Sonic Generations to Get Physical PC Release in Europe

Earlier today we reported the official confirmation that Sonic Generations will be released via digital download services on PC. Well, SEGA has since posted an entry on their blog which reveals that Europe will also see a physical boxed release for the PC version later in November after its digital release on the 4th of that month.

Sonic Generations will be available via PC digital download as well as Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 on November 1st in North America and November 4th in Europe. There will also be a boxed version of the PC version available only in Europe later in November.

We’ll let you know when a release date is revealed for the physical PC version and the still dateless Nintendo 3DS version.

Source: SEGA Blog

Thanks to SimplePlan2K8 at the SSMB for the heads up!

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SEGA FINALLY Announces Sonic Generations For PC Download, New Screenshots

SEGA has FINALLY announced that Sonic Generations will be available for PC Download, confirming what the world has known for months now. The PC version will be released via PC digital download platforms on the same day the console versions release November 4th 2011. This version will include Steamworks features like Steam Cloud, full stereoscopic 3D support, Achievements and online leaderboards.

Check out the press release and screenshots below.

SONIC GENERATIONS CONFIRMED FOR PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO – 8th October, 2011 – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA®of America, Inc. are delighted to confirm that Sonic Generations™ will be released on PC and available via SEGA’s partners for PC digital download in November this year. Sonic Generations™ is the ultimate celebration of 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog and sees SEGA’s iconic mascot racing through a brand new adventure as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become today.
Sonic Generations™ for PC digital includes Steamworks features such as Steam Cloud, which allows save files to be stored on Steam’s servers so you can resume your game progress from any PC. As with the other console platforms, Sonic Generations™ will be available to play in full stereoscopic 3D and will contain Achievements and online leaderboards.
Sonic Generations™ will be available via PC digital download as well as Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on 4th November 2011.
For more information please visit www.sonicthehedgehog.com/generations


Source: SEGA Press

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Digital Retailer Reveals Sonic Generations PC Specs

"PC Version?! What PC Version? You're crazy! Heh-heh."

“PC Version? What PC version?! You’re crazy! Heh, heh. ‘GULP!'”

If pre-orders on Steam and Direct2Drive weren’t enough, digital game retailer GreenManGaming  is now showing a listing – with specifications – for the upcoming Sonic Generations. Now, you can’t put up specs for a game unless there’s an actual game to put up specs for! So for now, consider the game officially unofficially confirmed. As far as those specs go, I don’t think your $400 laptop will be handling it. Sorry.

Minimum Requirements
Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2×2.0GHz) or AMD equivalent 2GB RAM (Windows 7/XP)/3GB RAM (Windows Vista) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2900 11 GB free hard drive space

Recommended Requirements
Microsoft Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz 3GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 11 GB free hard drive space

Now to sit back and wait for Sonic Retro to hack the game into pieces. 😉 Can’t wait to see what folks do with the game engine.

Has SEGA Confirmed The PC Version of Sonic Generations?

UPDATE: SEGA’s now removed the listing.

SEGA might just have finally confirmed the much rumoured PC version of Sonic Generations in a new entry on their blog about the new Modern era trailer for the game. The end of the blog entry lists the 3 known platforms along with the PC platform, all for a November release. We’ve screen-capped the listing just in case SEGA removes it.

We’ll let you know if any more information about this version is released.

Source: SEGA Blog

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New Sonic CD Screenshots, Plus New Details For iOS and WM7 Editions

SEGA Europe has opened a product page on their website for their new re-release of Mega CD/SEGA CD title Sonic CD. On the page the publisher has release five new screenshots from the console/PC version version and the iOS/Android/Windows Mobile 7 version, which we’ve shared for you here.

There are also new details revealed about the iOS and Windows Mobile 7 versions. The iOS version will feature Retina Display and GameCenter support for achievements and leaderboards, while the Windows Mobile 7 version will have Xbox Live trophies and leaderboards.

As for a release date, there is still nothing clearer than ‘Late 2011’.

You can check out the full product description and screenshots below:

It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD!

At the end of a long adventure, Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet – a mysterious world where it is said that past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it.

Sonic arrives with a star struck Amy Rose in tow only to find the once beautiful world chained and imprisoned beneath a twisted metallic shell. Sonic’s nemesis, Dr. Eggman (a.k.a Dr. Robotnik), has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself!

The fate of the world is determined by the choices you make throughout your adventure! Fight through the past, recover the Time Stones, and defeat the evil Metal Sonic in order to save the future from Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes!

