The fastest thing alive is celebrating his 25th anniversary, and Sega is hosting a special event to celebrate it. We're talking Sonic, of course, everyone's favorite (?) blue hedgehog.
Sega is holding a special event later this month on March 19 at SXSW called Sonic the Hedgehog: 25 Year Anniversary, and is promising "breaking news" for the event. It will be livestreamed so everyone can participate at 3:30 PM local time, and will feature special panelists like Sonic creator Yuji Naka, Roger Craig Smith, Sonic himself, and Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team.
The official event is described as follows:
"The 'Sonic The Hedgehog: 25 Year Anniversary' panel will take a look at the history of the world's fastest mascot with the original creators, developers, and voice actors who will offer their insights and anecdotes about the generation-spanning character. Moderated by the man behind the @Sonic_Hedgehog Twitter account, the SXSW panel will be an engaging discussion and a must-attend event for any fan of the iconic franchise."
The panel will be free and will hopefully address some of the issues Sega has brought to light recently after putting out a public survey for fans to help make their games better. Perhaps the event will surround the upcoming Sonic movie, or maybe there's a new game in the making. Either way, something's got to give. Sonic's been down on his luck in the gaming department for quite some time.