You could have guessed this. But it’s one thing to speculate, it’s another thing to get some form of confirmation. Sega have confirmed several new Sonic game for 2013.
In the November 2012 edition of Toys ‘N’ Playthings there is an interview with Sissel Henno who happens to be the Head of Brand Licensing at Sega (Europe). The interview is mainly focused on Sonic merchandise, in it we get some insight into not only Sonic’s future as a brand, but also confirmation for several new games to be released in 2013.
When asked, “Looking to the future, how do you see your Sonic’s licensing growing over the next year?” Henno replies with…
Over the next year there will be a big focus across the 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
Sega have hinted earlier in the year their intentions to push into the digital market, releases such as Sonic 4 and Sonic Jump are evidence of that. However this is the first time there has been solid evidence that a new boxed Sonic game is in production for 2013.
The interview itself gives no details on the new games. However it does show us pictures of the new Chaotix action figures, as well as new flocked mini figures. Furthermore, the interview details brand new augmented reality T-shirts based off ASRT to be released later this month in the UK.
Stay tuned to TSS for more information as we get it.