To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020, the Sega social media account decided to deliver on a joking promise with actor and streamer Sean William “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin from the year before. On St. Patrick’s Day 2019, Sega “promised” to let Jacksepticeye voice Irish the Hedgehog if he ever came to be. Well, as of March 17, 2020, Irish is real.
Here’s Sega’s tweet from last year, which featured Jet the Hawk with a red beard, hat, and pot of gold.
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) March 17, 2019
Now, for St. Patrick’s Day 2020, here’s Irish the Hedgehog with well wishes. Make sure you pay attention to the captions.
One year later, Irish the Hedgehog is real.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day! pic.twitter.com/Ua1PM1qYBF
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) March 17, 2020
Official art for the character was later shared on Jacksepticeye’s Twitter account.
Thank you SO much to the Sonic team for letting me voice Irish the Hedgehog! They’re so fun to work with and I really appreciate how willing they are to make stuff like this happen. What was a dumb joke a year ago is now a full blown reality! Look at my beautiful boy!! pic.twitter.com/Hic00Xvsgj
— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) March 17, 2020
For more official and canon Sonic the Hedgehog news, Sega is planning an April 2020 presentation. This will cover the announcement that was supposed to happen at the canceled SXSW 2020 panel.