SEGA CORPORATION (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, COO President: Yukio Sugino, hereafter SEGA) – SEGA announced today that Netflix’s Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, sonic primeco-produced with WildBrain, will make its world debut on December 15.
The 24-episode animated adventure from the first season for kids, families, and longtime fans builds on the brand’s cornerstones and introduces the “blue blur” of video game fame in a high-octane adventure in which The fate of a strange new multiverse rests in their gloved hands.
The series will be animated at WildBrain’s studio in Vancouver, SEGA and WildBrain will be jointly involved in production, distribution and licensing. Man of Action Entertainment, creators of Ben 10 and the characters and team behind the Oscar-winning film Big Hero 6, have been hired as showrunners and executive producers for the series.
■SEGA’s new 3D Sonic game, Sonic Frontiers, has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide.
— More free content from sonic frontiers in 2023
Sonic Frontiers, the first open area action-adventure platformer from the “Blue Blur” released worldwide on November 8, 2022, has sold more than 2.5 million copies*(1) worldwide .
In sonicfrontiers, Sonic, Tails and Amy embark on a new adventure in a mysterious new land in search of the missing Chaos Emeralds. Players will fight hordes of powerful enemies as they explore a stunning world of action-adventure and mystery. Sonic fans will be able to accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high speed and freedom of open area platforming as they race across the Starfall Islands without a predetermined path. Within the open area, players can complete side quests, solve puzzles, scale huge structures, fish, and test their 3D platforming skills in Cyber Space.
With nothing more than a handful of questions and a disembodied voice to guide him, Sonic sets out to save his friends and the enigmatic inhabitants of the Starfall Isles from a colossal mechanized threat.
Also, to do sonicfrontiers More exciting, SEGA will provide multiple free DLCs that will add many new items, playable characters, modes, and costumes. The first DLC will be the Sonic’s Holiday Cheer outfit, free on December 21, 2022. SEGA is committed to doing everything possible to ensure a long and enjoyable experience for our players.
sonicfrontiers is the latest addition to Sonic’s growing portfolio of media initiatives, which includes projects like Netflix’s upcoming animated series Sonic Prime, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movies, and a collection of high-speed action games from 1991.
*1 SEGA internal data: Sales figures represent the sum of physical and download title sales and sales across all platforms.
About the Sonic the Hedgehog series
The Sonic series is a collection of high-speed action games that was first released in 1991. The series offers exhilarating super-speed action and beginner-friendly gameplay that allows you to fearlessly face enemies or traps with the help of of his iconic golden rings. It has been supported by players of all ages for many years and has recorded 1.51 billion sales/DL*2 to date. The Sonic series offers a wide variety of game modes, including 2D and 3D action, as well as multiple spin-off titles. In addition to game titles, SEGA has also expanded the series on a global scale in various arenas including film, animation, music, and merchandising.
*2 Includes Free to Play (F2P) title downloads
About SEGA CORPORATION
SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and is a world leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company offers a wide variety of game content for console, PC, wireless devices including planning, developing, selling and operating, and arcade machines including planning, developing and selling. In addition, it provides game content developed by studios in countries around the world through global publishing bases. Visit the official Web site from SEGA CORPORATION.
About SEGA of America, Inc:
SEGA of America, Inc. is the US arm of SEGA CORPORATION, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in interactive entertainment. Founded in 1986, SEGA of America publishes and develops innovative interactive entertainment experiences for consoles, PC, mobile and emerging platforms. In 2020, SEGA was ranked #1 in Metacritic’s annual game publisher rankings. Its world-renowned franchises include Sonic the Hedgehog, Yakuza, Virtua Fighter, Super Monkey Ball, and Crazy Taxi, along with Atlus’ Persona and Shin Megami Tensei series. Since his debut over three decades ago, Sonic has become an entertainment icon appearing in several dozen games, TV series, movies, merchandise, and more. SEGA of America has offices in Irvine and Burbank, California. Visit the official Web site.
At WildBrain we unleash imagination, engaging kids and families around the world with great content and beloved brands. With approximately 13,000 half hours of filmed entertainment in our library—one of the largest in the world—we’re home to such beloved franchises as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Yo Gabba Gabba, Caillou, Inspector Gadget and Degrassi. Our integrated in-house capabilities, spanning production, distribution and licensing, distinguish us as a unique independent player in the industry, managing IP throughout its entire lifecycle, from concept to content and consumer products.
At our state-of-the-art animation studio in Vancouver, we produce award-winning, fan-favorite series like The Snoopy Show; Snoopy in space; Sonic Prime; Chip and potato; Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City; Carmen Sandiego; Go, dog. Go!, and many more. Enjoyed in more than 150 countries and on more than 500 streaming platforms and television networks, our content is present everywhere children and families watch entertainment. WildBrain Spark, our AVOD network, has accumulated over 1 billion minutes of watch time on YouTube, offering one of the largest selections of children’s content on that platform. WildBrain CPLG, our leading location-based entertainment and consumer products agency, represents our properties and those of our partners in major territories around the world. Our television group owns and operates some of the most watched family entertainment channels in Canada.
WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices around the world and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit the official Web site.
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