SEGA is teasing the release window for Sonic Primes new section. The animated series, based on the popular Sonic the Hedgehog video game that premiered on Netflix back in December and follows the title character as he seeks to restore the Paradox Prism. After breaking the artifact in a confrontation with Dr. Eggman, Sonic finds himself in an alternate dimension and realizes that pieces of the Prism now exist across what is known as the Shatterverse. Deven Mack voices Sonic the Hedgehog and is joined by a cast of actors that includes Brian Drummond, Ashleigh Ball, Adam Nurada, Shannon Chan-Kent and Ian Hanlin.
Eight episodes were released as part of Sonic Prime season 1, introducing audiences to its world and to characters like Big the Cat and Froggy, but many are eager to find out what happens next.
In a recent tweet from Sonic the Hedgehogs official account, it was announced that more episodes will premiere sometime in 2023. A specific time frame was not given, only that Sonic Prime come back “later that year.”
What to expect from Sonic Prime’s new episodes
Sonic Prime last saw the Chaos Council trying to master the Shatterverse while Sonic and the variants of his friends in No Place battled Rusty. After acquiring and making contact with another piece of the Paradox Prism, Sonic suddenly appeared in front of Shadow, who claimed that there is no more “home” to go back to. With new episodes on the way, that seems likely Sonic Prime will introduce even more universes and variants of Knuckles, Tails and others as Sonic continues to try to fix what happened.
Other important elements of Sonic Prime‘s first eight episodes were the versions of Dr. Eggman in New Yoke City. Tails Nine was reluctant to aid the Chaos Council in their endeavours, and after they threatened him and prepared to eliminate Sonic, Nine reminded them that he would be needed alive. Since Sonic has been shown to have some kind of power that they don’t understand, the Council wants to use him, suggesting that he may have a bigger fight against them in the upcoming episodes. Additionally, it should be interesting to see if Sonic and Shadow work together and if the latter helps in the conflict surrounding the Council.
Sonic Prime will reportedly have 24 episodes in total, so if it were to release another 8 this year, there should be a third installment in the future. Since its premiere, the show has garnered relatively positive reviews, especially from audiences, and as Sonic the Hedgehog franchise continues to gain popularity, there could be even more shows down the line. With the Shatterverse and all the visually distinct worlds, it will be exciting to see where the new episodes take Sonic and what other kinds of variations exist. It will also be interesting to see how close the Paradox Prism comes to being restored and if that problem continues throughout the show. Those who have enjoyed it all Sonic the Hedgehog content can look forward to more Sonic Prime when it comes out this year.
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