2021 is a very important year for Sega as it is the 30th anniversary of their most beloved mascot in the gaming world: Sonic The Hedgehog.
The Japanese company shared via Twitter that, in the late afternoon (European time), an important Live stream will be broadcast on its Twitch channel with “something special” waiting for us. The most obvious hypothesis would be the celebration of the aforementioned anniversary of the blue porcupine, perhaps with a remastered of some historical title or even a new iteration.
It must be said that Japanese companies take these anniversaries very seriously, just see the release by Nintendo of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which came out in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the famous plumber.
In recent times Sega has rediscovered itself as a more than solid Publisher, after the dark years of the last console war and the near bankruptcy of the company, it has regained its strength thanks also to important collaborations and acquisitions of third-party studios.
Among their hottest series at the moment we have the Persona franchise, produced by Atlus, it’s in-house P-Studio and the Yakuza series developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. This is fresh from the last chapter, Yakuza Like a Dragon (Yakuza 7 in Japan), released for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on November 10, 2020, with the PS5 version scheduled for March 2, 2021.
We can therefore expect everything from this highly anticipated Live Stream and we can’t wait to share all the news with you.
We'll be back for our first live stream of 2021 this coming Thursday with something special.
— SEGA Europe (@SEGA_Europe) January 12, 2021