Back at E3, SEGA hinted at a new “retro mode” for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, but wouldn’t clarify anything beyond the brief clip we saw in the E3 trailer – today we finally have clarification! 10 events in the game will have alternate “Classic 2D Events” that utilize retro sprites and graphics, and take place during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics!
A Japanese interview with the producer for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 from E3 by Dengeki has been translated, and it reveals some details about the upcoming title, from motion controls to characters and even a story mode! Continue reading New Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics Details Surface From Translated Interview
It’s that time again! The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is an annual event celebrating the talent of Sonic fans around the globe, and it will be taking place on September 27th through October 4th this year.
It’s that time of year again: summer vacation is drawing to a close and kids are getting ready to back to school. With a new school year, comes news products, and this year SEGA has several new pieces of merchandise for Sonic fans, for sale at a few different retailers. Continue reading Sonic Now Has Back-to-School Merchandise
Today marks 30 years since the SEGA Genesis (known as the SEGA Mega Drive elsewhere, the name was changed in North America due to trademark issues) made its debut!
This name would turn out to be quite fitting, as the SEGA Genesis became the system that would not only make SEGA and many of its franchises household names on the continent, it would also serve as the birth place for the company’s most successful character: a blue hedgehog named Sonic!
For years, anyone wanting to own Sonic Boom on physical media have had to deal with piece-meal releases, whether it’s America’s two meager 8 episode volumes, or the UK’s more substantial 13 episode volumes. According to a new Amazon listing, it looks like those days might be finally coming to an end, with Sonic Boom Season 1, Volume 1, coming courtesy of NCircle Entertainment.
Slated for release on October 1, the two-disc volume comes in two packages: a $25 version bundled with Sonic & Eggman action figures made by TOMY, and a $15 version that just has the show. The first volume comes with 26 episodes, which covers half of the first season.
You can pre-order the DVD here. You can check out the included figures, DVD arc, and a list of included episodes in the images below:
The episodes are listed out of order on the back.
Currently, there’s no word of when (or if) the second volume is coming. Given that this isn’t the show’s first DVD release, it’s probably only a matter of time.
Sonic the Hedgehog recently made his appearance in an action-packed episode of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, in which the nods to Sonic the Hedgehog history came thick and fast! Here is our comprehensive TSS guide to the many references contained in the episode!
Warning – MANY spoilers ahead!
Take on your day in Super Sonic Style! UNIQLO will soon be getting some new T-Shirts with the most famous hedgehog in the world in Japan this September.
The Summer of Sonic team has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an official live UK performance of music from Sonic the Hedgehog series Sonic Adventure and Team Sonic Racing! Continue reading Kickstarter Launched For UK Sonic Adventure Music Experience Performance
A digital games curator at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York has unveiled details about a Sonic game for the PlayStation Portable that never made it past it’s initial pitch in 2005. “Sonic: The Shadow World” had an interesting, if not strange, premise that should undoubtedly raise some eyebrows!
The first images of figures based on the now-defunct Sonic the Hedgehog movie model have emerged online.
SEGA has given us our first good look at the Mario & Sonic 2020 Tokyo Olympics arcade game. The screenshots and video show off a few events, including track, rock climbing, discus throwing, and long-jumping. Continue reading SEGA Shows off Mario & Sonic At the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020’s Arcade Edition
The National Weather Service has detected that a Tropical Storm is heading towards your mobile device. Be prepared to host a Cabana Bash on Sonic Forces Speed Battle. Remain on your phone. Do not attempt to resist looking at Storm’s silly outfit.
New off-screen camera footage of the special Sonic and Tails OK KO episode has surfaced, and it’s chock full of references to past games, some meta commentary and could give us the set-up for the plot of the episode.
[UPDATE: The date on the twitter page has been quietly corrected to February 2020. False alarm folks!]
ORIGINAL STORY: According to the date on the Official Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Twitter account, the scheduled release date has been further moved back to March 2020.
There has been no official confirmation of a change in release date, which was previously announced to be set for Valentine’s day (February the 14th), 2020.
Forgive the lateness of our podcast as we recorded this one a few weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean it’s not chock full of Sonic-ey goodness! In this episode we discuss Jason’s trip to E3, the fan revival of Sonic Runners, Sonic Revolution 2019, Funko Pop Sonic cereal, an unofficial Sonic book that uses fanmade images and much, much more. Because hey, who needs copyrights when you can just slap a bunch of images together, right?
Special Note: We used the cover from the plagiarized Carlton Sonic book for this month’s podcast image. That render on that plagiarized book was created by Deviant Art user FinnAkira, and you can find it here.
