He may not have made the same impact Mario did, but Sonic did carve his own special place in gaming history. Simply put, he remains one of the field’s most enduring icons, so much so that he remains relevant among the current generation of fans. For its 25th year, Sega honors the celebrated character with this Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book.
A coffee table volume, the book compiles some of the best art and visual design of the Sonic universe, covering everything from the character’s 16-bit debut in 1991 to all his modern incarnations. Whether you grew up playing the Sonic games on Sega systems or a newfound fan who discovered it through current-gen consoles, this book should make for hours of interesting exploration.
The Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book features all the cover art for every single Sonic title released throughout the years, along with key art, illustrations, and promotional materials. You also get rarely-seen stuff, like pre-production artwork and design drafts, as well as a written history of the origins and evolution of the anthropomorphic, fast-moving hedgehog, complete with explanations from key members of the Sonic Team.
All that is covered over 200 full-color pages in a hardcover format measuring 11 x 12 inches. Each copy of the book contains an exclusive, newly drawn matted art giclee print by lead artist, Yuji Uekawa.
Only 2,500 copies of the Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book will be made. Price is $108.