The Spin: How SEGA is Ignoring the Middle Children of Sonic’s Legacy

2010 was the year Sonic the Hedgehog came back. Yes, we all heard the stories about how the franchise had declined not long after the jump to 3D, how gaming news outlets and critics even now would begin their pieces with some variation of “Sonic has had a rocky history,” and how every new Sonic game released around the “dark ages” period couldn’t shake off the dreaded “Sonic Cycle.” Continue reading The Spin: How SEGA is Ignoring the Middle Children of Sonic’s Legacy

Sonic Advance 2 Heading to the Wii U VC in Japan on Feb 24th

Yep. After the first Sonic Advance from the Game Boy Advance made its way onto the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan back on Feburary 18th last year in 2015, it’s been announced that Sonic Advance 2 is next in the series to make it to the Wii U VC in Japan next week on February 24th for ¥702, same as Sonic Advance 1. Continue reading Sonic Advance 2 Heading to the Wii U VC in Japan on Feb 24th

Sonic Advance 2 US Release Date Revealed

An official press release from SEGA has revealed that Sonic Advance 2 will release in North America in Spring 2003. No specific date was announced, but it does fall in line with our recently-reported UK release date of March. so perhaps the US and Canada will get to play the new GBA game at the same time.

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Amy Revealed As Unlockable Character in Sonic Advance 2

Sonic Advance 2 hasn’t even been released yet in the West, and Sonic Team is already spilling the beans on the secret unlockable bonuses you can find in the game. Alongside some expected modes such as a Super Sonic final stage, sound test and Tiny Chao Garden, comes a surprise – Amy Rose is in fact a secret playable character!

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Special Chao Downloads and Exclusive Sonic Merch Available at World Hobby Fair 2003

Sonic X might be the headlining event at this week’s World Hobby Fair, but Sonic Team will also be showing off Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Pinball Party at the Japanese expo – along with some fantastic looking goodies and exclusive Chao downloads.

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UK Retailer Points to March Releases of Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Advance 2

Spring is going to be a busy season for us Sonic fans in the UK! According to a retailer listing on online site Amazon.co.uk, both the Gamecube compilation package Sonic Mega Collection and GBA platformer Sonic Advance 2 will be available to buy in March 2003.

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TSS REVIEW: Sonic Advance 2

The original Sonic Advance was a good starter for the blue hedgehog on a ‘rival’ handheld console. Many Sonic purist fans however, spat it out after a fair old play, claiming that it harks little back to the good old days of the Mega Drive/Genesis. Well, fear no more, my pretties, because Sonic Advance 2 is in the house, and it Spin Dashes right back to its roots, and then some!

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Sonic Team Adds Sonic Advance 2 Puzzle Game to MiniToy Archive

You can keep your hype for Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Mega Collection in overdrive this month, as Sonic Team has updated its online ‘MiniToy’ archive with a brand new jigsaw puzzle featuring artwork promoting the two new games.

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Sonic Advance 2: We’ve Seen It In Action!

It’s almost here! Sonic Advance 2 is just about a week away in Japan, and The Sonic Stadium is here to let you in on yet MORE exclusive information on the game. After we stumbled across a video promoting the game for this year’s TGS a month or so ago, you’d wonder why we never covered it beforehand. Well, we could say that we were waiting for the right moment… erm? Either way, we’re the first to tell you about it! Watch the trailer in full after the jump!

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Sonic Advance 2 Preview: Cream the Rabbit’s Moveset, Trick Actions, Special Stages and More!

Sonic Team finally reveals to the world the Official Sonic Advance 2 Website. Packed with new information on the game, The Sonic Stadium’s Dreadknux set eyes on it the very moment it was released. We loosely translated the information on the website to give you a rough idea of what to expect in new sections of the game.

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SEGA Plans Autumn ‘Game Party’ Events for November in Japan

Summer might be over, but SEGA is still planning to continue its ‘Game Party’ series of events throughout Japan. Following a successful ‘Sonic Party’ in August, the publisher will be hosting a number of shows starting on 2nd November focusing on its upcoming Gamecube and Game Boy Advance lineup.

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Sonic Advance 2 New Character: Cream the Rabbit!

Woah woah woah WOAH. Stop the presses, people. I SAID, STOP IT! Good. ^_^ We were kinda hoping nothing big would happen while we were ‘under’, but so has been the case and hence the date of writing this Update up. The non-appearance of Amy had us all gearing up for something big at ‘Stadium Towers, and now we know what that big thing is.

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SEGA’s Tokyo Game Show 2002 Lineup Revealed – Sonic Advance 2 and Mega Collection Make Appearance

SEGA has officially announced its lineup of games to show off at the Tokyo Game Show taking place next week. And boy, it’s a lot of games. On the Sonic front, GBA sequel Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Mega Collection will be on display, while there is the suggestion of a few new game announcements from Sonic Team.

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Sonic Advance 2 Preview: What We Know So Far

No sooner had Dimps accomplished the very nice Sonic Advance for the GBA, that Sonic Team announce that a sequel was in the works, and is nearly ready for release. This must have meant that Sonic Team has been working on this game for some considerable time if this’ll be released by Christmas, which is what the development company are indeed promising.

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Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Mega Collection Releasing on the Same Day in Japan

It’s going to be a big day for Sonic fans in Japan when Sonic Mega Collection releases on Gamecube, because the Game Boy Advance title Sonic Advance 2 will also hit store shelves on the same day.

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Watch the First Sonic Advance 2 Footage Here

Over the weekend, we discovered the first footage of Sonic Advance 2! We suspect this video was taken during one of the recent Japanese events that showcased the new GBA game. It shows Sonic darting through the first Zone, Leaf Forest, and features new enemies, faster gameplay and new running animations. Continue reading Watch the First Sonic Advance 2 Footage Here

Sonic Team Shares New Sonic Advance 2 Stage Details and Screenshots

We got our first taste of Sonic Advance 2 just the other day with some screenshots of the game’s opening stages, but today Sonic Team has launched the official Sonic Advance 2 minisite with some more images and bit more info.

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First Sonic Advance 2 Screenshots and Details Revealed

The first details on Sonic Advance 2 have just been unleashed, courtesy of Famitsu magazine in Japan. We have a few screenshots of the opening stages of the Game Boy Advance sequel, along with the Zone names to boot. Continue reading First Sonic Advance 2 Screenshots and Details Revealed

SEGA Announces ‘Sonic Party’ Summer Festival in Japan

With plenty of new Sonic games now incoming, SEGA is celebrating by hosting a number of Sonic the Hedgehog parties in Japan. The ‘Sonic Party – 2002 Summer Festival’ will see a number of SEGA stores participating in special events to promote new and recent games in the series. Continue reading SEGA Announces ‘Sonic Party’ Summer Festival in Japan

Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Advance 2 Announced!

Hold on to your butts – SEGA has announced not only a sequel to Sonic Advance on the Game Boy Advance, but also a special compilation of classic Sonic games on Gamecube called ‘Sonic Mega Collection’! Continue reading Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Advance 2 Announced!