SEGA Releases 10th Anniversary Wallpaper

What better way to celebrate Sonic’s 10th Anniversary than with an official desktop wallpaper? Well, SEGA understands your needs – which is why it has shared a special background for fans to use on their computers to celebrate the big event.

You can download the wallpaper in full by heading to The Sonic Stadium’s Wallpaper section.

Sonic Advance Will Let Sonic Grind on Rails, Features Tails and Knuckles

It looks like Sonic’s Game Boy Advance debut will not simply be a blast from the past. The blue blur will also be able to grind down rails, in a gameplay mechanic clearly borrowed from upcoming Dreamcast swansong Sonic Adventure 2. Continue reading Sonic Advance Will Let Sonic Grind on Rails, Features Tails and Knuckles

Shadow Dominates E3’s LA Convention Centre

E3 is the gaming industry’s superbowl; so it’s little wonder that various companies are prepared to spend loads of money on marketing their biggest titles in outrageous ways. Sega is no exception – to promote Sonic Adventure 2, the publisher has placed an absolutely massive Shadow poster across the outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Continue reading Shadow Dominates E3’s LA Convention Centre

SA2: Special 10th Anniversary Box Set Revealed

Big news about Sonic’s 10th Anniversary and we’re here to bring it to you! Sega has just announced a special Sonic 10th Anniversary CD, book and gold coin, which will all be sold together! It’ll be sold with a copy of Sonic Adventure 2, but only for limited time of two days. Continue reading SA2: Special 10th Anniversary Box Set Revealed

Rumour: Sonic Dreamcast Bundle Coming Soon?

The Sega Dreamcast will be getting a special Sonic-themed bundle soon, according to a listing on US retailer EBGames. You can see the pack here, which comes with a special packaging and will apparently include a blue VMU memory card and copies of Sonic Adventure and Sonic Shuffle, along with a demo for Sonic Adventure 2. Continue reading Rumour: Sonic Dreamcast Bundle Coming Soon?

SEGA Reveals E3 2001 Lineup

Sega has revealed their core line-up of titles that will be showcased at E3 2001. It looks like the company wants their foray into third party development to start with a bang, as a swathe of Gamecube and Game Boy Advance titles have been announced, alongside a rather large number of Dreamcast games. Continue reading SEGA Reveals E3 2001 Lineup

Amy Rose Will Appear in Sonic Adventure 2

Finally, that burning question has been well and truly answered. In an interview with IGN Insider, Sonic Adventure 2 director Takashi Iizuka confirmed that Sonic’s pink admirer, Amy Rose, will indeed play a part in the game’s story. But unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint) she will not be playable. It’d be interesting to see how she makes an impact on the plot when the game’s released.

Ken Penders Archie Chat: The Original Robotnik is Never Coming Back

Ken Penders has been kind enough to sit down with a bunch of avid Archie fans and chat with them about the latest news in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book world. We’ll just bring you the highlights from the chat in bite-size form, below. All highlights listed below are quotes from Penders during his chat. Continue reading Ken Penders Archie Chat: The Original Robotnik is Never Coming Back

Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #101

So, here we go – the solicitation for the first Archie Sonic comic since the landmark issue #100. Sonic and friends are now living in a universe that they no longer recognise, and #101 will begin to unravel the after-effects of the events that will take place in issue #100. Even the back-up story is tied to this new and exciting story arc! Read on…
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Will Sonic Advance Be A Japan-Only Release?

Sonic Advance could be limited to a Japan-only release, according to information currently published on the official Game Boy Advance website. If that’s the case, it would be really maddening – and it wouldn’t be a great way to kick off Sonic’s third-party venture either. Continue reading Will Sonic Advance Be A Japan-Only Release?

Sonic Adventure 2 Demo Pods Appear in London

If you want to get your hands on Sonic Adventure 2 in the UK, you should head on down to London’s famous Oxford Street shopping district. According to Sonic HQ, Sega is showcasing a new demo version of the game in a number of Dreamcast pods near the ‘Miss Selfridges’ store. It’s a more complete demo, featuring more content than you can find in the PSO demo disc; you’ll be able to play the first level of each character’s story. Let us know what you think!

Voice Actor Reveals Sonic Adventure 2 Story Details

Sonic Adventure 2 sounds like it’s going to have one of the darkest stories ever seen in a Sonic game. In an interview with fansite The Floating Island, voice actor and cast director Lani Minella spoke of some of the minor character roles in the upcoming Dreamcast game, and how challenging it was to record the huge script in a five-day period.
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SA2: ‘Green Forest’ Stage Revealed

Another of Sonic’s stages in Sonic Adventure 2 has been revealed – called Green Forest, the stage sees the blue blur tasked with racing through a treacherous jungle environment within an eight-minute time limit. Once the timer hits zero, the entire level blows up! Extreme. Continue reading SA2: ‘Green Forest’ Stage Revealed

Yuji Naka Wins Best Programmer Award for PSO Innovations

Sonic Team’s lead producer, Yuji Naka, has won an award for Best Programmer at the annual high profile Association of Media in Digital (AMD) Awards in Japan. Congratulations Naka-san! Continue reading Yuji Naka Wins Best Programmer Award for PSO Innovations

