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Sonic the Hedgehog’s had some rough times these days. Nearly ten years ago, Sonic the Hedgehog, commonly known as “Sonic 06” launched to disastrous reviews from fans and critics alike (with the exception of one enlightened member of the TechRaptor staff) , sullying the good hedgehog’s name and adding a stigma of failure to the Sonic franchise as a whole. Thankfully, SEGA has been on the case the past year with a remarkably successful Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account that is nearly universally beloved by Sonic fans and haters alike.

So SEGA has taken the next logical step and has announced that Sonic the Hedgehog will have “at least thirty” new tweets this coming Spring. The press release is as follows:

Sonic the Hedgehog will make his long awaited return in Spring of 2016 with at least thirty new tweets, including four references to popular memes and one joke about Sonic 2006. These tweets will be viewable to anyone with the link for free, just like every other tweet released so far by Sonic the Hedgehog. You can view these tweets on any web browser of your choice, including specialty made Twitter apps for Android and iOS phones.

Sonic the Hedgehog’s twitter is an important part of the SEGA community and has been better received than any other Sonic media since Sonic Adventure 2 back in 2001. “I am actually surprised this worked out as well as it did,” says SEGA CEO and President Haruki Satomi. “If I knew memes would get more people interested in Sonic than actual games, our brand would be in a much different direction than it is now.”

For more information on Sonic the Hedgehog’s Twitter, just google Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter and look at the funny results.

If one thing is for sure, it’s that Sonic fans worldwide will have plenty of funny Twitter screencaps to share with each other in the near future.

In other news, Sega had no comment concerning the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 3.


Perry Ruhland

Staff Writer

Filmmaker. Entertainment critic. Genre film aficionado. Has bad taste and hot takes.



  • Mitchell

    A press release announcing that a Twitter account will be tweeting in the future??? This is something someone thought was necessary? Did they think no one would know if Sonic tweets something without giving everyone an official heads-up as if its some sort of big special event first?

    Was there a press release prior to the first time their Sonic account tweeted something? There must have been, right? Otherwise no one could possibly have been ready for it and known (/sarcasm).

    Twitter is basically just an announcement machine, but now we’re announcing announcements. Maximum productivity! Actually, this TechRaptor article is announcing an announcement about upcoming announcements. I should share this article and deepen the rabbit hole of nonsensical redundancy even further!

  • Saturnrules

    This is just pathetic

  • Nicki Ashley

    LOL @ noobs not understanding KekRaptor Articles. I for one, am excited by this news.

  • Mitchell

    I won’t even edit my original comment. I don’t apologize for my misunderstanding. This is far too believable from the industry as a whole and from Sega especially for the possibility that this was anything but true to have occurred to me. That it was so easy to believe is just another condemnation of the idiots running the video game industry.

    “KekRaptor” is the only indicator that this is satirical, and without having seen the original explanation of what “KekRaptor” is, I had no way of knowing–it’s not exactly an intuitive tag.

  • Reptile

    You know a satire is good when people mistake them for truth.
    But after all, did you REALLY believed it was real? Seriously, tweet announcement?
    They ain’t that crazy yet.

  • Reptile

    IKR, those people must think VEAG post serious stuff.

  • Travis

    I wish this was real. The Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter is the most entertaining thing the company has done with Sonic in years.

  • Daryl Corey

    Joke though this is the Sonic twitter account is probably the best thing Sega have done in years and probably the single greatest thing on Twitter that is kinda scary to think about

  • morzinbo

    Eh, I wouldn’t go that far.

  • kasey307

    Lol