It sounds like a fan-fic, but the Runners information is spot-on even though it was posted several months before anyone knew that Sonic Team were working on mobile game.Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)13:03 UTC+1 No.252776382 Report
Debugger working with Sonic Team who happens to be a /v/tard here, waiting for a plane, jetlagged to hell, killing some time on my laptop. Will take a few questions if you guys want.
Better post the token insider info first...
>Sonic Team working on 25th Anniversary game, internal title is just "Sega Sonic 25", but this has recently been changed to "Digital Sonic 25"
>Game is a "Celebration of Sega as a whole", which is basically Sonic Generations 2 without the boost stuff and has Sonic going through worlds from Segas past a bit like SASRT
>There's a couple of side projects
>3/4s of the Lost World team is working on Digital Sonic 25, but the team itself is much larger, taking notes from lots of figureheads from Segas past, there's a number of others working on 2 other projects
>"Sonic Runners" is a mobile game with a bit of pay2win in there, I haven't worked on it personally, but from what I've heard they're going for addictive fast paced platforming
>There's an exclusive Wii U title that's currently on hold as Sega have shifted the team to working on Digital Sonic 25 as they want it finished by this year to be polished for the anniversary
>The exclusive Wii U title is just an extended port of Generations and Colors, billed as "Sonic Colors Generation", with a bunch of extra missions and stuff. The core game is for the most part the same, warts and all
The story is pretty flimsy.
>Eggman kidnaps Tails
>Sonic goes through a Green Hill Zone level to get to Eggman
>Gets kidnapped himself
>Gets thrown in to a Digital world created by Eggman with the rule that he's "trapped forever" unless he can break the program
>Has to go through (so far) 11 worlds from the likes of Shinobi, Phantasy Star, all the token Master System/Genesis games finding a way to break the program
>Eventually gets free with the power of some kind of digital chaos emeralds and breaks the program
>Fights Eggman in Eggman Land, which he's rebuilt in Sonics absence
It's Segas 25th anniversary game, not Sonics
The information doesn't match up with Jazzware leak from last year (Jazzware said Sega had plans for a 2015 game, which wouldn't make sense for an anniversary title, but it could be that Jazzware were referring to a different game that seems to have been scrapped).
If it is true, it sounds interesting. Generations main problem were the modern Sonic stages, so if they were reworking them to work more like Lost World (but without the tube nonsense) it would be nigh on perfect (assuming they maintain the quality of the level design, which was something LW greatly struggled with). (Although, I know I'm in the minority with my love of Generations).
It's also worth noting that previous 4Chan rumors like Propel and Excursion, which generated a lot of discussion on our forum, turned out to be false.