Sonic the Hedgehog celebrates his 30th birthday this year. After months of waiting for answers regarding how Sega plans to commemorate the Blue Blur’s big day, the company has decided to unveil some of its future projects for the franchise. According to an announcement on Twitter, a Sonic livestream is planned for May 27.
You've waited patiently, and we finally have some exciting Sonic the Hedgehog news to share with you! Tune in on Thursday May 27th from 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST / 6pm CET for a first-look at what's coming as we celebrate #Sonic30th! pic.twitter.com/WuCoUBFaRk
— SEGA (@SEGA) May 25, 2021
This news comes after months of speculation concerning the company’s future projects. Rumors have surfaced in recent days suggesting a possible Sonic Colors remaster. Others have claimed that the developer is teasing Sonic Adventure 3. While these are just rumors, the community’s demand for a new Sonic game is understandable. The last mainline Sonic game was Sonic Forces from 2017. That game received mixed reviews at best, making it even more pivotal that the franchise has a good showing in this upcoming presentation.
On top of announcements for upcoming games, there’s also a chance that more details might be shared regarding the Blue Blur’s next movie, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In addition, a new animated Netflix show, Sonic Prime, is scheduled to release in 2022. Along with the chance of film and television updates, the company has not announced the new voice of the character for the games or the upcoming series, but Ben Schwartz is reprising his role as the voice of the hedgehog in the next movie. Roger Craig Smith, the previous voice actor who voiced the part for over 10 years, retired from the role earlier this year. This livestream could provide the perfect opportunity to reveal who will voice the character moving forward.
Who knows what Sega has up their sleeve for this upcoming presentation. Regardless, this Sonic livestream is definitely worth keeping an eye on.