Crush 40 let slip a 25th anniversary Sonic game is in the works

I tried to think of a Live and Learn pun

Jeez, it’s already been almost five years since the great Sonic Generations was released to celebrate the Blue Blur’s 20th anniversary. With the series’ 25th birthday rapidly approaching later this year, people have been wondering as to how Sega is planning on celebrating it.

Well according to musician Johnny Gioeli, a member of prolific Sonic musical contributor Crush 40, we might be seeing a new special game launch this year. In a now-deleted Facebook post caught by TSSZ, Gioeli teased that Crush 40 is working on new songs for an “anniversary game:”

Q: When will there be news about the Crush 40 album?

A: We are planning a few performances for 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of Sonic. We ‘might’ participate in writing new songs for the anniversary game…stay tuned…

As the post is now deleted, it’s a good sign that what he was saying is indeed true.

Of course, we currently have no idea as to what form this new project will take. However, I have a bad feeling it’s just going to be a special edition of free-to-play mobile game Sonic Dash or something as equally anticlimactic. Sonic Generations had an extensive publicity campaign before its release, so us not yet hearing anything about this new game makes me think Sega aren’t planning to do as much as they did back then.

Either way, I’m interested to see what Sega has planned. I’ve always been a huge fan of Sonic, but even I have to admit the last few years haven’t been great. Having a new, decent game would be a really nice way to celebrate Sonic being around for a quarter of a century.

At least we know that the music will be great if Crush 40 is involved. Even if you don’t know the band, chances are you recognize some of their more popular Sonic songs, such as Live and Learn, What I’m Made Of and Sonic Heroes.

Johnny Gioeli: ‘[Crush 40] might participate in writing new songs for Sonic anniversary game’ [TSSZ]

Johnny Gioeli: “[Crush 40] Might Participate In Writing New Songs for Sonic Anniversary Game” (UPDATE)

Joe Parlock