Features:

Classically Updated:
Sonic CD has been restored to bring you a classic gaming experience in 16:9 native widescreen with gameplay optimized for today’s consoles and mobile platforms!

Play at Home…
And earn Xbox Live Achievements, PSN trophies or Steam Achievements!

Or On the Go!
Featuring GameCenter achievements, leaderboards, and Retina Display for iOS and Xbox Live trophies and leaderboards for WM7

By Popular Demand
Sonic CD now features the original, acclaimed Japanese soundtrack!

Source: SEGA Europe’s Sonic CD product page

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Sonic Generations PC Still On The Way?

Though still not officially confirmed by SEGA, it appears a PC version of Sonic Generations may still be on the way. GAME and their retail partners GameStation and Gameplay are all now listing a PC version for pre-order, which is down for a November 4th release with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. GAME had listed it before, but later removed it, and Gameplay had previously listed it for an October release, but have updated it today to a November 4th release.

Until July, there was plenty of evidence suggesting a PC version of Sonic Generations is in the works, but we’ve seen or heard nothing since, and SEGA has still not officially announced the game for that format. With the game’s release just two months away, we should hopefully receive official word soon… if the PC version does exist, of course.

Sources: GAME, GameStation and Gameplay

SEGA E-mail Reveals Sonic Generations For PC For The Umpteenth Time

The amount of evidence for a PC version of Sonic Generations is getting beyond ridiculous now. This latest entry comes from fansite Sonic The Hedgehog Next News, who last week sent an e-mail to SEGA Spain to ask if Sonic Generations will be coming to PC, to which they responded with a list of platforms, and yes, that list included PC among the already confirmed PS3, Xbox 360 and 3DS platforms. It appears the PC version is all but officially confirmed.

For pics of the e-mails exchanged between Sonic The Hedgehog Next News and SEGA Spain, as well as a rough Google translation of SEGA Spain’s response, head over to Sonic The Hedgehog Next News (Google Translate).

Latest SEGA Europe Release Schedule Lists Sonic Generations For PC, 3DS Version Delayed?

The evidence for a PC version of Sonic Generations is really mounting up. SEGA Europe has issued a schedule for their upcoming game releases through 2011 and into 2012. Sonic Generations is down for the already known release month of November for PS3, Xbox 360 and…PC? It appears SEGA may have let the cat out of the bag again for the PC version of the game, surprising no one. What IS surprising though is the absence of the Nintendo 3DS version. SEGA Europe’s website also has no month scheduled for the portable version and instead lists it for a Late 2011 release, even though it was previously given a November release month. Could the 3DS version of Sonic Generations be getting released slightly later than the home console (and possible PC) versions?

Here’s SEGA Europe’s full release schedule:

* Virtua Tennis 4 – 8th July 2011 (PC)
* Captain America: Super Soldier – 15th July 2011 (Multi)
* CRUSH3D – 9th September 2011 (3DS)
* Rise of Nightmares (Kinect) – September 2011 (X360)
* Shinobi – September 2011 (3DS)
* House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut – 28th October 2011 (PS3)
* Sonic Generations – November 2011 (PS3, X360, PC)
* Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games – November 2011 (Wii)
* Anarchy Reigns – January 2012 (PS3, X360)
* Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games – February 2012 (3DS)
* Binary Domain Shooter – Early 2012 (PS3)
* Aliens: Colonial Marines – Spring 2012 (PS3, X360, PC)
* London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games – 2012 (PS3, X360, PC)
* Thor Action Adventure – TBC (3DS)
* Virtua Tennis 4 – TBC (PSVita)

We’ll pass along any further details regarding both stories when they’re made available.

Sources: CVG and Eurogamer Portugal

Sonic Generations Beta Pops Up On Steams Registry

Add one more big piece of evidence to the “all but confirmed” pile. NeoGAF member DrKirby found this bit of evidence of a Sonic Generations Beta registered to Steam earlier today. This helps prove that there’s a PC version of Sonic Generations being tested currently. Of course, until Sega confirms it themselves it still remains rumor for now.

Sonic Generations 3DS & PC Listings Removed, Cream the Rabbit Teased

SEGA has now removed the Nintendo 3DS and PC versions of Sonic Generations that were listed in SEGA Sammy’s earnings report May 17th. NeoGAF member Shiggy, who admins claim is very reliable, says retail sources have also been informed about this by SEGA. Now this could mean that the listings were an error or it could be SEGA patching a leak. Hopefully SEGA will speak out on this soon.

