It hasn’t been easy for fans of Sonic the Hedgehog for the past 15 years. Though still beloved for his classic side-scrolling trilogy on the Genesis, things have been rougher for Sega’s mascot since his jump to both 3D and his first appearances on other consoles.
For a while, it seemed that every Sonic game that came out was okay at best and a disaster at worst. The release of the more positively received Sonic Colors in 2010 and Sonic Generations in 2011 seemed to signal a possible return to form, but the disappointing Sonic Lost World and the now-infamous Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric appear to have brought the series into the realm of constant failure again.
Up until this point, it’s seemed that the only core Sonic title this year will be Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for the 3DS, but a recent slip of the tongue may point to another game being saved for a reveal some time soon.
A modern Sonic staple is the presence of the rock band Crush 40, who have contributed vocal songs to the soundtracks for many games since the days of Sonic Adventure. Johnny Gioeli, the group’s lead singer, recently gave an interesting answer on Facebook to a fan asking about the band’s current plans.
We are planning a few performances for 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of Sonic. We ‘might’ participate in writing new songs for the anniversary game…stay tuned…
Gioeli deleted the post soon after, so chances are that his slip-up referred to something legit. There are numerous possible things he could have been referring to, such as the band providing a song in Fire & Ice, but there’s also a good possibility that Sega has another title in the works.
It’s been a constant tradition for them to release a notable Sonic game during every fifth anniversary of the series for a while (Sonic Adventure 2 for the 10th anniversary, the Xbox 360 and PS3 Sonic the Hedgehog game for the 15th, and Sonic Generations for the 20th), so it makes sense to believe that the tradition could continue. If Gioeli did indeed refer to something unannounced, we’ll probably start hearing about it in the coming months, but for now, fans will have to be patient to get the full scoop.