Sonic’s history is a tale of high and lows, twists and turns, and lots of mysteries. Sonic’s Classic era particularly has been a constant gold mine of information and surprising stories. For example, SEGA Technical Institute once pitched a SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive spin-off game called “Treasure Tails”.
The earliest known prototype of Sonic CD has been discovered and shared with the public, nearly 27 years after it was first displayed in early 90s game magazines. Continue reading Earliest Prototype of Sonic CD, Ver 0.02, Found and Dumped
If you’re worried about what’s next for Sonic now that Team Sonic Racing has hit store shelves, take heart! License Global’s digital magazine for this month has a page dedicated to the blue blur, and in it you’ll find that there is indeed new Sonic content in development, as well as some new artwork! Continue reading SEGA Promises ‘New Sonic Content’ in License Global Magazine
A Sonic game just isn’t a Sonic game without some kind of elaborate story mode, and it looks like Team Sonic Racing will be no exception. According to the same Famitsu article that was the source for our article about the game’s new character, Dodonpa, the game will give players a “Team Adventure” mode to race through. Continue reading Team Sonic Racing story mode detailed
Some new details on Team Sonic Racing’s story mode has been revealed in the latest issue of Japanese games magazine Famitsu – and we now have a better idea about who the mysterious raccoon-like character is as well. Continue reading Sneaky New Team Sonic Racing Character ‘Dodonpa’ Revealed in Famitsu
SEGA announced a brand new track for Team Sonic Racing at Gamescom this week, and for those of you with steely-eyed nostalgia for Sonic Unleashed you’ll be pleasantly surprised as madcap city stage Rooftop Run is represented in the colourful ‘Market Street’. Continue reading New ‘Market Street’ Track Revealed for Team Sonic Racing, Riffs Rooftop Run
Sonic Runners Adventure might be strutting its stuff on Android app stores right now as a full-blown smartphone game, but if a new video is to be believed then we may well see the endless runner appearing on less powerful ‘feature phones’ as well. Continue reading Sonic Runners Adventure ‘Feature Phone’ Footage Emerges
How do you get people in Japan to buy the American-flavoured 3DS action game Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice? Simple – just chuck in a whole heap of gorgeous-looking, limited edition merchandise! Continue reading Japan’s Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Special Edition Is Making Us All Jealous
Nintendo today released the PR of their weekly NA eShop update. Among the releases of this week’s games and weekly sales, was the news of four Sonic games being discounted on both the Wii U and 3DS eShop. Games and prices are below. Continue reading Sonic Generations (3DS) and more are on sale on the NA Wii U and 3DS eShop
So Sonic 1 & Sonic 2 got released on the Apple TV recently, why not add the other remastered title? Sonic CD (the good/updated version) is to be released on the Apple TV platform in the next few days, March 31st to be exact.
Now can we please get Sonic 1 & 2 Taxman editions on console? That would be nice.
Last week was London Toy Fair and with Tomy in attendance there was a lot of speculation as to if they would have the Sonic Boom toys, as well as ‘what toys would they bring?’ London Toy Fair is the place for toy makers to show off their products to retailers and perspective buyers for 2015. So with the toyline out in America, would Tomy bring the whole line over? Or just the best sellers?
With many merch collectors in the UK waiting to see, this is quite important news… well… they brought the lot over, including some new lines.
It looks like Tomy are willing to sell the entire line to potential retailers, this is very good news for collectors and fans of merchandise here in the UK. However if the whole line will make it to retailers remains to be seen. However more interesting are the new toys we’ve spotted including one very cool addition, what appears to be wearable power shoes!
Now this is obviously just a concept image, but the fact it’s on show suggests it is in development, don’t forget, Jazwares also had temporary boxes on display for their toys at these events, many of which did see a release.
Of the new toys on show, we spotted the following.
- Sonic Power Sneakers.
- Sonic Saves the Day pack – includes crystals and 3 figures (sonic, Tails & Eggman).
- Sonic with a hover board.
- A new mini plush with a grip.
- Tails & Sticks wearing commando/camo paint.
There might also be a new Knuckles figure as well as a new sized figure but I’m unsure on that one.
No release dates yet for the toys either in America or the UK, but it looks like the toys are on their way to EU shores.
