Just a short while ago Sega held a panel at SXSW focusing on the history and future of Sonic the Hedgehog. Most of it was a look back, peppered with brief question and answer sessions featuring creator Yuji Naka, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka, and the voice actors for both Sonic and Eggman.

A few interesting tidbits came out of the panel however, such as a release date finally being set for Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice on the 3DS; September 27th. We also got confirmation that the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympic Games will be hitting store shelves in June.

The final big reveal was the announcement of a 25th anniversary party for the blue hedgehog, which will be held in San Diego this July. You can check out the full details and buy tickets here.

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No details were given about what to expect, but the host of the panel strongly suggested we’ll see a new game reveal. Stay tuned for more news if it ends up heading to Nintendo systems!


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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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