[UPDATE] SEGA: Something Coming up in February & Other Hints!


Here at The Number 1 Sonic Stadium Detective Agency, the finest minds have been combing through some of the most recent clues to try and decipher some of the recent clues and hints left by the Sonic social media outlets in order to try and figure out what Sega is upto.


Using state of the art computers and decryption techniques we’ve spent sheer minuets trying to crack and decipher Sega’s hints. Well Detective TSS & Detective SSMB have spent all night trying to break, when suddenly over coffee and doughnuts we finally cracked it, here are our results.

[Update 20/01] – Laying the Breadcrumbs

He’s at it again. Sonic’s Tumblr has posted even more cryptic hints! Attached to a seemingly innocent breakfast post, we at The Number 1 Sonic Stadium Detective Agency have uncovered startling new evidence toward an upcoming reveal. You can examine the new clue below:

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  • Compares the anticipation of an upcoming reveal to a delicious seven layer bean dip.
  • He’s laying out all the hints like a trail of breadcrumbs so all the “flavours” can come together one day.
  • If you follow the breadcrumbs, who knows what you’ll discover in the coming weeks…?

And now, back to our original findings.

February Announcement?

Yesterday, Sega posted to their Sonic Tumblr account, and it had some interesting tags.


  • We have something coming up in February that some of you will be interested in.
  • But we can’t talk about it yet.
  • Don’t tell anyone you saw this hint in the Tumblr tags – okay?

Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. So it seems that Sega will be announcing something in February, when could this be? I’d bet the farm around February 2nd, Groundhog Day, or Hedgehog Day as Sega calls it. Just under two weeks away.

Cracking the secret code

Just under a week ago, the Sonic Tumblr account posted an image of a comic book which contained the following sequence of numbers in a single tag.


  • 12356789023456789016

We ran this code through our super detective computer, and we made a discovery, the code is in fact 3 different sequences, all missing a number, all broken up the number 0. When we extract those sequences we see the following.

  • 12356789
  • 23456789
  • 16

Let’s take a look at the first sequences, you’ll notice that in the first code, the number 4 is missing. Then in the second the number 1 is missing. Finally… we end with 16.

Put it together we get this.


Which is the US date for April 1st 2016. What does this mean? It means that on April 1st 2016, things will happen! What kind of things!?

The Pumpkin Clue

dracula sonic pumpkin

About two months ago the Sonic Tumblr account posted this image along with the following tags. We have highlighted the important bits using our special ‘detective highlighters.’


Let’s extract those statements.

  • There’s something very special about this art.
  • We hid details on the next Sonic game on the inside of the pumpkin
  • It’s not about what you see… it’s about who created it.
  • Someday we’re going to come back to it.

What could this mean? Well we have a theory, the details are hidden on the inside of the pumpkin, and what is on the side of a pumpkin… let’s take a look…


Seeds and… PULP! Pumpkin pulp! The next Sonic game will be…. A Pumpkin Juice sales simulator game!



In February there will be an announcement, almost certainly on ‘Hedgehog day’ which has become a traditional place for Sonic related announcements. And there will probably be something on April 1st, perhaps a Pumpkin juice simulator game, with Big the Cat. Because Big the Cat.

With Batman DLC! And an eye patch!

Until next time, Detective TSS & SSMB will keep investigating.



  1. Aaron Webber did Promise us Big’s Fishing Adventure! It’s probably a Mobile game! I’m calling it right now!

  2. If you look really hard at the eye of the triangle or the sign of the illuminati on the 1 dollar bill, you can just about make out a Big the Cat eating a pumpkin in April. Aliens.

  3. The worst thing about April 1st announcements is that sometimes they AREN’T jokes, so for a while we may have no idea what to expect or what we’re getting. T.T””

    1. Or even things announced near April Fool’s Day. When ShtH was first announced, people were convinced that it was a joke because the trailer was released so close to April 1st. Those poor unfortunate souls…

      I hope the next game doesn’t end up like that…

  4. To be legit though:

    The Game Grumps photo has 4-3-1-21-16 at the bottom. The 4, 1 and 16 are in Comic Sans.

    The tag on the Knuckles comic cover, you cut down to 4-1-16, which matches the photo. That’s dragging our attention back to the Game Grumps photo and the code on the bottom and especially the 4-1-16.

    But that’s April Fool’s Day when read in American, of course. So let’s concentrate on the other numbers, not in Comic Sans, which are 3-21.

    21st of March, something is happening? Maybe.

    Also, geez, Aaron is really bad with tag spam.

  5. Well, well, well.

    I see you’ve already figured out my plans, Sonic Stadium. Not bad for the #1 Detective Agency.

    Please keep the Pumpkin Juice Sales Simulator 2016 game a secret until we announce it on April 1.

    *Suddenly, every voracious eater notices…*

    Pictures of breakfast are delicious!

    1. What does that mean, #1 Detective Agency?! You certainly sounded different last time your precious dessert went missing! Next time, don’t even think about coming to the Chaotix crying to figure out its whereabouts!


