Hold on to your hats, Sonic The Hedgehog fans, SEGA has a special announcement in store for you all next week. The reveal – whatever it is – will be made at next week’s SXSW (South by Southwest) as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations for the World’s Fastest Hedgehog.
But that’s not all, oh no. Among many others that have worked on the series over the last two-plus decades, Yuji Naka – the man that created Sonic – will also be present at the event.
The event description on SXSW’s events page reads:
Yuji Naka (Sonic Original Creator), Takashi Iizuka (Head of Sonic Team), Roger Smith (Voice of Sonic the Hedgehog), Mike Pollock (Voice of Dr. Eggman), Austin Keys (Sega), Aaron Webber (Sega)
25 years had to go fast, and here we are today wondering where it all went. Join the original creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, along with the amazing production heads responsible for bringing the franchise to life, for an in-depth analysis of where Sonic came from and where he’s heading going forward. A special reveal will be made as part of the celebration for this anniversary milestone.
Right then, what do you all think the “special reveal” will be? There’s mutterings that a remake of the original Sonic The Hedgehog is the big secret SEGA’s got in store for everyone, but it’s just pure speculation at this point. Perhaps a Sonic Generations 2 is in the works? The first was released to celebrate Sonic’s 20th anniversary, but left a lot of room for additional content.
Either way, we’ll find out next week. Be sure to check back to find out what the reveal turns out to be.