In others news, Cream the Rabbit’s Japanese voice actress Sayaka Aoki has revealed on her blog that she has been recording some voice work for Sonic Generations and posted the above image.

Here’s a Google translation of the blog entry:

We have been recording a new Sonic game!

Cute as ever grinded in Cream ♪

Chocolate ice cream with Itadai until after recording,
Kanamaru’s behind me is (Sonic’s), and
Be able to talk to you a long time,
Recording was fun!

All means for your interest ~ ♪

From this we can only assume that Cream the Rabbit will be one of Sonic’s friends Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka said would be appearing in Sonic Generations’ story.

Sources: SEGA Sammy Financial Report PDF, NeoGAF and Sayaka Aoki’s blog

Thanks to Woun for the heads up on both news pieces!

SEGA Earnings Report Lists Sonic Generations For 3DS and PC

SEGA Sammy has released a PDF of their Japanese earnings report, and inside is the above chart listing titles for the current fiscal year. The chart reveals new platforms for Sonic Generations (second title down), including Nintendo 3DS and PC. If this is true and not a big mistake, then it’s good news for fans who would rather play on the go or on their computer. CVG has contacted SEGA UK, but they responded with “no comment”.

If we hear any confirmation, we’ll let you know.

Source: Andriasang (via CVG)

SEGA Officially Announces Dreamcast Collection

SEGA has today officially announced the Dreamcast Collection, a title that was rumoured to be on the way in November last year and later confirmed in December by SEGA’s Alan Pritchard. The collection will include all Dreamcast games that have been released or are currently on the way to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, which are Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5: Part 2 and SEGA Bass Fishing. There’s currently no word on if the Sonic Adventure DX: Director’s Cut DLC will be included.

The Dreamcast Collection will be available for Xbox 360, PC and PC Download on February 25th 2011 in Europe and February 22nd in North America, February 24th in Australia and February 25th in New Zealand. It seems PS3 owners will have to stick to the individual releases on PlayStation Network.

The full press release sent out by SEGA is available below:

SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that a packaged compilation of classic titles from SEGA’s popular Dreamcast™ console will hit retail shelves on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PC. The Dreamcast Collection will be available on February 25th 2011 in Europe and February 22nd in North America, February 24th in Australia and February 25th in New Zealand.

The Dreamcast Collection includes the fan favourites Sonic Adventure™, Crazy Taxi™, SEGA Bass Fishing™ and Space Channel 5™: Part 2. Players will get to enjoy four very different Dreamcast experiences, from hopping behind the steering wheel of Crazy Taxi, to taking things a little slower by luring in their fish before catching them hook, line and sinker with SEGA Bass Fishing. Alternatively, take over as intergalactic news reporter Ulala in Space Channel 5: Part 2 and dance your way past the evil Rhythm Rogues, or make it all about speed in Sonic’s first Dreamcast outing, Sonic Adventure!

SEGA’s Dreamcast Collection features enhanced graphics for both platforms versions, providing an even more engaging experience. In addition to this, achievements and online leader boards will be available for each game providing a competitive edge and allowing players to prove their skills!

“The Dreamcast console is still remembered as a pioneering console for online gaming,” commented Gary Knight, VP of Marketing at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe “We are delighted to be able to offer to our large community of dedicated fans a collection such as Dreamcast Collection for them to enjoy old favourites on this generation of consoles”.

Dreamcast Collection will be available in Europe in February 2011 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC and PC digital download.

Source: iTWire

Will you be picking up this collection? Let us know in the comments.

UPDATE: Sonic Underground’s Sonia Spotted in ASR Wii & PC

SSMB Member Yuluga has just brought to our attention a cameo appearance from Sonic Underground’s Sonia in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing’s Roulette Road course discovered by members of Sonic Reikai forums. Continue reading UPDATE: Sonic Underground’s Sonia Spotted in ASR Wii & PC

Check Out Some ASR PC Footage

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During Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing’s development we’ve not seen anything of the PC version of the game be it footage or screenshot but with the games release we can now see how it looks thanks to YouTube user RosenGosen who has posted up two videos, one of a Seaside Hill track and the other a Casino Park track.

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Thanks to Clisp at the SSMB for the heads up.

