Sonic Origins Trailer Theme Available on Hyper Potions’ YouTube

If you were tapping your toe during the Sonic Origins trailer, then do I have good news for you! The Hyper Potions have released the full clean version of it to YouTube for your listening pleasure:

This is the latest of many collaborations between SEGA and Hyper Potions, from the iconic “Friends” and “Time Trials” themes in Sonic Mania, to the theme of the Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania trailer, to multiple remixes in Team Sonic Racing.

Many of their previous collaboration tracks are available on digital music storefronts such as Amazon and iTunes. Here’s hoping this Origins theme joins the others soon!

Sonic Origins Trailer, Prices, Animation, & Extras Officially Revealed

After the past few days of leaks around the edges, the official Sonic YouTube channel has revealed the trailer for Sonic Origins. The game will be released on June 23, and will hit all major platforms (Switch/PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Series X|S/Epic/Steam). Gematsu reports the game to launch at $39.99 for the standard edition, and $44.99 for Digital Deluxe (more on that below).

UPDATE: The game’s official website states that Spain, France, Germany, and Italy will be getting the game on the 12th whenever you change the language. Seems that all dates have been changed to June 23rd now. Thanks to alexizaki for the news tip!

The trailer features gorgeous animation in a similar style to the Sonic Mania animated sequences and explicitly promising even more animation. The trailer also confirms the replacement of Lives with a “Medallion” system in the game’s Anniversary mode (as you’ll notice in the UI).

The game will include features both within and beyond previous HD remakes of the games, such as the ability to play as Tails and Knuckles in other games (with the exception that Knuckles won’t be in CD, per Famitsu), and the Hidden Palace boss from the Sonic 2 iOS/Android remake.

Famitsu reports further special features in the game, such as a Boss Rush mode, a “Mirror Mode” that flips the entire stage left to right, a “story mode” (unclear if this just refers to the animation sequences, or if it actually connects the four games), a mission mode, a museum collection, and leaderboards. We don’t know much about the Mission mode yet, however screenshots of it show off a menu with the Veg-O-Fortress from Sonic Spinball, and a screenshot of Knuckles in S&K’s Death Egg Zone (which he normally does not appear in) with a unique level layout, a timer, and a letter grade.

Following Sega’s recent releases, Origins will have a “Digital Deluxe” version, which is set to include an additional 11 “hard” missions, 73 extra music tracks in the museum from other Genesis and 32X games, bonus menu animations, 10 Classic mode backgrounds for the letterbox, and an “Island Camera.”

Gematsu confirms these Digital Deluxe features will also be available as DLC under the “Premium Fun Pack” at $3.99, with further music tracks available via the “Premium & Classic Sound Pack” for $3.99. Pre-orders will also get a “Start Dash Pack” unlocking Mirror mode, a Mega Drive background for Classic mode, and 100 coins.

Be sure to stay with us as further details unfold.

Sonic 2’s “Final Trailer” Has Emerald Power and a New Poster

With April 8th rapidly approaching, Paramount has released their “Final Trailer” for Sonic 2, featuring loads of previously unseen footage, a super-powered Jim Carrey, and lots of Sonic vs. Knuckles action.

The trailer links the previously shown scenes of Tom at the wedding in Hawaii, and Sonic snowboarding during an avalanche and robot attack. It’s also the first major interaction we’ve seen between the speedy and headstrong Sonic and the serious and… astoundingly physically strong Knuckles. Tails still has minimal appearance, no dialog, and spends most of the trailer unconscious, so we don’t yet have a sense of how the movie portrays his dynamic with Sonic. There’s also slightly more pop culture references that will assuredly not age well, and a simple and direct game reference early on that will pique fans’ interests.

At the same time, a new movie poster has surfaced, featuring a recreation of the famous Sonic 2 North American and European box art (you’ll notice Knuckles’ reflection in the 2 itself).

