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Is there a new Sonic game in 2024?

The new Sonic game is set to come out later this year, and it even introduces a fresh campaign that centers on Shadow the Hedgehog.

New Sonic game key art showing a modern Sonic and classic Sonic looking at eachother with a skyscraper in the background with a mostly white setting

Fans of the blue blur can rejoice, as you’re just months away from getting your hands on a new Sonic game. 2024 looks to be a good year for the hedgehog, and it’s especially a great time to be a fan of Shadow the Hedgehog. Oh, how it’s been too long since he had some time in the limelight. Luckily, the next Sonic game features him quite heavily.

Beyond Sonic and co, you might want to know if there’s a new Harry Potter game, a new Pokémon game, a new Star Wars game, or a new Zelda game due to arrive in 2024. We can even look at the likelihood of Elden Ring Switch and Resident Evil 4 Remake Switch ports, though you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for those.

Is there a new Sonic game in 2024?

Yes, there’s a new Sonic game due out in 2024, and I, for one, can’t wait to dive into Sonic x Shadow Generations. As the name gives away, it’s a remaster of Sonic Generations, a 2011 platform game for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Nintendo 3DS. You get to tackle iconic 2D and 3D stages, bringing retro Sonic and modern Sonic together in one bundle.

While Sonic x Shadow Generations lovingly recreates the glory of Sonic Generations, you probably want to know what Shadow has to do with it. Well, in a similar vein to Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Shadow gets his own campaign – a brand new story for fans to sink their teeth into. Naturally, you can expect his stages to be a bit more gritty, just like in his very own 2005 videogame, Shadow the Hedgehog.

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What platforms is the new Sonic game on?

Nintendo Switch players can rest easy knowing that Sonic’s next adventure is coming to the hybrid console. It’s also heading to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, so all fans worldwide can enjoy the upcoming game. Well, nearly all fans. Mobile gamers are going to have to sit this one out, but at least iOS users have exclusive access to Sonic Dream Team.

What will the new Sonic game be like?

Sonic x Shadow Generations is a platformer in which you get to revisit some of the most iconic levels from Sonic’s history. The classic Sonic runs through recognizable stages from the 1990s, including Green Hill and Chemical Plant. As for modern Sonic, you move into the realms of 3D, dashing through levels such as Rooftop Run and Planet Wisp.

We know very little in regards to Shadow’s campaign, but we do know that it’s a brand new story and given the nature of the character we’d wager that it’s a bit darker than your average Sonic narrative. From the trailer, we can deduce that his stages are 3D with a considerably darker tone, though it’s clear that everything that makes a Sonic game so special is still present.

New Sonic game release date estimate

While we don’t have a precise date yet, Sega is releasing the game in August 2024. As soon as we have a more accurate date, we’ll be sure to update this guide. We’ll also listen out for any rumblings of any other new Sonic games that may be on the way.

That’s everything we can tell you about the new Sonic game. If you want to familiarize yourself with some of the faces you might see, check out our Sonic characters guide. We even have a Sonic figures article if you want to show your love for the hedgehog by giving him a place on your shelf.