A combo pack of games has been quietly released in the U.S. over a week ago on November 19th at popular video game retailers GameStop and EBGames. Released by COKeM International Ltd, the pack contains 2010’s well received kart racer Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and 2008’s not so well received (half of the game at least) Sonic Unleashed. This duo retails at the discount price of $34.99, saving you $5 on the RRP they both sell for separately, and could be a great gift idea for PS3 owning Sonic fans this Christmas.
Grab it now at GameStop and EB Games.
The long wait is over, as Sonic Colours is now available at retail across Europe for both Wii (modelled above by Sonic & Tails) and DS platforms, with the U.S. release soon to follow on November 16th. The game has been mostly performing well with critics and currently holds a 78 overall score on Metacritic for the Wii version and 82 on DS at the time of this article’s publication, but will the game be well received by fans? We’ll gather opinion over the next week or so.
To mark Sonic Colours‘ release, SEGA Europe has released the above trailer showing plenty of new gameplay footage, including the various Wisp powers in force and some co-op play action.
For more on Sonic Colours, check out our archive or the game’s official website. If you’re interested in buying the game, don’t forget to check out our UK cheap deals article.
Have you picked up the game? Share your thoughts with us and other fans in the comments.
Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for uploading the trailer to YouTube!
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is now available to Wii owners in the U.S. via the Wii Shop Channel for 1,500 Nintendo Points. This is the first of the console edition releases this week, with the PS3 version out on the PlayStation Network in the U.S. tomorrow and Europe on Wednesday. The Xbox 360 version will also release on Xbox Live in the U.S. and Europe on Wednesday and finally the Wii version will hit Europe on Friday. Courtesy of crinos43 at YouTube we have some gameplay footage of the Wii version of the game above.
Will you be downloading the Wii version? Let us know in the comments.
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.
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.
The wait is officially over. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is now available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users at the price of £5.99 in the UK, €7,99 in Europe and $13.99 in Australia and weighs in at 88.7MB. Sonic’s return to classic Sonic gameplay is now here and you can take the experience with you wherever you go. Four stages are available for you to speed through, with 3 Act’s each, of which 2 are exclusive to this version of the game. 7 Special Stages are also included, in which you can collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock the cliffhanger ending for Episode 2.
Official details and screenshots are below:
The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here – Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I!
Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off.
2 EXCLUSIVE LEVELS!!!
Two exclusive levels build specifically for the iPhone & iPod touch using the accelerometer.
All of Sonic’s classic moves are available, including the newer Homing Attack which will add a new level of control and excitement.
CLASSIC SONIC STAGES
Race through 4 unique zones containing 4 acts each as well as 7 special stages.
SPECIAL STAGES RETURN
A staple of the Genesis-era games, the special stages return allowing fans to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock Super Sonic.
REVAMPED CLASSIC BOSS BATTLES
Dr. Eggman returns with new and improved mechas and will go berserk when he accumulates damage.
GamePro – “…this looks and feels like a genuine Sonic game, deserving of the “4” attached to its title.”
IGN – “After an afternoon in its presence it’s become seared in our conscience just like the classic levels of the early Sonics – and surely that’s reason enough to have faith in Sonic the Hedgehog 4.”
UK iTunes link
Will you be buying the game today? If so, share your experience with the game so far in the comments.
UK Sonic Merchandise collectors rejoice! The UK videogames retailers GAME are now stocking a selection of Sonic the Hedgehog plush toys. Currently stores have stocks of Sonic and Tails plushes, but I was politely informed by a staff member that there will also be a Doctor Eggman and Knuckles plush available before the year is out. Continue reading More Sonic Merchandise for UK Fans!
If you thought Sonic Cafe was a greasy ‘spoon’, where the Sonic cast go to have early morning fry-ups, whilst promoting ‘Privilege’ car insurance, then shut up and go home!
On the contrary my dear friend, Sonic Cafe is a range of Sonic games ONLY for Japanese mobile phones, and as if content to rub that in the faces of us mere westerners ‘SEGA of Japan’ have began promoting the Cafes latest additions. Continue reading New Sonic Cafe games and promotions