Longtime Sonic voice actor returns to role after retiring earlier this year

Earlier this year, voice actor Roger Craig Smith tweeted that he would abandon the role of Sonic the Hedgehog after lending his voice to the character for 10 years. In games and anime series since 2010. Smith, who was in charge of Sonic’s voice, said goodbye with an image of a broken blue heart in January. Smith followed the tweet last month with an image of a restored blue heart and he returned. Announced that it has been.

The announcement from Smith took place the day before Sonic Central, a live stream event by Sega and the Sonic Team, with several projects and brand collaborations announced. “I can’t say it with gratitude. [Sonic the Hedgehog] Tweeted “Crew and Community”. “We pay tribute to your support and passion as we officially return the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in the game. I can’t wait to see what we have planned. Thank you … From the bottom of my blue heart “

The next day, when Sonic Central aired on YouTube, Smith was featured in a segment following the announcement of Sonic Colors: Ultimate, a remaster of one of Smith’s first projects as Blue Blur. Smith appeared on the screen to announce Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisp, a two-part animated series that takes place in the world of Sonic Colors. “This two-part animation is the first of a short animation featuring a complete dialogue with Sonic’s voicecast,” Smith told Sonic Central Stream. In this game, Sonic and Tails head to Sweet Mountain to meet their new friend Jade Ghost Wisp and free all captured Wisps from the evil Doctor Eggman and his robot minions.

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a short animation of the Sonic Universe. Over the last few years, we have received shorts related to the release of Sonic Mania and Team Sonic Racing. However, the short stories in these animations had no audio. Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps seems to be moving towards a more traditional voice approach to animation, featuring voice actors that fans know in the game.

Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps will debut this summer, but that’s not all you’ll get from Sonic over the next few months. Sonic Colors: Ultimate will be available on September 7, but you’ll learn more about two other projects from Sega and Sonic Origins, as well as the next untitled mainline game from the Sonic Team.

[Source: Sonic the Hedgehog on YouTube, Roger Craig Smith on Twitter]