Rumour: PSO Version 2 Could Get Global Launch

Could PSO Version 2 also see a global release? That’s the current chatter happening in the Sega community this week, with suggestions that Sonic Adventure 2 will just be the first of many games that will enjoy a co-ordination worldwide launch. Continue reading Rumour: PSO Version 2 Could Get Global Launch

‘Mega Drive 21’ Handheld Console to Launch in Japan

The Mega Drive lives on! In Japan and Asia at the very least – word on the street is that a new handheld device will be made available that comes pre-loaded with over twenty 16-Bit games. It’s called the ‘Mega Drive 21’ and will be on store shelves April 27. Continue reading ‘Mega Drive 21’ Handheld Console to Launch in Japan

PSO Version 2 Confirmed for North American Release

It’s official – Phantasy Star Online ver 2 will indeed be hitting North American Dreamcast consoles, as well as Japan. Sega confirmed the existence of the Western release when announcing server downtime for the original Phantasy Star Online. Continue reading PSO Version 2 Confirmed for North American Release

Sega America Holds SA2 Sweepstakes

Sega of America has unveiled a couple of new promotional events to hype Sonic the Hedgehog’s upcoming tenth anniversary! The “Sonic Adventure 2 T-Shirt Giveaway” will put up for grabs 300 limited-edition commemorative shirts, which show off a new character from the game. Registration will run on the site link below from today through May 18, with winners being announced May 23. Continue reading Sega America Holds SA2 Sweepstakes

SEGA’s E3 Details Revealed

Sega is preparing to show off a lot of titles at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo. Among the confirmed games on the show floor will be the upcoming GBA titles Sonic Advance as well as ChuChu Rocket from Sonic Team, but Sega titles on Xbox will also be revealed. Continue reading SEGA’s E3 Details Revealed

SEGA Reveals Third Party Plan: Sonic Team to Make Home on Nintendo Gamecube

Sega officially announced its commitment to third party development in a huge news conference this morning. The company outlined which of its development studios would align to which console, noting that Sonic Team, AM2 and Amusement Vision will largely focus their efforts on Nintendo’s Gamecube. Continue reading SEGA Reveals Third Party Plan: Sonic Team to Make Home on Nintendo Gamecube

PSO Version 2 to Feature More Monsters, Grave Markers

Fresh info straight from PSO World, involving markers indicating a player’s death spot, new dialogue trees, more accessible co-op play and a range of interesting new creatures that can help mix up an online game. Hit the jump for full details of the changes. Continue reading PSO Version 2 to Feature More Monsters, Grave Markers

Sonic Cartoons Coming to DVD, Courtesy of DiC

DiC Entertainment, the animation company responsible for the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons in the 1990s, has recently broken free from former parent company Disney. And now that it is an independent once more, it plans to re-release a number of Sonic shows on DVD in time for the company’s tenth anniversary. Continue reading Sonic Cartoons Coming to DVD, Courtesy of DiC

PSO X-Buns – Easter Hits Sonic Team’s Online RPG

Easter has arrived on Phantasy Star Online, and that means special in-game events! Giant Easter Eggs and Fireworks on the Pioneer 2 are expected to be added to the game, along with special music whilst in the lobby area.

It’s rumoured that certain special items, and even new enemies, will be making a temporary presence in the ultimate Easter egg hunt. Be careful of giant attacking bunnies!

Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #100

The solicitations for Archie Comic’s Sonic the Hedgehog #100 have been released. Featuring two stories – ‘Reunion’ and another Knuckles story – it’ll launch on 32 pages and ships on July 27 for $1.99. Hit the jump for the full cover scan. Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #100

SA2 Will Feature Tails, Rivalries, Three Different Kinds of Play

More Sonic Adventure 2 news is coming in thick and fast! This time around, we’ve learned some juicy gameplay details. It seems that Tails will be playable in the game after all, with the character roster split into ‘Hero’ and ‘Dark’ sides (Sonic, Knuckles and Tails will be Hero, Shadow, Rouge and Eggman will be Dark). Continue reading SA2 Will Feature Tails, Rivalries, Three Different Kinds of Play

Sonic Adventure 2 Release Date

Sega has put us all out of our misery and finally announced a release date for Sonic Adventure 2.  The game will be hitting Japanese store shelves on June 23, which just happens to be Sonic the Hedgehog’s 10th Anniversary! What a fitting launch date. The game will launch in North America a couple of days before, on June 21 – not quite the Anniversary, but close enough (and US fans get to play it earlier, so stop whining). Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Release Date

Sega Officially Confirms Microsoft Xbox Release Slate

Looks like the rumours were true – SEGA has formally announced this week that they will be bringing eleven titles to Microsoft’s Xbox. They revealed four such titles during this announcement, which involve sequels to some classic SEGA properties. Looks like anyone who’s after a new Jet Set Radio might have to look at getting a new console! Continue reading Sega Officially Confirms Microsoft Xbox Release Slate