Headcannon “Unhappy” With Sonic Origins, Claims SEGA “Made Major Modifications” to its Work

Headcannon studio developer Simon Thomley (aka Stealth) has expressed dissatisfaction with his experience working with SEGA on the recently-released Sonic Origins, claiming that the publisher made modifications to his work that led to the existence of bugs and glitches in the game.

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TSS REVIEW: Sonic Origins

Sonic has been running for 31 years now, and yet of all of his adventures to date the original Mega Drive games still remain fan favourites. It’s no wonder that most of these timeless classics have been re-released in countless compilations over the years, but Sonic Origins stands out by daring to do something a little different this time around.

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Iizuka Reveals Hopes of Using Sonic Frontiers Work Towards Future Sonic Adventure Sequel

Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka has revealed that the studio’s past work contributed to Sonic Frontiers’ ‘Open Zone’ gameplay approach – and has expressed an interest in using learnings from the upcoming title to make a new entry in the Sonic Adventure series.

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Brad Buxer Clarifies Details of Sonic 3 Soundtrack Development in New Interview

The mystery surrounding Sonic the Hedgehog 3’s soundtrack – and Michael Jackson’s involvement – has once again been thrown into the air thanks to a recent interview with Sonic 3 co-composer and Jackson’s longtime collaborator Brad Buxer.

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Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony Going on World Tour

It’s fair to say that everybody loved last year’s Sonic the Hedgehog Symphony. There was just not one bad thing about it. Everybody heard it, and for a mere two hours, there was total peace and love and harmony across the world. Well, SEGA just announced that this bundle of joy is going on tour, so you can experience it in person!

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Super Shadow, Mephiles Coming to Sonic Forces Mobile, Sir Percival Heading to Sonic Dash

We’ve just been hit with a flurry of mobile Sonic game news thanks to today’s Sonic Central livestream! There are several updates coming to two of SEGA Hardlight’s key titles, Sonic Forces and Sonic Dash, including the arrival of Super Shadow and Mephiles as playable characters.

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SEGA Expands Roblox Collab With New Sonic Speed Simulator Stage and Exclusive Chao Collectible

It’s not been long since Sonic was officially inserted into Roblox thanks to a special collaboration between SEGA and Gamefam Studios, but already we’re getting more. Announced at the Sonic Central livestream was a new stage for Sonic Speed Simulator – Chemical Plant – alongside a special bonus Chao collectible.

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Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Impressions

So, Sonic Frontiers gameplay has finally been unveiled, thanks to two videos this week that outlined two key concepts; exploration of the open world, and advanced combat techniques. Now that we’d had a chance to digest and absorb all the information, our gut reaction is… we didn’t… hate it?

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Sonic 3 Movie May Release in 2024, Hollywood Actor Tipped to Play Latest Sonic Rival

The third Sonic the Hedgehog movie is likely to be released in theaters in 2024, and Paramount is already in talks with a Hollywood actor to play the role of Sonic’s newly-announced rival in the upcoming sequel.

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Sonic 2006 Makes Surprise Re-Appearance on Xbox 360 Marketplace

Everyone’s favourite Iblis Trigger Disaster, Sonic The Hedgehog (2006), has made a surprise re-appearance on the old Xbox 360 Marketplace game store. It’s not forwards-compatible with Series X/S consoles yet, but it’s dirt cheap so get it while it’s here!

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SEGA Reveals Focus on “Multiple” Remasters and Remakes for the Year Ahead As Sonic Series Sells 5.8m

SEGA Sammy has reported that the Sonic the Hedgehog game series has sold a total of 5.8 million units worldwide in the past fiscal year (ending March 2022), an increase of 30% over 2021 on the back of new release Sonic Colors: Ultimate.

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Yuji Naka Reveals He Sued Square Enix For Balan Wonderworld Removal, Criticises Game Release ‘A Disgrace’

Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator Yuji Naka has spoken out against publisher Square Enix over the release of Balan Wonderworld, claiming he was removed from the project as director months before the game’s launch – which led him to sue the Final Fantasy company.

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Genius Fan Art Adds Agent Stone To Sonic Mania Adventures And It’s Super Adorable

With Lee Majdoub’s performance as Agent Stone in the Sonic the Hedgehog movies winning the hearts of die-hard fans around the world, it’s no surprise that there is a tonne of adoring fan art of Dr. Robotnik’s coffee-serving sidekick. But Latin American artist ‘Lanth’ took things one step further by inserting a cartoon version of Stone into SEGA’s ‘Sonic Mania Adventures’ animation series.

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Moor Art Gallery Releases Limited Edition Japanese ‘Sumi-e’ Sonic Art Cards

Following the success of its 30th Anniversary limited edition print run, UK-based Moor Art Gallery suddenly dropped a new collaboration with Sonic Team artist Yui Karasuno last night. This new release is a four-piece set of numbered art prints, featuring Sonic, Super Sonic, Knuckles and Dr. Eggman drawn in an incredibly cool ‘sumi-e’ art style.

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Sonic Origins Will Include ‘Classic’ and ‘Anniversary’ Game Types, New Areas, Mission Mode

It really feels like we’re close to a release date for Sonic Origins, the classic game compilation designed to celebrate Sonic’s 30th Anniversary. Overnight, details on the title were published (and subsequently leaked) on the Australian PlayStation Store, confirming some key information about how the 16-Bit games will be treated – including new animations, new areas to explore and missions to complete!

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Opens in UK Theatres With Exclusive ‘British Edition’

Today is the big day for Sonic fans around the UK, as the sequel to the 2020 smash-hit movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ finally opens in cinemas across the four nations. To celebrate the release of the film, Paramount UK has produced a special ‘British Edition’ of the action-packed blockbuster, to appeal to the regional audience.

