The verdict? Popular opinion said “we love it”! I mean of course, he’s finally rougher than the rest of them, the best of them, tougher than leather – and at long last, we may now see him flex his muscles (because unlike Sonic, he doesn’t chuckle).
So because we all crave Beefy Bara Knuckles and are aching to see the fighting freak in action once more, I’m bringing you some of that today, by way of TripleKyun!
KNUX ROW THE THIRD: A FISTFUL OF EMERALDS
Special thanks to Indigo Rush of the SSMB for the tip~
With the announcement of Transformed, the iOS version of the first Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has received a massive update this morning, namely with two new characters added to the roster who weren’t available beforehand: Knuckles the Echidna and Shadow the Hedgehog.
Many of you will know and love Dan Green for the many characters he has bring to life through his voice acting career across many different mediums – most notably voicing Knuckles the Echidna in recent years.
Unfortunately, Dan’s wife has passed away after giving birth to their twins last week. We here at the Sonic Stadium would like to extend our utmost sympathies at this time to Dan and his family in this tragic loss.
We call upon you, Sonic fans, to visit the Dan Green Guestbook. Here, you can donate to help Dan take care of his daughter and son. Even if you cannot spare anything monetary, spare a thought, leave Dan a message on the page, and show him the love and support he has from his many fans.
First 4 Figures has today opened pre-orders for their recently teased Classic Knuckles statue. An ‘Exclusive’ version has also been revealed, which features red and yellow lights to give a lava effect to the rocky base themed around Sonic & Knuckles‘ Lava Reef Zone. The Exclusive version will set you back $189.99 and is limited to just 500 pcs, while the standard version (without lights) will cost you a little less at $169.99 and will be limited to 1,500 pcs. Both statues will be released Q2 2012.
Those of you who were at this year’s Sonic Boom event will definitely recognise this trio! RandomEncountersEnt have returned to thank everyone for 80,000 views of their Needlemouse: The musical video which won first place in the 19th birthday video contest last year.
Their thank you comes in the form of the above video – enjoy!
In an interview with Video Games Daily, Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka has confirmed rumours dating back to E3 in June, which claimed Knuckles the Echidna and Amy Rose will be appearing in the DS version of Sonic Colours. Iizuka reveals that both characters will feature in the game’s story mode, but like Tails, they will not be playable.
The DS version introduces the other characters like Knuckles and Amy as kind of the guest characters. They don’t have any direct influence on the gameplay but they act as the narrative to the background of the story, so if you play the DS version you get a better understanding of the story for Sonic Colours.
Iizuka also gives us some insight into how Sonic Team implements fan feedback from previous Sonic games into upcoming titles:
The team always looks at feedback immediately after we release a game and they are always looking to the pros and cons of the feedback and try to address those through the next game developed. They don’t really take it fully because they have their own thoughts but they do look at feedback and try to input as much as possible.
That feedback is actually the story of how Sonic Colours came to be. The players had always wanted a pure Sonic action game. They always wanted to play as Sonic and they always wanted the high-speed action stages. That is how we started the project for Sonic Colours — that was the most important feedback to look into. With Sonic Colours we wanted the stage to start with high-speed Sonic action and end with high-speed Sonic action. We didn’t want to break it up by introducing other characters or other kinds of action so the feedback has really influenced this game.
Archie’s Sonic creators Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley! both made an appearance at Toronto’s FanExpo con. Naturally, their presence attracted some Sonic fans to the show, including the person pictured below. The Archie people got a picture of one of them and posted it up on their facebook wall.