Update: A tweet from both the official Sonic Twitter account revealing the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie poster and another from Geoff Keighly himself have confirmed that, yes, the new Sonic game definitely will feature at The Game Awards 2021.
Too right — can you imagine the gamer outcry if he was a no-show after such an outrageous tease! Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz will also be in attendance at the awards show on Thursday to present a new trailer for the upcoming film.
Original Story [Wed 8th Dec, 2021 02:30 GMT]: It's the 30th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog series this year, and there's a rumour that Sega may go out with a bang at The Game Awards later this week.
According to a post over on Reddit, the following domain was recently registered - frontiers.sonicthehedgehog.com, and over on Steam the number of Sonic games has been updated from 34 to 35. It's led to fan theories that we might perhaps see Sonic the Hedgehog's new game at the annual awards show on December 9th. There's also the possibility of Sonic Origins getting some time in the spotlight.
"Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise page on Steam has updated the number of games - The number of games has updated from 34 to 35. This likely means we are in for some sort of reveal. With the website domain for Sonic Frontiers being claimed yesterday and the fact that they said we would get news on Sonic Origins this year, I think it’s a safe bet to assume both games are getting some kind of reveal soon."
If you're still not entirely convinced, the official Sonic the Hedgehog video game Twitter account has been exchanging tweets with the show's host and organiser Geoff Keighley:
The name "Sonic Frontiers" was previously trademarked in November, and this new Sonic game (due out in 2022) is rumoured to be an open-world adventure.
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