Sega Shares Advertiser To Investors Listing New Games For Sonic The Hedgehog’s 30th Anniversary For 2021

Posted on September 8, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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When it comes to 2020 for Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, it splits into two categories: the box office success of the titular film and the hiatus for the ongoing game series. While this past February engraved the film industry with an enticing and fun flick for all ages prior to the current pandemic, the line of games is a completely different story. While it is not entirely shelved, developer Team Sonic is halting news on the next project.

Initially, the Japanese studio withheld details regarding the next mainline Sonic the Hedgehog title back in March when the then-approaching South by Southwest was cancelled due to the stress of the growing pandemic. And it was later followed by an immediate halt on disclosing said information later in April when COVID-19 continued to grasp its fingers around the global population.

New details were said to be in safe keeping until the issue at hand clears up. And while fans are still waiting, Sega has shared its forecast for 2021 with its investors. During the meeting, the publisher shared an advertiser which lists the coming plans for Sonic the Hedgehog in the following year.

Among Sega sharing the successes of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise since its inception with $6 billion in gross revenue to date and 920 Million games sold, the firm is planning to strike big in 2021 just in time for the series’ 30th anniversary. “A year of celebration – new games, digital content, events, major announcements, and a tailored licensing programme,” the advertiser shares.

The discovery certainly riled up fan anticipation as it rides on the current noise surrounding the Super Mario All-Stars announcement a week prior. This new finding leaves fans hoping a celebratory compilation will be shipped by Sega, but that is difficult to determine. Sega lists that multiple “games” will be shared sometime next year, so there is the possibility.

Currently, the only game that is for certain to be announced is the next flagship entry. Team Sonic head Takashi Iizuka spared the new entry will come sometime in 2021 last year. With more than one title slated for a reveal next year, many also presume the chances of a modern and classic release similar to Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania in 2017. You can read the full report by heading here.

What do you hope will come to fruition on the announcement for next year from Sega?

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