Sonic Stadium noticed on a job listing on LinkedIn for SEGA Hardlight that they are developing a new iOS game titled Sonic Dash. Hardlight has previously worked on Sonic Jump for iOS/Android and the PC version of Viking: Battle for Asgard. The job listing also says that they are working on both new IP and existing SEGA IP (such as Sonic). SEGA has already altered the job listing to remove any mention of Sonic Dash, but Sonic Stadium had screen capped before they removed it.
Going by the name, I think it’s safe to assume that this game will be in the style of endless runners like Canabalt and Temple Run (Which totally copied Sonic and the Secret Rings), or something level-based like Rayman: Jungle Run. Anyway, it seems like the drought of upcoming Sonic games that we know of is finally over!
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
The title of this post is literally all the information SEGA put out about this new game. It’s probably coming to iOS and Android devices and is probably similar to that other mobile phone game called Sonic Jump. Maybe it will be powered by Nvidia Tegra, I dunno. Frankly, SEGA doesn’t seem to care enough about this game to actually release any info about it and neither would I. Here’s Gangnam Style mixed with Planet Wisp instead. (Also, Why you should never look for Sonic Gangnam videos)
[Source: SEGA Blog]
Coming on the heels of 2009’s Sonic the Hedgehog release for the iPhone, Sega has released a version of the same game for Android phones in Japan. This version features an emulator and ROM combination, as opposed to a port, and somewhat accurately emulates the original Sonic the Hedgehog for the Mega Drive. The game retails for ¥700 and can be purchased from Android Market, au one market or Gゲ.
No announcement has been made as to whether the game will be released on the Android platform in other regions yet.
For more information, see the official site for the Android release.