Sonic Team has revealed that a new Sonic title is currently in development, which is called Sonic Runners. The blue hedgehog is back in this 2D side-scrolling free-to-play title that will be available only for iOS and Android devices.
According to Famitsu, Sonic Runners is described as game that can be played with just one hand. The meaning of this is that, unlike other Sonic titles, Sonic will run forward automatically, with all that players have to do is tapping the touchscreen to make Sonic jump. Other than this, Sonic Runners is exactly what you would expect from a 2D Sonic title.
Sonic isn't alone in this new adventure, as players can also unlock Tails and Knuckles as playable characters. However, Sega didn't reveal if Tails and Knuckles would feature different gameplay mechanics like in previous titles.
Just like many other free-to-play titles, Sonic Runners will feature in-app purchases in the form of "premium item." The game will be available in Spring 2015.