Sonic Forces Set To Feature Tag Team Stages

With Gamescom having only just commenced, new information on Sonic Forces is already coming to light. Alongside the solo stages for modern Sonic, classic Sonic and the Avatar, there will also be a tag team option available.

From early information, it appears that this tag team mode involves the Avatar character teaming up with either Sonic, allowing their skills to be used in conjunction with each other for interesting gameplay combinations. In addition, there’s a unique feature to tag team mode called the double boost, which allows you to go even faster than the regular boost will allow.

As always, The Sonic Stadium will keep you up-to-date on all of the Sonic news coming out of Gamescom this week.

Source: Revue Multimedia (site is in French)

Image Sources: kitkatfox1 [Instagram]

Sonic 4: Ep 1 Avatar Items Now on Xbox Live Marketplace

SEGA has today released a bunch of new items for Sonic fans to purchase and dress their Xbox 360 Avatar’s with on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The items range from clothing and props themed around Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, which was released on Xbox Live Arcade in October.

The items and prices are as follows:

Chaos Emeralds: 240 MS Points

Sonic Plushie: 160 MS Points

Chopper Toy: 240 MS Points

Sonic 4 Ep. I Tee (Women): 80 MS Points

Sonic 4 Ep. I Tee (Men): 80 MS Points

Moto Bug Toy: 240 MS Points

Sonic 4 Cartridge: 160 MS Points

Will you be buying any of the items? Which one’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

Xbox Live Marketplace
SEGA of America Blog

Thanks to Merry Swissmas at the SSMB for the heads up!

ASR Avatar Items Out Now

UPDATE: Avatar items now available on the Xbox Live marketplace. /UPDATE END

Sonic Wrecks owner and SEGA Europe Community Manager ArchangelUK has revealed full details together with a picture of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Xbox 360 Avatar items. The items will be made available today at the Xbox Live marketplace.

Here’s a full list of the items you will be able to purchase –

Ryo Hazuki Jacket (160pts)

“I hope they do Ryo’s jacket!” I think we can manage that! Its the most iconic leather jacket in the history of video gaming and yes its got the tiger on the back. Caution: May make your avatar suddenly feel the need to hunt down sailors.

Dr.Eggman Glasses (80pts)

Villainy has never looked this good, the Doctor’s mirrored glasses are yours for the taking. The world maybe not so much.

Crabmeat Prop (240pts)

Own your very own Badnik! This Crabmeat can be summoned at the snap of your fingers and is totally under your control… sort of. Watch your toes! (This one was very much my baby, I insisted it was made so make sure you buy it!! – AAUK)

Sonic Car Prop (240pts)

You may have seen a little sketch of this perhaps? Summon your very own Sonic RC racer!

Tails Tornado Prop (240pts)

When you’re alone in your chair, you can just go about wishing for a Tails Tornado RC plane as well. Shazaam! Your wish is our command.

SEGA T-Shirt (80pts)

You’ve been waiting for this one and we’ve made it happen! A SEGA logo t-shirt!

Billy Hatcher Helmet (80pts)

Its Billy’s chicken hat, what more is there to say? Epicluck-cluck win.

Beat Glasses (80pts)

The Rokkaku fashion police won’t be stopping you with these fancy shades of Beat from Jet Set Radio.

Samba De Amigo Sombrero (80pts)

Shake your maracas Amigo-style with this funky Sombrero, star eyes not included.

AiAi T-Shirt (80pts)

Wear the funky monkey’s iconic orange “A” t-shirt!

AiAi Monkey Ball Prop (240pts)

…or AiAi himself in a Monkey Ball!

SEGA helmet (160pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Helmet (160pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racesuit (160pts)

Available in both ladies and gents styles, suit up with some highly appropriate racing equipment.

Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing T-Shirt (80pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing Cap (80pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing Beanie (80pts)

Source: Sonic Wrecks and Sonic City Blognik

Avatar Doodle Contest: The Winners

Ok, so a couple of weeks back we were treated to a sneaky peak at some DLC for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing on the XBox 360 over on the SEGA Blognik. I set a little task to go about doodling on the avatar in a no-holds barred contest to basically make as humorous an entry as possible. Well as per usual at the promise of free goodies, the entries came in their masses, which were whittled down to just a handful. The TSS staff then had a look, and out of the selection we picked a winner…the quality of the entries was so spectacular, that I think they deserve a mention here too…


It looks like Sonic is taking a real pounding! Genius! Mushroom 64 is the proud winner of a First4Figures mini Knuckles figurine!

2ND PLACE: Adamis

It looks like two wheels are better than four! Big is leading the pack! I think the bias for anything Big related shone through here! Again, hillarious!  Adamis is the proud winner of a First4Figures mini Sonic figurine!

WINNER: T. Brockmüller

…OK, so I’m out of ASR quotes….but Rotor’s face cracks me up in this last frame. Also, SatAM really does not get enough love! Props to you Mr. Brockmüller – you are the proud receipient of a SEGA Prize Europe Sonic plush!

All winners please send your postal details to the competition email address, and I’ll get your prizes out to you! A big thumbs up to all of the other competitors…keep an eye out for more competitions in the future!

TSS Competition: XBOX 360 Avatar Art…Canvas Scribble A-Go-Go!

I appear to be far to slow at posting…I’ve already been beaten to this by Shadzter! No doubt we’ll all looking forward to being able to relentlessly slam Sonic’s car into a wall until he submits and gives us Axel from Streets of Rage as DLC…or something.

I quite like how this is a blank canvas, so here’s what I want you to do…get yer pencils, pens, paper and drawing tablets out and have a good doodle on this for me. Write speach coming out of the mannequin’s mouth. Give it humourous expressions. Graffiti on him. Turn them into Sonic characters. Take your favourite frame and draw/photoshop your avatar in… I don’t mind what skill level you have, or what you do…I’m looking for entries that make me laugh. Make me laugh hard enough, and maybe you’ll be rewarded handsomely with a SEGA prize Europe Sonic the Hedgehog plush for the effort.

You have until next Friday (5th of March 2010) to get your scribbles in. Please send all entries to the usual competition address: tbird [at] This competition is open worldwide (although I’m secretly hoping there’s no one talented in Alaska as I don’t fancy thouse postage costs!). Best entries will be posted up here next week.


Read the original article over on the SEGA Blognik.