- The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise may be getting a mobile game focused on raising Chao, the virtual pets introduced in Sonic Adventure.
- Midori, a known Sega leaker with a good track record, claims that Sega is working on a Chao raising game for Netflix and a Sonic sports game for Apple Arcade.
- Fans should take these leaks with a grain of salt and await official information from Sega, but many are excited about the potential return of the Chao Garden.
According to a new rumor, a Sonic the Hedgehog mobile game focused on raising Chao is currently in development. The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise originally introduced the Chao in Sonic Adventure as part of a side activity known as the Chao Garden. The Chao Garden allowed players to raise the Chao as virtual pets, with these creatures growing and evolving to be able to compete in activities such as racing and karate matches. Chao Garden was incredibly popular, returning in Sonic Adventure 2 and the Sonic Advance series. Now notable Sega leaker has stated the franchise could be revisiting the Chao Garden in a brand-new game.
MbKKssTBhz5, or Midori, has previously covered Sonic-related leaks before, and has had a pretty good track record about games produced by Sega. One of her previous claims was about how the Sonic franchise was working on a Fall Guys-esque spin-off for mobile devices. Alongside this spin-off, Midori says fans can look forward to two new Sonic mobile games Sega is working on.
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Midori claims one of these spin-offs will be a Chao raising game, while the other is a Sonic sports title. Both of these games are being developed for mobile devices and will be exclusive to two different streaming platforms. The Chao title will be exclusive to Netflix Games, while the sports title will be an Apple Arcade exclusive, much like Sonic Dream Team.
Sonic Mobile Games Rumored To Be In Development
- Sonic Chao Raising Game (Netflix Exclusive)
- Sonic Fall Guys-Inspired Spin-Off
- Sonic Sports Game (Apple Arcade Exclusive)
Midori also provided an update regarding the Fall Guys-inspired spin-off game, stating that it will be released at the start of the summer. She notes that despite Sega’s acquisition of Rovio last year, none of the games she’s discussed so far are being developed by the studio. Midori mentions that Sega does have plans for future collaborations with Rovio, stating that Sega is also focusing on developing exclusive titles for mobile streaming platforms. When Midori was asked about why the Chao spin-off was going to be exclusive to Netflix, she stated that it was due to Netflix cutting a good deal with Sega, helping to lower development costs by putting the game on the platform.
Fans were excited to hear about the Chao Garden possibly making a comeback, as many believed that a spin-off focused exclusively on raising Chao would be a good fit for a mobile game. That said, while Midori has had an accurate track record in the past, fans should take these leaks with a grain of salt and wait until Sega provides more official information regarding these rumored spin-offs.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog is a prolific game franchise that started life on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. Covering both 2D and 3D iterations through the generations, Sonic is known for speedy movements and interesting platforming mechanics.