It appears Sonic Team’s NiGHTS into Dreams… series may be getting a new entry, if a recent trademark filed by SEGA of Japan is any indication. Continue reading SEGA Trademarks new potential NiGHTS into Dreams project
Jakks Pacific show off more planned merchandise in their up-and-coming Sonic the Hedgehog toy line – including the first ever official Mighty the Armadillo plush! Continue reading Mighty the Armadillo Plush Included In Jakks Pacific Sonic the Hedgehog Toy Line
Cartoon Network has revealed at their panel that Sonic and Tails will be guest starring in an episode of one of their shows: OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. IGN has released a short clip from the episode, which we’ve embedded below: Continue reading Sonic & Tails Crossing Over into OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes! Cartoon
Tangle and Whisper fans rejoice! There is some official merch coming your way care of the Sega Shop website. Everyone’s new favorite femme fatales are getting their own, exclusive pins. For $14.95 (US Dollars) each, you can pick from the excitable and carefree Tangle or the introvert assassin, Whisper.
Despite saying SDCC (AKA San Diego Comic Con), these pins do not seem to be available at the convention as they are not listed at IDW’s merchandise booth. The pins are available for preorder now at shop.sega.com and are due to ship on July 30th.
Sonic Rush and Jet Set Radio composer Hideki Naganuma joins the 8-bit Sonic the Hedgehog 2 composer Yuzo Koshiro on the incredible lineup of artists contributing to the up-and-coming Streets of Rage 4 Soundtrack!
Sonic the Hedgehog movie producer Tim Miller has spoken out about his experience regarding the backlash of Sonic’s intial movie design, and hints at his opinion of the redesign via Variety.
Here’s The Sonic Stadium rundown of everything Sonic the Hedgehog happening this year at San Diego Comic Con 2019!
Statue makers First 4 Figures have announced a new statue of classic Sonic and Tails in a flying team-up pose for their classic Sonic the Hedgehog range!
Collectors, pay attention to this one! EDITMODE will be releasing some new Sonic and SEGA themed T-shirts in the very near future under the label “GET READY!”
Anyone who’s ever wanted to have Sonic’s face on a Nintendo Switch controller will finally be getting their wish later this year, thanks to gaming accessories manufacturer PDP. Continue reading Sonic-styled Switch controller coming soon from PDP
It is with great sadness we report today that popular YouTube content creator Desmond Amofah, better known as ‘Etika’ and known to the Sonic community as a former Sonic Stadium staffer and Summer of Sonic contributor, has been found deceased. Continue reading Celebrity YouTuber and Sonic Community Alumni ‘Etika’ Dead at 29
Yesterday, to celebrate Sonic’s 28th anniversary, former Backbone Entertainment artist Arvin Bautista released images from a never-before-seen pitch of a Sonic racing game for the Game Boy Advance: Sonic EXTREME!
Yes, it’s that time of year again – Sonic the Hedgehog officially turns 28 years old on this day, 23rd June 2019. I mean, he doesn’t -really- turn 28 because Sonic is not real (sorry), but today was the day, 28 years ago, that the original Sonic the Hedgehog game was released on Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. So, that makes Sonic (and Dr. Eggman, technically) the same age. Continue reading Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog! 28 Years Old Today!
A new Crush 40 compilation album, “Driving Through Forever”, comprising a CD and DVD set, is due for release next month!
The UK SEGA Shop is having a site-wide sale on all items!
He’s been away from the Sonic the Hedgehog scene for a while, but record producer and artist Bentley Jones has come back into the fold – just in time for Sonic’s birthday – with a fresh remix of ‘Dreams of an Absolution’. Continue reading Bentley Jones is Back With A New ‘Dreams of An Absolution’ Remix
The unofficial Sonic fact book “We Love Sonic!” is now being investiged by Carlton Publishing Group after fans noticed material was heavily plagiarized from fan art and fansites.
Any PSO2 players out there? This one’s for you! If you sign in to help save the universe this week, you’ll find that there’ll be a giant blue hedgehog looking at you in the lobby, and this isn’t the old one that was found in a Japanese forest.
The tie-ins won’t stop! Japanese mobile RPG game Idola: Phantasy Star Saga is running a special promotion where you can grab a “Special Soul Symbol” based on the recently released racing spin-off title Team Sonic Racing.
Ah, Sonic Runners. We really did like you, you know. And then, almost as soon as you were released (well, about a year after the initial launch in 2015 actually), SEGA killed you off. So we’re pretty excited to hear that a bunch of mobile-loving fans have taken it upon themselves to bring you back to life again. That’s pretty awesome! Continue reading Sonic Runners Fan-Led Revival Project Goes into Open Beta in July