Sega seems to have many great plans for the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, including new games featuring its famous speedster.
To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary next year, Sega appears to be planning a year of celebration for the famous blue mascot, including new games, digital content, and many more.
An investment ad in Licensing Source Book Europe shows the attitude-fueled hedgehog reaching up to grab a power ring at the same time turning to look at the readers with a confident smile. To celebrate the 30th anniversary since his first game debut on Genesis, Sega also noted how new games will be released along with Sonic the Hedgehog-themed events and digital content before teasing future key announcements and a tailored licensing program.
There is no more indication of the games Sega has in store for fans, or whether they will be released for current-gen, mobile-based, or intended for the anticipated next-generation series of consoles.
This news comes shortly after the debut of Sonic’s live-action movie, the sequel to which will arrive in theaters on April 8, 2022.
Sonic the Hedgehog, directed by Jeff Fowler, stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, with Neal McDonald, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, and Adam Pally.
Traditionally, Sega celebrated well major Sonic milestones: for the 10th anniversary in 2001, they had Sonic Adventure 2, and for the 20th anniversary in 2011, they had Sonic Generations.
It is also the reason why Sega will want to share different updates on Sonic projects in order to promote the 30th anniversary, even if that is the next mainline game in the series, the status of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, or maybe a sequel to Sonic Mania remains to be seen.