It’s Sonic’s 30th birthday today. The millennial blue hedgehog is celebrating tomorrow with a symphony orchestra event that will perform music from across all 30 years of Sonic’s history. In addition, there will be a performance from Crush 40, a rock band that is well known within the Sonic community for performing a variety of songs in the 3D series such as the theme song for Sonic Adventure and Escape From the City from Sonic Adventure 2.
It took a bit, but Sega and Sonic have started to ramp up the festivities for Sonic’s 30th in 2021. Over the last few weeks, Sega has revealed three new games: Sonic Origins – A collection of classic Genesis games, Sonic Colors Ultimate – An enhanced re-release of the Sonic Colors, and a mysterious new 3D Sonic game that has so far only received a brief teaser.
Sega also revealed a teaser for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, a new Sonic animated series on Netflix called Sonic Prime, and a short-form animation to accompany Sonic Colors Ultimate known as Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps.