Sega Japan Reveals Negotiations to Make PS2 and Game Boy Advance Games

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… after the rumour that Sega might be dropping the Dreamcast came out yesterday, a press release has been issued by Sega’s Japan headquarters that states that the company is “currently in negotiations to supply software for PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance.” Wow. Continue reading Sega Japan Reveals Negotiations to Make PS2 and Game Boy Advance Games

Rumour: Sega to Discontinue the Dreamcast and Become Multi-Platform Developer?

What… the… heck..? This is a pretty explosive rumour, so let’s hope it’s not true. Apparently, there are noises that suggest Sega is going to stop production of the Dreamcast and actually make video games for other rival consoles – including PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance!(?) Continue reading Rumour: Sega to Discontinue the Dreamcast and Become Multi-Platform Developer?

New Sonic Wallpaper Released by Sonic Team

Who wants a change of scenery for their desktop? Sonic Team has you covered. The studio has just released a brand new wallpaper image, and it’s quite sleek and elegant if we do say so ourselves. Read on to get a bunch of download options depending on your monitor’s screen resolution. Continue reading New Sonic Wallpaper Released by Sonic Team

Sonic Team Announces Mobile Games Service ‘Sonic Cafe’

A bunch of new NiGHTS into Dreams and ChuChu Rocket! games have popped up on Sonic Team’s official Japanese website. But they’re not what you think – they’re actually for your mobile phone. Crazy! Apparently, mobiles are really popular in Japan, and everybody plays little games on them. So in an attempt to get in on the action, ‘Sonic Cafe’ will offer a bunch of bite-size applications based on their famous franchises. Continue reading Sonic Team Announces Mobile Games Service ‘Sonic Cafe’

Archie Sonic #0 Up for Auction on eBay

You can be in with a chance to own a piece of Archie Sonic comic history, thanks to a rather nice seller and the power of eBay. The listing includes a copy of a six-page ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ comic book that came included with the Mega CD system in the US. Worth pointing out that this isn’t just the first issue in the mainstream print run that began in 1993 – this is part of a mini-series that pre-dates that! Go here if you’re interested – good luck!

How Chao Raising Works in Sonic Adventure 2

New Sonic Adventure 2 screenshots from Official Dreamcast Magazine reveal some details on Chao raising.  Instead of animals being freed from robots in order to nurture your Chao, you will find odd little rods. Apparently these will be compatible somehow with your virtual pet. Continue reading How Chao Raising Works in Sonic Adventure 2

UK Sonic Adventure 2 Release Possibly May; Demo to Launch with PSO

Those of you waiting for SA2 to be arriving anytime soon, it ain’t gonna happen. Don’t you just HATE rumours? >_< According to the ODM (Official Dreamcast Magazine), the game is expected to be pushed to May in the UK. That’s a probable mean delay, but hey, hopefully Sonic Shuffle will be released in-between as a fill-gap? Or maybe not… 🙁 Continue reading UK Sonic Adventure 2 Release Possibly May; Demo to Launch with PSO

Sonic Adventure ‘Behind the Scenes’ Video Unearthed

Now THIS is cool! If you’ve ever wanted to see some Behind-the-Scenes footage of Dreamcast launch title Sonic Adventure, this video will sort you right out. It’s a 30-minute long promotional video called ‘Sonic Adventure at Tokyo International Forum’ and features stage playthroughs, character bios and a funny story where Sonic Team goes on location to research the game. Continue reading Sonic Adventure ‘Behind the Scenes’ Video Unearthed

Sonic Adventure 2 Demo Released in USA

Hey, we have an UPDATE here, people! The most anticipated Sonic game ever has been released in the USA in the form of a demo. Those lucky Americans able to play a preview version of Sonic Adventure 2. My web buddy Kulock has reviewed it, for any of you desperate to find out how it plays. CLICK HERE to find out from the Moogle man himself! Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Demo Released in USA

Sega America Hosts Contest for Fans to Meet Yuji Naka

Who fancies meeting the legendary Yuji Naka? You, I bet. Well, it’s just as well that he’s been bouncing here there and everywhere then – chances are you’re likely to bump into him at some point while he’s doing the Sonic Adventure 2 and Phantasy Star Online tour, but if stalking’s not your thing Sega of America is holding a contest where you can get flown to San Francisco just to meet the Sonic-creating hero. Continue reading Sega America Hosts Contest for Fans to Meet Yuji Naka

Sonic Adventure Online Service Posts Its Final Update

Pour one out for Sonic Adventure, it’s time is finally up. It seems that Sonic Team are winding down the online updates for the game, which makes sense given that Sonic Adventure 2 is around the corner. Accessing the Sonic Adventure Online site (via the Dreamcast) presents a ‘FINAL UPDATE’, which states that World Rankings are closing. New times can still be uploaded, but no more contests or prizes. RIP, Sonic Adventure Online.

