Hold on!

Sonic had a mixed 2017. Sonic Mania was amazing, but his "big" game - Sonic Forces - was met with less enthusiastic reviews.

The character remains a cash-cow for Sega however, and we're going to hear very soon what it has planned for Sonic in 2018. A SXSW panel will deliver a “world-exclusive first look at what comes next” for the Blue Blur, and will take place on 13th March at 3:30PM CST.

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. Speakers include Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka, Sonic PD Director Austin Keys, Sonic Mania Animation Director Tyson Hesse, and Sonic Social Media Manager Aaron Webber. You won’t want to miss this!

It's worth noting that Sonic is a star of page and screen as well as being a video game icon, so this announcement could relate to something other than a video game - or it could be several announcements. Feel free to share your predictions below.

[via schedule.sxsw.com]