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In this year of landmark anniversaries we can add Sonic the Hedgehog to the list, with SEGA's iconic mascot turning 25 in the Summer. The mascot has had his ups and downs but still remains an integral part of the gaming scene in the eyes of plenty of fans, and we can be sure that SEGA has some celebratory content on the way.

There's plenty of evidence for a main series game, too - there have been social media posts, teases and a snazzy celebratory logo (above) that have all allowed fans to dare to dream of a high quality new game in 2016. Now, ahead of a special panel event at SXSW on 19th March, we have an official tease of a 'special reveal'; hopefully SEGA knows better than to allow a hint like that and then reveal a new batch of online wallpapers.

Yuji Naka (Sonic Original Creator), Takashi Iizuka (Head of Sonic Team), Roger Smith (Voice of Sonic the Hedgehog), Mike Pollock (Voice of Dr. Eggman), Austin Keys (Sega), Aaron Webber (Sega)
25 years had to go fast, and here we are today wondering where it all went. Join the original creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, along with the amazing production heads responsible for bringing the franchise to life, for an in-depth analysis of where Sonic came from and where he's heading going forward. A special reveal will be made as part of the celebration for this anniversary milestone.

With the presentation just over a week away there's sure to be a little buzz around the series. We're planning to live stream the session in the hope that the special reveal lives up to expectations - if it's a trailer for the delayed Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice on 3DS we won't be amused...

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