Just a quick reminder that, amidst all the rush of upcoming Archie comic news, some of them are actually getting released. We first talked about Sonic #110 back in December, but this week retailers should start putting the finished issue on their store shelves. Continue reading Reminder: Archie Sonic #110 is in Stores Now
Looks like we’re all one step closer to enjoying Phantasy Star Online on the Gamecube, as Nintendo has today revealed its plans for the console’s network adaptors in the US. Continue reading Gamecube Network Adaptors and PSO Episode I & II Pinned for Fall Release
Solicitations for the next Archie Sonic comic has arrived, and it looks like we’ll be taking a trip back to the present (after #113’s SatAM-inspired story) with Mammoth Mogul taking centre stage once again. This guy is so intense, he takes up two stories in this issue. Check out all the details, as well as a cover preview, after the jump. Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #114
There’s no smoke without fire, they say – and animation house DiC has curiously relaunched its official website with brand new details and info on its past Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons, adding fuel to the rumours that DVD re-releases of the shows could happen soon. Continue reading DiC Launches Brand New Website With Focus on Sonic Cartoons
If you’re an avid Phantasy Star Online player, you should be aware that on one particular day this month you may not be able to access the online RPG at all. It’s all in preparation for something greater, trust us… Continue reading PSO Servers to Undergo Maintenance in May to Prep for Gamecube Version
We knew Sonic could run, but we didn’t know he had legs. His latest outing, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on Nintendo’s Gamecube, continues to dominate the US Gamecube sales chart since its release back in February 2002.
Continue reading SA2 Battle Still Leading US Gamecube Chart
Well, it’s about bloomin’ time! After launching in Japan in September and in North America in November, Nintendo has finally launched its latest console, Gamecube, in UK and rest of Europe today. Only took them seven months!
Continue reading Nintendo Gamecube – And Sonic Adventure 2 Battle – Launch in Europe
Sega now has Sonic watches in which you can create for $29.95. They’re water-resistant, come with a one-year warranty, and comes with nine different characters! Continue reading SEGA America Launches Custom Sonic Watch Shop
SEGA has unveiled its E3 2002 showcase lineup, and it looks like Phantasy Star Online will get a fair bit of attention on the Sonic Team side of things. But, unless there’s a sneak announcement happening during the show, it appears that Sonic himself won’t be showing up in any form.
Continue reading PSO Features in SEGA’s E3 2002 Lineup – But No Sonic
Well, this is a nice and very confusing surprise! Sonic Team’s port of Sonic Adventure 2 for the Nintendo Gamecube was meant to release on the console’s launch day in the UK – a week from now on May 3rd. But it’s actually hit store shelves country-wide today, a week early!
Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Releases EARLY in the UK!
If you’ve been inching to get yourself a piece of American Sonic Comic history, then you’re in luck – because Ken Penders is auctioning off an original art piece from Sonic issue #13 – specifically, the first ever appearance of Knuckles the Echidna.
Continue reading Ken Penders is Selling Original Art of Knuckles’ First Ever Comic Appearance
Archie comic artist Dawn Best will be making her first appearance at the Pittsburgh Comic Con this coming weekend, according to the latest update from comic veteran Ken Penders. Continue reading Dawn Best to Attend Pittsburgh Comic Con
The Dreamcast may be recently dead and buried (sob), but how do you go about honouring SEGA’s previous home console, the failed SEGA Saturn? Well, if you live in Japan, you can get yourself a tidy little rucksack that can hold all of your retro bits and bobs. Continue reading Get Retro With This Official SEGA Saturn Backpack
After seeing a fair bit of success in Japan, SEGA America has decided to enter the wireless market too. A new subsidiary called SEGA Mobile has been established, which will focus on creating bite-size games for cellular phones, PDAs and other such handheld devices.
Continue reading SEGA Opens New North American Mobile Gaming Division
A group of Sonic fans have started work on realising the long lost ‘third season’ of the SatAM cartoon series, by launching a comic called ‘Sea3on’. After a long hiatus after the release of Issue 2, the team behind the project has announced that its third issue is available for download.
Continue reading Fan-Created SatAM Season 3 Comic Launches Third Issue
It’s a good week for comics fans, because the next instalment of the Archie series is shipping from today and should hit store shelves very soon in the US. Continue reading Archie Sonic #109 Shipping This Week
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, in the world of advertising and marketing that saying probably doesn’t get you very far, as SEGA has decided to settle out of court with sports giant Nike after allegations of a copycat ad campaign. Continue reading SEGA Settles Lawsuit With Nike Over NBA 2K2 Ad Campaign
In news that might surprise no-one, Sonic Team has reportedly announced that the release date of Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II on Gamecube has been delayed. Continue reading PSO for Gamecube Postponed?