PC System Requirements are –
Minimum:
OS: Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 is recommended)
Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4/Athlon 64 3000+ or equivalent processor
Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB on Vista)
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 256 MB RAM (NVIDIA 7600 or better, ATI X1300 or better)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 6 GB Hard Drive Space
Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Recommended:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or Athlon 64 X2 4200+ or better
Memory: 1.5GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD 3800 series with 512 MB of VRAM or better
Hard Drive: 7 GB Hard Drive Space
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card

It will be available on Steam from the 25th Feb and on disc in Europe only from the 26th Feb.

Thanks to TheWax in the comments for the system requirements list.

MANY UK Retailers Listing Crazy Cheap Prices For ASR Wii & DS

UPDATE: It turns out MANY UK retailers are listing both the Wii and DS versions at very cheap prices, we can now assume this isnt a pricing error. We’ve edited the original story below to reflect this update. /UPDATE END

Many UK retailer sites are listing very crazy cheap prices for the DS and non-wheel bundle Wii version of Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing. As of the time of this article’s publication retailers are listing both versions anywhere between £17.73 and £17.99. This could be a pricing error as the Wii version was originally listed at around £29.99 and DS at around £22.99 but its hard to believe all of these retailers would list the same error. As usual alot of the sites offer Free Delivery too to put the icing on this bargain cake. If you want the PC version cheap, HMV and Gameplay have got you covered at £12.99.

I for one have cancelled my £22.95 DS pre-order with Zavvi and re-ordered at the cheaper price, I’ll let you know if anything changes but if you want the game cheap now would be a good time to jump in and place an order.

Here is a list of all retailers selling the game at crazy prices –
ASDA :
Wii – £17.91
DS £17.91

Zavvi:
Wii – £17.95
DS – £17.95

The Hut:
Wii – £17.73
DS – £17.73

Woolworths:
Wii – £17.97
DS – £17.97

WH Smith:
Wii – £17.93
DS – £17.93

Chips World:
Wii – £17.99
DS – £17.99

Amazon:
DS – £17.73

ASR PS3 Exclusive Revealed: Supports Six-Axis Control

PS3 users have been wondering for ages now what exclusives they will be getting on their system of chioice, well now we have 1 answer at least for now. Amazon.de have revealed that the PS3 version of Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing will support Six-Axis Motion control. This feature will most likely be used for steering your vehicle like other driving games before it such as the PS3 version of SEGA Rally and like with that game it will no doubt be optional.

Especially on the PS3: Even more dynamism in breathtaking races with Sixaxis control

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Also revealed on the same site is that the PC version is compatible with Windows XP and Vista.

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Amazon.fr reveal the PC version is also compatible with Windows 7.
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Amazon.de is also listing on all 5 versions that the game has 27 tracks instead of the 24 total retailers have been listing up until now.

Stunning graphics: Prove your driving skills at 27 racetracks, which now on medieval ramparts, through lush green rainforests, or lead a busy urban landscapes

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SEGA Europe & Australia Reveal ASR Release Date

SEGA Europe and SEGA Australia have just revealed on their product page’s for Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing that the game will be revealed on all 5 platforms PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PC Friday 26th February 2010. Continue reading SEGA Europe & Australia Reveal ASR Release Date

SEGA Australia Quietly Releases Sonic PC Collection

Sonic PC Collection

SEGA Australia have quietly released another Sonic collection to the PC simply titled Sonic PC Collection. The first thing worth noting is the fact this collection contains well… another collection namely Sonic Mega Collection +. Apart from Sonic Mega Collection+ the game contains Sonic Heroes, Sonic Riders and Sonic Adventure DX which funnily enough contains another unlockable collection of the 12 Game Gear Sonic titles.

According to Impulsegamer the collection was released October 1st of this year and retails for $19.95 but you can get it a little cheaper at EBGames for $18.00. Not a bad price for 3 PC games, All the Mega Drive Sonic games(and a few non-sonic games in MC+) and all the Game Gear Sonic games.

Impulsegamer have a press release from SEGA Australia too –

The Ultimate Sonic Compilation

Thursday 10th September 2009 – SEGA Australia is pleased to announce the SONIC PC Collection, a compilation of four previously released iconic Sonic games available for the PC. Featuring Sonic Riders™, Sonic Heroes™, Sonic Adventure DX™, and Sonic Mega Collection Plus™, this compilation provides hours of entertainment containing over 15 games, making it an essential part of any true Sonic fan’s collection all for only AU$19.95. The SONIC PC Collection is exclusive to Australia and New Zealand.

