It’s the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, right? So…why don’t we have something spectacular planned for the blue blur? Sure, there’s a sequel to his hit movie coming next year, but where are the new games, man?! Well, apparently Sega does have something cool in the works, and it could be revealed as soon as next month’s E3 show.
A retail listing over at French website Sogamely has appeared, hinting at a new Sonic Collection that could make its debut sometime this summer. It’s merely called Sonic Collection EU Edition in the listing, though obviously that’s not the final name.
As far as what it could include, rumors indicate that the collection will have remasters of both the original Sonic the Hedgehog and the wildly popular Sonic the Hedgehog 2, utilizing the Star Engine technology that Christian Whitehead developed to bring both Sonic CD’s re-release and Sonic Mania Plus to life. That would mean huge things for Sonic fans, who have enjoyed both of these games immensely over the years.
What else could the collection include? Well, there’s possibilities galore, from popular titles like Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles to long-lost titles like Sonic R and Sonic Advance. Sega hasn’t detailed this yet, but, again, E3 and the Summer Game Fest are coming up, and either of these could be home to such an announcement.
This, alongside the rumored HD port of the Wii platformer Sonic Colors, could make for good news for Sonic fans everywhere. We’ll see what Sega has planned over the course of the next few weeks. But, needless to say, summer’s likely to go fast!