A new stage for Sega’s upcoming racer Team Sonic Racing has been revealed today, Hidden Volcano!
Hidden Volcano is exactly what it sounds like, a track set inside a volcano with lava flooded tracks and other explosive effects, but to juxtapose this, there are also some slippery ice sections to keep you on your toes.
We’ve also been told to expect a new trailer and gameplay footage at the Sonic panel at this years SXSW.
It's on the way! Expect to see new gameplay and other TSR game features at SXSW, and from then until launch. We'll also be playing it on the livestreams after SXSW.
Bit of a breaking story this one which we’ll update with more details as we get it.
Twitter user しをさかな discovered a nice surprise when they bought the newest issue of Famitsu in Japan a few moments ago. Originally they purchased the magazine for an article on Kingdom Hearts 3, but upon reading it discovered a two page spread on Team Sonic Racing which contains a lot of new information.
We see what appears to be part of a CG cut scene and what appears to be a new Planet Wisp themed track track with the name ‘Doctors Mine’. We also see Zavok in-game for the first time driving around a fire themed track.
Nobody as of yet has offered any translation to the article. So keep checking back and we’ll update with more information as we get it.
A new PR of Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympic Games on Wii U has been released by Nintendo of Europe. The entire PR itself is linked below, but to summarize, the Wii U version features 17 events, features over 30 playable characters, the ability to play as your Mii (same as on 3DS), four-player multiplayer action (common for the series of course), and new Duel Events which “give familiar sports a classic Mario & Sonic twist”. Continue reading New Mario & Sonic Rio 2016 Wii U PR released, along with many new details and screenshots
In case you missed it, Sonic Runners launched a little while ago in both Japan and Canada. Thanks to members of our own SSMB, many of us outside these regions have been able to get our hands on the game… including TSS Staff! As such, here’s a gallery of screenshots directly from the game itself, running on an iOS device.
If you’re wondering where Sonic Runners’ release is for the US and Europe regions, SEGA have stated that the game will be soft launched to work out bugs and see the game’s performance. Following this, a decision will be made if the game will be launched in these regions.
Sonic Runners is a new mobile game developed by the Sonic Team in Japan. We are soft-launching it in select countries to see how the game does and to work out any bugs. No decision has been made yet whether it will be released in the US or Europe. It will depend on our observations during the soft-launch phase which could take several months.
Though it may take a while to reach us officially, you can view plenty of gameplay and media online while you wait, including our gallery you can catch below which we’ll keep updating. And don’t worry about the game’s quality itself – first impressions have been pretty positive from us here, and other users of the game so far.
Hot off the new gameplay footage, written previews and the E3 Press Release, SEGA have unveiled a plentiful of new screenshots from both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Wii U and 3DS. The screenshots show our main cast doing an assortment of actions in their game worlds, from boomerangs to Enerbeams. You can check all these screenshots out in our gallery below. Be sure to let us know what you’re most excited for in Sonic Boom in the comments below – they’ll be plenty more where this came from for sure when E3 rolls around next week.
Now that we know Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is finally coming out in November, hot on the heels of Sonic Lost World, we have a brand new set of screenshots to get us all excited. These screens show off quite a few new features of the game, including the return of Miis and some of the Dream Events.
Starting with the screenshot above, we can see that you can once again play as your Mii character and dress them up in whatever way you so choose – there’s regular outfits, hats, and full-blown character costumes to pick from. In terms of character costumes we can see that the game will include costumes of Vector, Birdo, Diddy Kong, Bee Mario, Propeller Mario, and Penguin Mario, and those are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg as this is only one page of 10 being shown. You’ll also be able to get a spooky pumpkin hat to scare your opponents. Will it cause the Pumpkin Hill music to play when you wear it though? That is the real question we all want answered, I’m sure!
This next screenshot shows off one of the new Dream Events in which characters play in teams of two, running around an area and shooting each other with snow. It sounds like a rather interesting concept, and at the very least it shows off some of the new graphical effects that the move to Wii U is bringing to the series.
And finally for now, we have this screenshot…
Oh god, I can imagine the fan-fiction already!
You can see all of the new screenshots in the gallery below. Thanks to SSMB member YoshiUnity for pointing them out in the forums!
The European version of yesterday’s new trailer has been released and at the end it reveals a special edition of Sonic Lost World for Wii U called the Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Edition. This version of the game includes DLC that adds NiGHTS into Dreams boss battles with The Deadly Six for those that pre-order the game. We’ve not found any retailers listing this edition of the game yet, but if you find it, please give us links in the comments or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEGA has also released twenty eight new screenshots of the Wii U version of the game showcasing the Miiverse hub and a new Black Wisp that seemingly turns Sonic into a bomb. We also get to see more of the various levels currently revealed, like Frozen Factory and Desert Ruins. The file names for the screenshots reveal the water level’s name to be Tropical Coast. You can check out all of the screenshots below in our gallery.
