In a very 90’s inspired advert, Sega have announced a new way to play classic titles from their back catalogue. Continue reading Sega Forever Announced for Mobile, Sonic the Hedgehog Updated
Hirokazu Yasuhara who was one of the original designers for Sonic 1 & 2 has recently been discussing a lot of early concept and development work which went into Sonic 1 & Sonic 2. Continue reading Hirokazu Yasuhara’s Sonic 1 & 2 Development Talk Now Online
The third character for Sonic Forces has been announced and the rumours were true – you can now create your own playable custom character! Continue reading Custom Character Creator Revealed For Sonic Forces
The concept for rejected spinoff Sonic Extreme was lifted by Sonic Team years later to develop Sonic Riders internally, claims a US developer responsible for pitching the early-2000s Xbox demo to SEGA. Continue reading Rejected Sonic Extreme Concept Became Sonic Riders, Claims US Developer
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, the sequel to Sanzaru Games’ Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from 2014, races onto Nintendo 3DS in Europe on Friday 30th September. With only a few weeks to go until the release date, UK gamers can now put their pre-orders down on the Nintendo UK Online Store and get a nifty Sonic hat for free! Continue reading Free Sonic Hat with Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice at Nintendo UK
Announced at the 25th Anniversary Party, Sonic project 2017 “is not a sequel”. During the CG trailer we see an image of destruction in which Eggman mechs have taken over, as Sonic charges towards them he’s joined by… well… you’ll see. Continue reading Project Sonic 2017 Announced
Just announced at Sonic’s 25th party, a new 2D game for the PS4, PC & Xbox One. Continue reading Sonic Mania Announced!
What the brick?! We can’t believe it any more than you can, but it’s official – Sonic the Hedgehog will be making a surprise playable appearance in the block-buster toys-to-life game LEGO Dimensions! Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog Confirmed for LEGO Dimensions
Nintendo have just announced on their Japanese website that like Sonic Advance 1 and Sonic Advance 2 before it, Sonic Advance 3 will also be released on the Wii U VC in Japan on May 25th. Also like the first two games, Sonic Advance 3 will cost ¥702. Continue reading Sonic Advance 3 heading to Wii U VC in Japan on May 25th
Well… many suspected that there might be more to Mr Iizuka’s trip to the US than just the SXSW panel, and it seems you were right. The head of Sonic Team Takashi Iizuka is in Sega of America right now, and according to Gamasutra, he’s there overseeing development on new Sonic games. Continue reading Takashi Iizuka Is In The U.S. To Oversee New Sonic Games
Sega have just announced that they have appointed Ivo Gerscovich as the one in charge of the Sonic brand and its related businesses now outside of Japan, specifically the title Chief Brand Officer for the Sonic franchise in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. He will also now be the Senior Vice President of Sega of America. Continue reading Sega Appoints Ivo Gerscovich as Head of Sonic Brand Outside Japan
Yep. After the first Sonic Advance from the Game Boy Advance made its way onto the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan back on Feburary 18th last year in 2015, it’s been announced that Sonic Advance 2 is next in the series to make it to the Wii U VC in Japan next week on February 24th for ¥702, same as Sonic Advance 1. Continue reading Sonic Advance 2 Heading to the Wii U VC in Japan on Feb 24th
Now depending where you sit when it comes to this kind of game, this news will actually not surprise you, or it may take you completely by surprise. Sega considers Sonic Runners a failure, in terms of how much money it’s making. This comes as a bit of a surprise as the game appeared to be profitable and doing rather well.
Now, in the past, I have been quite vocal regarding my stance on a certain ‘free’ to play mobile game staring Sonic, however, one thing which was hard to deny, is that Sonic Runners was being downloaded, it was being played and people were spending a lot of money on it.
Though at the same time, I’m not that surprised, the game has been heavily criticised for poor technical performance, an intrusive and invasive micro-transaction strategy and in some cases, randomly banning players for utterly no reason. Why would people want to give money to this?
However, another issue which is a little strange is that, according to the report, Sonic Runners on average was making 30 million yen per month, which is around £180,000, that sum is considered a failure? How much money went into developing the game for that sum to be considered a failure?
To put it into perspective, Sega considers games which make 50 million yen, or £300,000 per month to be successful.
