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Head of Sonic Team says expect more of classic 2D Sonic

The head of the Sonic Team has talked a little more about their intentions for classic 2D Sonic games. They initially planned to just bring 2D Sonic back for the series 20th anniversary project, but they now realise his true worth and value after the success of Sonic Mania which was unleashed back in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch and other systems. Mr. Iizuka says that he is hopeful that classic Sonic will continue to part of Sonic’s future. Sonic Origins, which is a package of classic Sonic games in HD, releases next year.

“Initially, we thought bringing the ‘classic’ Sonic into the fold was just going to be a 20th anniversary project, but it was met with such positive responses from fans that we knew we would keep him around. In fact, we have released Sonic Mania focused on the ‘classic’ Sonic in 2017. The ‘classic’ Sonic is a popular iteration who will hopefully be a part of the blue blur’s future.”

Sonic series producer Takash Iizuka 


Thanks to sonicgalaxy27 for the news tip!

10 thoughts on “Head of Sonic Team says expect more of classic 2D Sonic”

  1. Well it will be part of Sonic’s future since they reintroduce him in Sonic Generations. I get that some people are not happy with Classic Sonic being in Sonic games. Look at the bright side. Sonic Mania did really well in SEGA’s part.

  2. I like Classic Sonic and i sure hope that Sonic Origins which features remastered and widescreen ports of Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD might possibly feature togglable options including Sonic’s spindash move in Sonic 1, his drop dash move in all four games, his super peelout move in Sonic 1, Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Tails and Knuckles being unlockable in Sonic 1 and Sonic CD, respectively, optional Japanese and US soundtracks for Sonic CD, the Sonic 3 prototype tracks for Carnival Night Zone, Ice Cap Zone, Launch Base Zone, Knuckles’ Theme, Sonic 3 Credits and Competition Mode taken from the Sonic 3 November 3 1993 prototype build and smoother animations ala Sonic Mania. Fingers crossed.

  3. Where’s the sonic adventure reboot?

    Sega needs new devs experienced in open world games. Give me a hub type world with different stages separated just like adventure had.

    Take a page out of the Lego city book and do what they did. So much wasted potential ! Forces was mediocre at best honestly.

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