Sonic the Hedgehog “world-exclusive first look at what comes next” set for SXSW 2018 [Update]

New Sonic game on the horizon?

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega will share a “world-exclusive first look at what comes next” for Sonic the Hedgehog during the “Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel” at SXSW 2018 on March 16 at 3:30 p.m. CST.

Here is the full description for the panel:


  • Jason Hernandez, Sega of America
  • Tyson Heese
  • Aaron Webber, Sega of America
  • Austin Keys, Sega
  • Takashi Iizuka, Sega of of America


Sonic is back, and ready to take 2018 by storm. Join the official team from Sega who are building Sonic’s future as they give you an update on last year’s strong performance of Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, as well as the world-exclusive first look at what comes next for the fastest blue hedgehog.

Thanks, ResetEra.

Update 03/16/18 at 11:00 a.m.: Sega has confirmed plans to announce new projects during the panel. Here is the e-mail sent to Gematsu from Sega:

Sega To Announce New Sonic Projects at SXSW

Today at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Sega will be hosting a panel to announce upcoming projects based on the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The panel, titled “Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel” will take place today, March 16 at 3:30 PM CST.

Panelists include Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka, Sonic Social Media Manager Aaron Webber, Sonic Product Development Director Austin Keys, Sonic Mania Animation Director Tyson Hesse, and TV Animation Production Coordinator Jasmin Hernandez. The team will discuss the future of the franchise, and some exciting new projects and collaborations.

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