Sega Officially Announces Sonic Dash for iOS

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Sega has officially announced Sonic Dash for all iOS devices and is coming “soon”. Hardlight Studios, the team behind Sonic Jump, is once again at the helm of this Sonic game (so expect micro transactions.) Not many details have been mentioned so far, but it sounds very much like a 3D infinite runner not unlike Temple Run and it’s expected to include leaderboards as well. Read on for Sega’s full press release.

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Sonic CD Gets Second Playable Character, Out December, Today on GameStop Tablets

SEGA has just given some big news on their blog regarding the upcoming Sonic CD re-release. From today, those who purchase a GameStop branded Android tablet will get Sonic CD as a pre-installed game way ahead of the game’s newly announced December release on all platforms. Finally, SEGA has revealed that Sonic’s two-tailed friend Miles “Tails” Prower will be an unlockable playable character. Players will be able to take control of Tails and his flying ability on their second playthrough of the game.

SEGA also released 9 new screenshots of the game, which we have for you below.

Sonic CD will be re-released in December on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, PC, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and Windows Phone 7.

Source: SEGA Blog

Sonic CD Port Gets Second Trailer

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SEGA Europe has released a new trailer for their upcoming port of classic Mega CD/SEGA CD title Sonic CD. Like the last trailer, this one teases a connection to the Sonic the Hedgehog 4 saga, but doesn’t give any new hints away. There’s also still no clearer release date than ‘Late 2011’.

We’ll pass on more details as and when we get them.

Source: SEGA

Thanks to fluttersoard and SSMB member Scott for the heads up!

English Sonic 20th Anniversary iOS App Now Available On The App Store

Some of you may remember an iOS app made especially for Sonic’s 20th Anniversary that was released in Japan back in June. Well, we’ve got word that SEGA quietly released it on the iOS App Store in the west last Wednesday. For those not in the know, the app features a Sonic the Sketchhog game, Sonic 20th Anniversary news updates, iPod Touch/iPhone wallpapers and a Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 trial. Best part is, the app is free of charge.

We have the full details and screenshots available below.

Sonic 20th Anniversary

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In 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog made a iconic debut with his first entry on the Sega Genesis!

2011 now marks the Blue Blur’s 20th Anniversary and in celebration, Sega is proud to offer a FREE Anniversary Companion Application for iPhone and iPod Touch! With updated news, downloadables, trials, and a NEW Sonic title, this app is a one stop shop for all Sonic fans!

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DRAWN TO LIFE
Simplify your Sonic experience with Sonic the Sketchhog! This all new Sonic title comes integrated with GameCenter so you can compare scores and compete against other players across the globe

NEWS ON THE GO
Keep up to date with all hedgehog related stories with Sonic’s 20th Anniversary news portal!

A DASH OF SONIC FOR YOUR DEVICE
Get access to custom Sonic iPhone/iPod touch wallpapers delivered to you on a weekly basis!

FREE TRIAL GAME
New to Sonic? Give Sonic a spin with a trial of the critically acclaimed Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1!

What’s new
Fixed minor bug.

Source: AppShopper.com

Sonic CD Port Officially Announced, Coming This Holiday To Many Platforms

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Four days later and the new port of Sonic CD revealed on Monday has been made official. The Mega CD/SEGA CD title will be making its way to many platforms this Holiday season, which include Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, PC Download, Windows Phone and Android Phone.

The game is said to feature widescreen graphics, the original Japanese soundtrack, special iOS features, Xbox LIVE Achievements, PSN Trophies, PC Achievements and more. Interestingly, SEGA also says this game is a prequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. A trailer, press release and artwork have also been released, which we have shared for you here.

Check out the press release below:

METAL SONIC! AMY-ROSE! ROBOTS! IT CAN ONLY BE SONIC CD

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO — 25th August, 2011 —SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Sonic CD™ will debut on mobile phones and consoles everywhere. Originally released for the MEGA CD™ system in 1993 and with Metal Sonic and Amy Rose making their introduction, Sonic CD is coming to digital platforms with music from the original Japanese soundtrack. The beloved prequel to Sonic The Hedgehog 4 ™ Episode I is coming to iPhone® and iPod® touch, iPad®, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® Network, PC Digital Download, Android and Windows Phone 7 and will be available for download this winter.

“Ask any Sonic fan to name their favourite games, and Sonic CD always ranks near the top of their lists,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “Sonic CD marks an important chapter in Sonic’s history, bridging the gap between his oldest adventures and his new digital exploits like Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I. We’ve made sure the re-mastered edition has everything that Sonic fans want to see with all of the original colourful classic zones.”

