This past week was Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary. To celebrate, a special event was held in Tokyo, Japan during which Sonic Team head Takahshi Iizuka officially announced that a new game was in the works. The new Sonic game will release next year and additional details will be revealed during the anniversary party on July 22nd. [Thanks, NeoGAF.]
In addition, SEGA shared a batch of concept art from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, featuring the cast of characters from the series as they have evolved over time. You can check out the concept art below.