Source: Idle Hands.
Fan comic production group SonicVerse Team has announced that it will be launching a brand new online event that is being tipped as, ‘SAGE for Comics’. The convention, called SVTcc (SonicVerse Team Comic Convention), will take place every March, June and December – with the first show kicking things off just before Christmas 2002. Continue reading SonicVerse Team Announces Online Fan Comic Convention
Happy birthday to the official Sonic clothing store, R-Mix! The apparel store, situated near Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan theme park, launched in June 2001. To celebrate this, the shop has kicked off a special sale on its Sonic products – and appears to have released a new line of clothing in the process. Continue reading Official Sonic Store ‘R-Mix’ Celebrates First Anniversary With New Clothing Range
Fan gaming news has been a little thin on the ground lately, but we have some updates regarding SAGE regular BlazeHedgehog and his upcoming platform-RPG Sonic: The Fated Hour. Specifically, that it’s not actually an RPG anymore.
Continue reading ‘Sonic: The Fated Hour’ Fan Game To Drop RPG Elements
It’s been a while since we’ve reported on any new Phantasy Star Online info, right? Well, that might well change very soon as the rumour mill starts up on the upcoming Nintendo Gamecube release, which will apparently include a few more features over its Dreamcast counterpart. Including a new stage… Continue reading Phantasy Star Online for Gamecube Could Include Brand New Stage
Sonic Team head and blue blur co-creator Yuji Naka is going to receive a lifetime achievement award from the International Game Developers Association, for the work he has produced during his career at SEGA. Continue reading Yuji Naka to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2002
It’s that time again! The community’s global fan gaming festival, Sonic Amateur Games Expo (SAGE), has opened its doors once again for the first of two shows for 2002. There’s a lot of good projects on show this year, and we at The Sonic Stadium intend to cover the whole event like never before! We’ll have the best coverage of SAGE, so keep an eye on the site over the next week for the full low-down… and even a competition! Stay tuned – and in the meantime visit the SAGE website here.
Legendary community fan fiction writer Dan Drazen – who we profiled a while ago in our Community Interviews section – has just finished penning his first story in two years. It’s called ‘The Grey Letter’ and as you’d expect, focuses on the Archie/SatAM universe. Read it on his website here.
Via Sonic HQ
We might not be waiting long to hear news about Sonic’s next mainline game, as Yuji Naka has just revealed that Sonic Team is actively discussing work on Sonic Adventure 3. Continue reading Naka: Sonic Team Currently Talking About Sonic Adventure 3
Good news for Archie Comics fans, as former artist Steven Butler has revealed that he will be returning to the company to work on the Sonic the Hedgehog series once more.
Continue reading Artist Steven Butler Returning to Archie Comics’ Sonic Series
With the release of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle fast approaching (in Europe; it’s already out in the US), t’is be the season for floods of new screenshots and video captures of the game in action courtesy of various gaming websites. Fresh images featuring the rival karting mode and some of the later levels in the game have been shared by the good people at Gamespot. Take a look below. Continue reading Watch Eggman Go Karting in New Batch of SA2 Battle Screenshots
Well that was quick! Not long after they were formally announced, Joyride’s upcoming Sonic Adventure 2 Battle figures have been spotted in the wild with these initial images. Take a look at what these Sonic and Shadow toys will look like below. Continue reading First Images of Joyride Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Figures Surface
It might have got a bit of a kicking in early reviews, but the Gamecube port of Sonic Adventure 2 nevertheless seems to be doing really well in terms of sales. If Amazon’s listings are anything to go by, it’s actually selling better than anything else right now! Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Rides High on Amazon Sales Chart
Initial reviews have come in for Sonic’s very first releases on Nintendo hardware – Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on Gamecube and Sonic Advance on Game Boy Advance. Will they set the tone for the general reception for these games? And how did they rate, anyway? Read on and find out. Continue reading Review Scores for Sonic’s First Nintendo Releases Are In!
Time to take a break from being jealous of Japanese Sonic fans! Remember those special 10th Anniversary products that SEGA released to mark the launch of Sonic Adventure 2 last year? Well, it looks like some of them have made their way across the Pacific and are available to purchase in North America. Click here to grab the Sonic Ring and click here for the Sonic Figurine, which you can buy on Amazon. Thanks for the heads up, Swirlvision!
