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Watch Sonic the Hedgehog’s new digital showcase, Sonic Central

Livestream will feature new game announcements and 30th anniversary details

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Sega will reveal “a plethora” of new projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary during a livestream titled Sonic Central. Expect new game announcements and updates on previously announced projects, like the Sonic animated series coming to Netflix and Paramount Pictures’ new feature film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Sonic Central will kick off at Thursday at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube and Twitch channels. Sega’s Sonic Team will make an appearance, as will unannounced special guests. You can watch the debut episode of Sonic Central, via YouTube, above.

Sonic the Hedgehog’s most recent game releases were a pair of spinoffs, in the form of 2019’s Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Team Sonic Racing. The blue blur’s most recent core games, 3D platformer Sonic Forces and 2D platformer Sonic Mania, were released back in 2017. While Sega hasn’t made any official announcements about Sonic’s future video games, a handful of rumored collections and remasters, including a rerelease of Wii game Sonic Colors, have leaked via retail listings.

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