Microsoft might be getting a wave of interest from Western gamers with its first ever video game console, but in Japan it’s a totally different story with SEGA’s discontinued Dreamcast managing to outsell the Xbox! Crikey. Continue reading Dreamcast Manages to Outsell Xbox in Japan
Seems like the upcoming release of Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II is going to be much more significant than we thought, if recent rumours are to be believed. Apparently, the game will allow for cross-play between Nintendo Gamecube and Microsoft Xbox players. Continue reading Rumour: PSO To Offer Xbox and Gamecube Cross-Play
New details on Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II – and by extension, the upcoming trial version of the game that’s coming next month – have been coming thick and fast. Some of the more interesting tidbits that have appeared relate to how content from the original Dreamcast game will be handled. Continue reading PSO Episode I & II Will Update and Remix Original Dreamcast Content
AM2 has announced at Sega’s Game Jam 2 event in Japan that a new Virtua Fighter game is in development for Gamecube. Continue reading Virtua Fighter Spinoff Announced for Gamecube
Remember when DiC announced plans to re-release the Sonic SatAM cartoon series on DVD? Well, that was for the US. But recent developments have suggested that there is an effort to finally get these DVDs out in the UK as well. Continue reading DiC Reportedly Working on Releasing Sonic SatAM DVDs in UK
Another Sonic Archie comic preview has come in hot! And it looks like Issue #113 will hold a special place in the hearts of many SatAM fans, as Jay Oliveras and Karl Bollers dedicate an entire issue to a story inspired by the classic 1993 cartoon series. Check out all the details, as well as a cover preview, after the jump.
Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #113
Sonic Team recently revealed that a trial version of Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II on Gamecube will hit Japanese store shelves in May, but if anyone was hoping for some broadband-speed Rappy-bashing next month they can forget it.
Continue reading PSO Gamecube Trial Won’t Be Broadband Compatible
You might have read about the GameJam2 festival in Tokyo already, seeings as Sonic Team made a pretty big splash there. But some more details have come from the event, with Sonic Team head Yuji Naka revealing the final details for the Gamecube version of Phantasy Star Online. Continue reading Final Details for Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II on Gamecube Revealed
We all know about the Sonic 2 Beta, the pre-release version of the 1992 classic that never saw public release, that contains a whole bunch of cancelled or prototype elements and stages. But what if there were some remnants of that prototype within the cartridge that ended up on store shelves? Well, we did some digging using Game Genie codes and found some interesting things… Continue reading Exclusive: Possible Remnants of Sonic 2 Beta Found in Sonic 2 Cart Via Game Genie
We’re not entirely sure if this isn’t an early April Fools gag or not, but if it’s not we’re incredibly jealous of this special Sonic Advance/Sonic Adventure 2 Battle download being offered at Japan’s GameJam2 festival, where Sonic Team is providing fans with a special Knuckles Chao! Continue reading Sonic Team Offering Special Knuckles Chao Download for SA2 Battle at Japanese GameJam2 Festival
In news that would most likely baffle any hardened 1990s console warrior, Sonic the Hedgehog is for the second month running topping the sales charts on a Nintendo console! Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Leads US Gamecube Chart For Second Month Running
A collection of retro Phantasy Star RPGs will be released on Game Boy Advance next year as part of a new wave of SEGA title hitting Nintendo’s handheld. Continue reading Phantasy Star Collection Among New List of SEGA Titles Heading to Game Boy Advance
Hot on the heels of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Sonic Golf’ comes ‘Sonic Fishing’ to Japanese DoCoMo-powered mobile phones. This latest game in the Sonic Cafe service sees the blue blur further expanding his skillset and encroaching on Big the Cat’s turf. Continue reading Sonic Goes Fishing in Latest Japanese Sonic Cafe Mobile Game
Sonic could see himself running on another new console alongside the Nintendo Gamecube, as a fresh new deal between Tokyo-based Coolnet Entertainment and SEGA will allow for catalogue titles in SEGA’s history to be published on Microsoft’s Xbox. Continue reading Classic Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast Titles To Come to Xbox
Just a quick bulletin to let you all know that, it sounds like the latest issue of Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog is about to hit US store shelves, if not already on sale. We often do Comic Previews on the site, and we get way ahead of ourselves on the Issue numbers, so it feels kinda weird that after writing about Issue #108 back in December that it’ll now soon be available to buy! J. Axer makes his debut here, so be sure to check it out!
Thanks Diamond Comics
Sonic Team seems to be doing its best to bring everything it has in its portfolio to Nintendo’s Gamecube, but if Yuji Naka’s words recently are any indication there could be trouble in paradise, with the developer saying that its upcoming port of Phantasy Star Online may not actually come with the… well, ‘Online’ part. Continue reading Phantasy Star Could Be Offline on Gamecube
It’s been a while since we’ve reported on any new Phantasy Star Online info, right? Well, that might well change very soon as the rumour mill starts up on the upcoming Nintendo Gamecube release, which will apparently include a few more features over its Dreamcast counterpart. Including a new stage… Continue reading Phantasy Star Online for Gamecube Could Include Brand New Stage
Sonic Team head and blue blur co-creator Yuji Naka is going to receive a lifetime achievement award from the International Game Developers Association, for the work he has produced during his career at SEGA. Continue reading Yuji Naka to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2002