Yesterday, Sega teased a new game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series as part of its stream celebrating its 30th anniversary. I’m going to try and describe it to you without making a joke about going fast, but the whole trailer was basically nothing and felt like a pretty anticlimactic reveal. All it really showed was Sonic himself running about and then a cryptic logo that no one can make heads or tails (no pun intended) of. While Sega might have been going for enigmatic with this teaser, the company itself has actually stepped on its own toes by revealing what seems to be the game’s title in a press release: Sonic Rangers.
The reveal appears to be a mistake caught by Eurogamer, which noted the following phrase in the press release sent to the outlet:
“Announcing new console experiences, Sonic Colors: Ultimate and Sonic Rangers, further details on Netflix’s Sonic Prime, mobile news, musical events and much more!”
The publicly available press release omits the name:
“Announcing new console experiences, Sonic Colors: Ultimate and further details on Netflix’s Sonic Prime, mobile news, musical events and much more!”
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Sega told Eurogamer the press release it was sent was an old version not meant to be given to the public. Whelp. I guess we’ll find out sooner or later if Sonic Rangers is the actual title or a possible codename whenever Sega decides to do a more substantial reveal. Until then, we can watch the trailer of Sonic running around as he has for 30 years.
(And hope that at some point Shadow will be skating beside him.)