Sega is planning on unveiling its plans for the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th anniversary, and I’m here to perpetuate my agenda and say I am begging the company to bring something that lets me play as the objectively superior fast boy Shadow the Hedgehog instead of the basic blue boy. But I’m not getting my hopes up too much.
News for upcoming “projects, partnerships, and events” all in honor of the franchise’s 30th birthday will be coming as part of a stream on Thursday at 9 a.m. Pacific. This might mean some new game news, as we haven’t heard much out of Sonic Team lately. The last mainline game in the series was 2017’s Sonic Forces, so it’s about time for a new game. However, there was a leak out of a dubbing studio that implied Sonic Colors would be receiving some kind of remaster. But still, would be nice to hear about a new mainline Sonic platformer as well.
Other things we might hear more about: the sequel to last year’s live-action movie that will feature series staple Knuckles the Echidna as an antagonist, the animated Netflix series Sonic Prime, and perhaps news on the voice cast, which has seen a mass exodus in recent months.
Did someone say news?
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) May 25, 2021
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The announcement was accompanied by a 30th-anniversary tribute video, which recounted several touchstones in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, from games, to comics, to the feature film. These kinds of videos tug at nostalgia and are becoming fairly prominent as franchises hit their anniversary milestones. Pokemon had a similar video earlier this year, as well.