Sonic The Hedgehog Set To Have a “Big Year” In 2021, Says SEGA

Sonic the Hedgehog

Everyone knows Sonic the Hedgehog as the little blue blur that holds a significant place in the gaming industry as one of its most iconic mascots. Sonic saw the release of a new racing video game just last month, and set the internet abuzz with the trailer for his upcoming debut live action film after his design in the movie left many unsatisfied and uncomfortable. However, it seems that 2021 is going to be a “big year” for the Hedgehog, according to SEGA.

Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka recently spoke with GameInformer about their planned future for Sonic the Hedgehog. The interviewer pointed out to Iizuka that 2017 saw the release of both Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces fairly close to each other, to which Iizuka responded by stating:

2017 was a big year for Sonic. The next big year for Sonic is 2021. That’s the 30-year anniversary for Sonic. We are now preparing.”

The interviewer also acknowledges that past anniversary years for Sonic have celebrated with big entries in the main game series, such as 2011 having Sonic Generations release in time for the 20th anniversary. When asked if history could repeat itself for Sonic’s 30th anniversary, Iizuka simply responded with a slight laugh and said “maybe.” Sonic Team did confirm earlier this year that the next mainline Sonic game was in the works, so it would probably make sense for that to come out in 2021 based off of this information.

The little rodent has proven himself a perennial in video games, and it’s certainly time for him to have a big return on video game consoles. Let’s just hope all those chili dogs during that time away didn’t slow him down.

What do you guys think about 2021 being a big year for Sonic the Hedgehog? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Sonic news, such as our review of his new Team Sonic Racing game, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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