Via Japanese magazine Famitsu, we have lots of new screenshots of the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World. In this latest batch we see the Red Burst Wisp returns and we also are introduced to two new Wisp powers Grey Quake and Ivory Lightning. The Grey Quake Wisp sees Sonic transform into an iron ball which you move around with the gyro sensor of the 3DS. According to a rough Google translation, you can infinitely climb walls in this state and dive off of them to destroy enemies with the shock on landing, thus the name Grey Quake.
The Ivory Lightning Wisp gives Sonic the power to quickly ram enemies and obstacles in succession. A rough Google translation says Sonic will also be able to pass through wires in this state.
The Red Burst Wisp gives Sonic the same powers as in Sonic Colours for Nintendo DS. In this form, Sonic can fly/hop around in the air and charge blasts of energy to destroy surrounding enemies.
Check out all of the new screenshots below in our gallery.
Following the recent Sonic Lost Worldscreenshotleaks, Official Nintendo Magazine UK has released hi-res versions of those screenshots, a few old screenshots and a few new previously unseen ones. ONM also revealed that the forest stage is called Silent Forest.
Earlier today we were given a selection of new screenshots for Sonic Lost World which showed off a Casino Night themed level. Well, the person who posted the images has been at it again, 19 new screenshots from the Wii U version of the game, showcasing some of the levels shown in yesterdays trailer as well as some of the new Wisp powers.
The screens show lots of new enemies and dangers for Sonic as well as a potential ‘stealth’ section in which Sonic has to navigate a zone without being spotted by giant owls.
It would appear from these screenshots that a Casino Night inspired Zone is going to be in Sonic Lost World. The screens were posted by SSMB member Gatestormer on The Sonic Stadium Message Board a short while ago and appear to show a new unannounced zone for Sonic Lost World. No name has been given yet, however long term fans will instantly recognise what it looks like. The Zone appears to borrow heavilly from the Sonic 2 stage Casino Night, with the pinball section and even Casino Night badniks.
It’s been quite the busy couple of days hasn’t it? Well, you know how IGN posted all those screenshots yesterday? But also added their watermark to the images? Would you like to see those screenshots without a watermark stamp on them? Well here you go!
UPDATE: The game will be available via the 3DS eShop in Europe this Friday for £29.99. We’ve also added ten new screenshots to our gallery.
SEGA has finally spoken out about the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on their blog. The post on said blog has revealed that the game will include 22 characters (including your Mii character), with over 20 tracks and arenas to explore. 3DS specific features include StreetPass challenges and features and multiplayer with up to seven of your friends using multi cart or single cart play. Continue reading SEGA Finally Releases S&ASR Transformed 3DS Screenshots & Details
SEGA has seemingly accidentally released four screenshots of the Sonic the Fighters port that is still only officially confirmed for Japanese audiences. The screenshots appeared recently on SEGA Press, but were quickly pulled. Fortunately, SSMB member Woun managed to snag them while they were there. You can view them in our gallery after the jump.
In other news, Sonic the Fighters‘ Xbox 360 achievements have appeared online today, courtesy of eXophase. There are 12 achievements and a total of 400 gamerscore to earn. Hit the jump to see the list.
A batch of three new Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed screenshots have appeared online courtesy of Gaming Everything. They focus on a guest character who shares the name of a certain upcoming Disney film you may have heard of and his various vehicle transformations. You can check out the screenshots in our gallery below:
SEGA has officially unveiled Danica Patrick’s likeness in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed with the above new trailer and a few new screenshots. The publisher has also announced a partnership with toy company Mattel and Hot Wheels. Fans who buy a copy of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at selected retailers (to be announced) will get a diecast hot wheels toy of Danica Patrick’s in-game “Danicar”.
SEGA has also announced that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed have been bumped up to a November 18th release in the US with the Wii U version. Yesterday’s reported delay of the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita versions to December 11th in the US has also been confirmed.
SEGA Europe has released the above new trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed showcasing the game’s various modes and multiplayer options, including a first look at the game’s mission based ‘Challenge’ mode. Ten new screenshots have also been released which confirm Space Channel 5’s Ulala as a playable racer. Those are available to view in our gallery after the jump. Continue reading S&ASR Transformed: New Trailer & Screenshots, Ulala Confirmed
Sonic Adventure 2 has returned to Xbox.com after a long time away following its initial leak on the website back in June. Ten screenshots were posted back then with one of them of Sonic and Shadow racing showing a PlayStation circle button, but this time that screenshot has humorously been replaced with one of both characters jumping so as to not show the brakes option. The Chao Karate screenshot has also been replaced with one of Sonic in the Chao Kindergarten. You can view both new screenshots in our gallery below.
