Sega have announced a free Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Symphony performance, with a teaser during Summer Game Fest.
The performance will feature a full symphony orchestra, along with performances by Crush 40 and DJ Tomoya Ohtani. There will also be a sneak peak during Summer Game Fest in June 2021.
The Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Symphony will premiere for free on June 23rd; the same the launch date of the original Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis.
Music has always played an important part in the Sonic the Hedgehog games; often being praised even when the rest of a game was bad. During the initial coronavirus lockdown, Sega launched a 24-hour live stream of music and remixes from the Sonic the Hedgehog games, to encourage fans to stay at home.
Sega had also begun promoting the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog games by sharing samples of their soundtracks on the US YouTube account (such as Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania, Team Sonic Racing [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]) along with tracks and demo versions of songs from older games. After a vote with fans, they also released a 10-hour loop of Pumpkin Hill in time for Halloween 2018, complete with hidden messages from developers.