New Sonic the Hedgehog game from Sonic Team heads to Switch in 2022

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Just before the Sonic Central presentation ended today, Sonic the Hedgehog Creative Officer Takashi Iizuka popped up to tease the next new game in the franchise. A new Sonic the Hedgehog game from Sonic Team will launch in 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. What do we know beyond that? Almost absolutely nothing, as the teaser was extremely enigmatic. All we see is a glowing Sonic running around a forest while digital effects like lines and cubes emanate from his body, and it culminates in the reveal of a mysterious symbol (above).

We have cued up the new Sonic the Hedgehog 2022 teaser below, and you will see the announcement of platforms like Nintendo Switch (along with the mysterious symbol) at the very end:

Outlandish theories are already growing about what the symbol means. So far, this one below is my favorite, as it makes sense that the symbol would refer to Sonic’s speed:

The peculiar digital effects swirling around Sonic the Hedgehog lead one to wonder if he is traveling inside a computer simulation world in this new 2022 game. But of course, it’s all just speculation for now. Let us know what your theories and hopes are for this new Sonic Team title. Then check out Sonic Colors: Ultimate and Sonic Origins.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!