SEGA in Talks for Sonic 25th Anniversary Party in LA

Following a report we brought you earlier this month from the latest issue of License Global which mentioned upcoming Sonic events, we may now know where one of them will be held. Continue reading SEGA in Talks for Sonic 25th Anniversary Party in LA

Sega’s Plans For Sonic Includes ‘Console Games & Theme Park Licensing’

So we all just found out that Ivo Gerscovich is the new head of the Sonic Brand for Sega of America and looking on his LinkedIn profile page there are a number of bullet point details as to what might be in store in the future for Sonic. Continue reading Sega’s Plans For Sonic Includes ‘Console Games & Theme Park Licensing’

“Special Reveal” At the SXSW 25th Anniversary Panel


A few days ago we brought you news that there would be a very special panel at the SXSW 2016 convention.

Well since then, there’s been a number of developments, the first major detail is that the event will now be live-streamed via twitch. However the more interesting detail is that according to the SXSW website, there will be a ‘special reveal’ as part of the panel for the anniversary celebrations.

What will this special reveal be? Well we know for certain that it’s not going to be a game. However with Yuji Naka being present along with Iizuka, you can’t blame fans for speculating it might be something important.

More details as and when we get them.

Source: SXSW

Select Sonic games on sale on Steam in NA until Jan 25th

Sonic Steam Sale

Steam have announced that a bunch of Sonic games are on sale on Steam in NA as part of a Weekend Sale until Jan 25th. Discounts range from 50% off to 75% off.

The games and their sale prices are the following:

Sonic Games Collection (with 21 games) ($56.49 USD/$64.99 CDN)

Sonic Lost World ($10.19 USD/$11.21 CDN)

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed ($4.99 USD/ $5.49 CDN)

Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing ($2.49 USD/ $4.24 CDN)

Sonic Generations ($7.49 USD/$8.24 CDN)

Sonic 4: Episode 1 ($2.49 USD/$2.74 CDN)

Sonic 4: Episode 2 ($3.74 USD/$4.24 CDN)

Sonic 3D Blast ($1.24 USD/$1.37 CDN)

Sonic Spinball ($1.24 USD/$1.37 CDN)

Sonic 1 ($1.24 USD/$1.37 CDN)

Sonic 2 ($1.24 USD/$1.37 CDN)

Sonic 3 & Knuckles ($1.24 USD/$1.37 CDN)

Sonic Adventure DX ($1.99 USD/$2.19 CDN)

Sonic Adventure 2 ($2.49 USD/$2.74 CDN)

Sonic CD ($1.24 USD/$1.37 CDN)

Via Steam’s website.

More Sonic Boom RoL Concepts Found

Sonic Boom Amped UX 14

The Sonic Stadium has discovered even more concept work for 2014’s Wii U exclusive Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. The work was found on Amped UX’s website revealing they too had a hand in the game’s development.

The studio provided the following services:
* UI/UX Design, Wireframes, and Project Management
* Heads Up Display (HUD) UI Actionscripting
* Progression/Systems Design
* Localization Production & Integration
* High Level Concept & Documentation
* Secondary Quest & NPC Design
* Level Geometry Whiteboxing & Visual Scripting
* Final Script ​Debugging and Level Layout Revisions

You can learn about these development procedures in huge detail over at Amped UX at the below links. They’re a good read if you’re interested in game development or getting into the industry.

Source: Amped UX [Link 1, Link 2]

Scrapped Sonic and the Black Knight Poster Found

Sonic & the Black Knight promo poster

The Sonic Stadium has uncovered what appears to be an unused promotional poster for Wii exclusive Sonic and the Black Knight. The poster was created by a company called KJSCoverArt who have designed a lot of album covers for various artists, as seen on their portfolio. We assume this image must have been made pretty early on because you’ll notice Sonic is wearing two of the same gauntlet he wears in the game instead of just one, as well as a helmet, which looks much like Shadow/Lancelot’s. Other changes include slight differences in Caliburn’s hilt and the game’s logo.

What do you think of this artwork? Would you have preferred Sonic to have worn more armour? Speak out in the comments.

Source: KJSCoverArt

Tomy Reveals 25th Anniversary Toyline For July 2016

25th aniversary figures

“Ok Detective TSS! Are there any clues as to the next Sonic game?” Well F4F saying that their 25th anniversary statue must be classic, press material from various licensing and toy fairs saying classic. Interviews also saying classic. And now Tomy are releasing a classic themed toy line with the 25th anniversary logo all over it…

It’s hard not to jump to conclusions, it’s really hard, so many signs indicate that next year will be a classic themed one, why would there not be a game to support that, anyway…

Found in Tomy’s catalogue for 2016 are a bunch of classic Sonic toys complete with a new version of the 25th anniversary logo. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Eggman are set to get a plush toy release and Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are also going to get a figure release with a collectable coin.

Now these are clearly just mockup images as they use the Boom figures as place holder images and official art as place holders for the plush line.

In just over a months time there is both London and New York Toy Fair which would be the most likely place for them to make their first appearance.

Items are set for release July 2016.

Keep checking TSS for more information as and when we get it.

Thanks again to Lhancat for the find.