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.