New Sonic games finally showcased at Sonic Central
After such a prolonged silence, Sega is finally ready to reveal its plans for the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. Here’s why it’s such a big deal.
Sega recently announced a Sonic the hedgehog showcase titled Sonic Central, in which Sega plans to announce the Blue Blur’s upcoming plans alongside other anniversary celebrations. Sega has maintained almost complete radio silence on Sonic’s 30th birthday for what feels like an eternity, so fans are beyond excited. This is all the more true as Sonic has been in a tight spot lately. Sonic forces was the last game in the main series and was released in 2017 following backlash from fans and critics. Everything that will be revealed in the next showcase has a lot to prove.
Sega’s silence has led to a slew of rumors and leaks about exactly what he is planning. Expectations for the series are at an all time high and fans are hungry for a new Sonic title definitely worth the wait. Some of the most frequently mentioned anniversary projects are a brand new collection, a sequel to Sonic mania and even a Sonic adventure sequel or remake.
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While Sonic’s video game releases have been rather disappointing, in other mediums the character has exploded. The IDW comic book series has proven to be very popular, especially since it handles the cast characterizations well, which has suffered tremendously in games. the Sonic the hedgehog The film turned out to be much more effective than expected and apparently sparked new interest in video game films as a whole. The announcement of Sonic Prime, the new animated series, has also delighted many fans who have been awaiting the return of the character on television.
With all of that in mind, the series is in the perfect position to capitalize on its multimedia dominance with an all-new quality video game. At this point, just one strong entry into the series might be enough for Sonic to reclaim his place atop the Mountain of Platforms. Another hiccup, however, may well see fans ditching video games altogether and interacting with the franchise only through other mediums.
It’s a tough place for Sega. Fans have become so disillusioned with the so called “meta age” of video games. They have been waiting for so long for an idea of what is to come. So nothing less than Sonic Adventure 3 may turn out to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for many.
What exactly Sega will reveal this week is anyone’s guess. The wording of the ad implies that fans will see more than just video game news at the event. A trailer for the sequel to the film seems plausible with some additional info on Sonic Prime. After being leaked by retailers, the long rumor Sonic The collection also looks very likely to be revealed at the show.
When it comes to new titles, anything is possible. If the rumor about the new collection turns out to be true, so will the Sonic adventure redone? For the first time in years, Sonic Adventure 3 even seems like a possibility. A sequel or spiritual successor to Sonic mania would also be an obvious choice, but fans will just have to wait and see for now. All eyes are on Sega to see if her showing is as exciting as it should be.
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