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Roger Craig Smith is the new voice of Sonic The Hedgehog!

July 15, 2010

The big Sonic Franchise-related announcement is here, Sonic is getting a brand new voice actor and it’s not just anyone:

Of course you might not actually hear them all for a while, but you certainly will for those characters that will be used in Sonic Colours and of course Sonic Free Riders. In terms of Sonic Colours however you have three to concern yourself with: Sonic, Tails and Dr. Eggman – and in one regard some things have not changed. So here’s a bit of background on the new vocal lineup:

SONIC – Roger Craig Smith

Roger is donning the red sneakers as your new voice actor for Sonic.

Sonic is not the first big name character for Roger’s to voice either; he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Chris Redfield in Resident Evil 5, he voiced Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Assassin’s Creed 2 and tortured protagonist Siegfried Schtauffen in Soulcalibur IV. Anime and manga fans will also recognise Roger’s vocal talents from the Naruto series where he voiced the character Deidara and from Bleach where he leant his voice to both Shinji Hirako and Noba/Nova.

He’s no stranger to SEGA fans either- though you might not know it.

In the last couple of years he’s been heard in Valkyria Chronicles where he voiced Ted Ustinov, Vyse Inglebard, Johann Oswald Wisen and other additional voices. In MADWORLD where he specifically voiced the Greys,the younger son of “The Masters” and more. In Resonance Of Fate he was the voice of the Barman and going back a bit further Roger also voiced several of the passengers in Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars for the PSP.

We welcome Roger to this exciting new role as the fastest thing alive!

Amazing! Chris Redfield is now Sonic? That alone is insane. Sadly, this means the end of Jason Griffith’s run as the blue hedgehog and we wish him well for his future endeavours. Now it’s this man’s time to shine.

Joining him will be the lovely Kate Higgins who will do Miles “Tails” Prower’s voice and Mike Pollock will continue to be the voice for the cunning Dr. Eggman!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. tailsthehedgehog permalink
    July 16, 2010 4:30 am

    Voiced Ezio, you say?
    I’m having difficulties molding that voice and sticking it on to Sonic (I’ll have to stick SoulCalibur IV in the Xbox again and have a listen), but I’m sure it’ll be good. =)

  2. Joseph Taylor permalink
    November 11, 2010 10:01 pm

    No offence to Mr. Smith, but I’m infuriated that SEGA’s letting go of the voice of my hero! No matter how close anyone gets to sounding like Jason, NO ONE can replicate the perfect carefree sound of that dude.NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  3. maxcady128 permalink
    November 11, 2010 11:00 pm

    Regardless of what we think, things always change.

    I am still trying to adjust to Sonic’s new voice myself.

    Maybe, because I was already starting to adjust to Jason Anthony Griffith’s voice, but I guess Sega decided it’s cheaper to have voice work done in California instead of having to having to record it in New York, but I guess after Sonic X was finally off the air, it was only a matter of time before the voice cast would be replaced.

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