SEGA has teased an announcement that Shadow the Hedgehog could appear in the smartphone game Sonic Dash. They shared the image above right and said “Get ready for the ultimate challenge”. The teaser suggests that he could appear in some form. It’s unknown if Shadow could playable or not, though is anyone’s guess. We will update it when it is announced!
Sonic Jump which is a pay download is now at 8 million downloads. while the speedy free to play Sonic Dash is currently at 20 million downloads. Actively 1 million dashers played the game, as of 11th July 2013.
The Chief Technical Officer of the game’s developers Hardlight Studios, a British smartphone, tablet and PC Games developer, Chris Southall said that those two Sonic games were doing very well and played daily and:
“You can just see that Sonic is such a big IP; we haven’t actually done any advertising or user acquisition yet on Sonic Dash, We’re doing updates through the year, we’re going to to keep doing that, and using the learning we’ve gained as a studio. And [we’re going to] start to actually advertise the game and push it more. So hopefully where we are now with Sonic Dash is kind of the beginning rather than the end.”
On July 4, Steve Lycett began dropping hints on a new update for Sonic & All Stars Racing: Transformed. For PC users, the update was live and… ASRT was to get a new character, General Winter from Company of Heroes 2 from Relic Entertainment, a studio recently acquired by SEGA from the now-defunct THQ, following THQ’s bankruptcy,
Although later, some people have decided to complain, which has prompted S0L to announce that development on ASRT is still going ahead and that the character they got approval for a few months back is not General Winter and that the game will be reciving more DLC in the future.
At the Sonic Stadium Message Board (SSMB) and at SEGA’s forums, he said:
“no-one has said we’re done with the game. We’ve not forgot about the poll either. It’s not up to us who we add to the game, I’ve made this clear a number of times. […] I’ll leave you with one interesting tidbit. This isn’t the character I mentioned we’d got approval on either, that was definitely one of the poll topping ones.”