SEGA Releases Sonic Lost World 3DS Trailer

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SEGA of America has released a new trailer specifically for the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World. The trailer features footage of Sonic blazing through Windy Hill and showcasing his various new abilities. The video states that the handheld version will contain exclusive levels, giving fans a reason to pick up copies for both Wii U and 3DS. SEGA says Sonic Lost World will release later this year.

Source: SEGA Blog

Happy Hedgehog Day 2013!

Today people across the globe will be turning their calendars to 2nd February, which means it’s Groundhog Day – or, as SEGA have deemed it in the past few years, “Hedgehog Day”, coinciding with the release date of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in the US back in 1994. To mark this occasion, a special post has been put up on the official SEGA Blog – and maybe there’s a bit more to it than first meets the eye…

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SEGA Officially Releases Nine More Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screenshots

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.

Check out the screenshots after the jump.
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Sonic 4: Ep 2 to Feature New Character Animations, Android Version Powered by NVIDIA® Tegra®

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SEGA has relayed the Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 announcement on their official blog, and with it we learn that this episode will feature all-new new character animations. SEGA’s also revealed that the Android version will be powered by NVIDIA® Tegra®, with plans to develop an enchanced version for NVIDIA’s Tegra 3.

You can read the full blog announcement below:

We’ve got a new year’s resolution that’s sure to please gamers worldwide: the iconic blue hedgehog will be making his 2D return in Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II in 2012. Following the award-winning success of Episode I, which took the world by storm in 2010, Sonic will continue his journey through the epic Sonic 4 saga on XBLA, PSN, and mobile platforms including the App Store, Android Market and Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7.

Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next episode in Sonic’s new side-scrolling adventure, and SEGA has been listening closely to their feedback. Armed with all-new character animations and a completely reworked physics engine, Episode II will expand the Sonic 4 storyline with new areas to speed through and new challenges to face. For a sneak peek at what’s in store, including the arrival of a certain high-flying, twin-tailed pal who’s sure to be of assistance, check out the all-new teaser trailer!

“After twenty years in action, it’s clear that Sonic hasn’t slowed down one bit,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “The first entry in the Sonic 4 saga was a major success. We’ve listened to the fans and been hard at work making sure we recapture that same spirit of fun in Episode II. We hope the fans will enjoy it.”

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 will support Android mobile devices powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® mobile processor. It will be available on the Android Market and featured on the Tegra Zone app. In addition, SEGA and NVIDIA are working closely together to develop an even more enhanced version for Tegra 3, the world’s first quad-core mobile processor.

Source: SEGA Blog

Thanks to Blue Blood at the SSMB for the heads up!

New M&S 2012 Gameplay Trailer

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SEGA of America has released a second gameplay trailer for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In this latest video we see some footage of new events like football (soccer for you guys in the US), volleyball and synchronized swimming, as well as some returning events. The Wii version of the game will be available in the US November 15th and Europe November 18th. The 3DS version is due sometime in February 2012.

Source: SEGA Blog

Thanks to interface for the heads up!

SEGA Announces California-Based Sonic Generations of Skate Event

In celebration of Sonic’s 20th Anniversary, SEGA of America has announced a Sonic themed skating event called’Sonic Generations of Skate‘ in cooperation with ASA Entertainment. The event will be held October 22nd on Venice Beach, California and will see famous skateboarders from three eras compete for a cash prize. Sonic fans will of course be given the chance to go hands-on with Sonic Generations at the event before it’s released in stores 8 days later. Those who miss the event can catch it on TV in the US November 25th via FOX Sports Network.

You can order your tickets for the event here. Be quick, though, as there aren’t many left at the time of this article’s publication.

For more information, head over to the SEGA Blog.

Thanks to SSMB members Hogfather and The Dead Skin for the heads up!

Got a news tip? Send it in to thesonicstadium@googlemail.com, shadzter@sonicstadium.org or via Twitter at @Shadzter and we’ll credit you for the find.

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

Got a news tip? Send it in to thesonicstadium@googlemail.com, shadzter@sonicstadium.org or via Twitter at @Shadzter and we’ll credit you for the find.

Final Needlemouse Challenge LIVE

The week long Needlemouse challenge speeds into it’s fourth and final day with one last quest for the Sonic Community to complete. This time the battleground is on Twitter. Oh, and bad luck to any Amy and Shade fans as they became the most recent Sonic characters to be rejected as playable characters.

Once again, RubyEclipse from the SEGA America Blog was on hand to give us the down-low on our challenge.

Day 4: Twitter (Difficulty: High)

Final Goal: Reply @SEGA on Twitter with a total of 1,000 correct answers!

Bonus Point Earned if correct replies break 1,250 responses, ORif #SEGA or #Needlemouse become trending topics!

How to create trending topics:Trending Topics on twitter are words or phrases that are the most frequently written. Put a # just before the word (ex: #SEGA) to contribute to a it’s rank. You can keep on talking to your friends and updating with #Needlemouse or #SEGA, and you will continue to raise the chance that they become trending topics on the front page of twitter!

Trivia – Final Set (Remember, reply to @SEGA on Twitter!)

1: If you locked Sonic 3 onto Sonic and Knuckles, what was the largest amount of emeralds you could collect from special stages?

2: Yuji Naka is credited with much of Sonic’s history, but who is the man that actually designed Sonic?

3:  During his creation, what was the Japanese name originally given to Sonic?

This is it, everyone! The final chance to get that last bonus point, and the day for us to show the world that the power of fans can accomplish amazing things.

The contest ends in 24 hours – let’s roll!

The questions are harder, the answers needed higher but it can be done. If you’re not a member of Twitter it’s easy enough to sign up and now is the perfect time to join. It might also be an idea to ask friends and family to help out if need be, we’ve done so well it would be a shame to fall at the final hurdle. Good luck all.

PS, my money is on Shadow being in, but that is the subject for another story entirely. The TSS writers are at war over who should remain…