Brand New Sonic Advance Screens Revealed

Sonic Advance is only a few weeks away from release in Japan, but we’ve already got some hot new screenshots of the game that features all four playable characters (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy) in the first stage. Read on to see a selection of these new images, which even shows off the boss that you’ll encounter in ‘Neo Green Hill Zone’. Continue reading Brand New Sonic Advance Screens Revealed

Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Japanese Box Art Revealed

SEGA Japan has just updated its official website and revealed the box artwork for the next two Sonic game releases in the process. Read on to see the rather colourful covers for the Nintendo Gamecube re-release of Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Advance, Sonic’s first foray onto Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. Continue reading Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Japanese Box Art Revealed

Shadow Named Villain of the Year

The moody and broody Shadow the Hedgehog has made an impact on various video game outlets, as illustrated by the second annual Wizard Video Game Awards. Sonic’s doppelgänger was named the Best Villain of the Year. “Packing more ‘tude than the blue dude himself, this evil hedgehog’s killer look and dreams of world conquest had fans loving him more than hating him,” said the magazine. For more, pick up a copy of Wizard #124 and turn to page 104.

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Dated for US

Fresh from SEGA’s official website, we now know the release date for Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on the Gamecube for the US. According to the site, the game will hit store shelves in January 2002, which is a month after its release in Japan. That should be enough time to get all the localisation ready, from voices to extras, right? Time to get excited!

Sonic 1 Concept Art Reveals ‘Sonic the Hedgehog Band’

A new discovery within the Sonic community has unearthed new concept art for the original Sonic the Hedgehog game on Mega Drive that features the blue blur in a band, along with a host of new characters that would have predated Miles ‘Tails’ Prower as the hero’s sidekicks. Continue reading Sonic 1 Concept Art Reveals ‘Sonic the Hedgehog Band’

A Guide to Sonic Advance’s Tiny Chao Garden

The latest in the line of Chao Breeding come from the depths of the beautiful Sonic Advance. It comes in the form of ‘Tiny Chao Garden’, and is a much more sophisticated version of the Chao Adventure game found on the VMUs we all knew and loved (but wasn’t very good). Along with Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on the GameCube, Sonic Advance will take the place of the VMU, and rightly so. Prepare for the greatest Chao breeding in the palm of your hand… Continue reading A Guide to Sonic Advance’s Tiny Chao Garden

Tokyo Game Show: See How Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Connect in This New Video

Fresh from the Tokyo Game Show, SEGA has released a promotional video showcasing how Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on Gamecube and Sonic Advance on Game Boy Advance connect with one another. It’s all for the greater good of the Chao! Watch the video after the jump. As soon as any new media comes out of TGS, we’ll report it right here. Continue reading Tokyo Game Show: See How Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Connect in This New Video

Yuji Naka: Sonic Titles to Appeal to Younger Audience

SEGA recently held a Consumer Conference in Japan, which featured a number of high-level developers and executives speaking about the future of the publisher’s franchises. Yuji Naka was among the speakers, and presented an overview of the upcoming Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and Sonic Advance, concluding that future titles will look to appeal to younger audiences. Continue reading Yuji Naka: Sonic Titles to Appeal to Younger Audience

Official Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Websites Launch

Sonic Team has launched official Japanese websites for Sonic Advance and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. Each site features a bunch of gameplay info and screenshots ahead of their joint release on December 20 (no release date has been formally confirmed for the US or Europe yet). Check out the websites by clicking the links below.

Halloween Costumes Unveiled for Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic Team has released another download for Sonic Adventure 2 on Dreamcast! This time, to celebrate Hallowe’en, the studio is offering players the chance to give each character in 2P mode a spooky makeover. Sonic will don a pumpkin suit, while Rouge will be wearing a witches’ outfit. See some images after the jump, and check out the download page on the Sonic Adventure 2 Dreamcast webpage to get it. Continue reading Halloween Costumes Unveiled for Sonic Adventure 2

Details and Screenshots Emerge on Sonic Advance’s Petit Chao Garden

We recently learned that Sonic Adventure 2 Battle will connect with Sonic Advance for portable Chao raising. But today we have more details on what exactly that entails, as well as screenshots of the special Chao Garden mode in action. Continue reading Details and Screenshots Emerge on Sonic Advance’s Petit Chao Garden

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Release Date Rumoured

Rumours are flying around that a Japanese release date has been set for Sonic Adventure 2 Battle for Nintendo Gamecube. These unconfirmed reports speak of the game hitting store shelves on December 20th. SEGA hasn’t yet confirmed or denied the rumour, and there’s no word on any US or European date. We’ll have to wait and see how this pans out…

‘Eggrobo Toujou’ Race Track Released for Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic Team has released a new piece of downloadable content for Sonic Adventure 2 on the Dreamcast. Called ‘Eggrobo Toujou’, the VMU file contains a skin for Sonic in the Kart Racing mini-game that changes him into a classic Egg Robo from Sonic & Knuckles. The download also comes with a special ‘E’ shaped track, which when played features the ‘E.G.G.M.A.N.’ theme in the background.

