When it comes to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, it’s a tale of two mediums. Looking at the TV and movie properties, Sonic hits a lot more than he misses. Sonic X, Sonic Boom, the two Sonic movies, and even some of the original cartoons are beloved. Then, you have the video games, of which many have struggled–so much so that fans want a return to what came before. Basically, they just want Sonic Adventure 3.
This was originally deemed possible by Sonic Team, with the head Takashi Iizuka noting in an interview that the upcoming Sonic Frontiers could be used to make a new Sonic Adventure game in the future. Naturally, fans latched onto that and begged for it to happen.
That’s where the bad news comes in.
“I just want to reiterate that the entire team is focused on Sonic Frontiers and they really want to make it the best game that it can be,” Iizuka said.
“In the future, yes, Sonic Adventure 3 is there as an idea that at some point it would be cool to maybe explore, but that’s not part of the plan and that’s not what I’m doing. It’s all about Frontiers [right now] and we have no plans for Sonic Adventure 3 at this point. I just want to be clear with everyone!
“But yeah, as somebody who made Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, it is on my mind as some idea that I could potentially think about in the future.”
Given that Frontiers isn’t giving Sonic fans a lot of hope and wonder, perhaps their hopes are being forever dashed–and not in the Spin Dash kind of way.