Might actually be Sonic Adventure 3
The Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account is teasing something. If it isn’t just memes (which we’ve all come to expect from the Sonic Twitter), then it’s something potentially huge.
It all started with this tweet:
The key lies with @madeon. Good luck. pic.twitter.com/iwpkUhXGp9
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) February 9, 2016
Looks innocent enough, right? Sega just poking some fun at musician Madeon’s debut album, Adventure. Well, surrounding the image there are a series of rune-like shapes, and those shapes imply there’s a heck of a lot more going on.
Those symbols are something Madeon has used before to sneak secret messages into his cover art. Once translated, the words on the tweet read:
THE SECRET IS INSIDE THE EMPIRE
WE CAN GET IT BACK
THE FATED SON OF DAEDALUS
ADD THE NUMBERS
But… numbers? There aren’t any numbers! How we can we add numbers when they don’t exist?! Well, subreddit /r/monstercat has figured out that the messages refer to separate tracks on the special edition of Madeon’s Adventure.
“THE SECRET IS INSIDE THE EMPIRE” may refer to track #11, Pixel Empire. “WE CAN GET IT BACK” is a message written in the rune-y alphabet on the back of the single Technicolor, which appears as track #17. Finally, “THE FATED SON OF DAEDALUS” refers to Icarus of greek mythology, and is also the name of the 13th track on Adventure. Add those numbers up, and you get 41.
This is where things either get very cool or very meme-y. Waaay back in November, the Sonic twitter tweeted at Game Grumps host Arin ‘Egoraptor’ Hanson, who is known for his intense hate of Big the Cat and his friend Froggy. The tweet hints at something that’ll be coming on April Fool’s Day, or in the American date format… 4/1:
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) November 5, 2015
So either Sega is pulling the longest prank in history, with it winding up in it telling us we must increase our velocity… or it’s gearing up to announce something big.
With the title of Madeon’s album being Adventure, could this be the year we finally see a Sonic Adventure 3 happen?