SEGA Signs VMC to Produce Sonic Accessories in the UK, Spain Gets Sonic Generations T-Shirt Pack

SEGA Europe has signed on VMC Accessories to produce a range of Sonic the Hedgehog licensed accessories ranging from Winter specialties like headwear, earmuffs, scarves, gloves and mittens to items like sunglasses, belts, fashion bags and wheeled suitcases. VMC Accessories is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of children’s licensed fashion accessories and should make a great addition to SEGA’s list of merchandise partners.

The accessories will be available to buy Spring 2012.

In other news, SEGA Spain has announced on their official Tuenti page that fans in Spain will soon be able to get their hands on a Sonic Generations t-shirt that comes packaged in a special Mega Drive-themed box. SEGA Spain says they will update soon with details of how you can obtain this item.

Sources: Licensing.biz and Sonic Paradise

Thanks to SSMB member Lucky for the heads up on the VMC Accessories story and thanks to Seraphinprincess for the heads up on the Sonic Generations t-shirt news!

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M&S London Wii: UK’s Pre-order Bonus & Spain’s Collector’s Edition Revealed

The GAME Group (GAME, GameStation and Gameplay) has revealed the UK’s pre-order bonus for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which released November 18th in Europe. If you pre-order at either of the three retailers, you will get a free child’s large sized t-shirt (pictured above) themed with art from the game. Unfortunately, the t-shirt is only available to UK residents, so fans overseas won’t be able to import one (at least until a few inevitably hit eBay).

Your can get your pre-order in at the below links:
GAME: £29.99
GameStation: £29.99
Gameplay: £37.99

Thanks to Trixie the Great at the SSMB for the heads up!

SEGA Spain has revealed a Collector’s Edition for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which comes with a copy of the game and an exclusive tin, similar to ones Nintendo previously gave away with pre-orders of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2. SEGA didn’t reveal which retailer(s) will carry this Collector’s Edition.

Source: SEGA Spain’s Official Sonic Tuenti (via Sonic Paradise)

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UK & Spanish Retailers Listing Sonic Generations Special Edition For PS3 & Xbox 360

UK retailer GAME is now taking pre-orders on their website for a Sonic Generations Special Edition for PS3 and Xbox 360. This edition of the game is priced at £37.99 for Xbox 360 and an higher price of £39.99 for PS3, which is £5 and £7 higher respectively than the game alone. What’s weird is that the Special Edition is said to contain the content GAME has recently been advertising as a pre-order bonus for the game in-store. The same content is also advertised as a pre-order bonus at US retailer GameStop. Hopefully SEGA will clear this up and announce official details about the Sonic Generations Special Edition soon.

Sonic Paradise last week reported that Spanish retailer Xtralife is taking pre-orders for the Sonic Generations Special Edition in that territory. The website also heard from SEGA Spain that the company hasn’t yet decided who will be doing the voice dubbing for the Spanish version of the game.

Source: GAME UK

Thanks to Major Ziggy at the SSMB for the heads up on the GAME UK listing!

SEGA to Attend GAMEfest 2011 in the UK and Spain

Video game retailer GAME will be returning to Madrid in Spain to hold their GAMEfest event and will also be hosting it in the UK for the first time in Birmingham’s NEC this year. SEGA is on the list of exhibitor’s for both events, so could we be seeing demos of Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games? That is unclear right now.

Sonic Paradise has confirmed they will be attending GAMEfest 2011 in Spain and you may recall that a SEGA rep at last year’s event slipped out the first details of what we now know as Sonic Generations. I will be attending the UK GAMEfest 2011 on September 18th and I’ll be sure to bring you coverage here at The Sonic Stadium of any Sonic titles that may be there.

GAMEfest is a public event where you can play upcoming video games before they’re released. If you’re interested in attending, tickets are on sale now, for the UK event at least. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children. A GAME Reward Card is required to purchase tickets. The UK event will take place between September 16th and 18th at Birmingham’s NEC, while the Spain event will take place between September 29 and October 2 in Madrid.

The list of publishers attending the events so far are below.

UK
Sony
Microsoft
Nintendo
SEGA
THQ
Disney
Bethesda
Activision
EA

Spain
SEGA
Koch Media
Microsoft
Namco Bandai
Konami
THQ
Nintendo
Take 2
EA
Ubisoft
Warner
Sony

Sources: GAMEfest 2011 UK website, GAMEfest 2011 Spain website and Sonic Paradise

Box Art: Sonic und der Schwarze Ritter!

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Enjoy these latest high quality images of Sonic and the Black Knight’s PAL box artwork, fresh from SEGA themselves. Taking a note from the book of Sonic and the Secret Rings, it seems that each territory’s title will be translated for their respective audience. We have images of the German (which once again always manages to sound cooler than the English one), Spanish and Australian packshots, but no UK one. Which is a bit odd.

We’ve got these in maximum resolution, so if you want a massive Schwarze then simply click on the images above, and select ‘Full Size’ to receive your prize.

Thanks to Hero of Legend on SSMB for the heads up!