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Project Sonic 2017 will have a new character, new feature

Posted on October 28, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch

This week, SEGA held a special meet and greet event in Japan. A number of questions were answered at one point, and some small but interesting information about Project Sonic 2017 was shared. Twitter user BlueStorm_SONIC relayed the information.

First, it was mentioned that Project Sonic 2017 will feature a new character. Unfortunately, specifics weren’t shared beyond that. Another question touched on how connected the game is to Sonic Generations. While the two are separate, you’ll be able to play both classic stages in 2D and modern 3D stages, and another feature will be added on top of that.

Project Sonic 2017 is planned for a 2017 release on Switch and other platforms.


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  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Probably gonna be Sonic Boom Sonic and Sonic Boom style gameplay (Although refined by Sonic Team)

    • Supporter

      That’s what it seems like though I’m sure plenty of people would be upset.

    • Coonfoot

      So we’d have 3D platformer/beat-’em-up levels? They tried that with the Werehog in Sonic Unleashed and there was quite a mixed reaction to it. Then again, like you said, it might be more refined.

  • Tlink7

    Just what the Sonic franchise needed – a new character 😛

    • Exy

      And new features.

      • Tlink7

        I know, I just like being cynical about Sonic games 😛

  • Stuart

    Well,duh. Every new Sonic game tries to put a new character and “hype” that character for the fans.

  • Addy

    New character and new feature…

    Early signs of doubt according to the Sonic Cycle. Which I don’t believe in.

  • Justin McQuillen

    Enough with the new characters in Sonic games! We hate them!

    • Dankman Ultimate

      Speak for yourself.

    • Reggie

      It’s a tradition that they’ve been doing for every main series Sonic game.

      Sonic 2 introduced Tails. Sonic CD had Amy Rose and Metal Sonic. Sonic 3 had Knuckles. Knuckles’ Chaotix had the Chaotix team. Sonic Adventure had Big and Gamma. Sonic Adventure 2 had Shadow and Rouge. Sonic Heroes had Cream. Sonic 06 had Silver. Sonic Rush had Blaze.

      This is no different. At most only one or two new characters are introduced. Get over it.

      • Annie

        Sonic Heroes introduced Omega, Cream’s first appearance was in Sonic Advance 2, she was also playable in Sonic Battle and appeared as a guide in Sonic Pinball Party

        • Reggie

          Yes I knew someone was going to point that out. It makes no difference to me, considering that Sonic Heroes was initially intended to be Cream’s debut. Either way, my point still stands.

      • Justin McQuillen

        Thanks for the educational segment but I’ve been playing Sonic my whole life, and the only time introducing a new character ever worked out for the series was Sonic 2. Everybody knows it, and over-obsessed fandom of the characters is borderline furry fetishism which ruined an amazing franchise. You might think I’m wrong but it’s people like you who convince SEGA time and time again that people want new fuzzy characters, when the actual fans of Sonic just want to play a Sonic game. Stop ruining this franchise, douchebags.

        • Roto Prime

          Wow….Sonic games are not that bad…ever played Sonic advance? there amazing games, all the Wii Sonic games are epic and aside from Sonic Boom everything has been good. I only play Sonic games on Nintendo system so I don’t know anything about the other Sonic games like Sonic 06. Anyways, you Should check out Sonic Utopia, I think it will make you happy.

          • Justin McQuillen

            Dude I have played all of them. I am a ridiculously big fan of Sonic games. I own a SEGA CD and a copy of Sonic CD. I have a brand new unopened copy of Sonic Adventure 2 for Dreamcast. I’m right about the fact that true gamers just want to play a game about a blue hedgehog that runs fast, not about animals in robot suits swinging hammers in a fishing minigame about hunting gemstones on hoverboards. Jesus. It’s practically common knowledge among many Sonic fans that they ruined the series by adding too many characters, but what you end up with is internet fans who only like the series for exactly that. This sends SEGA the wrong message and results in us getting nearly 20 years of bad Sonic games that totally missed the ball. The series shines when it’s Sonic gameplay, it fails when they introduce new characters with different gameplay.

