SEGA Japan Shows Sonic Generations’ Collection Room

SEGA Japan has today opened the ‘Collection’ part of their Sonic Generations website. The update shows four screenshots of a room featured in the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of the game which holds all of the bonuses you unlock in the game, like character profiles, concept artwork, music and cutscenes. An update for the same feature in the Nintendo 3DS version has also been made. This version contains 3D character models for players to view.

Here are Google translations from the page:
Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Collected in the play “Character Profiles” and “illustration” “BGM” you can enjoy the collection room.
And development of concept art, fan, etc. lots of content past the title BGM happy! In addition, this collection room, which appears only in the private collections of the password! ? The password is coming soon so enjoy!

Nintendo 3DS

Missions by collecting 100 coins in the game and miss communication,
different content is added. Art and history, BGM successive title,
and 3D models of characters, the fans can watch a nice content.

You can view all of the new screenshots below.

Source: SEGA Japan’s Sonic Generations website [HD version, 3DS version] (via Sonic Paradise)

Sonic Mega Mix DVD Compilation Hits U.S. Next Month

A new listing has appeared at a few online retailers such as Amazon that reveals Cookie Jar Entertainment will be releasing a DVD compilation on January 4th 2011 featuring episodes from Sonic’s original three cartoon series Sonic the Hedgehog (AKA SatAM), Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Underground. The compilation is titled “Sonic Mega Mix“, and according to retailer Future Shop it will contain one disc with a running time of 155 minutes. Future Shop also says the DVD is region locked at Region 1, so fans outside of the U.S. looking to import this will need a multi-region DVD player to run it.

No information is available regarding which episodes or how many will feature on the DVD, but at 155 minutes you can expect about 6 episodes total. As for price, Amazon is listing it at $9.99, Barnes & Noble at $9.01 and Future Shop at $5.99 Canadian.

Sources:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Future Shop

SEGA Re-Releasing Master System & Game Gear Games?

UPDATE: It appears AtGames is a company that develops Plug & Play consoles with built-in games. The company has released a Mega Drive/Genesis system before and a portable Master System with 20 games in other countries, so this new listing is likely a new portable Master System for Australia. /UPDATE END

Original article below:

A new listing has appeared at the Australian OFLC website that indicates SEGA are planning to re-release many of their Master System and Game Gear games. A variety of titles were all rated together in the listing with a PG rating, but no details beyond that such as platform and developer are given. Among the games listed are four Sonic titles including Sonic Chaos, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Spinball and an unnamed 4th game simply labelled “Sonic“.

The full list of games includes:
Alex Kidd in High Tech World
Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
Assault City
Astro Warrior
Aztec Adventure
Baku Baku Animal
Bomber Raid
Columns
Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Dragon Crystal
Ecco: The Tides of Time
Fantasy Zone
Fantasy Zone II
Gain Ground
Global Defense
Golden Axe
Kung Fu Kid
Penguin Land
Putt and Putter
Quartet
Ristar
Snail Maze
Sonic Drift 2
Sonic Chaos
Sonic Spinball
Sonic

Some of the Master System titles have already been released on the Wii Virtual Console, so if they’re coming to a downloadable platform it’s more possible that these games could either be coming to PC Download, the App Store, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network or even SEGA’s online Play SEGA service. On the other hand, since the titles have all been rated together, then they’re very likely to be released on a disc collection, much like SEGA’s various Mega Drive/Genesis collections on PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3 and recently on PC.

We’ll keep an eye out for any further info/media that may come to light and pass it on. Meanwhile, share your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Australia OFLC