Sonic Mania, Project 2017 Reveals Coming To SXSW 2017

SXSW 2017 have announced they’ll be hosting a second Sonic panel for this year’s event, set to reveal news about the upcoming Sonic Mania and Project Sonic 2017.

Gotta Go Fast: The Official Panel of Sonic the Hedgehog will be hosted by Takashi Iizuka (Head of Sonic Team), Roger Craig Smith (Voice of Sonic), Mike Pollock (Voice of Eggman), and everyone’s favourite social media manager Aaron Webber.

The panel, set to be an hour long, confirms that we’ll be seeing a new behind-the-scenes look at the new Sonic titles debuting this year — and a few more surprises could be in store.

Dive into the world of Sonic the Hedgehog in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at both Sonic Mania and the upcoming Sonic 2017! With presenters from SEGA and Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka, this panel will answer questions about both games, showcase a new reveal for each title, and will discuss Sonic’s resurgence in the world of gaming since the reveal of both games. Of course, with Sonic involved, who knows what other surprises might be in store?

SXSW 2017 takes place March 10th to March 19th in Austin, Texas. Gotta Go Fast: The Official Panel of Sonic the Hedgehog will begin at 5:00pm CST (23:00 GMT) on March 16th. Get excited!

Source: SXSW 2017

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  1. Finally some news!! Can’t wait for it, here are my predictions about the reveals:

    -Sonic Mania release date and new stages shown.
    -Sonic Project 2017 final title reveal + information about gameplay or new playable character.
    -Sonic Movie release date and brief synopsis.

    1. Well, Project Sonic 2017 is going to have both a new character and a new gameploy component. So hopefully they show off both.

  2. Finally some news on this. I can’t handle this dry spell it’s been so long since we’ve got any big news on these games. Which I’m excited for cause if sega and sonic team are being careful for not leaking or spilling any news this has to be good.

  3. Such excitement, much hype. This is the dream time of Sonic people right here…minus one beloved Yuji Naka. Can’t wait to see what will wreck my wallet this year. X)

  4. To me that ‘Gotta Go Fast’ title would have been a really cool ref to 4Kids Sonic X around 05-09, but now it is just a stupid meme sadly.

  5. After some math, the panel will be at 9:00am on Friday the 17th of March for Aussies, in case any of you guys are Aussie 😛

  6. I’m interest to see Sonic Mania & Sonic Project 2017 on Xbox One PS4 accept don’t forget Nintendo Switch first two Sonic games are coming this console I wonder how it present to us in SXSW 2017 two Sonic games this year to last year?

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