Nintendo was kind enough to feature the Sonic the Hedgehog series on its official Game Boy website this month, offering a downloadable wallpaper featuring Knuckles the Echidna. Strangely though, the game its promoting is Gamecube title Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.Continue reading Knuckles Sonic Adventure 2 Wallpaper Posted on Nintendo’s Game Boy Website
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle isn’t just a top-seller for SEGA in general. It’s also one of the best-selling third-party games on Nintendo’s Gamecube, selling nearly 500,000 copies in the US in the year or so since the console’s been available for sale.Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Battle is One of the Best-Selling Gamecube Games Ever
If you needed any proof that Sonic the Hedgehog was SEGA’s biggest franchise, then maybe this recent report will confirm it. A calculation of SEGA’s third-party game sales were made for the year of 2002, and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on Gamecube is currently the top-selling game of all of SEGA’s products.Continue reading Report: Sonic Tops SEGA’s Third-Party Game Sales in 2002
There’s an extra incentive to pick up a copy of Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II on Gamecube for Sonic fans. By playing the game, you can unlock a special Tails-style Chao which you can transfer to your GBA and import back into Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.Continue reading Special Tails Chao Unlockable Hidden Within PSO Episode I & II on Gamecube
Looks like the time has finally come for fans to get their hands on those new Sonic Adventure 2-themed action figures from Joyride Studios. In an update on the company’s website, Sonic the Hedgehog is already available to buy as part of the ‘Series 1′ set of toys that include Eddie and Elise from EA Sports’ SSX Tricky.Continue reading Sonic Joyride Figure Available to Buy Now, Shadow Arriving in September
SEGA keeps coming out with the hits this month, and it’s only the 2nd of July! The company has revealed that Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and Sonic Advance have shipped over one million units. Because of the two games’ success, a version of the original Sonic Adventure will now also be released for Gamecube. Continue reading Sonic Adventure 1 Coming to Gamecube, SA2 Battle & Sonic Advance Ship 1 Million
The Sonic sales train keeps charging ahead at full speed, as SEGA has announced that sales of both Sonic Advance and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle have passed some significant milestones. Continue reading Sonic Advance Sales Hit 1.7 Million
We knew Sonic could run, but we didn’t know he had legs. His latest outing, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on Nintendo’s Gamecube, continues to dominate the US Gamecube sales chart since its release back in February 2002.
Continue reading SA2 Battle Still Leading US Gamecube Chart
This game has been getting quite a reputation for itself in the States. Sure, it may only be an upped version of Sonic Adventure 2 on Dreamcast, but what really excited everyone was the fact that Sonic was appearing on a Nintendo home console… for the first time! Practically every Sonic fan in the universe has been desperate to play this title since then – even though it is just a DC port. Amazing, huh? But despite this, all the US video games mags (and even some UK Import mags), are ripping on it.
Well, it’s about bloomin’ time! After launching in Japan in September and in North America in November, Nintendo has finally launched its latest console, Gamecube, in UK and rest of Europe today. Only took them seven months!
Continue reading Nintendo Gamecube – And Sonic Adventure 2 Battle – Launch in Europe
Well, this is a nice and very confusing surprise! Sonic Team’s port of Sonic Adventure 2 for the Nintendo Gamecube was meant to release on the console’s launch day in the UK – a week from now on May 3rd. But it’s actually hit store shelves country-wide today, a week early!
Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Releases EARLY in the UK!
We’re not entirely sure if this isn’t an early April Fools gag or not, but if it’s not we’re incredibly jealous of this special Sonic Advance/Sonic Adventure 2 Battle download being offered at Japan’s GameJam2 festival, where Sonic Team is providing fans with a special Knuckles Chao! Continue reading Sonic Team Offering Special Knuckles Chao Download for SA2 Battle at Japanese GameJam2 Festival
In news that would most likely baffle any hardened 1990s console warrior, Sonic the Hedgehog is for the second month running topping the sales charts on a Nintendo console! Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Leads US Gamecube Chart For Second Month Running
It sounds like Amazon helped give us some clues as to the popularity of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, because the official sales charts are in and according to SEGA of America, the blue blur’s latest game is currently the best-selling title on the Nintendo Gamecube. Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Tops Gamecube Sales Chart in US
Europe is just about the last place where Sonic Adventure 2 Battle will launch, thanks to the delay in Nintendo’s Gamecube launch in the region. But, seemingly to make up for it, Sonic Team head Yuji Naka is personally touring the continent to promote the game, and he was spotted doing so in Cannes recently. Continue reading Yuji Naka Promotes SA2 Battle at Cannes Gaming Show
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
English-speaking Sonic fans will now be able to understand all the hype surrounding Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, as SEGA has finally launched the official US website for the game. Continue reading SEGA Launches English Language Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Website
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!
