Sega Will Show us What's Next for Sonic the Hedgehog in March

Sega Will Show us What's Next for Sonic the Hedgehog in March

Prediction: He will probably go fast.

Sonic the Hedgehog had a busy holiday season with the release of Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, but the cerulean insectivore was never one for long vacations. Come March, we'll learn what Sega has in store for Sonic throughout the rest of 2018.

The plans will be unveiled at the official "Gotta Go Fast" SXSW panel on March 13 at 3:30 PM CT. The panel will explore Sonic's past successes in addition to revealing what comes next.

I don't care what we get, as long as I can build more fursona characters.

"Speakers include Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka, Sonic PD Director Austin Keys, Sonic Mania Animation Director Tyson Hesse, and Sonic Social Media Manager Aaron Webber," the event page for the panel states. "You won’t want to miss this!"

It's great to see Tyson Hesse on the panel. He made the epic opening animation for Sonic Mania. With any luck we'll see / hear what he has next in store for the running rodent,* if anything.

(*I know hedgehogs aren't rodents. I just can't resist alliteration.)

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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