Source: The Sonic Foundation

Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #96

Archie must be getting into the holiday spirit, because these solicitations are coming out thick and fast. This is the second preview we’ve had in as many weeks! Either way, we’re not complaining – all the more detail to pore over ahead of the landmark Sonic Issue #100. Sonic and Mina the Mongoose star in this issue’s cover, and the lead story seems to imply that Robotnik is starting to get the upper hand… Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #96

Former Archie Comic Artist Sells Cover Art on eBay

T’is the season to buy Archie covers! This month, former Sonic the Hedgehog cover artist Harvey ‘Harvo’ Mercadoocasio is auctioning off a number of classic pieces. Many of them feature Sonic and Tails in awesome poses – they’re all worth a look for the keen Sonic comic fan. Continue reading Former Archie Comic Artist Sells Cover Art on eBay

Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #95

The latest solicitation for the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comics has arrived, and it’s for Issue #95 which ships in March 2001. It looks like the much-hyped ‘Chosen One’ Knuckles story will finally debut with this issue, setting the stage for a fair amount of world-building. Read on… Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #95

Official Sonic Zippo Will Light Up Blue Blur’s 10th Anniversary

We always knew Sonic the Hedgehog was a hot franchise, but we didn’t expect this. According to a new report, Sega and Zippo have come to a deal which will see a special Sonic-designed lighter produced and sold via the official Dreamcast Direct service in Japan. Continue reading Official Sonic Zippo Will Light Up Blue Blur’s 10th Anniversary

Sonic Merch Up For Grabs at Japanese SA2 Demo Event

Well, colour us green with envy! Sonic Team is planning to host an insanely cool party for Japanese fans in Tokyo’s Akihabara district on the 16th and 21st December, offering a chance to try Sonic Adventure 2, Phantasy Star Online and Samba de Amigo 2000. Attendees will also be able to get a bunch of exclusive goodies! Here’s what’s on offer. Continue reading Sonic Merch Up For Grabs at Japanese SA2 Demo Event

Yuji Naka Gets Coy About Sonic Adventure 2 Cast

We know that Sonic and Knuckles are in Sonic Adventure 2. We’ve seen them six-thousand times now. But what Sega doesn’t seem to be telling us, is if there are any other playable characters hidden in the game that we don’t know about yet. Well, Sonic Team lead Yuji Naka was asked about this very thing in the latest issue of UK Official Dreamcast Magazine. Specifically: is Tails in the game? Continue reading Yuji Naka Gets Coy About Sonic Adventure 2 Cast

Rumour: Sonic Compilation Coming for Dreamcast

Sounds like the Mega Drive won’t be the only thing getting revived on Dreamcast. The rumour mill is churning at a breakneck pace, and it’s telling us that Sega intends to release a Sonic-themed compilation for the console next year to coincide with Sonic’s 10th Anniversary. Continue reading Rumour: Sonic Compilation Coming for Dreamcast

Sonic Celebrates ‘Club Sega’ Arcade Re-Opening in Tokyo

Looks like the Dreamcast isn’t the only thing that’s keeping Sega busy these days. According to an article on IGNDC, the company has refurbished one of the arcades that it owns in Tokyo’s Akihabara district and relaunched it. What was once known as ‘Akihabara High-Tech Land’ is now ‘Club Sega’! Continue reading Sonic Celebrates ‘Club Sega’ Arcade Re-Opening in Tokyo

Ken Penders Comments on Sonic Super Special #15’s Negative Feedback

Archie’s Ken Penders has responded to fan criticism over the release of the compilation book Sonic Super Special 15 (SSS #15), offering some insight into the comic-production process and explaining the circumstances that led to the development of this particular book. Continue reading Ken Penders Comments on Sonic Super Special #15’s Negative Feedback

Sonic Shuffle Contains Some Secret Characters

Sonic Shuffle might be getting a bit of a kicking in the US reviews, but it certainly does seem to have a lot of content packed into it. Today we’ve learned that the party game contains a number of secret characters – four, to be exact – effectively doubling the playable roster. Continue reading Sonic Shuffle Contains Some Secret Characters

Sonic Shuffle Releases in US, Gets Mixed Reviews

SEGA’s answer to Mario Party, Sonic Shuffle, has just been released in the US. We still have to wait for the game to come out in the UK, so until it does we can only look across the virtual pond and see what the opinions are like. And… well… it’s a mixed bag. Continue reading Sonic Shuffle Releases in US, Gets Mixed Reviews

Mega Drive Compilation Heading to Dreamcast, Features Sonic the Hedgehog

Nostalgia fans will be happy to hear that Sega is planning to tap into their love of retro gaming with a Mega Drive compilation pack on Dreamcast. It’s called the ‘Sega Smash Pack’, and will come bundled with brand new Dreamcast consoles in the US very soon. The GD-ROM will feature Sega Swirl and Virtua Cop 2, alongside ten Mega Drive titles listed below. Continue reading Mega Drive Compilation Heading to Dreamcast, Features Sonic the Hedgehog

Yuji Naka Reveals Work on Cancelled NiGHTS Sequel, Air NiGHTS

We often hear of how Sonic Team head Yuji Naka feels about a NiGHTS into Dreams sequel – largely that it will never happen because he thinks the Saturn original was just too perfect. But, in a recent interview the creative revealed that his studio was in fact working on a sequel to the action classic, and it even involved a unique new control method. Continue reading Yuji Naka Reveals Work on Cancelled NiGHTS Sequel, Air NiGHTS

Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #94

It’s time for a quick preview into the upcoming Issue #94 of Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic books. It sounds like, as we gear up to the landmark 100th issue, a whole lot of drama is about to unfold! Read on for more details, provided by the official solicitation of Archie’s Sonic #94. Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #94