It looks like Sega could be planning a new Sonic Collection
Retail listing suggests a new compilation is coming for the mascot’s 30th anniversary
Sega could be planning to release a new Sonic the Hedgehog game collection, as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations.
That’s according to a new listing spotted on French retail site Sogamely – the same company which seemingly outed an upcoming Sonic Colors remaster last month.
The listing simply names, “Sonic Collection EU version” for PlayStation 4. If accurate, the listing could corroborate claims made by a noted insider earlier this year, that Sega was planning a new collection with Retro Engine remakes of Sonic 1 & 2, and other games “that have never seen a re-release before.”
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Game publisher Sega previously promised to mark Sonic’s 30th anniversary this year with the release of new games and some major announcements.
Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka announced at SXSW Gaming 2019 that production on the next major Sonic the Hedgehog game was underway.
This February, Paramount Pictures released the first teaser for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which is scheduled to hit cinemas on April 8, 2022. And in March, Netflix announced a new Sonic the Hedgehog 3D animated series called Sonic Prime.
Sega is also reportedly planning to stage a Sonic the Hedgehog music concert in 2021 as part of its 30th anniversary plans for the franchise.
“Throughout 2021, Sega will be celebrating Sonic’s 30th anniversary with new game content, a music concert with special guests and a wide array of new licensing and merchandising partnerships,” states February’s Total Licensing magazine, which focuses on brand licensing and extension opportunities.
Over 1.14 billion Sonic game units have been sold and downloaded since the series debuted in 1991, according to Sega.