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle is out soon on Nintendo Gamecube, which is great – but what would be even better is if you got it for free, right? Well, Nintendo’s official website has you all sorted – they have a Super Sonic Sweepstakes going right now, where you can win a Sonic Team-signed copy of the Gamecube game, as well as a copy of Sonic Advance and a Nintendo Gamecube – Game Boy Advance Cable to connect the two systems together. Go here to enter – good luck!
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
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
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
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
Well, we’ve seen the Japanese covers for Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and Sonic Advance, but what about the North American versions? Will they look any different? Thanks to an eager retailer, we now know and the answer is… not really. Sort of. Take a look below to see what we mean. Continue reading Check Out the North American Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Box Art
SEGA Japan has just updated its official website and revealed the box artwork for the next two Sonic game releases in the process. Read on to see the rather colourful covers for the Nintendo Gamecube re-release of Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Advance, Sonic’s first foray onto Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. Continue reading Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Japanese Box Art Revealed
The moody and broody Shadow the Hedgehog has made an impact on various video game outlets, as illustrated by the second annual Wizard Video Game Awards. Sonic’s doppelgänger was named the Best Villain of the Year. “Packing more ‘tude than the blue dude himself, this evil hedgehog’s killer look and dreams of world conquest had fans loving him more than hating him,” said the magazine. For more, pick up a copy of Wizard #124 and turn to page 104.
Fresh from SEGA’s official website, we now know the release date for Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on the Gamecube for the US. According to the site, the game will hit store shelves in January 2002, which is a month after its release in Japan. That should be enough time to get all the localisation ready, from voices to extras, right? Time to get excited!
Fresh from the Tokyo Game Show, SEGA has released a promotional video showcasing how Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on Gamecube and Sonic Advance on Game Boy Advance connect with one another. It’s all for the greater good of the Chao! Watch the video after the jump. As soon as any new media comes out of TGS, we’ll report it right here. Continue reading Tokyo Game Show: See How Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Connect in This New Video
SEGA recently held a Consumer Conference in Japan, which featured a number of high-level developers and executives speaking about the future of the publisher’s franchises. Yuji Naka was among the speakers, and presented an overview of the upcoming Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and Sonic Advance, concluding that future titles will look to appeal to younger audiences. Continue reading Yuji Naka: Sonic Titles to Appeal to Younger Audience
Sonic Team has launched official Japanese websites for Sonic Advance and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. Each site features a bunch of gameplay info and screenshots ahead of their joint release on December 20 (no release date has been formally confirmed for the US or Europe yet). Check out the websites by clicking the links below.
We recently learned that Sonic Adventure 2 Battle will connect with Sonic Advance for portable Chao raising. But today we have more details on what exactly that entails, as well as screenshots of the special Chao Garden mode in action. Continue reading Details and Screenshots Emerge on Sonic Advance’s Petit Chao Garden
Rumours are flying around that a Japanese release date has been set for Sonic Adventure 2 Battle for Nintendo Gamecube. These unconfirmed reports speak of the game hitting store shelves on December 20th. SEGA hasn’t yet confirmed or denied the rumour, and there’s no word on any US or European date. We’ll have to wait and see how this pans out…
SEGA has released a whole heap of new screenshots for Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on Nintendo Gamecube. In them, you can see the slight graphical upgrade that’s been given to the environments and character models, illustrated by Sonic strolling about in Green Forest, Metal Harbor, City Escape and Pyramid Cave. You’ve even got Shadow cruising in Sky Rail. Check out the new screens after the jump. Continue reading New Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Screens Surface
Interesting news – it sounds like Sonic Adventure 2 on the Gamecube will interact in some ways with Sonic Advance on Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. From what we understand, this will come in the form of a unique way to raise Chao on the move. Continue reading Sonic Advance Will Feature Chao Connectivity With Sonic Adventure 2 Battle