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Sega leak reveals next Sonic game may be released in 2024

Plus release windows for TV series and other things
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One of Sega America’s internal powerpoint presentations has erroneously found its way online, revealing the roadmap for upcoming Sonic products. According to the presentation, which was posted on Reddit for a brief time before being deleted, a new Sonic game is expected to launch during the 2024 holiday season.

2024 apparently has a lot more to offer when it comes to the blue hedgehog, though: The third season of Sonic Prime will be out in the first quarter of the year alongside a new Sonic mobile game. In Spring 2024, a DLC for Sonic Superstars is on the agenda. At some point between spring and the holidays, a prologue to the new game will be released. Which form that takes is still unclear, though. The third Sonic movie is due for a December 2024 release. A spin-off TV show featuring Knuckles is planned for 2024 as well, though no detailed time window has been mentioned for that one.

Sonic Superstars Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy

More adventures await Sonic and friends in 2024.

If it’s confirmed to be real, that 2024 holiday game could be anything from a brand-new series entry to a spin-off or another remaster. As usual with leaks like these, take all the information with a grain of salt. It’s unclear how far along these plans are and from when exactly that presentation was – things could have changed in the meantime, after all.

Sonic Team’s latest release is Sonic Superstars, which has received a positive welcome from the community. Our own Sonic Superstars review said: “Sonic Superstars is the modern 2D Sonic game I never thought we’d get. It updates the visual style in a way that feels true to the classics while bringing in top-tier level design that allows the core platforming mechanics to shine. In a week when both Sonic and Mario are launching new games, it’s a good time to be a 2D platforming fan.”

Before Superstars and Sonic Frontiers, the hedgehog’s games were in rather bad shape, so this is a nice breath of fresh air for Sonic fans.

Other studios under Sega’s umbrella aren’t doing as well at the moment: Sega canceled Hyenas and other projects in the works at its European studios, citing the lack of commercial success of the region’s games. Of course, that’s quite ironic: Series like Total War and Football Manager did the carrying for many years while Sega released one failed Sonic game after the other. Now that fortunes are reversed, Sega doesn’t seem afraid of canceling projects and initiating restructuring programs left, right, and center.