January 5, 2016


Sonic the Hedgehog Turns 25 With New Logo, Possible Game

(via @Sonic20th on Twitter)
(via @Sonic20th on Twitter)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the video game world's most beloved characters. Sonic the Hedgehog turns a quarter-century old this year, and the hero got a new logo to celebrate.

As you can see from the official Twitter reveal above, Sonic's new look actually looks quite similar to his look throughout the '90s, when his Sonic the Hedgehog TV series first premiered. He's since gone from being pixelated to a slick 3D rendering, but this retro-leaning logo feels like a treat for longtime fans.

Den of Geek also reports that a new Sonic game could be in the future too. According to the site, Johnny Gioeli of the Japanese band Crush 40 (who famously contributed many songs to Sonic games throughout the years) revealed and quickly deleted his plans to record new music for a new game. According to DoG, he wrote:

"We are planning a few performances for 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of Sonic," Gioeli wrote. "We might participate in writing new songs for the anniversary game... stay tuned..."

The new logo seems promising that there's more Sonic celebrations to come in 2016, and in this day and age, maybe a new Sonic game is coming to your iPhone? Stay tuned, Sonic fans, and turn the nostalgia waaaaay up with the theme song of the 1993 cartoon series.