SEGA Europe Lists ‘Sonic Hero’ For November 2003 Release

What’s this? What’s this? It seems like SEGA Europe has let slip a detail about the next Sonic the Hedgehog game in a leaked release listing. Among a number of planned SEGA releases – many as-yet unannounced – there is mention of a game called ‘Sonic Hero’ for Gamecube in ‘November’.

The leak was covered by Computer and Video Games, who wrote, “If accurate, a broad range of hitherto unannounced titles is on its way to all next-gen formats by the end of the year, including some big-name sequels. With Sega Europe having just effectively re-opened for business as a European publishing force, the leaked information, if true, is likely to cause rather painful internal headaches.”

Here’s the full list:

  • Phantasy Star Online – Xbox (May 16)
  • Virtua Fighter 4 – Evolution – PS2 (July)
  • Otogi – Xbox (August)
  • Puyo Pop – PS2, Xbox, GC (August)
  • Phantasy Star Online Card Battle – Xbox, GC (October)
  • Altered Beast – PS2 (October)
  • Initial D – PS2 (October)
  • Headhunter 2 – PS2 (October)
  • Giant Egg – GC (October/November)
  • Sonic Hero – GC (November)
  • Sega Rally 3 – PS2 (Q1 2004)
  • Mister Golf – PS2 (Q1 2004)
  • Management Soccer – PS2 (Q1 2004)

Apparently, SEGA Europe spokespeople are saying, “This is a rumour and we don’t comment on rumours,” but CVG says its own sources are saying this leak is accurate. Time will tell, we suppose – not long until E3 when we get to see for ourselves!

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