This year would have been an exciting year for Sonic fans, but due to Sega’s silence, that excitement has turned to impatience.
2020 was supposed to be Sonic’s year since Sega promised us in January Sonic news on the 20th day of each month. Although the world health crisis disrupted a few of their plans, we still received bits of information about some merchandise opportunities and an interesting brand crossover.
With the year coming to the end and the two next-gen consoles getting ready for releasing, Sega hasn’t announced anything Sonic-related at Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2020?
Sonic Is Going to Be 30 Next Year
2021 is just around the corner and is going to be a big year. Sega’s most famous character – Sonic – is going to be 30 years old. In spite of this, we have heard nothing about a new Sonic game.
Considering the recent TGS show, the lack of information is particularly surprising. Many were expecting Sonic to make an appearance.
Some believe that the game was planned to be announced officially in April, but due to the indefinite suspending of the SXSW 2020, Sonic plans had to be re-arranged. If that is true, it has been about five months, and Sega still hasn’t found the suitable time to release the information.
TGS 2020 Was an Opportunity to Spill the Beans
While Mario has been doing much better than Sonic this year, a new console generation is a great opportunity to shake up things and prove there is still life in Mr. Needlemouse.
It is harder to prove that the character remains relevant even though he didn’t appear during the biggest games show of Japan. There hasn’t been any major news from Sonic for pretty much all of this year, if you don’t count the album they released in June.
No one expects full details, but before the big event next year, Sega could release some information to whet fans’ pallets. Sega has the opportunity to make Sonic a greater presence on modern consoles with classic titles such as Sonic Mania. However, it’ll all slip through their fingers again if they are not careful.