announcement, which had suffered from mistranslations in the hours following the announcement. The exact wording was that a “new Sonic project” would be for 2017, which Iizuka referred to as “the next Sonic”. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of the project starting then, but more of them “gearing up” to talk about it. At one point, the teaser image didn’t come up immediately. The slight technical trouble caused Iizuka to remark“It should appear on screen now… It’s not there”. We also learned that we will find out what the project is at the July 22nd Sonic 25th party in San Diego. There was a confirmation that the party will be live streamed.
There was also the news that Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, along with Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will be the only Sonic-related titles releasing this year.