Sister Sonic (cancelled "Sonic the Hedgehog" localization of "Popful Mail" RPG Sega CD game; 1993)


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Sister Sonic
Cover for Popful Mail, the game that this would have re-skinned.
Cover for Popful Mail, the game that this would have re-skinned.
Status Lost

Sister Sonic is a cancelled role-playing video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The game was set to be developed by Sega Falcom and was to be released on the Sega CD (Mega CD in Japan and Europe). Sister Sonic was going to be an American localization of the Japanese PC game Popful Mail, with the cast of characters being replaced with Sonic characters, as well as introducing Sonic's long lost sister in place of Mail (the player character) herself.

History and Cancellation

In 1993, gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly reported on a rumor of a new RPG game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series titled Sister Sonic and was possibly going to be unveiled at the Toy Fair in June of that year. Despite the report, Sister Sonic was not shown at the event.

Upon hearing about the game's existence, fans sent many angry letters to Sega Falcom, urging the developers to not change the game and release it in its original, unaltered state. Due to the overwhelming negative feedback, the game was delayed and eventually cancelled. Sega later released an unchanged English port of Popful Mail for the Sega CD in 1995. In a later issue, EGM made note of this event and the power of consumer's abilities to influence video game company's decisions.

Availability

No prototypes, screenshots, or videos of Sister Sonic have ever been released and it's unknown how much progress the game had made before it was cancelled.

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Gorillaz27

2 months ago
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Fan's depiction? No offense to the person who made the drawing, but I believe that is a fan character...
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Anonymous user #2

1 months ago
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No, she is very much a fan depiction of what Sister Sonic may have looked like. Cylent-Nite, who drew it, clearly stated that she was meant to be that Sister Sonic character.
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Gorillaz27

23 days ago
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Why is the "fan depiction" gone then? And I don't even know who Cylent-Nite is.
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Anonymous user #3

23 days ago
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Probably because a cover art for Popful Mail on the Sega CD exists unlike Sister Sonic which has nothing official revealed about it except for Cylent-Nite's fan art of what Sonic's sister could have looked like.
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Gorillaz27

14 days ago
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Exactly.
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Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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I say we bring her back
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