You can pick up the file from the official SA2 website here.

New Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Screens Surface

SEGA has released a whole heap of new screenshots for Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on Nintendo Gamecube. In them, you can see the slight graphical upgrade that’s been given to the environments and character models, illustrated by Sonic strolling about in Green Forest, Metal Harbor, City Escape and Pyramid Cave. You’ve even got Shadow cruising in Sky Rail. Check out the new screens after the jump. Continue reading New Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Screens Surface

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 BETA – Playing the Legend

Sonic 2 Beta. The image that sparked the biggest conspiracy in the Sonic community was a picture of a level select screen that no-one had seen before, found in the Official Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Guidebook. The booklet featured whole black and white maps to all the levels to the Mega Drive classic and included every cheat possible… Of course, there was one little thing that no-one could quite figure out. Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog 2 BETA – Playing the Legend

TSS REVIEW: Sonic Jam

Sega Saturn owners the world over were looking for a reason why they parted with their Mega Drives and Sonic games, and got a Saturn instead. Well, Sega listened to them, and gave them…. a compilation CD. But not just any CD. This gave the post-Mega Drive owners a chance to play their fave Sonic games again. That’s probably why Sonic Jam meant so much to Saturn owners during the big black box’s life. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic Jam

Sonic Advance Will Feature Chao Connectivity With Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

Interesting news – it sounds like Sonic Adventure 2 on the Gamecube will interact in some ways with Sonic Advance on Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. From what we understand, this will come in the form of a unique way to raise Chao on the move. Continue reading Sonic Advance Will Feature Chao Connectivity With Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

SA2: Dr Eggman Theme Available for Download

Sonic Team has released a small update for players of Sonic Adventure 2 on Dreamcast. It’s the Dr. Eggman theme, which you can download and use as a menu screen voice/background for the game. As you sweep across various menu items, you’ll hear Eggman speak to you in his gravelly tones. If you want it go to the SA2 Dreamcast website and download to your VMU.

Get Your Japanese SA2 Special Edition Right Here

Are you having trouble sleeping at night, because you couldn’t get the Sonic Adventure 2 Special Edition pack on Dreamcast? Well, trouble yourself no more, as we’ve discovered that online store NCSX still has some copies left for you to import straight from Japan. Continue reading Get Your Japanese SA2 Special Edition Right Here

See the First Footage of Sonic Adventure 2 on Gamecube

First footage of Sonic Adventure 2 on the Gamecube has been released by SEGA from the Space World show. Check it out after the jump; it seems to be pretty similar to the Dreamcast original, so any changes that Sonic Team may have added aren’t very apparent. We’ll have to wait and see what exact changes are in store for us, if any. Continue reading See the First Footage of Sonic Adventure 2 on Gamecube

It’s Official – Sonic Adventure 2 is Heading for Gamecube

We saw it coming, but SEGA has reportedly made the news official about Sonic Adventure 2 being released on Nintendo’s Gamecube console. A report from Nintendo’s Space World show indicates that the game will hit the system, but Sonic Team will formally announce any new changes to the game since its Dreamcast release later this week.

Sonic Adventure 2 Gamecube is Secret Spaceworld Game

SEGA has been keeping quiet over their secret fourth game, to be revealed at Nintendo’s Space World show – but it seems like the cat’s already out of the bag, as internet sleuths have deduced that Sonic Adventure 2 is coming to the Gamecube. Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Gamecube is Secret Spaceworld Game

E-102 Gamma Voice Actor, Steve Sheppard-Broadie, Passes Away

RyanDrummond.com has stated that Steve Sheppard-Broadie, the voice of E-102 Gamma in Sonic Adventure 1 and the President in Sonic Adventure 2, has passed away on Friday of August 10th, we’ll miss you. Here’s what Ryan Drummond (SA/SA2’s Sonic voice) had to say:

“Before I go for this month, I have to pay respects to a fallen talent here in San Diego. Steve Broadie was a very talented Voice-Over actor here and I always enjoyed seeing him at auditions and working with him on projects. He passed away at 2pm on Friday the 10th. He will be missed. Hope he’s doing V.O.s in heaven! :)”

