To those of you who were sad to see Sonic Runners leave our phones last year, listen up. It looks like SEGA is working with Gameloft to bring the concept back, in a new title called ‘Sonic Runners Adventure’.
Initial news of the game surfaced on a mobile gaming forum, along with details that it would be developed for Android devices (“maybe for Java ME”) and that it, like Sonic Team’s effort before it, would be an endless runner.
Digging a little deeper, it seems like there is a Support Page already active for the game on Gameloft’s official website which seems to add weight to the legitimacy of this rumour. The page, when translated, offers a few tasty morsels of information regarding how the game will play.
According to the Support page, an internet connection will not necessarily be required outside of initial registration (and “when you first start the game”). A timed mode and a story mode is seemingly included, along with three different stage types: “Finite”, “Infinite” and “Looped”. Bonus Levels involve flying to grab as many rings as possible within a time limit. Red Rings, the main currency behind the free-to-play Sonic Runners, is not mentioned in the Support page.
The Sonic Stadium approached SEGA Networks for clarification, but the mobile division offered no comment. We will reach out to Gameloft to see if they can confirm the game’s existence. In the meantime, we will collate as much information as we can on the title and share what we have in an expanded article.