The recent release history for games featuring Sega's mascot has been a tumultuous one. But the blue speedster continues to lure players in with hopes that the new games will channel in some of the charm and challenge of olden times.

According to multiple sources—GameRanx, Official Nintendo Magazine UK, VideoGamer and Nintendo Everything—that cycle will likely start up again with new digital and boxed titles that will be hitting next year. Speaking originally to Toys ‘n' Playthings Magazine, European head of brand licensing Sissel Henno said:

"We will have several new digital titles launching as well as a new boxed game, so there will be plenty of opportunities to link martketing campaigns across games and merchandise."

No further details about the in-development games were divulged but it seems entirely likely that Sonic would find a home on the Wii U and 3DS. Maybe even the Vita, too.