Sega has announced two new Sonic games - one that's a retro remake of sorts and one that's completely new.
The new game is dubbed Project Sonic and is due next autumn. It's in development for NX, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. A cinematic trailer announced it and heavily suggested there will be co-op. Sonic is joined by another Sonic while he runs towards a giant Robotnik, presumably, and the video's tagline reads: "When things look their darkest, even heroes need a helping hand."
The adjoining press release doesn't add anything further - only that the game is being made by Sonic Team, which, well, what on earth else would it make?
The retro remake, meanwhile, is called Sonic Mania, and it re-imagines bits from Sonic 1, 2 and 3, and Sonic CD. There are new zones and acts plus a new drop-dash ability.
Sonic Mania is being released spring 2017 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Sonic recently celebrated a 25th anniversary, which makes me feel old. He's starred in more than 30 games over the years, including an I-can't-believe-it-happened-actually role-playing game by BioWare for DS called Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, which our review said was "pretty good".
There's even a Sonic movie in the works, due 2018.