Sonic the Hedgehog voice actor suggests he's leaving the role

UPDATE: Sega confirms departure. 

UPDATE 29/01/21: Well, it's now official: Sega has waved goodbye to Roger Craig Smith, who voiced Sonic the Hedgehog for over 10 years.

In a farewell post on Twitter, Sega said Smith had been an "integral part of the Sega family".

"He brought the voice of Sonic to life, and we are forever grateful for his never-ending enthusiasm in helping the community and spreading joy," the publisher added.

ORIGINAL STORY 28/01/21: It sounds like it's the end of Roger Craig Smith's stint as Sonic the Hedgehog - at least according to a slightly vague Twitter post.

Earlier today Smith tweeted "10 years had been an amazing run", adding some blue hearts and hedgehog emojis to give a little hint as to what the post was about. "Much love to the fans who've been so kind, it's been an honour," he added. "Onward to new zones!" We've asked Sega for comment.

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The voice actor has played Sonic the Hedgehog since 2010, including Sonic's appearances in the Wreck-it-Ralph films. He did not voice Sonic in the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog film, however. That job went to Ben Schwartz.

He's also known for playing Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the Assassin's Creed series, Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil series, Mirage in Apex Legends, and Batman in Batman: Arkham Oranges.

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