With The Game Awards 2021 right around the corner, teases have been coming in thick and fast for the many reveals and announcements we can see at the show. The likes of Steelrising and The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be showing up, and Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive will also be making an announcement. Recently, a new Sonic announcement was also teased for the show- and we now know exactly what that’s going to be.
It’s actually going to be two new reveals. The world premier of the next Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been confirmed for the show, with Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz (who play Dr. Eggman and Sonic himself respectively) being confirmed as presenters. Meanwhile, The Game Awards creator, producer, and host has also confirmed that the next Sonic the Hedgehog game is also going to be fully unveiled.
Sega first confirmed the next mainline Sonic’s development earlier this year in celebration of the series’ 30th anniversary, stating that it would launch sometime in 2022. Leaks since then have suggested that it will be an open world title, while subsequent trademark filings and website domain registrations have suggested that it will be called Sonic Frontiers.
Meanwhile, there’s plenty else to look forward to at The Game Awards as well, by the looks of it. Geoff Keighley is promising four or five Elden Ring-level reveals, and another that has been in the works for two and a half years. The Halo TV series’ first trailer is also going to debut, while leaks have suggested that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 will show up as well.
Tomorrow night — Sonic's 30th anniversary gets even bigger. See the next game and….we're excited to welcome @jimcarrey and @rejectedjokes to #TheGameAwards to world premiere #SonicMovie2! pic.twitter.com/78WDL2JLk3
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 8, 2021