UPDATE: Sonic Panel to Return to SXSW in 2018

UPDATE: Sonic Panel to Return to SXSW in 2018

by January 23, 2018

Just in to us: The Sonic panel will be returning to the South by Southwest festival, being held March 15 – 17 in Austin, Texas.

Last year, those in attendance–as well as those following along live with our Twitch feed–got a first glimpse of Sonic Forces, among other sneak peeks. This year, according to an email obtained by TSSZ’s Noah Copeland sent to SXSW Gaming newsletter subscribers, “the latest Sonic the Hedgehog reveal from Sega”–their words–will be on deck.

The email continues:

Sonic the Hedgehog returns to SXSW Gaming to speak about all the fun they had in 2017 with Sonic Mania. They’ll also be revealing the next step for the Sonic franchise, so you won’t want to miss out.

On the official SXSW page, the panel description reads:

Sonic is back, and ready to take 2018 by storm. Join the official team from SEGA who are building Sonic’s future as they give you an update on last year’s strong performance of Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, as well as the world-exclusive first look at what comes next for the fastest blue hedgehog. Speakers include Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka, Sonic PD Director Austin Keys, Sonic Mania Animation Director Tyson Hesse, and Sonic Social Media Manager Aaron Webber. You won’t want to miss this!

The panel will be held on Friday, March 16th at 4:30PM ET, 3:30PM local time.

This could mean a lot of things–game, comic, merchandise or even movie related. Little guidance was provided in the email. Still, fans now have a less than two month wait for something significant.

As in previous years, Noah will be on hand, and TSSZ will bring you live coverage direct from SXSW on March 16th. We will afford full details when they are finalized.