Right now Sega is busy at work developing Sonic: Lost World on Wii U and 3DS and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 on Wii U. After those two titles have come out, however, Sega will be announcing a brand new Sonic game for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Wii U on May 1, 2014.
The information comes via a source of VGleaks and the game will either be called Sonic Thunderstorm or Sonic Blue Thunder. The following information was also included:
A new hedgehog character will be named Static the Hedgehog.
A new hedgehog will be a teenage clone of Sonic.
Knuckles, Rouge and Eggman will have teenage clones, like Sonic. Knuckles’ teenage clone will be male and be named Slash the Echidna.
Rouge’s teenage clone will be female and be named Debra the Bat.
Dr Eggman’s teenage clone will be male and be named Eggman.Jr.
Sonic, Knuckles and Rouge’s teenage clones will have robot partners.
Sonic, Shadow, Silver, Static will be playable.
Tails, Knuckles, Rogue, Omega, Blaze, Amy, Slash and Debra will also be playable.
Dr.Eggman, Eggman Jr, Cream, Team Chaotix and Marine will be non-playable.
Static, Slash and Debra will be inspired by Super Sentai.
Characters will return, including Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Big, Shadow, Rouge, E-123 Omega, Cream, Team Chaotix, Blaze, Silver and Marine.
This game will feature 29 levels, objects, a return of old small animals and Chaos Drives with new animals, also the return of Chao Garden.
This gameplay will change characters like in Sonic Heroes.
Hedgehog Engine will return to work on this game like it worked on Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Generations.
This game will be similar to Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations and Sonic Lost World.
Color Powers will not return in this game, except Orbot and Cubot with a new female counterpart.
Static’s robot partner will be a wolf-type with a motorcycle form.
Slash’s robot partner will be a bear-type with a selfish mood.
Debra’s robot partner will be a kitten-type with smarts.
Static the Hedgehog’s element will be Lightning.
Slash the Echidna’s element will be Earth.
Debra the Bat’s element will be Love.
Eggman Jr will be the main antagonist while Dr. Eggman will be a secondary antagonist.
Chaos Emeralds will return.
A new Chao Garden will have past gardens and new gardens.
Black Market will return, also past fruits and masks and colorful Chao eggs from SA2B and SADX.
Static, Slash and Debra’s levels will be inspired by Sonic the Werehog’s levels, also they will have gadgets.
This game will be inspired by Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic 2006.
This game will set to release next year.
This game will follow 4 story modes.
Wi-fi will transfer Chao data.
Tiny Chao Garden will be DLC and will be on PSVITA And 3DS.
Johnny Yong Bosch will voice Static the Hedgehog.
Cam Clarke will voice Slash the Echidna.
Kim Mai Guest will voice Debra the Bat.
Steve Blum will voice Eggman Jr.
Ben Diskin will voice Rover (Static’s partner)
Jamison Price will voice Jumbo (Slash’s partner)
Derek Stephen Prince will voice Catty (Debra’s partner)
Kate Higgins will voice Lovebot (Orbot and Cubot’s female counterpart)
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