Some new screenshots and details have been released online regarding SEGA’s upcoming racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The US official PlayStation website has put up product pages for both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game which reveal that the Sony handheld version will support motion steering and will make use of the touchscreen for firing weapons and activating your character’s All-Star move. DLC support is also revealed. The PS3 page confirms the game will not feature 3D TV support.
The official Xbox website has also put out a product page for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and within are 12 screenshots and the confirmation that Xbox Live Avatars are returning. DLC support is also revealed for the Xbox 360, and the overview states that the game will support up to ten players online, while the online features section oddly lists 8 players. The PlayStation pages also state 8 players for both PS3 and PS Vita. We’ll try to get this cleared up with Sumo Digital and update.
With Gamescom 2012 underway, SEGA has today released twelve new screenshots for the PS3/Xbox 360 versions of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed showcasing a variety of the game’s tracks and vehicles. You can check them out in our gallery after the jump. Continue reading New S&ASR Transformed PS3/Xbox 360 Screenshots
SEGA has announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is now available to download on the BlackBerry PlayBook. With this latest port of the game, SEGA says they have taken advantage of the PlayBook’s seven-inch LCD touch screen and its 1GHZ dual-core processor. PlayBook users can buy the game through BlackBerry App World for $6.99(US)/£7.00 (UK).
Thanks to the eagle eyes of our friends over at Sonic Paradise, we have two more screenshots and an hi-resolution logo from the upcoming HD port of Sonic Adventure 2 headed to the PlayStation Store (PS3) and Xbox Live Marketplace later this year. The screenshots give us a glimpse of Tails in Mission Street and Knuckles in Death Chamber. SEGA has also issued a press release which, along with the screens, you can view after the jump. Continue reading SEGA Releases New Sonic Adventure 2 Screenshots, Press Release
SEGA has today released fifteen more screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2. In this latest batch we get a good look at Sylvania Castle Zone and White Park Zone’s boss fights with Dr.Eggman and Metal Sonic respectively. You can check out all of the screenshots in our gallery after the jump. Continue reading New Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screenshots Show Boss Fights
SEGA Japan has today opened their official website for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, which features character profiles, a Zones section, a co-op play section and more. In the Zones section there are twenty four new screenshots covering all three Acts of Sylvania Castle Zone and White Park Zone showcasing platforming and puzzle elements as well as the return of snowboarding.
SEGA Europe has released seven more screenshots from Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 on their website. Not much is shown that we haven’t already seen, apart from the revelation that the red rings from Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations are returning. For those who haven’t played those two games, the red rings are collectibles that unlock bonus content, giving the game some replay value.
SEGA has today officially released nine more screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, giving us a further look at the various stages of the game that were first accidentally revealed by Microsoft on Tuesday. In the screenshots we see a new hummingbird badnik, re-using of the giant gold rings, Sonic and Tails running on water, and oddly no homing attack reticule when Sonic jumps in front of a badnik.
The SEGA Blog also informs that the first gameplay trailer will be released exclusively on Gamespot next Thursday February 23rd at 9am US Pacific Time. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out and share it here.
The Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 product page over at Xbox.com has received a significant update today. In the update, ten screenshots have been released, the game’s final ‘box art’ and new details about the game. The screenshots give us a look at the four various levels, including an ice type stage, a carnival type stage, a desert/oil field type stage, an Aquatic Ruins type stage and a special stage. A chase with Metal Sonic on Tails’ rocket is also shown. New details revealed include offline and online co-op play and combo attacks Sonic and Tails can pull off together.
SEGA has released a whopping 327 screenshots of the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games ahead of its release in just over two weeks time. The screenshots show a large variety of the game’s Olympic events, as well as an in-depth look at the early parts of the Story Mode. Check out all of the screenshots in our gallery after the jump.
Some new screenshots have surfaced online for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and as well as showing more of the game’s various events, we get our second screenshot of the game’s Story Mode. The screenshot reveals Rouge the Bat will make an appearance and that the dialogue may just be in text form rather than voice.
You can check out all of the new screenshots after the jump.
UK video game retailer GAME has some new promotional display cases in their stores for various upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, and one of them is the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. On the back of the case are three new screenshots showing the Cycling event, the Football/Soccer event and what appears to be a cutscene from the game’s Story Mode featuring Sonic, Tails, Charmy, Mario and Luigi. You can view some photos of the images in our gallery below.
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