Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Party set for July 22

"An exclusive first look at the future of Sonic."

Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary

Sega will host the Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary July 22, 2016 at the House of Blues in San Diego from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., Sega announced during the Sonic the Hedgehog SXSW panel.

The event will provide “an exclusive first look at the future of Sonic,” according to its official outline.

Sega’s Aaron Webber teased at SXSW, “If you’re looking forward to a game announcement—I’m not saying that there’s going to be a game announcement at this party, but you should probably come to this party.”

Here is the event’s official outline:

Celebrate 25 years of Sonic the Hedgehog at our official party at the House of Blues, during San Diego Comic-con! Special guests, musical performances by Crush 40 and Hyper Potions, exclusive 25th Anniversary merchandise and more await!

Food is provided by the venue, and your ticket price also covers limited edition merchandise we’ll be giving away at the show.

Join us as we celebrate the past, and give you the exclusive first look at the future of Sonic!

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