Sega will organize a Sonic Symphony Orchestra event today, June 23, to commemorate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary. On this day in 1991, the first Sonic the Hedgehog game was released. Sega has spent several weeks commemorating the speedster’s special day with fresh Sonic announcements and crossover events, which is only right.
The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a selection of Sonic’s most memorable songs from its decades-long history as part of the latest Sonic-centric festival, the Sonic Symphony Orchestra. Sega said in a news release that fans might also expect to witness “Sonic-favorite rock band” Crush 40 hit the stage. At 3:00 p.m. PT, Sonic’s official Twitch and YouTube channels will present live musical performances connected with Summer Games Fest 2021.
Sega’s choice to dedicate a special broadcast to Sonic the Hedgehog’s soundtrack is clever, especially given how important music is to the franchise’s long-term legacy. The festivities do not, however, come to a stop here.
Sega, for instance, will release Sonic Colors Ultimate, a remake of the Wii and Nintendo DS exclusive, in September. More information regarding the forthcoming Sonic game and movie sequel is expected to surface later this year.
Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th-anniversary live music event airs tonight at 3:00 p.m. PT on the brand’s official YouTube and Twitch channels.