Unofficial Sonic Adventure 2 Chao Editor Released

Sonic Adventure 2’s Chao raising features are pretty cool and all, but there are some of us who don’t want to endure the pain of slowly breeding the right kind of creature to win races with (and thus get Emblems). Sometimes the process of getting that NiGHTS Chao or other special A-Life buddy involves too much trial and error. Well give three cheers to Alessandro Sanasi, who has written a brand new Chao Editor program for Sonic Adventure 2. Continue reading Unofficial Sonic Adventure 2 Chao Editor Released

Watch Sonic Cameo His Way Through Virtua Striker 3

The first official footage of Virtua Striker 3’s FC Sonic team has surfaced, showing how Sonic, Tails, Eggman, Amy and the Chao will work together. See the video below! Virtua Striker 3 is heading for arcades as well as Nintendo’s Gamecube, so you’ll be able to play with FC Sonic from the comfort of your own home soon enough! Continue reading Watch Sonic Cameo His Way Through Virtua Striker 3

SEGA Says ‘Maybe’ to Sonic and Mario Crossover

Oh Sega, you absolute tease! After Yuji Naka poured water on the idea that Mario and Sonic could star in a game together, it seems that Sega of America’s president Peter Moore is going against that, stating that the company is keeping its options open.
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Sonic Adventure 2 Composers Speak Out!

Video game and anime reporting site Rocketbaby has conducted interviews with four SEGA composers who worked on the soundtrack to Sonic Adventure 2! Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani and Tomoya Ohtani all speak out about their experiences working on the game as well as their careers in general. Read on for Jun Senoue’s interview; the rest are linked below.
Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Composers Speak Out!

Sonic Adventure 2 Cracks US Top 10

After selling well in Japan, Sonic Adventure 2 has now become a top seller in the US after being on store shelves for only eleven days. The Dreamcast swansong broke into June’s NPD Top 10 software sales chart, entering at the #8 position. We wonder how it will perform next month, if this is its ranking after little over a week. Full chart below. Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Cracks US Top 10

The ULTIMATE Sonic Adventure 2 Guide

This is truly a Sonic Stadium FIRST – the only Sonic Adventure 2 Guide around on the ‘net! Find out about everything – how to get those blasted ‘A’ Ranks, where Big is hiding in each level, where the hidden animals are, even tricks on how to get the hang of karting! Take your pick from the menu below – the game is so big, that the guide is too! Continue reading The ULTIMATE Sonic Adventure 2 Guide

Sonic Team Opens Chao Daycare in Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic Team has launched the online Chao-sharing functionality of Sonic Adventure 2, a month after the game’s initial Dreamcast release. Now, you can log on to the SA2 Dreamcast page from the disc and upload your Chao to the Chao Daycare. Your friends can pick them up from you there. As well as share Chao, you can also use the Chao Black Market from the online site too. Get sharing!

Sonic Team Opens SA2 Kart Racing Track Design Contest

Ever wanted to be a game designer? Well now you sort of can – Sonic Team is looking for imaginative fans to design new courses for the Sonic Adventure 2 kart racing mode. Those who want to design their own karts can also get involves, with the best ones made available for download on Dreamcast. Continue reading Sonic Team Opens SA2 Kart Racing Track Design Contest

Take A Look at These Tasty New Sonic Advance Screenshots

Sonic Advance is nearing release, and a whole bunch of new screenshots have been released to tempt us all to get a Game Boy Advance. Some of these screens are old demo images, but others show off Knuckles and Amy, as well as new stages. Continue reading Take A Look at These Tasty New Sonic Advance Screenshots

Sonic Adventure 2 Site Updates With Useful Tips and Tricks

The official Sonic Adventure 2 website has been updated with some helpful hints and tips about the game. If you log on to the site now via Sega.com you can find “1st Mission” hint pages, an Omochao Q&A page where you can submit questions to Sonic Team (so far, Omochao’s been asked how to get past a certain spot on Crazy Gadget), and a Message Board that’s split into ‘Beginner’, ‘Expert’ and ‘Chao’ forums. You can also download a VMU file that changes the voice in the menu screen in Sonic Adventure 2 to Sonic’s. Neat!

SEGA Continues SA2 Giveaway With Signed Copy Up For Grabs

SEGA of America are in such a giving mood this year! After a whole bunch of different contests and giveaways to celebrate Sonic’s 10th Anniversary, the company has launched another competition. The prize, this time? One of 20 copies of Sonic Adventure 2, signed by the Sonic Team staff. Continue reading SEGA Continues SA2 Giveaway With Signed Copy Up For Grabs