Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. It feels like a lifetime ago that the speedy blue Hedgehog first zoomed into our lives, and Sega want to make a big deal about it.
The company has announced that there will be a different Sonic the Hedgehod-related announcement on the 20th of each month this year. A website to track the celebrations has been set up, although, at the moment, we don’t know if there will be a dedicated English-language version.
It is almost certain the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie will feature in the news somewhere, and it is due for release on Feb. 14. The movie initially caused some consternation among fans when the first trailer dropped. The design of the titular hedgehog was decidedly freakish, and people were not enamored by it.
After some hard work by the design and animation team, a second trailer with a new look Sonic was met with a much better response, turning Sonic’s film into a surprisingly big deal.
You also have to hope that at least one announcement will be about a new Sonic videogame. A new title dropping at some point in 2021 would be the perfect way to celebrate the series. With the industry’s current love of remakes and remasters, we almost expect an announcement of the first-ever Sonic game being brought up to modern standards and rereleased on the world.
Sega has also announced that it wants to work with fan artists to create unique promotional materials around the character. However, it has yet to release any further details about this initiative.