Leading up to this reveal, Paramount released two short trailers, including a March Madness-centered trailer titled “Madness,” and a gag trailer they’ve pitched as the “Sonic Cut.”

And yeah, the “Sonic Cut” trailer is actually a series of one-frame shots with several gag images thrown in, including…

With this new trailer, we finally have a stronger sense of what the movie will actually be about, a more thorough look at the owl temple that possibly links Sonic, Knuckles, and Long Claw, and further confirmation that the Master Emerald will play a central role. All that’s left is the slightly-less-than-one-month wait until its release date!

Thanks to Josiahblaze, Mr. Needlemouse and all the folks over at our news tips Discord channel!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Trailer Debuts at The Game Awards

Nearly seven months since it wrapped filming, Sonic 2’s trailer has finally arrived, debuting at The Game Awards. The 2-minute-18-second trailer gives us our first taste of what’s in store for Sonic’s big screen debut.

The trailer has got a lot to offer. There are plenty of references to the games, such as Sonic Adventure. The Master Emerald and its shrine is here, along with the Tornado, Tails, and of course, our first look at Knuckles the Echidna.

Watch it below!


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 features Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Tails, Idris Elba as Knuckles, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik. It will debut in the US on April 8, 2022.

Sonic & Tails Roll Into New Super Monkey Ball Trailer

We already saw this coming, but we now have official footage of Sonic and Tails in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, celebrating both Monkey Ball’s 20th anniversary and Sonic’s 30th!

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Sonic Hacking Contest Drops Exciting New Trailer

Where can you play as Mario in Sonic Adventure 2, Hatsune Miku in Sonic Mania, and many other strange alterations to your favourite Sonic games? Why, the Sonic Hacking Contest, of course! One of the most exciting events in the Sonic community is heading here on the 2nd of December, and we’ve got a sizzlin’ trailer to prove it!

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Back Stealth’s Vertebreaker on Kickstarter With Money (and try out the Demo!)

One of SAGE’s hottest showings this year was a little demo for a rather spooky game called Vertebreaker! It’s being developed by Head Cannon, one of the driving forces behind Sonic Mania, and now it’s come to Kickstarter to get a boost in funds to become a full-fledged indie title!

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Mario and Sonic Opening Movie, Trailer and Gameplay Surfaces

Heads up! SEGA just released a new trailer for their Mario and Sonic crossover sports game, and the opening along with some gameplay footage of Dream Events and retro mini games has surfaced as well! Check it out, and get hyped!

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SEGA Releases Team Sonic Racing Launch Trailer As Positive Reviews Hit the Web

Team Sonic Racing is available in just a few days time, and the hype is starting to become too much to bear. What might help pass the time, though, is a slew of initial positive reviews of the game coupled with a special launch trailer provided by SEGA Europe. Continue reading SEGA Releases Team Sonic Racing Launch Trailer As Positive Reviews Hit the Web

BREAKING: First Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer and Poster Unveiled!

Stop the presses! The first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has finally been revealed to the public. With all the commotion surrounding the film – with trailer details published in advance by the press and Jim Carrey’s look as Eggman being leaked, curiosity and anticipation for what the ‘Real Life Sonic’ will look like has hit an all-time high. Check out the trailer below. Continue reading BREAKING: First Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer and Poster Unveiled!

Meet Infinite in the Brand New Sonic Forces Trailer for SDCC 2017

Among the familiar faces fighting under Eggman’s name in Sonic Forces comes a brand new villain by the name “Infinite.” SEGA dropped some new music for the occasion with a dedicated theme song featuring vocals and lyrics by Dangerkids band members earlier today (and sounding so deliciously Shadow the Hedgehog-like, I might add), and now we have a trailer dedicated to this dangerous new evil as well.

Give it a watch above, and share your thoughts with us on Infinite in the comments below!

Sonic Hacking Contest 2016 Begins on November 7th

Last month, the Sonic Amateur Games Expo hosted a wide variety of fan games developed by talented members of the community. Now, this month celebrates the tireless efforts of hackers for your favourite Sonic games with the 2016 edition of the Sonic Hacking Contest, kicking off this coming Monday, November 7th to Sunday, November 13th.

