SEGA believes 2022 is Sonic's biggest year yet
Hard to argue with the logic
Sonic the Hedgehog has been popular since his inception, and decades later things are going fantastically for the Blue Blur. As a matter of fact, it seems like Sonic may be enjoying the height of his success right now, thanks to the character branching out through multiple initiatives.
In an interview with Twinfinite, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka talked about how 2022 is the biggest year the Sonic franchise has seen yet. You can see his full explanation as to why below.
We believe that 2022 is going to be the biggest year for Sonic. We have a lot of great things that we’ve done this year and a lot of great things for the future as well.
The success of movie two has been really amazing and it really brought a lot of people into the audience. So we thank everyone for enjoying movie two.
We had the release of Sonic Origins right after that. We have the release of Sonic Frontiers coming up on November 8, and we also have the Netflix TV show, Sonic Prime, coming up this winter.
So we have this huge range of content that we’re going to be providing to people, and in the past 31 years, we haven’t had this much content come out ever.
So if you’re new to the franchise and you kind of want to get your feet wet into what a Sonic game is, we really believe Sonic Origins is going to be that title for you. It’s all of the original content. It’s what got the hardcore fans into Sonic the Hedgehog.
And if you’re a hardcore gamer or you’re someone who’s played a lot of Sonic games, we believe Sonic Frontiers is going to be an amazing game for that audience.
It’s the format of gameplay that we think people are expecting and wanting to play, allowing freedom for you to go and do the things that you want to do as Sonic the Hedgehog, so we’re really glad that we have that content. We hope the fans out there get to play, enjoy and watch all that we have in store this year.