Following the classic story of the original, Sonic CD sees Dr Eggman plan to cause chaos and take control of the future by stealing Times Stones from the Little Planet. Sonic must speed through levels and travel through time whilst fending off Eggman’s robots to recover the Time Stones, and save Amy Rose from his mechanical twin, Metal Sonic! This fast-paced game will return with brand new features including enhanced widescreen graphics, iOS features, Xbox LIVE Achievements, PSN Trophies, PC Achievements and more.

For more information on Sonic CD, please visit http://www.sega.com/

Source: SEGA Blog

Thanks to Jemma in our comments section for the heads up and to Woun for the YouTube upload!

Sonic Spinball Out Now on iPhone

SEGA has today re-released Sonic’s Mega Drive/Genesis pinball outing Sonic Spinball on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Sonic Spinball features four levels, three bonus stages and is played using touch screen button controls like all other classic Sonic games available for the devices. The game is priced at $2.99 in the U.S. and £1.79 here in the UK and weighs in at 4MB to download. One new feature in this release is the option to play both the U.S. version and the Japanese version, but the only notable difference is a couple of different music tracks.

Check out some screenshots of the game below:

Source: iTunes App Store

Thanks to SSR DJ JayZeach for the heads up!

SEGA Permanently Drops Prices of Sonic 1, 2 & 4:Ep 1 on iPhone

SEGA has announced permanent price drops on most of their iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. All three games have been jumping up and down in price in recent months, but now you can grab them pretty cheap without worrying about special sale time limits (and just in time for Christmas, too). The two classic Mega Drive/Genesis titles Sonic the Hedgehog & Sonic the Hedgehog 2 have been reduced to £2.99/$4.99 each and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, which is barely 2 months old, has been dropped to just £3.99/$6.99.

Check out the full list of games and prices at the SEGA of America Blog (via SEGA Bits)

Sonic 4 iPhone Price Drop In Halloween Sale, ChuChu Rocket Out Now

SEGA Europe has announced that the classic Dreamcast puzzle game ChuChu Rocket is now available to download from the App Store on the iPhone/iPod touch at €3.99 /£2.99 / AU$5.99 and in HD – on the iPad for €5.49 /£3.99/ AU$8.99. In other news, a Halloween Sale has been announced, with discounts across five titles, including Sonic’s latest classic revival Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.

Here are the full list of titles and prices:

Shining Force
Was: $2.99 £1.79 Now: $0.99 £0.59
Ecco the Dolphin
Was: $2.99 £1.79 Now: $0.99 £0.59
Streets of Rage
Was: $2.99 £1.79 Now: $0.99 £0.59
Sonic 4 Ep 1
Was: $9.99 £5.99 Now: $6.99 £3.99
Football Manager
Was: $4.99 £4.99 Now: $2.99 £2.99

The sale is only for a limited time, so grab those bargains while they’re there.

Source: SEGA Europe Blog

Sonic 4: 2 iPhone Gameplay Videos, Out Now in U.S.

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After it’s earlier Australian and European release, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is now available to iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users in the U.S. for $9.99. If you’re on the fence on wether to buy it or not, two gameplay videos giving a glimpse of all 4 zones are now available for you to view, courtesy of GameTrail and IPGN.

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Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads-up on the GameTrail video and to XD375 and Hazel at the SSMB for confirming the price.

U.S. iTunes link (Thanks Blayke LaRue)

Will you be purchasing the game? If so, let us and others know your thoughts about the game in the comments section.

SEGA Releases Sonic 4 iPhone Trailer

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SEGA has released a trailer for the iPhone/iPod Touch version of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. The trailer has been posted exclusively at Yahoo Games’ Appolicious website and shows gameplay footage from Splash Hill Zone, Casino Street Zone and Mad Gear Zone. We get to officially hear music from Casino Street Zone and Mad Gear Zone for the first time in this trailer, too. Appolicious confirms that this version of the game will include online leaderboards, just like the console versions. Still no price confirmd for the U.S. and Europe, unfortunately. We’ll let you know when SEGA reveals details.

Source: Appolicious.

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the YouTube conversion.

Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Now Available for iPod Touch/iPhone

Just like his mobile outing of the summer Olympiad, SEGA has released a mobile version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, sans Mario, to the iPhone and iPod Touch.  The game features 10 characters (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Eggman, Vector, Blaze, Metal Sonic and Silver) and 4 events in the game  (snowboard cross, curling, skeleton and figure skating)

The game has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled multiplayer, but you can also hand your iPhone/iPod Touch off to your friends in “pass and play” mode.

The game is available at the iTunes store for $4.99.  A gameplay video is provided below:

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