It seems like this week has been the week of revealing secrets. At long last, headline by headline, we’re getting more and more news on Sonic’s anniversary. Now Archie Comics is joining in, with an interview that editor Vincent Lovallo had with IGN. They revealed that another issue of the Sonic Mega Drive series will arrive later this year (the first issue releases on July 6th), but the entire second half of the interview had some interesting info:
IGN: This issue is a standalone one-shot, but does it feed into the events of the ongoing series in any way?
Lovallo: It will, but I can’t say how at this time.
IGN: Do you think there might be room for an ongoing Sonic: Mega Drive series alongside Archie’s other Sonic projects?
Lovallo: Absolutely. I think that if there is enough of a demand for it, there is a strong possibility that could come to light.
IGN: In the original announcement for Sonic: Mega Drive #1, you teased that this issue was just one part of a larger celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary. Can you give us any hints as to what else you have planned?
Lovallo: The 25th anniversary is the be-all end-all time to bring Sonic front and center. It would be foolish to stop the celebration here. I’m happy to announce that we will be continuing the story of MEGA DRIVE with THE NEXT LEVEL, releasing later this year! The story will pick up right where we left off. Sonic will be facing new challenges as well as revived rivals.
IGN: Assuming Sega announces a new Sonic game to coincide with the anniversary, do you foresee a new comic being released to coincide with that game?
Lovallo: That would be awesome and we are totally down to do it at Sonic speed!
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