      The Chaotix Detective Agency
      [It was in Vector’s tummy]

  6. Sega is trolling all of us when is new Sonic game coming in April 1st maybe we don’t know about it please Sega don’t it in April Fools Day I’m having heart attack about it not scary just I’m having heart attack only! Is that we only need a portability new Sonic games is not Sonic Adventure 3 because a lot of Sonic Fans & myself to is going to why it Sega Of America Headquarter Building. Or get mad at Sonic Adventure 3 to Sonic Fans: No more Sonic games by Sega anymore of their life’s anymore also of it! Is just my opinion okay don’t get mad at me in the comments down below alright in the Sonic Stadium Website. Hopefully we could get some Sonic Generations 2 with Modern Sonic Classic Sonic & finally anyone hate it so much or like it the most is Boom Sonic from Sonic Boom TV show & video games as well it will be amazing to see it this year on all consoles to be perfect for Xbox One PS4 3DS & Wii U Xbox 360 then PS3 please Sega all the fans wanted for so long to get it Sonic Boom Fire & Ice for Nintendo 3DS only for two new Sonic games this year for Fyi Sega!!!

  7. I read Azoo’s take on the matter over on SSMB (posted below in quotes). Its an interesting theory. Thoughts?

    “4, 3.

    1, 21, 16.

    Sonic 4 Ep 1 & 2 reappeared on iOS recently. Also, S4E2 just got a firmware update this year.

    Both games were announced in January.

    I figured it out. Let this be the day you remember for years on end that I called it.

    Sonic 4: Episode 3 is going to be announced tomorrow. Get ready.”

      1. Yeah. I’m inclined to feel likewise. I don’t hate Sonic 4, but I feel like the Sonic 4 name would taint the game’s reception. Would be worth watching the fans react though lol.

        Actually Fire and Ice could fit those numbers too. Its the fourth Sonic Boom game and the third game based on the TV show. Although its not in the Classic Sonic continuity, if the PR means anything it takes a lot of inspiration from the Classic titles. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

        1. I wouldn’t exactly consider Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom the third Sonic Boom game, but you do have a point. I really hope Fire & Ice goes well, especially if it’s given this much time. Sadly, like Sonic 4, I feel like its reception will just be average at best (which is slim) for its namesake.

  8. I’m really glad you guys are on the case, because all these hints have been driving me insane. Something happening on April 1st though? A little risky, I think most would believe it to be a prank.

    Also, that Halloween-Sonic just gave me a wild thought which probably isn’t true: Sonic Unleashed 2.
    I was staring at the pumpkin and it reminded me of the werehog. Then I took note of Sonic’s fangs and spiky-cuffed shoes.
    I really doubt it’s true, just a thought.
    *eagerly awaits February*

  9. “It’s just going to be us talking about DESSERT. Just going to LEVEL with you there.” Hmmmmmmmmmm.

  10. “It’s not about what you see… it’s about who created it.”

    Rafa Knight…

    There we are. Maybe that Lancelot, Gawain, Percival, and even King Arthur and Merlina will appear in the game 😛

    No… Seriously, I think that Rafa Knight has participate to the creation of some Sonic games, and the next Sonic game will be inspired by the games that he participated to create… The problem, it’s that I don’t know if he actually did this?

    If he is in the credits of Classic Sonic games only, maybe that the 25th anniversary game will be around Classic Sonic
    If he is in the credits of Modern Sonic games only, maybe that the 25th anniversary game will be around Modern Sonic
    If he is in the credits of Classic Sonic games and Modern Sonic games, then maybe the game will be around Classic and Modern Sonic

    If he is not in the credits… Well… I don’t know!!

    I will check the credits of some Sonic games later…

  11. It’s bound to be an April Fool’s Day Prank, involving Regular Knuckles and Boom Knuckles in a remake of the “Two Good to Be True” Episode of Sonic Boom. I mean, you might as well call that Sonic Boom episode in particular “KNUCKLES & KNUCKLES!”

  12. Y’know, maybe Aaron’s just tricking us and is gonna have an awesome commemorative Twitter post of all of our awesome reactions to this.

  13. You know… they’re missing a clue…

    The picture with the Game Grumps has some numbers on the bottom… I THINK it goes like this 4 3 1 21 16. 4, 1, and 16 are bolded. On the Sonic Social media accounts there are always jokes about April first being the release date of Big’s big fishing Adventure. With a budget of 1 dollar. But 3 and 21??? That is very interesting….

  14. GUYS you should really check the Sonic tumblr. “#Sonic Stadium – good detective work”

  15. I sincerely hope that the 25th anniversary game will NOT be in relation to the Sonic Boom series. As for the whole anniversary thing, there hasn’t been this much hype for an anniversary title since… ever… and there hasn’t even been any details yet on the game! Heck, not even the announce of the FIFTEENTH anniversary game got this much hype! Perhaps it might have something to do with the backlash of the fans and the recent titles?

  16. The pumpkin pic, I see Mario’s profile with him facing to the left. From left to right: The shape of his hat on top, his large nose below it, that clump of hair on the back of his head, the roundness of his head/mouth area on the bottom. The seeds form the hat, moustache and the hair on the back of his head. Sonic and Mario crossover for both Sonic 25th and Mario 30th anniversary?

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