SEGA has confirmed that it is planning to launch "several" new digital Sonic games and a new "boxed" Sonic game during 2013.

"Over the next year there will be a big focus on the expansion of [Sonic licensed] toy distribution across Europe," SEGA's European head of brand licensing Sissel Henno told Toys 'n' Playthings magazine.

"Similarly, we will also be growing the apparel, publishing and stationary categories. We will have several new digital titles launching as well as a new boxed game, so there will be plenty of opportunities to link marketing campaigns across games and merchandise."

The most recent boxed Sonic release was 2011's Sonic Generations. The game offered a blend of classic Sonic gameplay with that found in the newer 3D Sonic titles.

But don't go expecting Sonic Generations 2. Last year, Sonic Team producer Takashi Iizuka said that the mix of old and new was a "one-off event to celebrate Sonic's anniversary".

Beyond Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which releases next Friday, November 16, SEGA has yet to officially announce any future Sonic titles.

Source: Toys 'n' Playthings | November 2012