The first official footage of Virtua Striker 3’s FC Sonic team has surfaced, showing how Sonic, Tails, Eggman, Amy and the Chao will work together. See the video below! Virtua Striker 3 is heading for arcades as well as Nintendo’s Gamecube, so you’ll be able to play with FC Sonic from the comfort of your own home soon enough! Continue reading Watch Sonic Cameo His Way Through Virtua Striker 3
Oh Sega, you absolute tease! After Yuji Naka poured water on the idea that Mario and Sonic could star in a game together, it seems that Sega of America’s president Peter Moore is going against that, stating that the company is keeping its options open.
Continue reading SEGA Says ‘Maybe’ to Sonic and Mario Crossover
Peter Moore spoke to IGN Cube about two things: the possibility of a joint Sega/Nintendo RPG and the sightings of Sonic in Super Smash Brothers Melee for the Gamecube. While Moore said that both are just wishful thinking right now, it would not surprise him to see something of either calibre be announced. Sega will be at Spaceworld to show their Dreamcast line up and other future projects, The Sonic Stadium will keep you posted.
Don’t expect the Gamecube version of Phantasy Star Online to be released as a launch title for the console. Yuji Naka has explained that, even though the game is likely to be completed by the time the Gamecube launches, he is considering holding the game back until Nintendo reveals more details about its networking plans. It doesn’t seem like there will be online connectivity straight out of the box, which would make a game like PSO pretty useless.
Well here’s something we didn’t know existed! Sega has teamed up with watch maker Swatch to create a special Sonic-themed timepiece. It’s called the “SEGA Sonic .beat Special”, and is a version of Swatch’s line of .beat ‘internet watches’ themed in the platforming star’s classic red, white and blue design. Continue reading ‘Access Cyberspace’ With the Swatch .beat Sonic Watch
Sega of Japan is unleashing these new credit cards in Japan, and boy are you going to be jealous. Customers can choose either a Visa or MasterCard, with the Visa obviously looking much cooler. I mean, imagine whipping that puppy out to pay for your goods. The card will get customers 10% back at participating restaurants, snag free tickets to Sega’s Joypolis and more.
Video game and anime reporting site Rocketbaby has conducted interviews with four SEGA composers who worked on the soundtrack to Sonic Adventure 2! Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani and Tomoya Ohtani all speak out about their experiences working on the game as well as their careers in general. Read on for Jun Senoue’s interview; the rest are linked below.
Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Composers Speak Out!
Even though the Dreamcast is on its way out, there’s no need for you to worry about whether that Broadband Adaptor will continue to be supported. SEGA has confirmed that the US release of Phantasy Star Online Version 2 will indeed support the peripheral. The catch is that, for some reason, the game won’t support PPPoE connections. Still, you’ll be able to get some good broadband play in. The game arrives September 11.
After selling well in Japan, Sonic Adventure 2 has now become a top seller in the US after being on store shelves for only eleven days. The Dreamcast swansong broke into June’s NPD Top 10 software sales chart, entering at the #8 position. We wonder how it will perform next month, if this is its ranking after little over a week. Full chart below. Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Cracks US Top 10
Sonic Team has launched the online Chao-sharing functionality of Sonic Adventure 2, a month after the game’s initial Dreamcast release. Now, you can log on to the SA2 Dreamcast page from the disc and upload your Chao to the Chao Daycare. Your friends can pick them up from you there. As well as share Chao, you can also use the Chao Black Market from the online site too. Get sharing!
Regular member of the Moogle Cavern Message Board, Tenniru has exclusively revealed to the Sonic Fan Club news of a secret Fan Game that he is currently beavering away on. Continue reading SFC News: Secret Fan Game Under Tenniru’s Knuckles
I may as well tell the whole world now. ^_^ Yes, Dreadknux (erm, that’s me) has decided to move onto a Text Adventure, based off of the wonderful Add-on in the Moogle Cavern Message Boards, ‘The Moogle Cavern Movie: The Battle Of Cowkey’. Continue reading SFC News: Dreadknux Undertaking Text Adventure?
Fellow webmaster and official affiliate H Hog, the brains behind the excellent Sonanoid and Hoax submitter, is in the process of making a ROM Hack for the popular NES game, Final Fantasy. Continue reading SFC News: Final Fantasy ROM Hack on the Way
Hold on to your RPG hats, because SEGA is preparing three new quests for Phantasy Star Online players on July 19th; all of which pay homage to other Sonic Team franchises. Continue reading PSO Getting Three New ‘Sonic Team’ Quests This Week
Sonic Comics are selling better then 90% of all comics, according to Archie artist and writer Ken Penders. “If you’re going by sales figures provided by Diamond Distributors, they’re misleading, as they only reflect sales through the comics shops,” he said. “Sonic is sold through a variety of outlets that Diamond doesn’t handle, thus the sales are much higher than anyone usually thinks. Does that mean it’s easier for Sonic? Hardly, as magazine sales overall are in a slump due to a variety of factors.”
SEGA will be showcasing a whole bunch of games at the Tokyo Game Show this year, according to a new report in Japanese game magazine Famitsu. Sonic Team is celebrating the fact that it will be at the show as a third party developer for the first time, with a cool new illustration to promote TGS. See it below. Continue reading SEGA to Showcase at the Tokyo Game Show 2001
Finally! SEGA has announced a new release date for Phantasy Star Online Version 2 in the US. It will hit stores there on September 11th. The game will also charge an online fee of $15 for three months of unlimited play, in addition to its $39.99 price tag.
