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A “Sonic X Shadow Generations” Animated Short Is Coming Soon

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In time for Sonic X Shadow Generations‘ release later this year, SEGA has announced that an all-new animated short film that acts as a prequel to the Shadow the Hedgehog story in Sonic X Shadow Generations will premiere later this summer. The upcoming Sonic X Shadow Generations will feature two high-speed adventures in one package, not only it will feature a re-release of SEGA’s 2011 smash hit Sonic Generations complete with upgraded 60FPS and HD graphics, but there will be an all-new story featuring Shadow as a playable character for the first time since 2017’s Sonic Forces, in which he will face-off against some of his past foes. The short, titled “Sonic X Shadow Generations: Dark Beginnings” will take the spotlight at Anime Expo 2024.

The panel, titled “A New Era of Shadow: Shedding Life on the Ultimate Life Form” will take place at Petree Hall on July 6th at 12:30 PT. There, we’ll be able to join special guests including Kirk Thornton, Stephanie Sheh and Takashi Iizuka as they discuss all about Shadow which includes a sneak peek at the new animation.  The short will feature Thornton reprising his role as Shadow while Sheh will voice Maria. Anime Expo will also take suggestions and questions to ask at the panel.

 

This continues a recent trend with new mainline Sonic series games, where an animated prologue starring a certain character gets released before the game’s launch. 2022’s Sonic Frontiers had Sonic Frontiers Prologue: Divergence which starred Knuckles and how he gets entangled in the game’s events and last year’s Sonic Superstars had Sonic Superstars: Trio of Trouble featuring Dr. Eggman, Fang, and Trip in a prequel that builds up to the game’s events. For a year dubbed the “Year of Shadow the Hedgehog” by SEGA, it makes sense that he would get his own animated short in time for Sonic X Shadow Generations‘ release.

Look for more info on the “New Era of Shadow” panel at Anime Expo on July 6th, 2024.

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