In a tweet, Smith confirms he has returned to the role of Sonic after [checks watch] four months from his public departure.
Smith played numerous game and animation voices throughout his career, including Captain America and Chris Redfield. He made his debut as the voice of Sonic in Sonic Free Riders for Xbox 360 and Sonic Colors for Wii. Smith went on to represent the series in both games and animation, appearing in Disney’s Wreck It Ralph series, Cartoon Network’s OK K.O., and the Sonic Boom cartoon series. In January, he announced he was leaving the role via Twitter.
The nature of Smith’s original departure was a bit unclear, though in a previous interview, he explained that he chose to walk away from the role. After doing so, multiple other voice actors confirmed that they were remaining with the series in some capacity, including Colleen O’Shaughnessey and Mike Pollock. Equally unclear is Smith’s decision to return, especially after such a short departure.