Sonic Team Celebrates New Year With New #SONIC2020 Campaign

Japan is around 8 hours ahead of the UK, which means that as we write this right now, it’s already January 1, 2020 in the country. Sonic Team and SEGA has wasted no time in celebrating the turn of the new decade, with a cool new graphic and a new hashtag campaign that may be used to promote new Sonic projects over the next year. Continue reading Sonic Team Celebrates New Year With New #SONIC2020 Campaign

The Top 15 TSS Articles of 2019: Movies, Freedom Fighters and Sonic Adventures

Another year, another Sonic. I… think that’s what they say? Anyway, 2019 has come and gone in a blink of an eye hasn’t it? Seems like only yesterday we were ringing in the new year with talk of Team Sonic Racing’s new songs and anticipation of the Sonic Movie’s hulk-legged design. Continue reading The Top 15 TSS Articles of 2019: Movies, Freedom Fighters and Sonic Adventures

Baby Sonic Cutes It Up in New Sonic Movie Teaser

Step aside, Baby Yoda, because there’s a new cuteness in town! The latest teaser from the Sonic movie’s Japanese twitter account has given us our first glimpse at the long-rumored “baby Sonic.” The teaser features the little blue tike blasting through Green Hill as Sonic Mania’s opening theme, Hyper Potion’s Friends, plays in the background.

Check out the video and CG image of baby Sonic below!

Now that we know that baby Sonic is weird, one has to wonder what the character looked like before the redesign.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will hit U.S. theaters on February 13, 2020.

Sonic May Make Appearance at Game Awards 2019

Geoff Keighley, host of the annual Game Awards show, teased in a livestream a few days ago that Sonic may be included in the show in some form when it airs tomorrow.

When asked whether or not the show would include any news regarding the franchise’s 30th anniversary, Keighley said that with the movie coming up they “may do something fun” with the character.

You can check out a recording of the livestream here. Keighley’s comments are at the 12:30 mark.

The Game Awards 2019 will air at 8:30 PM EST on December 12.

Comic Preview: Tangle & Whisper #4

The first IDW Sonic mini-series is reaching its end with a real bang!

IDW has released its previews for this week with a finale to remember to round out the year. In Tangle and Whisper #4, it’s finally time for Whisper to take on her traitorous team mate Mimic. With Wisp Gun at her side, she’s ready to fight his fleet of Badniks. But it’s the help of Tangle being there to support her that she’ll need to fall back on if she wants a hope of confronting her past and taking out Mimic properly! This is “Showdown”.

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Evan Stanley
“Showdown”! This is it! Whisper’s ready to confront her old foe, and Tangle’s more than happy to back her up! Of course, if the bad guy knows he’s walking into a trap, he’s going to be prepared, right? Maybe this won’t be so easy, since he’s got a Badnik army backing him up!
The final fantastic issue of the first Sonic the Hedgehog mini-series in almost two decades!
Collect the epic connecting covers by Evan Stanley, the amazing covers by fan-favorite Sonic artist Nathalie Fourdraine, and the RI by new-to-Sonic artist Abigail Starling!
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Tangle & Whisper #4 is out in all good comic shops and on digital platforms tomorrow, December 11th. You won’t want to miss this epic conclusion for your newest heroines!

Source: Previews World

Legendary Fangame Sonic Robo Blast 2 Gets A Major Update

When you think of Sonic in the 3rd Dimension, your mind will probably snap to the likes of Sonic Adventure or the more recent Sonic Forces. But before we first got to play a full 3D Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast, a group of talented fans known as “Sonic Team Junior” took it upon themselves to reverse engineer DOOM (yes, that DOOM) to create their own 3D Sonic game back in 1998: Sonic Robo Blast 2, and you may be surprised to find out that over 20 years later, it’s still alive and kicking with updates and features. Continue reading Legendary Fangame Sonic Robo Blast 2 Gets A Major Update

First4Figures Teases Latest Sonic PVC Statue

First4Figures’ latest Sonic PVC statue, which was first teased back in March, finally has a teaser trailer and pre-order date. The statue will be made available for pre-order on December 13 at 9 AM EST, during a F4F livestream. The trailer, posted below, gives us our first look at the colored version of the statue. Check it out below:

TSS Interview: Sonic Triple Trouble 16-bit’s Noah Copeland

If you never got to play Sonic Triple Trouble on the Game Gear before, you’re not alone. Sadly, Sonic’s handheld outings never got the attention they deserved, especially in the wake of the often more beloved 16-bit blockbusters on the Mega Drive. But what if you took that little adventure and applied it to a 16-bit-esque gameplay engine that really nailed the feel of a genuine SEGA Genesis game?

Why, you’d get Sonic Triple Trouble 16-bit, of course! And we’re happy to report that we scored an interview with the brains behind the operation. Noah Copeland has been hard at work on this fantastic re-imagining (seriously, if you haven’t played it yet, do so right here) and we’re excited to dig into his history with this project! Continue reading TSS Interview: Sonic Triple Trouble 16-bit’s Noah Copeland

Lost Sonic Adventure DLC Rediscovered

A long lost DLC event for the Japanese version of Sonic Adventure has just been uncovered. Moopthehedgehog, a member of the Dreamcast development and homebrew website DCEmulation, found a copy of the game’s 1999 New Years event on an old memory card he ordered from Japan.

