Sonic The Hedgehog 30th Anniversary – May 27 Sonic Central Livestream Time, Predictions

Sonic is back, with several game announcements teased

May 26, 2021

Sega announced Sonic Central, a Sonic the Hedgehog livestream coming on May 27 with news to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary – here’s how to watch the stream, the time and schedule for the Japanese exclusive stream happening a bit later, and our predictions.

The Sonic livestream is a must watch for fans of the blue blur as it’ll include news on upcoming “projects, partnerships and events” to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary.

Sonic 30th anniversary English livestream – How to watch, schedule, countdown

The Sonic Central announcement showcase is happening on Thursday May 27, at the following times:

  • 9 AM PT
  • 12 PM ET
  • 5 PM BST
  • 6 PM CET

Click here for a table with conversions to other time zones. Lastly, we’ve got a countdown to the event here.

Japanese stream coming one day later

It’s important to note a Japanese Sonic Central stream will be held as well, one day after the English stream. It’s possible it will include exclusive announcements.

Moreover, the Japanese stream already opened its YouTube page, confirming it will feature Sonic creative director Kazuyuki Hoshino and legendary composer Jun Senoue .

The Japanese stream will be held on May 28 at 6:30 AM ET / 3:30 AM PT. Click here for a table with conversions to other time zones. And here’s a countdown.


Sonic The Hedgehog 30th Anniversary stream predictions

First off, it’s important to note that back in 2019, Sega announced that several Sonic games would be coming in 2021, and how it’d be a “big year” for the fastest hedgehog. Following this announcement, many fans expected some news to come around in 2020, but nothing happened as the pandemic struck.

However, back in late 2020, Sega reconfirmed that several Sonic projects would be coming in 2021. This means we’ll definitely be getting at least two games getting announced.

Sonic Generations 2, new anime, new spinoff

The most likely scenario is the announcement of a new Sonic anniversary game. A follow-up to Sonic Generations, which launched for the 20th anniversary in 2011.

Next, a new Sonic anime series could be announced as well. Personally, as a Sonic boomer, I’d love a new 2D series like Sonic X. With that said, the Sonic Boom 3DCG series was pretty good too if you get used to Knuckles’ increadibly bad redesign. Sticks the Badger, the new character voiced by Aoi Yuuki, was pretty cool as well.

Lastly, together with a “traditional” Sonic game getting announced, Sega might reveal a more outlandish Sonic spinof. Perhaps we could see a new Sonic JRPG getting announced.

In any case, we are bound to see some major announcements seeing all that teasing from Sega. Are you excited for Sonic‘s 30th anniversary? You can always reach out to me and share your predictions on Twitter @A_iyane07.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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