SEGA has big plans in store for the Sonic franchise next year. The company will release “several” digital entries in the series, as well as a new “boxed” title.
SEGA’s European head of brand licensing Sissel Henno told Toys ‘n’ Playthings magazine:
“Over the next year there will be a big focus on the expansion of [Sonic licensed] toy distribution across Europe. Similarly, we will also be growing the apparel, publishing and stationary categories. We will have several new digital titles launching as well as a new boxed game, so there will be plenty of opportunities to link marketing campaigns across games and merchandise.”
Thus far, SEGA hasn’t announced any 2013 Sonic initiatives. We likely won’t hear about any new games until next year.