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Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #23

In the midst of chaos, we finally get a confrontation between good and evil!

IDW has released its previews for this week, and things are set to really heat up as the tension rises! In Sonic the Hedgehog #23, Sonic is desperately running, no matter how exhausted he may be, because he’s the last hope for a cure to the Zombot outbreak. While out gathering data for Tails, he runs into the two villains that started it all; Dr Eggman and Dr Starline! But with the infection all around them, will they even last long enough to have their usual bout of antagonistic banter? This is “The Last Minute”: part 3.

Sonic the Hedgehog #23
Writer: Ian Flynn
Artist: Jack Lawrence
Colorist: Matt Herms
Letterer: Shawn Lee
Cover Artists:
Cover A: Priscilla Tramontano
Cover B: Tracy Yardley w/ Bracardi Curry
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Nathalie Fourdraine
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
“The Last Minute” – Part Three!
Sonic has been infected by the Metal Virus, and so far the only thing keeping him from going full-on zombot is his incredible speed… but how long can that last? As Sonic pushes himself to his limits gathering data for Tails, he comes face-to-face with the one problem more important than the Metal Virus: its creator, Dr. Eggman.

Sonic the Hedgehog #23 is due out in all good comic retailers and digital platforms tomorrow, November 27th. Make sure you make a note of it, nobody would want to miss out on Eggman getting to gloat over Sonic’s peril!

Source: Pop Cult HQ

Sonic Hacking Contest Drops Exciting New Trailer

Where can you play as Mario in Sonic Adventure 2, Hatsune Miku in Sonic Mania, and many other strange alterations to your favourite Sonic games? Why, the Sonic Hacking Contest, of course! One of the most exciting events in the Sonic community is heading here on the 2nd of December, and we’ve got a sizzlin’ trailer to prove it!

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Our Favourite Sonic Movie Memes on Twitter

When the original trailer for the Sonic Movie debuted in April this year, there was… a lot of material to work with, let’s just say. It was pretty common to see snapshots of Sonic’s teeth or dumbfounded expression across the Internet, and it was just as common to see it Photoshopped to be the butt of some joke.

Now, thanks to the new trailer that recently dropped (to some pretty high praise), the Internet has more material to work with, but with a much less “meme-able” design, is it still possible to poke fun at the Sonic Movie? The answer is “yes, absolutely!” Sit back and grab some popcorn (or a chili dog!), because here are our favourites we’ve found on Twitter: Continue reading Our Favourite Sonic Movie Memes on Twitter

Sonic’s Redesign Cost $5 Million

When Sonic movie director Jeff Fowler announced that Sonic would be getting a redesign, it wasn’t clear exactly how much work that would require. Many assumed it would require a significant overhaul of the movie’s special effects, and it was recently rumored that the cost of the change was around $35 million. It would appear none of this was accurate, however.

According to IndieWire, the cost of the overhaul was actually around $5 million, and that the only completed Sonic effects were what was shown in the first trailer back in April. IndieWire’s source also said that any rumors of that the movie’s VFX team ‘suffered’ during production are “far from true.”

The reception of the new design has been almost universally positive, so it would appear that was $5 million well spent. Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled for release on February 14, 2020.

Source: IndieWire

PUMA Reveals New Sonic Themed Shoes, Clothing

PUMA, the company that has been making Sonic-themed footwear for the last few years, has revealed a a brand new pair based on their RS-X³ model. The shoes will be released on November 21 and sold for $120 USD.

They’ve also revealed new Sonic-themed clothing, including a t-shirt, hoodie, beanie and shoulder bag. While prices for these items are not currently known, they are expected to be released in February 2020.

Source: Sonic Team Argentina (fan account) via Twitter

Jack in the Box Partners with SEGA to Promote the Sonic Movie

Gotta eat fast! Popular hamburger chain in the United States “Jack in the Box” will soon be promoting the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie in 2020!

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Tyson Hesse Confirms Involvement With the Sonic Movie

If you’ve been sleeping under a purple rock in Green Hill Zone, here’s an update for you: the latest trailer for the Sonic Movie is out, and it features a fully redesigned Sonic! On top of that, a long-held suspicion that a certain well-known artist in the Sonic community was involved has finally been confirmed!

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Transformation Tuesday! Check out Some Before and After Shots of the Sonic Movie

Earlier today, Paramount Pictures uploaded the latest trailer for the Sonic Movie, complete with a newly cut trailer and a redesigned hedgehog! We all remember how… unique the first one was, but this new trailer features a few of the same shots! Check out some comparison shots below.

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TSS Interview: SAGE 2019’s Sonic Islands Latest Build

SAGE 2019 had a ton of exciting entries, some of which continued to crack the tough egg that is controlling Sonic in a 3D space! One of those is Sonic Islands, and it’s one of the best ones since the Sonic Utopia demo in 2016! It’s changed a bit since last year’s entry, in fact it looks like they started from the ground up! To get to the bottom of this, we went to the developer himself to see what Sonic Islands is all about.

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Leak: Sonic Movie Standee Promo, Along With Hashtag #CatchSonic

Stop the press! Or, start the press? Press start! We found yet another leaked image of the alleged new redesign of Sonic from the titular “Sonic Movie,” and it’s rather detailed, and wants you to #CatchSonic on social media!

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