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TSS Movie Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

You’d be forgiven for wondering if the success of the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie was a total fluke. After all, were it not for intense community feedback (and eventually the artistic talents of Tyson Hesse), the blue blur’s big-screen debut would have surely flopped. But with a car crash swiftly avoided, and the fanbase on-side as a result, it would have been easy for Paramount to rest on its laurels and phone it in for the sequel. Especially with the introduction of rival Knuckles the Echidna to automatically guarantee fan support.

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SEGA Announces Sonic x Medal Dash Partnership – Run For Sonic Merch!

If you fancy getting fit for 2022, SEGA and the virtual run company Medal Dash may have just given you a good incentive. The game publisher and fitness group have announced a partnership that will see the launch of a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed campaign, with medals and exclusive merchandise available for those who take part.

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Paramount Pauses Release of Sonic Movie 2 in Russia

Paramount Pictures has announced that it has halted the theatrical releases of all of its upcoming feature films, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, in Russia. The confirmation from the studio comes following mainstream news reports of Russian forces invading Ukraine last week.

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SEGA Launches Charity Stream Series for GameBlast 22

SEGA has formally kicked off a weekend of streams to raise money for the UK’s annual GameBlast charity event. A group consisting of SEGA reps and fan streamers have come together to collectively support, in aid of games accessibility charity Special Effect.

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Sonic Official Announces “Project Sonic ’22” Promotional Messaging

Seems like we have this sort of thing every year from the Japanese Sonic marketing team, but today we have a new promotional messaging design announced by the official JP Sonic channel. Get ready for ‘Project Sonic ’22’!

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Trailer Teased for Imminent Release

The Sonic Movie social media channels have been busy this week. After launching a successful/chaotic Discord server, the Paramount marketing team has heavily hinted the appearance of a trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 within the next couple of days.

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Sonic Unleashed, Generations and All-Stars Racing Transformed Gets FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and S

A trio of classic Xbox 360 Sonic the Hedgehog titles – Sonic Generations, Sonic Unleashed and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – will be enhanced on next-generation Xbox consoles thanks to the consoles’ ‘FPS Boost’ feature. The updates will take effect on all three games today.

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Datamine Suggests Infinite and ‘Christmas Silver’ heading to Sonic Forces Mobile

Sonic Forces lead antagonist, Infinite, looks set to finally feature in the mobile version of his own game. A community datamine of SEGA HARDlight’s Sonic Forces: Speed Battle suggests that the masked villain will be included as a playable character, some four years after the release of the 2017 console platformer.

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Capcom Announces Sonic the Hedgehog Collaboration for Monster Hunter Rise

The Sonic 30th Anniversary collaborations just won’t stop! During today’s Tokyo Game Show broadcast, Capcom announced that it will be partnering with SEGA to develop some special content for its beast-slaying game Monster Hunter Rise.

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SEGA “Listening” to Sonic Colours Ultimate Feedback, Further Patches Confirmed

While we had a fantastic time with Sonic Colours Ultimate on PS4, it seems that a number of fans have had trouble enjoying the game due to a range of bugs, glitches and crashes. Last night, SEGA reps confirmed that the teams behind the remaster are listening to the online feedback and will be ‘assessing’ the details for an upcoming patch.

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Sonic Colours Ultimate: The Achievement / Trophy Guide

We’ve been playing Sonic Colours Ultimate for a few days now, and we’ve slowly been working our way through the Achievements/Trophy list within. We can reveal the list of meta-challenges that you can expect to find on your PC, PlayStation or Xbox copy of the game. We will update this post with guides and tips on how to unlock them as well.

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TSS Review: Sonic Colours Ultimate

It’s crazy to think that one of the best Sonic the Hedgehog games has been sat in console purgatory for over ten years, locked to (and in way, limited by) Nintendo’s Wii hardware. As a result, Sonic Colours has been in a strange sphere of existence in the eyes of Sonic fans; a game that many haven’t played, most definitely want to play but at the same time is seen as some sort of aberration in the series – most likely because of its graphical performance compared to competing consoles PS3 and Xbox 360 at the time.

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September Sonic Channel Artwork: Sonic X Wisps

The latest artwork from SEGA Japan’s Sonic Channel has been released! With Sonic Colours Ultimate releasing in the next month or so worldwide, it makes sense that the September entry for the ‘Sonic x …’ series would focus on the colourful Wisp creatures.

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Surge the Tenrec and Kit the Fennec: IDW’s ‘Imposter Syndrome’ Miniseries’ New Characters Revealed

The names of the mysterious new characters in IDW’s Sonic spinoff ‘Imposter Syndrome’ has been revealed, thanks to the publication of an advance preview magazine showcasing the upcoming miniseries. Say hello to Surge the Tenrec and Kit the Fennec.

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SEGA Superstars Character Models Have Been Extracted After 17 Years

Community modder ‘Bluwolfboy’ has shared a number of new models that have been extracted from the PS2 EyeToy game SEGA Superstars. The models themselves will be released later today, according to the dataminer, but in the meantime they have posted some images of Sonic, Shadow (both in regular and Super forms) as well as Billy Hatcher.

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TSS Interviews: SEGA Speaks On The Intense Work Improving Sonic Colours

The critically-acclaimed Sonic Colours is getting a fresh chance to Wispon its way to hearts old and new with a remaster hitting modern platforms later this year. This time, the game will be free from strictly-Nintendo hardware, appearing on PlayStation and Xbox consoles as well as the Switch, and on PC to boot. For SEGA producers Aaron Roseman and Calvin Vu, this presents an opportunity to introduce the fanbase to a game that may have passed them by when it was originally released exclusively on the Wii in 2010. But it also presented a hefty challenge.

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