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Thanks to a new partnership with SEGA, Netflix is working on a brand new animated series for Sonic the Hedgehog. We know a few details about the project, which is titled Sonic Prime. It will be comprised of 24 episodes, will be animated by WildBrain’s Vancouver studio, and Man of Action Entertainment is involved. The announcement also mentioned that the show will feature “a high-octane adventure” in which it’ll be up to Sonic to save the fate of “a strange new multiverse”.

Netflix hasn’t shared any images of Sonic Prime, but concept art has now emerged. TailsChannel spotted various images on the profile of an ArtStation user.

Here’s the full set showing what the team is going for:

Minecraft added brand new DLC today based on Sonic the Hedgehog. For a look at what the content has to offer, check out the footage below.

The Sonic DLC can be obtained now for the Switch version of Minecraft. You can find additional information and a trailer here.

In celebration of Sonic’s 30th anniversary, Mojang Studios has revealed a new collaboration for Minecraft. It’s live now on Switch.

Below are all of the important details:

Update (5/30): The Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia is up on Amazon Canada and Amazon UK now. We’ve also added in a product description below.

Original (5/19): Several months ago, the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia from Dark Horse and SEGA was revealed. The book will be celebrating Sonic’s 30th anniversary by highlighting “nearly every one of the blue speedster’s video game appearances”. It’s a treat for fans with “in-depth looks at the characters, settings, and stories from each exciting installment”.

There’s now some additional news about the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Over on Amazon, the retailer has listed a special Deluxe Edition. The page unfortunately lacks a proper product description, though based on the image above, it will at least include a different cover, art prints, and a slipcase.

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia is currently planned for November 23.

SEGA has announced that Sonic will be featured in Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The Official Game. Players will be able to dress their avatar as the Blue Blur.

Here’s a trailer:

SEGA’s official Sonic Central live stream will be kicking off not too long from now. The broadcast begins at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe. As previously mentioned, it will cover “a first look at some of the projects, partnerships, and events” for Sonic’s 30th anniversary.

You can watch the Sonic Central event as it happens below. If there’s any notable Nintendo-related news, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it breaks.

Roger Craig Smith is returning to the role of Sonic the Hedgehog despite previously announcing his departure from the role. Smith shared the news via social media.

He posted the following on Twitter just a short while ago:

SEGA will host a Sonic Central presentation on May 27, the company has announced. It will cover “a first look at some of the projects, partnerships, and events” for Sonic’s 30th anniversary.

Sonic Central will air at the following times on YouTube and Twitch:

Much was made over Roger Craig Smith recently announcing his departure as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog. However, while there’s been lots of speculation pointing towards SEGA making the move, it turns out that it was his own decision.

That news was shared as part of an interview with Voices from Krypton. Smith feels as though he’s given his all to Sonic, and that now was the right time to move on and explore new roles.

Smith said during the podcast:

The follow-up to the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie now has an official name. While not much of a surprise, the upcoming film will be titled Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

A teaser announcing the title was shared today. It emphasizes that Tails will be a big part of the movie.

Here’s the 10-second teaser in full: