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Is SEGA teasing something Sonic related for April 1st?

Today, Arin from Game Grumps drew this beautiful Fan Art for Big the Cat, his favorite character. This was our response.

Posted by Sonic The Hedgehog on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Looks like something might be up with Sonic on the official Facebook page for the character. The fact that the date teased is April 1st makes me a little nervous, but we'll run with it for now. Also, there seems to be a secret message written in capital letters on the document in the background. Time to get out your detective hats, Sonic fans! Thanks to taww64 for the heads up.

Categories: General News
Tags: sonic, sega

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we have to FIND THE COMPUTER ROOM!

Big the Cat... finally getting his own game!?!

Sonic Adventure HD?!

kolma
Thu Nov 05 15 02:03am
(Updated 1 time)

If you look at the twitter picture they uploaded (higher quality) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTAlMbSVAAAy03y.jpg:large

Oh man let's hope they Don't reAd
the text in the backgrouNd of
the monitor because that would be supe(r)
awKward I Mean really who doEs that
it's not like there's anything hidden her(e)
in caps lock or anything
c'Mon guys you can just stop rEading
now and go browse youtube or
twitter or something
ok Zoom bye

odankimemez

Board on other side says

CDEFGHIJKL
PQRSTUVWX

which shows a shifted over alphabet

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M

making odankimemez say bqnaxvzrzrm aka... nothing as far as I can tell.

I'll just leave it as Dank Memes

Use "orig" instead of "large" to see the original resolution of the image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTAlMbSVAAAy03y.jpg:orig

Making it clearer to see other things in the image:
-Two other Firefox tabs are open: Google searches for "myspace best practices" and "how 2 twitter"
-A folder named "Big's big fishing adventure 3"
-Another folder with "dia" at the end of the name... Skies of Arcadia, maybe?

In other words... this is likely all just one big joke. I wouldn't expect a serious announcement on April 1.

Didn't even realize to do orig!

nurio
Thu Nov 05 15 07:02am
(Updated 1 time)

The O and I are capitalized because of proper grammar (start of sentence, and the personal pronoun I), so we can leave those out. It's 100% sure Dank Memez. (With a Z because edgy.)

And yes, I did see you saying you're leaving it as Dank Memes. I'm just lending more credence to that answer with my explanation.

Yeah I probably shoulda thought enough to take them out.

Yeah. Also, I don't think on the board it's the alphabet and a shifted alphabet, but rather two halves of the alphabet. So, like:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

big the cat the game :p

Slow news day is slow.

Now we think a playful exchange of dank memes, April Fool's and Game Grumps = tease for an announcement.

On my birthday? Thanks!

Another temple run clone for mobile is my guess.

Clearly it's a Lord of the Rings crossover where Big finds the One Ring and Eggman teams up with Sauron to stop him.

Eh, who cares. It's Game Grumps-related, ergo it's not going to be interesting. Next.

I might guess next year's April Fools joke on the Game Grumps channel is Sonic and/or Bjg related.

You know, I just remembered Arin mentioned that the Sonic Twitter started following him, implying this was a surprise to him.

The Big thing could be misleading, and it's just something Sonic.

RMC... didn't you... like... get the joke or something?

So the guy who runs the Sonic twitter account is Aaron Webber. He is a super cool guy, he use to be the Sega Is Community Manager. I met him at Sonic Revolution a few years back.

Thing is, that guy loves big the cat. At the con we were hanging out talking about PSO and ended up drawing this for him. He took the drawing but I managed to snag a shakey picture. https://twitter.com/Cirotin/status/478322061794766849

He is a pretty hilarious guy, but this is also just a joke not a real game announcement knowing him.

moldyclay
Thu Nov 05 15 10:32am
(Updated 1 time)

I'm glad someone at SEGA likes Big.

I've always loved Big. Not his levels, just Big. Have 2 figures and a paper craft of him and I have been recently playing Sonic Runners solely to unlock him. Wanted Sonic All-Stars Racing or whatever with him, but never did.

It's a traaaaaaaaaaaap!!! April Fools Day is coming! It's mostly going to be false!

This is quite obviously a joke. The official Sonic Twitter and Facebook accounts are full of dank memes and comedy gold.

Aron is the last person who should be used for an official Sonic announcement. He and Sonic don't mix well at all.

sonicandm2
Thu Nov 05 15 04:19pm
(Updated 1 time)

Rmc mustn't have not seen sonic's crazy social media accounts if he believes this should be taken seriously.

berrix
Thu Nov 05 15 05:58pm
(Updated 1 time)

One of two options will happen with the internet here:

SEGA releases game on all non-Nintendo consoles, will get praise and hype.

SEGA releases games on a Nintendo console, will get belittled and damned.

Of course, sales will reflect neither.

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