As we originally reported back at the start of the years, SEGA launched a #Sonic2020 campaign to mark the turning of the decade. Today, SEGA Japan further confirmed the launch of its ‘Sonic 2020’ initiative with promises of new Sonic news on the 20th of every month this year. Continue reading SEGA Japan Officially Reveals ‘Sonic 2020’ Initiative With Regular News Blasts
Sonic Forces’ mobile counterpart by SEGA’s Hardlight Studios is very much alive and well, and we’re about to see a new level added to the roster: Golden Bay Zone… but hang on, is this based off of Sonic Adventure 2, or the Sonic Movie?
The collectibles shop Eaglemoss is coming out with some brand new Sonic figures!
Coming a bit late, (or extremely early, depending on your point of view) Sonic Christmas Blast can now be streamed for free… so long as you have an Amazon Prime Account!
Today, SEGA released the final remix in its Tee Lopes/Jun Senoue collaboration, a reimagining of the track from Sonic 2 8-bit’s opening zone, Under Ground Zone. Go ahead and check it out below!
Sonic 2 8-bit was the version of Sonic 2 released for the Game Gear and Master System, and was a common pack-in for The former. Despite having the same name as the 16-bit version of the game, Sonic 2 8-bit was a completely different total with different zones, including the aforementioned Under Ground Zone. The game can still be bought on 3DS’s Virtual Console.
After a VERY long absence since being revealed back in September 2018, Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has finally resurfaced via the newest issue of the Japanese magazine Famitsu! While there’s no date just yet, we did get a key new tidbit; it will indeed include the lock-on content Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that allows you to play through the entire game as Knuckles. Continue reading Sega Ages Sonic 2 (Switch) will include ‘Knuckles in Sonic 2’
The Motion Picture Classification and Rating Administration has given the Sonic the Hedgehog movie a PG rating for “action, some violence, rude humor, and brief mild language.” The rating is typical for a family-friendly movie, but it’s good to know the Sonic movie won’t have anything too raunchy!
Sonic the Hedgehog speeds its way into theaters on February 14th.
The European SEGA Shop has updated with some new merchandise: Sonic hats!
Nintendo is holding a special New Years eShop sale from today until January 16. Included in the sale are nearly a dozen Sonic titles across both the Switch and 3DS. For the titles on sale and their discounted US prices, check out the list below:
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – $33.99 (was $59.99)
Team Sonic Racing – $19.99 (was $39.99)
SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog – $5.99 (was $7.99)
Sonic Forces – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Mania – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Generations – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Lost World – $9.99 (was $19.99)
3D Sonic the Hedgehog – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $2.99 (was $5.99)
Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Boom Fire & Ice – $9.99 (was $19.99)
The sale also includes other SEGA titles, such as the rest of their SEGA AGES line and Valkyrie Chronicles.
In addition to Nintendo’s eShop sale, Sonic Mania is also currently on sale for $9.99 on Sony’s PlayStation Network.
Japanese TV network Kids Station has begun airing reruns of Sonic’s mid-2000s anime, Sonic X. These reruns will include the Metarex Saga, the final season of the show never before broadcast in Japan.
Sonic Retro forum user Mendinso captured video from the ending of the episode, as well as a high quality version of the show’s end card, both of which are posted below. For his full post, check out the source.
Source: Sonic Retro Forum
Puma has collaborated with SEGA once again to bring a new iteration of its Sonic-themed collaboration sneakers. And unlike the previous Sonic the Hedgehog x PUMA RS-X3 release, these new kicks take a lighter and more colourful tone. Continue reading Puma Reveal New White-Gold Sonic RS-X3 Sneakers
Life was given and taken away in the span of a few hours: reports confirm that YouTuber “Sugar High Score” created Baby Sonic entirely out of cake, icing and maybe even love, only to betray him just as he had begun to observe the world around him.
It looks like we have a new morsel of information regarding an as-yet unrevealed character in the Sonic movie. There has been talk of an owl character making an appearance in the live-action flick, and a new tweet from Paramount’s Spain division seems to have given us a confirmation of this character plus a name!
Continue reading New Sonic Movie Character ‘Longclaw’ Teased
Hold onto your golden rings, folks. The first film isn’t even out yet, and we’re already getting some spicy rumors about a… trilogy? And a Robotnik spin-off movie?!
SEGA Japan is apparently preparing to stage a Sonic Adventure-themed event, due to take place late in 2020. If true, this adds fuel to the fire that a port or remake of the Dreamcast launch title is in the works.
Continue reading Report: Sonic Adventure 2020 Music Event Suggests New Port/Remake Incoming
You thought you’d never see him again, but Mephiles the Dark from the infamous 2006 debacle is getting some merchandise, along with some new artwork to boot!
Over the weekend, Sonic the Hedgehog movie artist Heiko von Drengenberg shared a number of interesting concept storyboards highlighting the creative process behind some of the high-speed cityscape action scenes.
Continue reading Sonic Movie Storyboards Show Off Highway Action Concepts
New Year, New You? Well, if you live in the States, it might be time to pop over to the Official SEGA Shop, where they’ve just updated their lineup with some Sonic Movie related merchandise. Give yourself a nerdy makeover, why don’t you? Continue reading US SEGA Shop Launches Sonic Movie Merchandise
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
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!
— 『ソニック・ザ・ムービー』公式 (@Sonic_MovieJP) December 26, 2019
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.
If you’re a collector of Sonic merchandise, or just want to hear Ben Schwartz’s cocky Sonic impression on demand, this may be your big chance! Continue reading FBE Giving Away Talking Sonic Plush Toy!
After waiting for years and years and years, Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally making it’s way to the west and SEGA will soon have a closed beta available for the popular MMO only on X-Box One.
Thanks to a listing of rated trailers, commercials and PSAs on Alberta, we’ve discovered that a Sonic “Movie Etiquette” PSA has been rated.
Seemingly out of the blue, Arby’s announced that they will be selling Sonic tokens along with their kids meals!
Visual effects company Moving Production Company (MPC) has closed down its studio in Vancouver, which was responsible for much of the work that went into the new Sonic movie design. Continue reading VFX Studio That Played Major Role in Movie Sonic Redesign Shuttered
That new Sonic holiday short announced yesterday is out now! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out below:
This short was written and directed by Tyson Hesse and produced by Yukio Kusumoto.
Looks like last year’s Sonic holiday animation wasn’t a one-off, as the Sonic Twitter account has announced a new holiday-themed Sonic short will be released tomorrow at 12 PM EST/9AM PST! Continue reading New Sonic Holiday Animation Coming Tomorrow!
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.
The Sonic Hacking Contest of 2019 has been adjourned, and it’s time to see which hacks and mods got the most votes for their respective categories!
How would you like to see an early screening of the Sonic Movie? Thanks to a special promotion by SEGA and GameSpot, this could be your big chance!
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
As we get closer and closer to the release of the Sonic Movie, accompanying merchandise has started to surface, one of which is a cute little Movie Sonic plushie! Continue reading The Sonic Movie Plushie is Real, and He Brings Golden Doughnuts
SEGA has been releasing a slew of remixes of old Sonic tunes lately. Today, they graced us with a remix of Sonic 4’s Splash Hill Zone medley, composed by Tee Lopes and Jun Senoue.
Check it out below! Is it an improvement over the original? Let us know in the comments!
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:
Good news – Sonic X has finally made it’s way to Netflix in the west!
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.