Outside of his feature film debut earlier this year, 2020 has been a relatively quiet period of time for Sonic the Hedgehog. Fortunately, for those who are big fans of The Blue Blur, 2021 sounds like it’s going to be quite a big year for the iconic franchise.
Coming from a relatively odd source, a new European product guide that is crafted for retailers has contained an advert for Sonic 2021 will be a year full of “new games, digital content, events, major announcements and a tailored licensing programme.” The key word here seems to be “games” as it indicates that Sonic will be starring in multiple different projects that are slated to arrive within the period. Sega isn’t a stranger to releasing multiple Sonic titles in the same year, either, as the publisher let loose both Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces in 2017.
2021 happens to be another big year for Sonic as well in one key way: it marks the franchise’s 30th anniversary. As such, it sounds as though Sega is looking to go above and beyond what it would normally do with its company mascot in the year. Sega has been pretty vocal about this in the past, too, so the fact that they continue to hype it up seems as though we should have high expectations.
Sonic the Hedgehog as a property is likely in its best spot that it has been in since the 90s, so hopefully, Sega can follow through on these boisterous claims for next year. And if they somehow don’t deliver, well, there’s always the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel that’s coming in 2022.
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World news – GB – Sonic the Hedgehog Will Receive “New Games” in 2021 to Celebrate 30th Anniversary