To celebrate the 100th issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comics, SEGA’s official web portal has written up a rather nice feature about the book’s history. Did you know that originally, the Sonic comic was meant to lean more heavily on Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog than the Saturday morning Sonic cartoon (SatAM)? Continue reading SEGA Reveals Archie Comics’ AoStH Beginnings
We haven’t seen an awful lot of Rouge in the Archie Sonic comics, have we? That could be about to change, if a message from comic writer Karl Bollers is any indication. According to a post on Ken Penders’ message board, the Bat Girl will be making a re-appearance later this year in the mainline comics. The last time Rouge was spotted in print was during a cameo in the Sonic Adventure 2 adaptation back in Sonic #98, so this is welcome news! More on this as we get it.
There’s an awful lot of swashbuckling and arrow-flinging action happening in the next upcoming issue of Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog: as the Sword of Acorns is under threat from a shadowy ninja clan in the main story; and the side story focuses on Rob o’ the Hedge roughing it up with the former high sheriff of Snottingham General D’Coolette. Read on for more, plus cover.
Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #111
The wait is almost over for Nintendo fans in the US – the very first Sonic the Hedgehog titles for the Game Boy Advance and Gamecube have been given a North American release date. Do you usually like February when it rolls around every year? You will now. Continue reading US Release Dates for Sonic Advance and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Revealed
The latest community chat with Archie Comics artist Ken Penders has just wrapped up, and as usual it did not disappoint with the juicy teasers and details. For a start, Penders discusses more about the death of one key character in the mainline comic story (and why he wanted to go in this direction). He also hints at changes happening to the Knuckles series starting in issue #106. Read on for more (warning: potential spoilers ahead). Continue reading Ken Penders: Knuckles’ Story Will See Major Developments in Sonic #106
SEGA must be ringing in the new year, because this past week there’s been a lot of updates surrounding the upcoming US release of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. There’s been age ratings (which means a release date must be close), new screenshots and videos, and even official site launches. Exciting! Check out the whole shebang after the jump. Continue reading SA2 Battle: SEGA Launches New Website, New Screens and Videos Emerge
Just a quick Public Service Announcement on this – following our initial news on Tokyopop producing a US release of the Sonic Adventure 2 soundtrack, it appears that the CD is already available to buy (it was originally reported to come out in February). The Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack features 26 tracks on one CD, handpicked by lead musician Jun Senoue and including exclusive US-release remixes. You can pick it up for $14.98 via Tokyopop’s website here.
The solicitations for both Sonic #109 and Sonic #110 have been published by Archie Comics, and within them reveals a little surprise – hot on the heels of Dawn Best comes a second fan artist to formally join the fold. Talented artist J. Axer will be involved in pencilling a number of the Sonic stories going forward. Details of what those stories entail are included after the jump.
Continue reading J. Axer Confirmed as Second Fan Hire for Archie in Sonic #109 and #110
Archie’s bringing the thunder with the upcoming Sonic #108, as it’s managed to build in three stories in one issue. As the front cover suggests, this will be quite the dramatic book as the main story focuses on the return of one former belligerent Robotropolis dictator! Knuckles also gets a continuation of his current arc and the supporting Sonic cast also get a look in with a dramatic side story. Check out the details, straight from Ken Penders, below. Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #108
Sonic Team has begun its online marketing blitz for the Nintendo Gamecube version of Sonic Adventure 2, by launching the game’s official microsite (different to the TGS website that launched in October). It’s only available in Japanese right now, but there’s already a wealth of images and detail in there, including artwork of characters that will appear in 2P Mode. Hit the jump for all the images, and the link for the official site! Continue reading Official SA2 Battle Microsite Launches With Brand New Art
If you’re itching for a fresh Sonic gaming experience, made by fans, then keep an eye on this upcoming project – a group called Maim Entertainment are reportedly hard at work on an MMORPG (Mass Multiplayer Online RPG) that focuses entirely on the blue blur’s world. Continue reading ‘Legends of Mobius’ Promises Authentic Sonic MMORPG Experience