Despite being one of the most recognisable video game properties around, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has been relatively silent – at least in the video game space. With 2021 being the blue blur’s 30th anniversary, SEGA has confirmed that a dedicated showcase is happening later today. Ahead of this however, it was revealed that Roger Craig Smith – who previously announced that he would no longer be voicing the iconic character – is returning as Sonic.
Making the announcement on Twitter, Roger Craig Smith said “I can't fully express my gratitude for the @sonic_hedgehog crew and community. I hope to honor your support and passion as I'm officially back voicing #SonicTheHedgehog in games. Can't wait for ya to see what we have planned! THANK YOU…from the bottom of my blue heart.”
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) May 26, 2021
Back in January, Smith – who had been voicing Sonic the Hedgehog for 10 years – announced that he would be stepping down from the role, saying “Welp, 10 years was an amazing run. Onwards to new zones! Much love to the fans who’ve been so kind. It’s been an honor.”
Following this, it was confirmed that many of the other main voice cast would be changed – save for Dr.Eggman (voiced by Mike Pollock). What has transpired between January and now is unknown, though it will be interesting to see what has been planned for the Sonic the Hedgehog anniversary event later today at 5pm BST – and whether any other members of the voice cast will return.
KitGuru says: Are you excited for the event? Will you watch it? Who is your favourite Sonic voice actor of all time? Let us know down below.