Sonic Prime
Image: SEGA / Netflix

If you haven't already noticed, there's a lot going on with the blue blur Sonic the Hedgehog this year.

So far there's been a movie released, a retro collection and in November we'll be able to get our hands on the new open-zone adventure, Sonic Frontiers. Oh, and there's a new Netflix series coming this winter as well.

Speaking to Twinfinite, head of the Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, recently took time out of his busy schedule to acknowledge how 2022 is quite possibly Sonic's "biggest year" ever:

We believe that 2022 is going to be the biggest year for Sonic. We have a lot of great things that we’ve done this year and a lot of great things for the future as well.

The success of movie two has been really amazing and it really brought a lot of people into the audience. So we thank everyone for enjoying movie two.

We had the release of Sonic Origins right after that. We have the release of Sonic Frontiers coming up on November 8, and we also have the Netflix TV show, Sonic Prime, coming up this winter.

So we have this huge range of content that we’re going to be providing to people, and in the past 31 years, we haven’t had this much content come out ever.

So if you’re new to the franchise and you kind of want to get your feet wet into what a Sonic game is, we really believe Sonic Origins is going to be that title for you. It’s all of the original content. It’s what got the hardcore fans into Sonic the Hedgehog.

And if you’re a hardcore gamer or you’re someone who’s played a lot of Sonic games, we believe Sonic Frontiers is going to be an amazing game for that audience.

It’s the format of gameplay that we think people are expecting and wanting to play, allowing freedom for you to go and do the things that you want to do as Sonic the Hedgehog, so we’re really glad that we have that content. We hope the fans out there get to play, enjoy and watch all that we have in store this year.

Do you agree that 2022 could end up being the biggest year in Sonic's history when considering everything arriving this year? Will you be checking out Frontiers when it arrives this November? How about the Netflix series? Leave a comment below.

[source twinfinite.net, via gonintendo.com]