SEGA has confirmed that it will be releasing 'several' new Sonic titles next year, as well as a new 'retail' game.
"Over the next year there will be a big focus on the expansion of [Sonic licensed] toy distribution across Europe," SEGA's European head of brand licensing Sissel Henno told Toys 'n' Playthings magazine.
"Similarly, we will also be growing the apparel, publishing and stationary categories. We will have several new digital titles launching as well as a new boxed game, so there will be plenty of opportunities to link marketing campaigns across games and merchandise."
It seems like there must still be enough faith in the old boy yet, given that SEGA continues to pump money into new games and merchandise. If only they could recapture the Sonic of the good old days, maybe one day.