Sega is teasing a brand new “AAA Game” to be revealed at Gamescom, but isn’t telling us much else.
We didn’t get to see a whole lot from Sega at this year’s E3 conference. The best we got was a Sonic the Hedgehog pizza cutter, which while amusing, wasn’t exactly big news.
However, Gamescom is just around the corner, and it sounds like Sega has some surprises in store for us in Germany. According to an email sent to Destructoid, the publisher will unveil an “all-new AAA game” at Europe’s biggest gaming convention.
That’s about all we've got. There are no other details to go on. The words “all-new” could mean a whole new game not associated with any of Sega’s prior franchises, or it could mean we’re in for another Sonic game following the less-than-stellar critical performance of Sonic Forces. In fact, we really wouldn’t be surprised to see the blue hedgehog appear at Gamescom as series producer Takashi Iizuka said last March that a new mainline Sonic game is currently in production.
Or it’s possible they’re just talking about Phantasy Star Online 2, but that’s been known for a while now.
In addition to the potential for a new Sonic game, Sega said they'd showcase two other titles: Catherine: Full Body and Two Point Hospital. Catherine will get a demo with some cutscenes, while Two Point Hospital will feature a full playthrough of the first chapter.
Sega's Gamescom booth will also feature a production version of the upcoming Sega Genesis/Master Drive Mini, which releases on September 19th. The miniature console will have 42 pre-installed games, including such classic titles as Sonic 1 & 2, Ecco the Dolphin, ToeJam & Earl, Altered Beast, Streets of Rage 2, Contra: Hard Corps, Golden Axe, Vectorman, and more.
All 42 games will be at Gamescom, where there will also be a "giant fully-functioning controller" to play them on. Whatever that means.
Gamescom begins on Tuesday, September 20th in Cologne, Germany. We’ll be sure to keep you abreast of whatever Sega has in store.