The details regarding the mysterious SegaSonic Bros continue to leak out like an old dripping tap. Thanks to more information provided by and some fine detective work by the Sonic community, we now have a lot more details regarding the game and how it plays. Continue reading Even More SegaSonic Bros Details Revealed
If this is a hoax, well done. If not… Oh my! An unreleased, unknown Sonic game entitled ‘SegaSonic Bros’ has been found and a single photo shared online. Continue reading UPDATE: Unreleased Sonic Game SegaSonic Bros Found
Announced today at the final Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS Direct, Tails and Knuckles will finally be showing their faces alongside Sonic in the popular duo of fighting games… though, perhaps not in the form you would have preferred. Continue reading Tails and Knuckles Mii Outfits Coming to Smash Bros
Friday saw a swathe of changes made to Sonic Runners with the release of the second version of the mobile app. Along with a number of superficial changes, a rather sizable overhaul of the game rules have been made. Continue reading Sonic Runners Version 2.0 Released
In an interview with SEGA Europe’s marketing director Jon Rooke, we may have a hint as to what the future of Sonic may hold – and that’s going back to what put the lovable blue scamp on the map in the first place. Continue reading SEGA Hints At “Heyday” Inspired Sonic Future
So remember how following the news that Sonic Patrol Car got dumped and emulated, we all joked about getting the Sonic Popcorn Shop emulated next…. yeah well… guess what. Continue reading SegaSonic Popcorn Shop Now Dumped & Emulated
Sonic Lost World, a once exclusive Nintendo Wii U title, is set to arrive on PC via Steam on November 2nd, SEGA have announced. Continue reading Sonic Lost World Coming To PC
This is starting to become a bit of a regular thing now isn’t it? Sonic Runners has reached 4 million downloads worldwide, to celebrate this, players who login between September 19th – September 23rd will receive 10 red rings for each day that they log in. Continue reading Sonic Runners hits 4 Million Downloads, Free Red Rings for All
The original version of “Why is Sonic in a car?” is now one step closer to being at our fingertips. Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car has now been dumped and emulated courtesy of a Mame expert called David Haywood aka ‘Haze’. Continue reading Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car Now Dumped and Emulated
Sonic Runners continues to do well for Sega it seems, despite a very rocky launch and the game being plagued with serious problems. That hasn’t stopped people from downloading it 3 million times. Continue reading Sonic Runners Hits 3 Million Downloads
As was long awaited since the confirmation of amiibos being supported in the game, allowing you to unlock the costumes of the corresponding amiibo (though they aren’t required, just an easy way to unlock them if you have them on hand), we now have confirmation from the Super Mario Maker Miiverse community that Sonic’s costume does exist, and will finally let you play as Sonic in a Mario game for the first time in history. Continue reading Sonic costume confirmed for Super Mario Maker on Wii U
Famitsu put up a new post about the game (which Perfectly Nintendo translated), and also Sega opened up the official website for the game. Continue reading M&S Rio 2016 Arcade Edition Out in Spring 2016 in Japan
So now we finally have news about 3D Sonic 2 after its announcement back in April! We have the Japanese website, and thanks to Nintendaan, we have the info that the game will support co-op play, but each player will need the game. Continue reading 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Releases on July 22nd in Japan
SEGA Games CEO Haruki Satomi has admitted in an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu that he feels the company has “betrayed” the trust of their fans with several titles released, and how the focus of the company will now shift to quality releases to “win back the customers’ trust”. Continue reading SEGA Admits Betraying Fans, Game Announcement at TGS
Well, Sega certainly seems to like to surprise us out of left field with Sonic Boom games don’t they? Found late last night on the Google Play store, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom is a sequel to the popular Sonic Dash mobile game. Continue reading Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom Coming Soon to Android and iOS
Yep! As speculated from Sonic’s amiibo being supported in the game, as seen above, it is so, Yoshi will get to be blue but not so spiky! Continue reading Sonic Skin Confirmed for Yoshi’s Woolly World on Wii U
Sonic Runners has been running for a few months now and in the coming days a new event will be held. Sonic Runners & Puyo Puyo Quest will be combining to produce a special event for Sonic Runners players. Continue reading Sonic Runners PuyoPuyo Quest Details Revealed
Mobile exclusive game Sonic Runners today released update 1.0.4 to the markets which the title is currently available in, bringing some noteworthy gameplay alterations to the experience. Continue reading Sonic Runners Update Brings Game Alterations
Yes indeed! Just announced in the Japanese Nintendo Direct (at 18:26 in the video), surprisingly, the next Olympic game is indeed on the way, AND on both Wii U and 3DS! Continue reading UPDATE: Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games unveiled for Wii U and 3DS
Well that didn’t take long, barely 24 hours after Sega said that they would be removing some mobile games which didn’t meet their ‘standards’ it appears that our first casualty is a Sonic game. In a move which has surprised pretty much no one, Sonic 4 Episode 1 & 2 have been removed from some mobile market places. Continue reading Sonic 4 Episode 1 & 2 Removed From Mobile Markets
SEGA has confirmed via a blog post that an unknown number of SEGA mobile titles will be removed from various services if they “no longer meet our standards.” The problem? SEGA won’t say which ones… odds are though that it’ll be poorly emulated titles, or those which got a poor rating or suffer from compatibility problems on modern OS systems and devices (looking at you, Sonic 4). Continue reading SEGA to Remove Mobile Games That “No Longer Meet Standards”
Conceptual drawings for both the famed Sonic 2 ‘Tour Truck’ and indeed Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s logo have been found, courtesy of Market Reactive, a United Kingdom based marketing group that according to their website, was the main marketing force behind the Sonic the Hedgehog series in the early 90s in Europe. Continue reading Sonic 2 Logo and Tour Truck Concepts Found
Everybody by now knows the story, the so near yet so far Sonic game which never was. Since November, a user by the name of JollyRodger managed to acquire a build of the game and since then has been trying to get it running on modern stand alone PC’s. The news came with a warning that this process may take months if not years to complete. Continue reading Sonic X-Treme is Finally Playable