Yesterday, a rumor popped up was unearthed that SEGA’s next Sonic title would be named Sonic Runners. Today, the Sonic Stadium has learned that SEGA has registered the domain name for Sonic Runners, lending further credence to the initial rumor.
The registrant is Sega Networks Corporation, and it looks like the domain was registered earlier this year.
A person claiming to be a Sonic Boom beta tester posted several messages on /v/, where he revealed several secrets, like the inclusion of Shadow and Metal Sonic. Later, he nonchalantly made claim the next Sonic game would be titled Sonic Runners.
If this rumor is true, it sounds like SEGA might have some different plan for Sonic and company than a traditional Sonic style game.
The full registration info can be found below:
Domain Name: SONICRUNNERS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1866294472_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1api.net
Registrar URL: http://www.1api.net
Updated Date: 2014-07-18T06:17:24Z
Creation Date: 2014-07-10T10:29:23Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-07-10T10:29:24Z
Registrar: 1API GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 1387
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: @1api.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68416984×200
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited – http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Administrator
Registrant Organization: Sega Networks Corporation
Registrant Street: Izumi Garden Tower 9F, 6-1 Roppingi 1-chome
Registrant City: Minato-ku
Registrant State/Province: Tokyo
Registrant Postal Code: 106-6009
Registrant Country: JP
Registrant Phone: +81.368929930
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: @mark-i.jp
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Administrator
Admin Organization: Sega Networks Corporation
Admin Street: Izumi Garden Tower 9F, 6-1 Roppingi 1-chome
Admin City: Minato-ku
Admin State/Province: Tokyo
Admin Postal Code: 106-6009
Admin Country: JP
Admin Phone: +81.368929930
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: @mark-i.jp
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Administrator
Tech Organization: Mark-i Inc.
Tech Street: 6F Business VIP Shibuya Bldg, 2-16-8, Dogenzaka
Tech City: Shibuya-ku
Tech State/Province: Tokyo
Tech Postal Code: 150-0043
Tech Country: JP
Tech Phone: +81.368929956
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +81.368929931
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: @mark-i.jp
Name Server: ns1.sega-networks.jp
Name Server: ns3.sega-networks.jp
Name Server: ns4.sega-networks.jp
Name Server: ns2.sega-networks.jp
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Information Updated: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:40:41 UTC[Via Sonic Stadium]