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Video Spotlight: Sonic Mania Chemical Plant Zone Trailer and New GHZ Boss Image

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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Another classic Sonic stage is making its way to Sonic Mania in the form of a remixed Chemical Plant Zone.

The new version of Chemical Plant Zone brings a whole host of new gimmicks with it. We’ve got mega-mack that can change colour which gives it different qualities like making it more springy, we’ve got sticky surfaces that you can launch yourself from and we’ve also got a new DNA-style transporter for launching Sonic/Tails/Knuckles onto higher paths.

Check out the trailer below to see the new stage in action:

We’ve also got a new image of a Green Hill Zone act 2 boss which you can view by clicking here (WARNING: SPOILERS). This image comes courtesy of tech site Venture Beat and they may have leaked this image early as the caption doesn’t match up with what it’s showing.

Sonic Mania launches on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on the 15th of August 2015.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Video Spotlight: New Sonic Mania Footage Showcases Knuckles in Action in the Flying Battery Zone

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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The official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel has uploaded some new footage of Sonic Mania which showcases Knuckles doing his thing in the new version of Flying Battery Zone.

There’s lots of nods to the original stage layout from Sonic & Knuckles as well as entirely new areas to explore. Check out the new footage via the embed below:

Sonic Mania launches on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year.

Video Spotlight: Flying Battery Confirmed for Sonic Mania

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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The latest retro Sonic stage to be confirmed for an appearance in Sonic Mania is now the Flying Battery Zone from Sonic & Knuckles. The stage appears in a remixed form that has a different layout to the original, but has plenty of nods and gimmicks that call back to the original stage. Check it out below:

It’s also worth mentioning that we recently got an insight into how the 2nd act of Sonic Mania’s take on the Green Hill Zone is playing out. The following video shows how the progression from act 1 to act 2 occurs and how different the 2nd act is in comparison. There’s some interesting new gimmicks and some lovely nods to early Sonic the Hedgehog screenshots that showed mountains in the background. Take a look:

Sonic Mania will launch this summer on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

New 2D Sonic Game Sonic Mania Revealed, Releasing Spring 2017

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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Developed in collaboration with Sonic CD/1/2 Remastered developer Christian Whitehead, SEGA have revealed a new 2D Sonic adventure called Sonic Mania and it looks GORGEOUS:

Sonic Mania features all new 2D art and stages, throwback stages which are based off stages in 16 bit Sonic titles and a new drop-dash mechanic which allows you to instantly accelerate after a fall to the ground.

Sonic Mania launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2017.

Sonic 2 Remastered Releasing Tomorrow; Hidden Palace Zone is Unlockable

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Christian “The Taxman” Whitehead returns once again with a Retro Engine-powered port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Android and iOS devices. The new version of the 16 bit classic launches tomorrow and will be a free update for those who already own the existing port of Sonic 2 for these devices.

Along with the usual enhancements of a widescreen display and more accurate controls, Whitehead has seen fit to add Hidden Palace Zone as an unlockable bonus stage. This is not the Hidden Palace Zone from Sonic & Knuckles either; this is the version that was discovered in Sonic 2 Beta. Whitehead has obviously not left the stage incomplete and has given it a lovely makeover which now includes gimmicks like the water jet you can see above.

[Source: Joystiq]

Sonic 2 Remastered Coming to iOS and Android in November

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The next in Christian ‘Taxman’ Whitehead’s Retro Engine Sonic remasters is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the game is coming to iOS and Android devices this November.

Also confirmed is a scaled down version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed also for iOS and Android. This title is being released in December and features a new World Tour mode exclusive to this version.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

News: Sonic 1 Remastered Available for Android and iOS Now

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Christian “Taxman” Whitehead and Stealth’s remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog is now available for iOS and Android. Owners of SEGA’s original mobile port of Sonic 1 should also be receiving updates which essentially turn the game into the remastered version.

Check out some screenshots of the new features below which include the option to play as Tails and Knuckles as well as customisable controls and the ability to change the “box art” to the region of your choice:

[Source: Sonic Retro]

Video Spotlight: Sonic the Hedgehog Remastered Gameplay

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Sonic the Hedgehog Remastered is apparently going to release later this month for Android and iOS at the North American price of $2.99. No UK pricing has been announced at this time but we have our first taste of gameplay from the game below. Check out that beautiful widescreen action:

Sonic the Hedgehog Remastered is being ported by Christian Whitehead (who previously ported Sonic CD) and Stealth, a coder from Sonic Retro.

[Source: Sonic Retro]

SEGA Announces a Load of New Mobile Games; Sonic 1 Remastered Included UPDATE

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

UPDATE

A few more details regarding the release of Sonic the Hedgehog Remastered: iOS users who purchased the previously available version of Sonic the Hedgehog will receive the remastered version in an update.

Also, the soundtrack is completely remastered in order to give players the highest quality version of the soundtrack possible. Christian “Taxman” Whitehead has said, “The arrangements are identical to the originals, using FM synthesis. But they have been put together in a DAW environment and given an actual mix as opposed to simply recording the existing music. The Drum samples are sourced from the original synthesiser so they’re super clean and crisp too.”

Thanks SEGABits.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Game Developers’ Conference has brought with it some great news for SEGA fans who use Android and iOS.

A new version of Sonic the Hedgehog will be released with widescreen support, solid 60fps gameplay and a new time attack mode brought to you by Christian Whitehead, the man behind the recent Sonic CD port.

No release date has been announced yet but a North American price-point of $2.99 has been confirmed. Rumours are also circulating that Sonic 2 will also be ported in this way.

Also announced are Puzzle Pirates which appears to be a pirate-themed MMO and House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Files which appears to be a tailor-made for mobile gaming take of the Overkill formula.

[Source: Sonic Retro]

Fan Scene: Sonic XG Back in Development

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The infamous Sonic fan game Sonic XG is back in development as a one-man project by Joseph Waters.

Waters was a part of the original development team that also included Euan Gallacher and Christian Whitehead and has their support to complete the game alone. Both Gallacher and Whitehead have supplied Waters with all their Sonic XG material to make Waters’ job a little easier.

The game is being developed using Waters own custom Sonic & Knuckles clone engine. You can see 2 previews of the game in its’ current incarnation below:

There is currently no playable version available at this time as we’re assuming that Waters intends to release the game when it is complete rather than put a demo out. A playable demo from 2007 is still available to download from Sonic Retro.

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