Sega’s Sonic 20th Anniversary Teaser Trailer

By Ishaan . April 7, 2011 . 1:33pm


It’s April 7th, and just as they promised, Sega have a teaser for a new Sonic the Hedgehog game up on their Facebook page. You can watch an embedded YouTube version above, courtesy of AestheticGamer.


Notice the logos at the end? Those indicate that this is an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game.

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  • ffboi7

    Looks interesting so far….. lets see a gameplay trailer first 8D

  • I love how Modern Sonic runs Naruto style! It really brings out the sense of speed. Anyway I was hoping that it would have been a Sonic Unleashed 2 since that has a special place in my heart as the ultimate Sonic experience, so I was slightly disappointed when I first saw it but the trailer has started to grow on me. I can not wait to see what they do for the level designs! And I anticipate great news on more Sonic games for this year.

    For Sonic I will be there on Day 1 Baby! Just open up those preorders.

  • cmurph666

    Sonic and Sonic Jr?

  • I hope to god they use HD Sprites instead of 3D models and they use the old physics from sonic 1,2,3,CD

  • malek86

    Two different-looking Sonic’s?

    Maybe this is going to be like that Star Trek 7 movie, and they get to double-team Eggman or something. It would also give Sega an excuse to do coop play.

    • Kris

      One is modern Sonic, and the other is pre-Dreamcast Sonic. I don’t think this was as much a coop gameplay hint as much as a suggestion that this upcoming game is a combination of both old and new. I’m really curious to see what this leads to!

      • malek86

        But my idea is way better.

        Old Sonic: “did we… make a difference?”
        New Sonic: “oh yes, we made a difference.”

      • A combination? Hmmm…it’ll be a 2.5D side-scroller…where you turn into a werewolf and talk to NPC’s.

      • Aoshi00

        Jaleel White needs to come back to voice the old Sonic :) I missed that cartoon.. I think Urkel was a great sassy Sonic..

  • Hey dudes, this is the HD video

    The Sonic cycle on the road…. ._.

    • What about Sonic Colors? ._.
      Some people said ¨the sonic cycle bla bla bla*
      But it was an awesome game after all….

      • Sonic Colors broke the so called “Sonic Cycle” people are just complaining for the sake of complaining (either that or they haven’t played Colors)

        • Sonic colors was good but just because it was good doesn’t mean the cycle is broken

          • andref

            Exactly and what made sonic colors good was it was 2D but if they are foolish enough to make another 3D sonic, I say it will suck

        • Like Sonic trolls? LOL
          Please Sega…give us something epic to shut up the trolls T.T

  • Guest

    I guess if its 2 0th anniversary they HAVE to make another Sonic game but…oversaturation is oversaturation. Give me Shenmue 3. The 10th anniversary for that is up now since last November….

  • I still have traumas from watching the “Let’s Play Sonic 2006″…

    • They’re doing Sonic Colors now. And -loving- it. It’s wonderful to watch, like someone noticed their suffering and wanted to help them.

  • thebanditking

    “Notice the logos at the end? Those indicate that this is an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game.”

    Unfortunately I also see the Live and PSN logos which could mean online play or more likely (and sadly) that this will be another network title.

    • What do you all mean with the live and PSN logos, numerous trailers for retail games feature those when they incorporate any aspect of network things, just look at numerous games, for example the end of the most recent L.A. Noire trailer does the logos just the same and we know its a retail title.

      • thebanditking

        given Sega’s track record with Sonic games on the HD platforms (especially after Unleashed) I just don’t think they are “into” another disc based game. I would love to be wrong though.

  • Apache_Chief

    Old Sonic looks so much…happier. And fatter.

    • Joanna

      old sonic > new sonic

      aesthetically. I like the happy chubby Sonic look. :3

  • At this point I’m too jaded to Sonic games thanks to the Sonic Cycle, but 2 remains one of my favorites.

    Check out my article about this:

  • Mentions “KINECT” in fine print at the end…

    • The Kinect in fine print font has been in the bottom of games for games coming to the Xbox regardless of if they have kinect support or not, just look at the end of the most multiplatform trailers…

  • joesz

    Vintage Sega sound made my day.

  • YoFace

    Being a teaser trailer that was actually quite wonderful to see. Good to see retro sonic again.

  • Has everyone forgotten the leaked minutes from the Sega/Sony meeting in 2009?

    Sonic Anniversary

    * Could put out collectors edition with all old sonic games on one BD disc.
    * “Best of Sonic” for around $99.
    * SCEA would love PSN exclusive power ups/different game modes (like Castlevania’s flip it over/backwards)

    I know it doesn’t really confirm anything but it does give us some insight.

  • I have little to no faith in Sega for sonic titles…

  • andref

    Oh please let it not be a stupid 3D game where you flirt with human princesses or have levels where you ride motorcycles and other vehicles

  • PrinceHeir

    need Sonic 4 episode II :P

  • ForeverFidelis

    Good. I needed a new Sonic game to look forward to.

  • AaqibRawat

    man old sonic is so much cooler.

  • I hope this isn’t gonna be like Mega Man Universe…

  • I like Sonic, a lot. Here is what I think:

    – if it’s a new game the gray environments might not just part of the look of this new game but a gameplay mechanic. Think of deBlob, or also Sonic CD with the bad “ugly, brown&gray” and good “colorful” future stages

    – new and old Sonic might just represent new and old Sonic games on a compilation disk. Oh god please no SEGA!

    -this is their HD console game. Wii and/or (3)DS will get a their own Sonic game, and I’m not thinking of Sonic 4 Episode 2. It’s too big of an opportunity to miss: Unleashed Wii outselling the HD versions and Colors performing well during christmas alongside other big name platformers on the same system (DK, Mickey).

  • Scared that in the future, he will become a shell of himself like modern Sonic has become, old Sonic has travelled back in time in an effort to try and change history.

    That’s what I got plot-wise from the trailer anyway.

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