Sonic 30th anniversary plans reportedly include a music concert
Total Licensing magazine claims show will feature “special guests”
Sega is reportedly planning to stage a Sonic the Hedgehog music concert in 2021 as part of its 30th anniversary plans for the franchise.
The news was revealed in February’s issue of Total Licensing Australia and spotted by Tails’ Channel.
“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,” according to the magazine, which focuses on brand licensing and extension opportunities.
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Publisher Sega previously promised to mark Sonic’s 30th anniversary with the release of new games and some major announcements.
Over 1.14 billion Sonic game units have been sold and downloaded since the series debuted in 1991, according to the publisher.
Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka announced at SXSW Gaming 2019 that production on the next major Sonic the Hedgehog title 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.
The first Sonic The Hedgehog film enjoyed a record opening for a video game movie following its February 2020 release and went on to gross almost $320 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
Last month, Netflix announced a new Sonic the Hedgehog 3D animated series called Sonic Prime.
Premiering in 2022, the 24-episode family-friendly series is billed as “a high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse” rests in Sonic’s hands, as well as “a journey of self-discovery and redemption”.