With all of the emphasis being on Marios 35th Anniversary at the moment, you might not have realised that the Sonic 30th Anniversary is also on the horizon.
That’s right; everyone’s favourite hedgehog is turning 30!
It’s almost 30 years since the first Sonic the Hedgehog game was released on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive, depending on where you are in the world.
Since then, the blue peril has gone on to feature in our lists of the best SEGA Game Gear games, the best Master System games, and many more!
Let’s face it; the guy is a legend.
Sega might not be in the console game anymore, but see they’re using this Sonic 30th Anniversary to show the world that their sneaker-wearing hedgehog isn’t slowing down any time soon.
It’s been confirmed by Sega of America that a whole host of Sonic 30th Anniversary products are going to be released to celebrate the big day.
Will Sega follow in Nintendo’s footsteps (literally) and bring out some Sonic Sneakers like these Super Mario Shoes to coincide with the special date?
We do know that they’re planning on bringing out a Sonic ‘Encyclo-speed-ia’, another edition to the best retro gaming books solely detailing 30 years of Sonic rushing up and down collecting rings.
There will also be a host of Pop Vinyl figurines, some jewelry, badges, energy drinks that will make you run like Sonic, and a new mini series for any comic fans out there!
Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer of Sonic the Hedgehog and SVP Sega of America, had this to say about the upcoming Sonic 30th anniversary:
“Over the past 30 years spanning multiple generations, Sonic fans have created memories with their speedy Blue Blur. In order to commemorate the most iconic elements of the Sonic universe, we have partnered with some of the top licensees in the industry to produce collectable Sonic the Hedgehog merchandise that our enthusiastic and loyal fans can cherish for years to come.”
The items we’ve already mentioned (bar the sneakers) are being released this December.
Sega has also announced that they will be releasing more goodies in the ‘coming months’.
Does that mean that we might see some Sonic gaming goodness? Will we actually be seeing those sneakers?
WILL THEY MAKE ME RUN FAST?
We all have lots of questions about the Sonic 30th anniversary, but we want to know what you think might be dropping to celebrate the blue wonder’s big day.
And will Tails get his own celebration in a few years time too?
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.