A number of detective Sonic fans have discovered an old job advert for an video game company, whose name isn’t disclosed. However the description of the advert has some very strong hints that the company is Sega and that the job advert is for work on a new Sonic game.
Now the original source for this job listing has since been removed, however, a number of other sites have copied parts of the job listing and linked back to it. Based on the information which is currently flying around various outlets, this is what has so far been found written in it’s original form.
If you run that through a machine translation tool you get the following…
★ high popularity from the old days, blue morose head
of popular hedgehog character of the feature game,
you engaged in 3D reprint!
★ will be in game production of PS4 / XBOX version
Another machine translation of the original listing which is doing the rounds is as follows.
We’ve been here before when trying to machine translate stuff, it doesn’t work very well, so some fans have been attempting to translate the listing manually… here is one such effort from SSMB member Woum
It is possible what a (new?) Sonic game will come out on PS4,
At the moment, there are discussion with Softbank Group for Iyaria site (Not sure why that is noted)
A long time ago, Sonic fought tooth and nail on the game market, his main recognizable feature are his blue spikes.
At the moment we are preparing re-release of games for next-gen consoles (PS4 and Xbox one).
To summarise as best as I can.
- A job advert has been posted a few months ago for a ‘private’ videogame company.
- PS4 Xbox One as the platforms.
- Blue Hedgehog character is mentioned.
- 3D Reprint is mentioned.
The 3D reprint is likely open to a lot of interpretation, it could mean utterly anything, that the game is a 3D game, a 3D remake of a game, a 3D game based on an original 2D property (which would be accurate for every Sonic game since Sonic Adventure), one twitter user has gone as far to say it means “3D remake of a classic”.
If anyone is able to provide a better translation, even if it’s to debunk this, can you please let us know in the comments. By better translation we do not mean a Google or any other machine translation.
(This is a developing story and I’ve had to gather a lot of fragmented material so some of it might not flow as nicely as it should, file this under rumour if you like, if someone can more accurately translate it and it turns out to be completely wrong, meh I tried.)
Source: Lots of people over here