Experience the thrill of racing in Sonic Riders as Sonic takes on Dr. Eggman’s challenge for the fastest air-rider at the World Grand Prix. Relive the action and adrenaline-fuelled frenzy of Sonic Heroes while mastering three unique hero abilities simultaneously. Based on the classic SEGA game ‘Sonic Adventure’, Sonic Adventure DX races on to PC, introducing a host of new special features and bonuses. Celebrate Sonic’s roots of retro arcade action in Sonic Mega Collection Plus featuring twenty classic titles, including Sonic The Hedgehog 1-3, Spinball, Flickie’s Island and more!

The SONIC PC Collection is released on October 1st 2009. For more information please visit www.sega.com.

Source: Impulsegamer

Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing PC To Be Released A Week Late?

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Media retailer HMV are now listing the PC version of Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing for pre-orders at just £12.99, currently they are the only retailer listing this version which will be released on PC DVD ROM in Europe and PC Download in the U.S.

Looking at the listed release date, HMV have it down for 31st March 2010 which is a week later than the 26th March 2010 release date listed for the other versions on their site and many other retailers sites.

So could we be seeing the PC version released a week late? If so, why? Only time will tell, we’ll let you know when and if more information becomes available.

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SEGA Announce Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing!

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Well, you’ve been waiting for this one folks!

SEGA have just announced the follow up to last year’s SEGA All-Star’s Tennis with their new title: SEGA All-Star’s Racing! Once again the huge line up of famous faces from SEGA’s past are pitted against each other on the race course for some high-octane action! Don’t expect to be confined to the ground though! It looks like anything goes in this racer, with the line up of vehicles including cars, planes and…bananas?

The game looks set to include the obvious multiplayer title, but with a few twists, as Gary Knight, European Marketing Manager at SEGA states: The team have pushed the boundaries on what you would normally expect and created a different and unique party racing title whereby you really can’t take anything for granted!”

The game looks set for an early 2010 release, and will be heading to the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, XBox 360, PC and Nintendo DS!

Be sure to head over to the Official Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Website to watch the trailer, read up on the game and see some nice flashy in-game screenshots!

So, the next question is, which characters will be making it into the game, and what will they be driving?

Personally, I’m hoping for Big the cat in the Froggy Mobile…

SEGA Splash Golf

Sonic Likes to Golf with pretty girls

In a recent announcement, it has been confirmed Sonic (and a few other SEGA character such as NIGHTS and Tails) will appear in the new and upcoming SEGA PC title, SEGA Splash Golf.

Sonic appears in the game as the caddy, he gets your balls, supports you along, and much more. Besides the fact Sonic and Tails are in the game, there’s also golf courses based around Sonic, such as the Green Hill Zone. Other SEGA characters to appear include NIGHTS, the puyo pop clan, Opa Opa, and Ulalala. Continue reading SEGA Splash Golf

Sonic ’06: PC Release Confusion

If you’ve been reading many gaming websites or magazines (here and here) lately, you’d be forgiven for thinking that SEGA/THQ and plenty of reputable magazines had confirmed a PC release of Sonic the Hedgehog 06.

Fan ‘theshadowofsonic’ wrote to SEGA Europe asking when the PC version may be released after realising it hadn’t hit store shelves. Both a Finnish magazine and Finnish store website had stated 28th Feb 2007 as the release date, with the former saying it was confirmed by SEGA.

The response received, as many SSMB’ers probably know by now, was as follows:

I’m afraid that at this time there are no plans for a PC version of Sonic the Hedgehog. I have seen this advertised on a few sites but I’m afraid that the information is not accurate.Continue reading Sonic ’06: PC Release Confusion

SONIC The Hedgehog Confirmed For PC In Australia

Up until now details surrounding the PC release of SONIC The Hedgehog have been vague and scattered, however SONIC NEWS have discovered numerous sources which have confirmed the title’s impending release in Australia.

THQ, whom are responsible for distributing SEGA and Sonic titles in Australia have listed SONIC the Hedgehog for PC in their upcoming release list for retailers. Numerous Australian online video game retailers (Listed below) have in turn listed SONIC the Hedgehog for PC with a Thursday 15th March release date with an RRP of $79.99. Curiously enough, the title will be released on PC more than a whole week before its local PS3 debut.

This new information combined with the earlier pieces of evidence can be taken as confirmation that SONIC the Hedgehog will indeed be appearing on PC very soon. Continue reading SONIC The Hedgehog Confirmed For PC In Australia

Sonic Next-Gen PC release date and specs announced!

