Sega celebrates Sonic's 30th birthday

Celebrating Sonic's 30th birthday, Ivo Gerscovich and Takashi Iizuka present the news to hedgehog fans

The live broadcast of the official channel of Sonic The Hedgehog announcing the news that Sega prepared for the 30th anniversary of Sonic, the super-fast hedgehog, the company's mascot and responsible for the success of the console, Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive) during the console battle that marked video game fans during the departure from 90.

The presentations were made by Ivo Gerscovich, Global Head of Sonic the Headgehog Brand, and Takashi Iizuka, Vice President of Development at Sonic Team, and presented some news to the hedgehog fans, in addition to a mysterious teaser for an upcoming game. See the news that was announced during Sonic's 30-year live.

30 years of Sonic with lots of news

Tokyo Olympic Games 202

The official Tokyo Olympics 2020 game, Tokyo Olimpic Games 2020, will receive a set of Sonic Skins for those who want to compete in costume as the mascot. The game will be released on June 22;

Two Point Hospital

The simulation game Two Point Hospital will also earn skins for Sonic and his friends, as well as decorative objects such as arcades, wall paintings and items like stools that look like the hedgehog's game springs. The Sonic Pack will be released for the game on July 30th;

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Sonic in Lost Trial

Lost Judgment, game of the Yakuza franchise, will have the Sonic The Fighters arcade from September 24th. Sonic The Fighter recently celebrated its 25th birthday and will be available at any Sega arcade house within the game;

Sonic Colors Ultimate

Suspicions of a Sonic Colors remake were confirmed during the broadcast. The game will be ported to PC, via Epic, and consoles such as PS4, Xbox One, Xbo Series X | S and Nintendo Switch. It will be released on September 7 and is in pre-order. Physical versions of the game will come with a baby Sonic keychain that appeared in the film;

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Sonic Colors Rise of the Wisps

Sonic Colors will also be broadcast in animation form on a webserie called Sonic Colors Rise of the Wisps, featuring the original cast of voices from the game. The first episode will air in the summer of 2021, which corresponds to sometime between the months of June and September;

Sonic Collections

Sega has also prepared a new collection of classic games called Sonic Origins, for the new generation of consoles. The collection will feature the games Sonic 1, Sonic CD, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles. In addition to this collection of games, a second compilation will be launched for Amazon Luna and Playstation Now. Featuring the games Sonic Team Racing, Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces. The release dates for these collections have not been announced;

Sonic on Mobile

Skins for Sonic and Shadow in Sonic Dash on mobile and Sonic Forces on mobile will also gain news with the appearance of Sonic Werehog and Super Sonic. Sonic Racing from mobile brings classic skins for Sonic, for the car and classic music;

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Final surprise

In addition to all that was announced, on June 23, during the Summer Game Fest 2021 there will be a special broadcast of the songs from the games being performed by an orchestra, with the participation of the band Crush 40, responsible for the themes played in the series games. Adventure, and DJ Tomoya Ohtani.

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The new Dr. Eggman (or Robotnik) logo on Sonic Prime

They also spoke with those responsible for the upcoming Sonic Prime series, which will premiere on Netflix in 2022 and will have 24 episodes. And when Ivo Gerscovich was saying goodbye to the fans, he was interrupted by Takashi who said he had even more news, presenting a teaser of what could be Sonic 6.

The announcement of a 6th game is a surprise as there isn't, chronologically speaking, a Sonic 5 (unless this is Mania or Forces) and Sonic 4 sales weren't good enough for them to remain on the official chronology , canceling Episode 3, which would come out after the release of Sonic 4 – Episode 2.

The colors and sparkles that surrounded Sonic during the teaser indicate that the game will feature the presence of Whispes, the alien creatures featured in Sonic Colors, as well as some mysterious symbols at the end. There is still no information on what they mean, but it has already been announced that it will be released in 2022 for PS4, PS 5 Xbox Series X | S, One, Switch and PC.

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Is this a 6?

So, these were the news announced for the mascot in celebration of its 30 years. What did you think of the hedgehog's birthday party? Excited about the mysterious Sonic 6? Leave it there in the comments and read more about Sega at Our site.

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