Here’s the Spoilers for Sonic #103, read on. Continue reading Archie Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #103
Ever wanted to be a game designer? Well now you sort of can – Sonic Team is looking for imaginative fans to design new courses for the Sonic Adventure 2 kart racing mode. Those who want to design their own karts can also get involves, with the best ones made available for download on Dreamcast. Continue reading Sonic Team Opens SA2 Kart Racing Track Design Contest
It’s great that we’re seeing a new Puyo Puyo game appear on the Game Boy Advance. Sonic Team seems to think so too, as it has launched the official website for the upcoming game – and we’ve plucked a bunch of artwork from the site to share with you here. Continue reading New Artwork Revealed for Puyo Puyo Advance
As we expected, the Vocal Collection won’t be the only Sonic Adventure 2 CD soundtrack that will be released. A 2-disc Original Soundtrack package will be released on September 5th, covering all the instrumental music in the game. It’s expected that there will be at least 60 tracks total in the pack. More news as we get it.
Interesting news from the Sonic fan community today, as it appears that someone from the fan artist world will soon be levelling up to join the official Sonic comic masters at Archie. Continue reading Sonic Fan Artist Will Soon Be Working at Archie Comics
Sonic Advance is nearing release, and a whole bunch of new screenshots have been released to tempt us all to get a Game Boy Advance. Some of these screens are old demo images, but others show off Knuckles and Amy, as well as new stages. Continue reading Take A Look at These Tasty New Sonic Advance Screenshots
Archie Sonic comic artist and writer Ken Penders will be going to San Diego Comic Con this year. And the Sonic #100 cover will be available for sale for the first time, as will the cover of Sonic #98 and the unused cover for Sonic #99. So if you fancy collecting some art and getting some stuff signed, come on down! Continue reading Ask Ken Penders What He Should Bring to San Diego Comic Con
You’d think with all the delays that Sega would just cancel developing Phantasy Star Online Version 2 for the West. But according to a story on Gamespot, the Dreamcast online RPG is still very much on track for an English language release. “Definitely coming to the US” was the official line, although the date, server fees and more details are said to be revealed soon. Let’s hope it’s very, very soon.
The official Sonic Adventure 2 website has been updated with some helpful hints and tips about the game. If you log on to the site now via Sega.com you can find “1st Mission” hint pages, an Omochao Q&A page where you can submit questions to Sonic Team (so far, Omochao’s been asked how to get past a certain spot on Crazy Gadget), and a Message Board that’s split into ‘Beginner’, ‘Expert’ and ‘Chao’ forums. You can also download a VMU file that changes the voice in the menu screen in Sonic Adventure 2 to Sonic’s. Neat!
Sonic Team’s puzzle game series, Puyo Puyo (released on Mega Drive in the West as Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine) is getting a portable version for Game Boy Advance! The blob-busting strategy game will be released in Japan on October 18th for 4,800 Yen. Continue reading Puyo Puyo Advance Announced, Launching October
Samba loves to party, so why not party with him? These official 10″ plush toys have just been released, and you can buy a set that includes Samba, Linda, Rio and Bingo at the online store NCS for $9 each. Get orderin’! See below for images of each plush toy on sale. Continue reading Merch Alert: Samba de Amigo Plush Toys Hit Stores
Well there’s a surprise! It looks like Amazon are selling old VHS tapes of the SatAM Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon. They’re going for around $12 each, and there are only three to choose from, but if you’re needing an animated blue blur fix right now you can’t say fairer than this. Hooked on Sonics, Sonic Racer and Super Sonic are the three sets to choose from, check them out.
Ken Penders has had another one of his interesting little chatroom sessions, and Sonic Archie comics fans got a fair amount of new info on what he’s up to and where the story arcs are going. The headlines? Sonic #100 and #101 are done, and Knuckles will be returning in Sonic #105. Read on for the full details. Continue reading Ken Penders: Sonic #100 and #101 Are Complete
SEGA of America are in such a giving mood this year! After a whole bunch of different contests and giveaways to celebrate Sonic’s 10th Anniversary, the company has launched another competition. The prize, this time? One of 20 copies of Sonic Adventure 2, signed by the Sonic Team staff. Continue reading SEGA Continues SA2 Giveaway With Signed Copy Up For Grabs
SEGA will be releasing a Sonic Adventure 2 Vocal soundtrack, titled ‘Cuts Unleashed: SA2 Vocal Collection’, in Japan on August 22. It’ll go on sale for 2635 Yen (or about US$21). It’s unlikely to get a release outside of Japan, so you might want to consider importing it. Continue reading Tracklist and Details on Sonic Adventure 2 Vocal Soundtrack
Sonic Adventure 2 has a little secret. A classic, 16-Bit secret. Being the 10th Anniversary of the Sonic series, you’d think Sonic Team would add something special to the Dreamcast sequel. And indeed the developer has: if you’re able to collect every Emblem in the game, you unlock an extra stage called Green Hill. Check out screenshots of this in action below. Continue reading Classic Sonic Stage Returns as SA2 Unlockable
Looks like the cat is out of the bag – according to a listing on US retailer EBGames, Sonic Advance will be hitting stores on November 16th. Continue reading Sonic Advance US Release Date Revealed?
Sonic’s Dreamcast swansong is making an impact in Japan right now, as Famitsu magazine reports that Sonic Adventure 2 has sold more than 84,000 copies in its first week on sale. With plenty of copies already sold in the US, it seems that SA2 is already a huge hit!