          • Roto Prime

            Ok, very jelly about you Sega CD and Sonic CD hard copy…..Go check out Sonic Utopia, tell me what you think…

        • Reggie

          Uh. The series would still be furry fetishized even if it never introduced any new characters. That’s the sad reality.

          And you’re one to talk. I never did say that I personally wanted new Sonic characters, I was only just stating a fact of a trend that’s been around since Sonic 2. I’m not even that big of a Sonic fan. Don’t you dare put words into my mouth.

          • Justin McQuillen

            Get over it.

          • Reggie

            Kind of hard to when you’ve basically been accused of being furry when you’re not.

            How about you get over it. New characters are not a big flippen deal.

  • Addae Francisco

    I played Sonic years ago,i hope if the new character will be male or female on 2017

  • Coonfoot

    It could just be a non-playable supporting character or a main antagonist. Let’s not panic just yet. In fact, let’s not panic at all. New Sonic characters haven’t always been bad.

  • Roto Prime

    It better look and play better then Sonic Utopia!! I love Sonic Utopia….

  • ಠ_ಠ

    red angry bird

  • Annie
  • SOMEGUY7893 .

    >It’ll just be Dreamcast Era Sonic.

  • Jotaro Kujo (Jojo)

    I think that the new character in my opinion would as some people would say is completely new with them being either good or bad, or (this is a long shot) a character that is LONG forgotten and has been in the shadows longer than the requests for Mighty the Armadillo, Fang the Sniper (Nack the Weasel in America), Ray the Flying Squirrel, Bark the Polar Bear, and Bean the Dynamite.

    Also no, it is not another version of sonic, we already have classic and modern sonic (modern is Dreamcast sonic).

  • Moin Wahabi

    It is this time, there will be a anthropomorphic butterfly name Ziggy the Butterfly in the future sonic games:

    Ziggy is a blue anthropomorphic butterfly name comes from her ability to control lightning, as it forms a zig-zag pattern. She is also known as: Project Lightning and Fuzzy White.

    Ziggy was born from Southeast Asia. She makes a powerful being that looked fragile and innocent; though, she is different in the fact that she had to age like other Mobians, even if it was through the development pod, rather than normal growth. She was known as “Project Lightning”, due to her ability to control light/energy, which is where her nickname “Ziggy” comes from. Since she had nowhere to go, she flew to a hidden moon that orbits Mobius, Ayi. Once she arrived, she noticed that all the regions resented each other and had done so for centuries after the Somalian War. She tried to be sure that she was anointed Lady Ziggy of Ayi, where she currently resides. She sometimes returns to Mobius to visit old friends. As Ziggy retreated to the small moon, Ayi, she was given a powerful pendant which controlled her chaotic-natured abilities. This pendant didn’t suit her style, though, so she refitted the gemstone into her black collar. The citizens of Ayi told her it would help if she wore it, so she did. It controls her powers, so she isn’t a threat to herself and others, though still very powerful.

    Her attire consists of a royal blue tube dress with a white, twin-tailed trim; a black collar with an aqua gemstone, black fingerless gloves with blue rings and royal blue, white and black boots with blue rings. She has white scales and her eyes are turquoise. Her antennae are white and end in blue tips with black trims. The aqua gemstone on her collar glows brightly, whereas the blue rings glow slightly less, and her eyes only glow when she is upset or using her powers. Since Ziggy is a physical being made of pure energy, enough light must be reflecting off of her body in order for her to be visible. If there is no light at all, she can be classed as invisible. This is why her wings are sometimes not visible, they need a lot more light than the rest of her body to be seen. Also, she can retract them and change their shape depending on their current purpose, as she can change the shape of her energy.
    Being pure energy, she is always quite warm. Hence her pretty much constant blushing.

    Ziggy has trust issues due to her past, although she was very trusting when she was younger and thus more naive. She’s quite hot-headed in the sense that if makes her angry, as she has an uncontrollable temper; though her collar’s aqua gemstone seems to emit a calming effect. Acting tough at first, and doesn’t say much as a result of that. Ziggy’s motto is “Why can’t you do it?” She’s a pacifist until provoked but passionate like fire. Ziggy is quite friendly and engaged once she’s comfortable.