The annual ROM-hacking contest is brought to you by members of Sonic Stuff Research Group and Sonic Retro, with livestreams from SomecallmeJohnny, MegaGWolf, Redhotsonic, and more going on throughout the contest week. SSRG and Retro members can also download these and vote for their favourite for Community Trophies!

Check out the trailer for SHC2016 below, as well as the list for this year’s entries!

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Try Out the Classic-Inspired “Sonic Utopia,” One of SAGE 2016’s Biggest Surprises

After a week-long run, the 2016 edition of the Sonic Amateur Games Expo finally unveiled its biggest surprise from the online fan game festival. An early demo has gone live for a project called Sonic Utopia, which seeks to recapture “the best of Sonic’s style and tie it together in a cohesive [and intuitive] experience” in 3D. Continue reading Try Out the Classic-Inspired “Sonic Utopia,” One of SAGE 2016’s Biggest Surprises

Sonic Boom Fire & Ice E3 Trailer

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After months of inactivity, Sonic Boom Fire & Ice has finally got a new trailer. The trailer is a combination of game play footage and CG sequences. I’m unsure as to if there is anything really new in the footage, but it is nice to finally see the same after so many months of silence.

I’ll reserve judgement on what I think of the trailer for now, but let us know what you think in the comments.

Edit: I looked through both the trailers to see if I could find any noticeable differences, this was the best I could find.

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There is quite a difference.

Sonic Boom E3 TV Trailer & New Character revealed

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So we had the games.. but something was missing… ah here we go! Sega have decided to make public a TV Trailer for Sonic Boom the TV show. And it’s incredible. The trailer shows a number of episodes and some rather comical lines of dialogue, animation looks really high quality and episode variety seems varied.

In addition to this, an image appeared on Sega’s Facebook page which also seems to show a clip from the show including what looks like a new character.

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What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Sega’s YouTube & Facebook

Sonic Lost World TGS Trailer Includes Amy, New Cutscenes

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A brand new TGS 2013 trailer for Sonic Lost World has been released on the game’s Japanese website, and it features a whole cavalcade of new things to see. There’s what appears to be a gorgeous CG intro scene of Sonic and Tails chasing something in the Tornado on their way to Lost Hex, as well as our first (brief!) glimpse of Amy in an in-game cutscene. We also see interactions between the Deadly Six, and Eggman preparing to fire some sort of gun. For people hoping for a deeper and slightly darker story compared to Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations… it looks like you may be in luck!

There’s also plenty of new gameplay footage to see too, including a good look at all of the levels revealed so far – especially recently-revealed ones like Tropical Coast – and a more detailed demonstration of how the Wisps will work in both the Wii U and 3DS versions, showing how the GamePad in particular will bring new ways to control Sonic’s alien-powered abilities.

The Japanese site for Sonic Lost World also includes a few new pieces of art, included below. Thanks to SSMB member Woun for finding all of these new goodies!

With so much new stuff to see, that means there’s lots to discuss! Let us know what you think of the TGS trailer in the comments!

Sonic Boom Lost World Trailer, New Stage Surfaces

Double-time!

Along with the extended cutscene mere minutes ago, yet another bit of Lost World footage came ’round from Sonic Boom – a trailer, no less!

Paired with the Summer of Sonic trailer, fans attending the St. Louis event were treated with a new zone! With some focus on the Frozen Factory stage, an underwater mine-like level is revealed, and there appears to be much grinding in the Act showcased. Mind the dodgy stream quality, we will be sure to notify you via Twitter if a cleaner version surfaces.

Get it? Surfacing? Underwater? …ah forget it.

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Special thanks to SSF1991 for the tip!

