Well, it has been quite the week for Sonic rumours hasn't it? After the third Sonic The Hedgehog movie supposedly had its plot leaked and the upcoming Sonic Frontiers game appears to have tentatively been given a release date and DLC info, we thought we were done with hedgehog hearsay for the time being - but no! According to a Pia interview with Sonic The Hedgehog producer, Toru Nakahara (thanks to My Nintendo News for the heads up), the hotly anticipated animated series, Sonic Prime, may well be speeding onto Netflix this December.
Talking about the success of his production work on the first Sonic movie, Nakahara referred to all of the other Sonic projects that have subsequently burst into reality. One such example was the upcoming series, about which the producer stated (according to Google Translate's services), 'in December a full CG animation called "Sonic Prime" is scheduled to be distributed on Netflix', providing the first hint of the series' release date.
It is worth flagging right off the bat that this is by no means an official announcement. Release dates change all the time and the chances that Nakahara, who is nothing to do with the Sonic Prime project as far as we can see, would be provided with the most up to date information are very slim.
This being said, we are expecting to see Sonic Prime make its debut on Netflix this year, so Nakahara's provisional December date is not too surprising by any means.
After revealing a first look at Sonic Prime back in May, the cast of characters that we can expect to see in the series has been increasing ever since - with Shadow, Big The Cat and Froggy all looking to join the animated world.
Of course, we cannot get too excited just yet, but with Sonic Prime and Sonic Frontiers both looking to round out 2022, it looks set to be quite the Christmas for fans of the speedy Sega hedgehog.
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