Sonic the Fighters HD One Week Away

Looks like we won’t have to be waiting for much longer.

Coinciding with the Japanese release, Sonic the Fighters HD (along with Fighting Vipers and Virtua Fighters 2) will become available digitally to Western audiences as early as next week!

The official SEGA Blog has confirmed that the upgraded brawler, which boasts online play and extra playable characters previously unavailable in the original, will roll out worldwide beginning from the 27th of November for North American PSN users at the cheap price of $4,99. This translates to 400MP on XBLA, with the arcade title releasing around the world the following day.

PSN users in Europe will have to wait until December 5th, where the game will be priced at €4.49/£3.69.

So, who’s excited to throw down in fisticuffs on the online ring?

Sonic 4: Tails Could Lead in Future Patch, Ep 2 Dates Clarified

In an update to their website today, SEGA has cleared up the release dates for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 in Europe and Australia. It appears SEGA is going to defy expectations and release the PS3 version in all territories on the same day of May 15th 2012. The Xbox 360 version will also have a simultaneous release the next day on May 16th 2012 as expected. Other formats will follow later.

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Sonic 4: Episode 2 EU Release Dates Update

SEGA Europe has today released the European version of the recent Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 trailer. In it we get an update on the European release dates for the game, but unlike the US, we don’t get anything more solid than the month of May for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. The PC, iOS and Tegra 3 compatible versions will also launch in May, with the Android/Google Play version following in June, and the Windows Phone 7 version made available later in July.

Eurogamer also reports that Sonic 4: Episode 2 will be priced at 1200 MSP on Xbox Live, £9.99 on PlayStation Network, and £12.99 for PC. No pricing info was given for the other versions, but we’ll pass on those details when they’re made available.

Sources: Eurogamer and SEGA Europe

SEGA Date 3DS Games, New Screenshots

Via press release, SEGA has today revealed release dates for some of their upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, including Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games which will hit Europe and the US mid-February 2012.

Here’s the list of games and dates below:
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Europe: February 10th 2012
US: February 14th 2012

Sonic Generations
Europe: November 25th 2011
US: November 22nd 2011

Crush 3D
Europe: January 13th 2012
US: January 10th 2012

Europe: November 11th 2011
US: November 15th 2011


Release Dates Confirmed for Shinobi™, Sonic Generations™, CRUSH™3D and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (Oct 27th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are delighted to announce final release dates of several highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS™ titles. Coming out this year and early 2012 each of these exciting new titles have been specifically designed for the Nintendo 3DS experience and feature favourite classic SEGA characters as well as brand new heroes.

Shinobi™ is the long anticipated return of the fan favourite series and includes the classic side-scrolling action gameplay players have loved since the original. Coming to stores in Europe on 11th November 2011 and 15th November for North America, Shinobi introduces several exciting new features such as StreetPass™ and a large assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock.

SEGA’s much loved mascot Sonic the Hedgehog™ makes his way onto Nintendo 3DS for the very first time as part of the celebrations for his 20th anniversary. Speeding through many levels designed exclusively for the Nintendo system, Sonic Generations™ allows fans to play as both Classic and Modern Sonic across a range of iconic and memorable levels – all re-imagined for a completely new experience. Sonic Generations for Nintendo 3DS launches on 22nd November in North America and 25th November across Europe.

CRUSH™3D, the critically acclaimed puzzle platformer game, redesigned for Nintendo 3DS will hit stores on 10th January 2012 for North America and 13th January for Europe. Help Danny solve brain-teasing puzzles by ‘crushing’ your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again with the touch of a button.

And finally, the record-breaking duo of Mario and Sonic join forces for the first time ever on the Nintendo 3DS with the eagerly anticipated launch of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™. The much loved pair head to stores on 10th February 2012 across Europe and 14th February 2012 in North America and are sure to continue their formidable partnership for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ for the Nintendo 3DS contains over 50 original Olympic Games themed events for players to compete in for a coveted gold medal!

SEGA’s exciting line up for Nintendo 3DS means you will never be short of something to do during the long, dark evenings and cold winter days of the upcoming months! For more information please visit, and for press assets please visit the SEGA press site at

SEGA also released some new screenshots from the four titles, which you can view in our gallery below.

Source: SEGA Press

Sonic Generations EU & AU Release Dates Officially Confirmed

SEGA has officially confirmed the European and Australian release dates for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Sonic Generations via press releases for the game’s Collector’s Edition revealed yesterday. The European date is, as we already know, November 4th, and Australia will receive the game a day before on November 3rd. Unfortunately, no dates have been given for the Nintendo 3DS version. SEGA’s product page still says we can expect that version in November.


LONDON (September 7th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. continues the celebrations for Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary with an impressive Collector’s Edition for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system versions of the upcoming Sonic Generations™ videogame.

The Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition combines limited edition collectables based on the upcoming game as well as assets handpicked by Sonic Team to celebrate Sonic’s 20th Anniversary, providing the ultimate celebration of Sonic for fans new and old.

Included in the Edition is a collectable figurine featuring both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic, an exclusive, individually numbered commemorative “Gold Ring”, and a “20 Years of Sonic Art” book, containing never before seen sketches and images from the past 20 years. Also contained in the Collector’s Edition are the ‘20th Anniversary Sonic Soundtrack’ featuring a selection of tracks handpicked by Sonic Team, and the ‘History of Sonic: Birth of an Icon’ documentary, an exclusive collection of interviews and footage charting Sonic’s life from inception through to becoming one of the most iconic characters in videogame history. Limited Edition lenticular packaging and bonus additional downloadable content for the game are the final components that make up this unique Collector’s Edition for Sonic Generations™.

Sonic Generations™ will be available on 4th November 2011 on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The game will also be released on the Nintendo 3DS™ system.

Sources: SEGA Press and

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GameSpot Releases Sonic 4 Mad Gear Zone Trailer


Just minutes ago, SEGA released a new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1‘s Mad Gear Zone, exclusively at GameSpot. As the zone’s name indicates, it is full of gears that Sonic can will need to run and ride on to get to new areas or to open doors with. The stage is very reminiscent of classic Sonic stages like Scrap Brain Zone and Metropolis Zone, full of elements that raised the difficulty for in those stages and look to do the same here too. The Shellcracker badniks also make a return. The trailer finishes with the U.S. release dates for all platforms, which match up with the ones IGN revealed the other day.

To view the original high quality trailer, head over to GameSpot now and let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

Thanks to Mykonos at the SSMB for the YouTube conversion.

Japanese Sonic Adventure DX and Pinball Party Release Dates Confirmed

New Sonic the Hedgehog games are arriving (seemingly worldwide) in the Summer, but Japanese fans are the first to know when exactly those games will drop. Sonic Adventure DX on Gamecube will hit stores in June 2003, with the GBA’s Sonic Pinball Party arriving the month after.

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North America Release Dates for Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Pinball Party Revealed

Shortly after confirming a Spring release for Sonic Advance 2, SEGA of America has issued a new press release announcing that Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Pinball Party are set for a Summer 2003 launch in North America.

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US Release Dates for Sonic Advance and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Revealed

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