Finnish gaming magazine Pelit announces release date and system specs for Sonic Next-Gen for the PC in their latest issue. The game ships from SEGA on February 28th. Along the fact of the confirmed release date from SEGA (who announced it as February 2007 recently) the magazine has also released the game system specs.

OS: Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
CPU: Pentium3 1GHz or faster
Memory: 128MB RAM or more
HDD: 3GB or more
12x CD-drive
64 MB Graphics card (DirectX 9.0c compatible)
Sound card (DirectX 9.0c compatible)

Sonic Stadium will keep you updated on the PC release of the game.

New Sonic tidbits galore!

If you’ve been hanging around the Sonic Rivals board on the SSMB, you may have noticed this by now, but if you haven’t, well… pictures speak better than words, right?

Recently revealed in GameSpot’s screenshot section for the new PSP Sonic title Sonic Rivals are screenshots of the elusive mystery 5th character pictured on the character select screen in existing screenshots of the game. Well, that “mystery” character isn’t such a mystery anymore: Continue reading New Sonic tidbits galore!

Sonic Riders PC port announced!

The newest availiable Sonic game for the newer-gen consoles — Sonic Riders — just had a new suprise announced in regards to it: A port to the PC!

Like Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Heroes before it, Sonic Riders will now be released in the near future on the Sega PC platform! While not many details are availiable yet as to if it will have any new features, or what the system requirements are, what we do know is that it’s a sure thing in the future, and will be on retail for $19.95 USD. If you were thinking of picking up Riders at all, this is probably your best chance at it, especially if you don’t have any of the consoles that the game is availiable for. Continue reading Sonic Riders PC port announced!

Sonic Adventure DX Ported to PC

Many people have come to us on this, Mj2 and Very Crazy Penguin, but the first place for the news, as with many things TSS-wise, was reported on the Sonic Stadium Message Board.

Sonic Adventure DX, a recent port of the original Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast, looks set to branch out on the PC as well as Nintendo GameCube. Here are some screens, courtest of GameOnline, a japanese gaming website:

All the features from the GameCube version will be present, such as the Game Gear titles, and it being a PC title will probably be much cheaper than the GC outing, with early screens already showing graphics about 10 times better than the Nintendo ‘Cube effort. Looks like Sonic Team are trying this time. *shot*

As always, we will keep a close eye on it, and a new game section will open up soon.

Christmas Comes Early for Japan as Three Sonic Team Games Release

Christmas has come, in more ways than one! Not only is it literally Christmas in a couple days time, but Sonic Team has also figuratively brought the festivities to Japanese fans by releasing not one, not two, but three games this past week! Continue reading Christmas Comes Early for Japan as Three Sonic Team Games Release

Phantasy Star Online Heading to PC

Hold on to your butts, PC owners – you’re finally going to get a taste of the online RPG goodness that is Phantasy Star Online. SEGA has confirmed that Sonic Team is working on a home computer version of the award-winning sci-fi adventure, and that graphically it will look about four times better than the Dreamcast original. Fancy that! Continue reading Phantasy Star Online Heading to PC

Play as Sonic in These PC Mods for Quake and Star Trek

The great thing about the PC gaming community is that fans can create new (unofficial) content for their favourite games if they get bored. One particular PC user, known as Ryan ‘Kaos’ Daniel, has created character skins for FPS titles Quake III Arena and Star Trek: Elite Forces that allow you to play as the blue blur. Sonic with a shotgun! Continue reading Play as Sonic in These PC Mods for Quake and Star Trek

Sonic 2 Gets A Cheeky PC Port in Japan

Remember when Sega of America was producing a Mega Drive classics pack for the Dreamcast? Well, it seems like Sega Japan is also getting in on the compilation action – only on PC. Whereas a single Sega Smash Pack exists in the US right now, in Japan there are three such bundles for Windows computers, one of which includes Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Continue reading Sonic 2 Gets A Cheeky PC Port in Japan

TSS REVIEW: Sonic R

Sonic R is exactly what it says on the tin – a racing game. Only… the ‘Racing’ is abbreviated with an ‘R’ and it’s not in a tin. It sees you take a whole cast of Sonic Team characters out on a racing revolution! A competition is being held on Sonic’s home grounds, and the blue blur just can’t help but notice it. Sonic can’t turn something like this down. Tails joins him in signing up for the competition, however it they soon find out that it was all just a ploy set out by Dr Robotnik to trap the blue hedgehog. The swine. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic R