Stop the presses! It’s back! SEGA’s official blog has confirmed that it will be working with the fanbase once more as the Summer of Sonic convention reaches its landmark fifth year. And for US fans, SEGA has announced the return of Sonic Boom as well – making for a tag-team Sonic party season that’s sure to satisfy on both sides of the Atlantic. Locations and dates were also detailed – hit the jump to find out more!
The Summer of Sonic will continue the fan-organised, SEGA-sponsored tradition that has allowed it to become so popular over the last four years. A new logo has been created by Sonic Team, which you can see above. Looks pretty cool, doesn’t it? Although a venue wasn’t announced, it will take place in the “London area” on Saturday 7th July 2012. The convention’s official 2012 website, at http://www.summerofsonic.com, will open on Monday.
Sonic Boom proved to be a huge hit when SEGA America launched its debut party during the E3 games industry trade show last year. Advance demos of Sonic Generations, a performance by Crush 40 and a musical show by some dedicated American fans was adored by fans of all ages who attended. Running on that success, SEGA has confirmed that Sonic Boom will take place in San Diego during the week of San Diego Comic Con in July. SDCC runs from 12th – 15th July 2012.
No other details were revealed other than the existence of the two events, locations and dates. London on 7th July 2012, and San Diego during San Diego Comic Con the following week. Get booking your holidays now! Both are pegged to be amazing events for the community – let us know how excited you are for these, and whether you plan to attend them, in the comments box below.