Sonic Mania

In March, Sonic Team's Takashi Iizuka confirmed the development of the next entry in the mainline Sonic the Hedgehog series was officially underway. Since then, there's been no other information about this game.

When Iizuka caught up with Game Informer at E3 2019 last week, he was queried about the next major entry in the series. While he refused to reveal any details, he is believed to have perhaps teased when fans can expect this next outing.

Its release is seemingly tied to the upcoming anniversary preparations. 2017 was the last "big year" for Sonic with the release of Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces and 2021 will be the next one according to the head of Sonic Team:

“The next big year for Sonic is 2021. That’s the 30-year anniversary for Sonic. We are now preparing.”

2019 was meant to be a big year in the hedgehog's history until his silver screen debut was delayed at the end of May. Fortunately, fans were still able to get their speed fix with the release of Team Sonic Racing in the same month.

Are you eager to find out what Sonic's next major game will be like? Are you looking forward to his 30th-anniversary celebrations? Tell us down in the comments.