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

Wreck-It-Ralph Asks Sonic What He’s Doing in a Car in New S&ASRT Trailer

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Following the Danica Patrick-focused trailer, SEGA has released a Wreck-It-Ralph heavy trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Lots of gameplay footage is on show with some hilarious voice acting such as Ralph asking the internet favourite question “Hey, Sonic! What are you doing in a car?” You can check out the trailer in the video above.

Source: KochMediaEs on YouTube

New S&ASRT Trailer & Screens Show Danica Patrick in Action

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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.

Screenshots and an image of the “Danicar” toy are available in our gallery after the jump.
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S&ASR Transformed 3DS & PS Vita Delayed to December?

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It looks like there is a reason why we’ve not seen the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita versions of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – they’re behind schedule. Gaming Age has just been sent a slightly different version of the game’s most recent trailer that lists the handheld versions at the end with a US release date of December 12th 2012. The website says this trailer is part of SEGA’s New York Comic-Con press releases, so we may see this date and maybe more information announced about the handheld releases soon, but the trailer suggests we won’t be seeing footage of them.

Source: Gaming Age

Sonic the Fighters Spotted in New Wreck-It-Ralph Trailer

Disney UK released a new trailer for Wreck-It-Ralph last week and Sonic seemingly had little presence in it. But now, thanks to keen-eyed TSS reader Setnaro X, we can see a Sonic the Fighters arcade cabinet amongst all of the others at the beginning of the trailer. As it’s so difficult to see without precise pausing, we’ve taken the above screen grab for your viewing pleasure.

You can check out the trailer after the jump.
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S&ASR Transformed: New Trailer & Screenshots, Ulala Confirmed

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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.
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S&ASRT: New Trailer, Box Art and Release Date

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A new trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has surfaced during Comic-Con and, while it doesn’t provide any new details on tracks or characters, it gives us a date as to when we can get our hands on the game! Set your calendars for 16th November 2012 if you’re in Europe or 20th November if you’re in North America and get ready to race!

The box art for the game has also been unveiled! Take a look right after the jump.

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Wreck-It Ralph Debut Trailer

The first trailer to the upcoming movie Wreck-It Ralph has premiered today! Starring John C. Reilly in the titular role, Ralph is the antagonist of the (fictional) 8-bit arcade game Fix-it Felix! who grows tired of playing the bad guy.

Essentially a video game-based Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the film cameos a wide array of gaming stars, such as Zangief and M. Bison from Street Fighter, the ghosts from Pacman, Bowser from the Super Mario franchise, and our very own Doctor Eggman, all of whom you will see in the trailer below.

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The movie is set for theatrical release on November 2nd.

Special thanks to Sam Simpson for the tip and BlazingTales on the SSMB for the YouTube link!

Alternate S&ASR Transformed Trailer Officially Reveals Wii U Version


UPDATE: The video has now been removed. Fortunately, Sonic Paradise screencapped it.

Original story:
Sonic Wrecks has uploaded an alternate version of today’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed trailer that officially reveals what we told you back in January – that the game is coming to Wii U. Fast forward to the 01:30 mark at the end of the video and you can see the Wii U logo.

With this being the E3 trailer, hopefully we’ll see the Wii U version in action at SEGA’s E3 booth next week.

Source: Sonic Wrecks’ YouTube channel

Thanks to SSMB member ProfessorZolo for the heads up!

Sonic 4: Episode 2 EU Release Dates Update


SEGA Europe has today released the European version of the recent Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 trailer. In it we get an update on the European release dates for the game, but unlike the US, we don’t get anything more solid than the month of May for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. The PC, iOS and Tegra 3 compatible versions will also launch in May, with the Android/Google Play version following in June, and the Windows Phone 7 version made available later in July.

Eurogamer also reports that Sonic 4: Episode 2 will be priced at 1200 MSP on Xbox Live, £9.99 on PlayStation Network, and £12.99 for PC. No pricing info was given for the other versions, but we’ll pass on those details when they’re made available.

Sources: Eurogamer and SEGA Europe