Sonic The Hedgehog: Awakening (cancelled Sonic game; existence unconfirmed; late 2000s)


Sonic The Hedgehog: Awakening
The game's listing on Pete Capella's website, located in between Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic Rivals.
The game's listing on Pete Capella's website, located in between Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic Rivals.
Status Existence unconfirmed

Sonic The Hedgehog: Awakening is an unreleased video game in the popular Sonic The Hedgehog franchise that was in development sometime between 2006-2009, and cancelled at an unknown date.[1] Because the game was cancelled before its announcement, and no physical proof of the game exists, the game's existence could be considered unconfirmed.

Currently, there are no known screenshots, videos, prototype builds or even concept art for this game. The only known official mentioning of this game is that it is credited on Pete Capella's website, who was the voice actor for Silver The Hedgehog from 2006 to 2009.[2] This would imply that the game was far enough into development to begin work on voice acting, but was subsequently cancelled during the recording period or shortly afterwards, though no recordings have surfaced online.

Fan Speculation

This has led people to speculate that the game was going to be centered on Silver, as no other voice actor from the Sonic franchise has been credited for this game except for Pete.

Another common speculation is that the game was going to tie into 2006's Sonic The Hedgehog (aka Sonic '06) in some way, seeing as that title was Silver's debut game, and the reason for the game's cancellation was due to the poor reception of Sonic '06.

A different speculation is that Sonic The Hedgehog: Awakening was simply the working title for a different Sonic game, though there's no real evidence as to what games it could be, other than that it couldn't be the games already credited on Pete Capella's website, which are Sonic '06, Sonic Rivals, and Sonic and the Secret Rings.

References

  1. An article detailing the initial discovery of the game on Pete Capella's website. Sonic Stadium website, retrieved April 21, 2017.
  2. Pete Capella's website. Retrieved April 21, 2017.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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Mixing in people's fan art with legitimate facts/information is a terrible idea.
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Anon

3 months ago
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This should be classified as "Existence Unconfirmed" as there is currently no real proof of it's existence.
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Jozsef Molnar

3 months ago
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Agreed. This was a misleading title, and with such a lack of proof it really should be under that category..
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TheDocofEternal

3 months ago
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I say this often, but again, what if this was a working title? From my limited understanding of game production it can have the same issues as any other media, where the working title is used instead of or with the newer and official title in press releases, VA listings, etc. If that's the case this would just be like every other game where we don't have all the pre-production information and stuff, and while considered Lost Media, that's not really worth making threads over since every single game has production info we don't know of, threads for that only should be made if there's actual cut content we're aware of and was big in some way. But this is a theory, since it could be it's own game. I just wish more people would at least throw the theory and idea out there that it might be an alternative title.
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Angry75501

3 months ago
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Good point. That's part of the reason I put this under "existence unconfirmed", because some people think this. I personally don't think that's the case, but I updated the article to mention it.
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DualBlade25

2 months ago
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If it is a game with a different title, the only one I can think of is Secret Rings, as he doesn't appear anywhere else for a while
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Angry75501

2 months ago
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Secret Rings is already listed on Pete Capella's website, so that can't be the case.

I think that if it were to be the placeholder title for an already-released Sonic game, it would be Rivals 2. Silver's got a pretty big role with a lot of lines in that games' story (unlike the first Rivals game, Rivals 2 has full voice acting in cutscenes), and the plot is about Eggman Nega "awakening" this demon (I think it was called Ifrit).
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Anonymous user #2

2 months ago
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Oh I didnt see it there. But why would the working title be Awakening if it was a sequel to Rivals.
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Angry75501

2 months ago
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That's why I don't entirely think that Awakening is the working title for Sonic Rivals 2, I still think Awakening is a separate game. I just think that if it is ever confirmed that Awakening was the working title for an already-released game, my thoughts would go to Sonic Rivals 2.
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Anonymous user #3

2 months ago
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I wonder what it would be about. Silver wasn't very popular when this was around. I speculate that it was a Sonic 06 sequel shut down after the flop of the first game
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Happy Brian

20 days ago
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I have my own speculation to add, I believe this was to be to be a working title for an action game developed in 2005 called "Fifth Phantom Saga" as I was reading the story of Silver's conception and creation on the Sonic Wiki (which you can read here: http://sonic...and_creation).

I also found an IGN interview with Silver's character artist Yoshinari Amaike made on September 26th, 2006, in which he explained why the team decided to merge his character into the game as well as give reasons why his character changed from being a mink to a hedehog (read it here, it's very interesting: http://www.i...the-hedgehog).

I have no real way to confirm this, but I believe this was the working title for something that was originally unrelated to Sonic but later incorporated into the 2006 video game. "Fifth Phantom Saga" does share a lot in common with "Awakening" as both had only Silver involved, were never officially announced, have no concept art, screenshots, videos, voice clips from the supposed game and no prototypes confirmed to exist.
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