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New Sonic Additions to Home Video and Books in Our Merchandise Section

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

It’s our first merchandise update of 2019! See below for the full list of additions to the Books and Home Video sections of our Merchandise catalogue:

Sonic Boom Season 1 Volume 1 added to Home Video
Sonic Boom Season 1 Volume 3 added to Home Video
Sonic Boom Season 1 Volume 4 added to Home Video
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991-2016 added to Books
Sonic the Hedgehog: Adventure Game Book 3 added to Books
Sonic the Hedgehog: Adventure Game Book 4 added to Books

Merchandise: New Additions

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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A fresh batch of new entries have been added to the various sub-categories in our Merchandise section. See below for full details of what has been added:

– Sonic Boom Season 1 Volume 2 DVD added to Home Video section
Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade vinyl added to Music section
– Sonic Boom Sonic & Hoverboard Stand figure added to Models & Figurines section
– Sonic Boom Dr. Eggman & Ripcord Eggmobile figure added to Models & Figurines section
– Sonic Boom Motobug figure added to Models & Figurines section
– MegaTech issue 15 added to Magazine Scans section

Review: Sonic Boom Fire & Ice

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice’s existence is a strange one. A sequel to 2014’s Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, the 3DS game was delayed an entire year to be a game that, “fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game” and an overall, “stronger, more enjoyable experience”. It was a bold move by SEGA who have come under criticism for the way they have taken the Sonic franchise in new directions with the previously released and poorly received Sonic Boom games.

Click here to real our full review of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.

Video Spotlight: It’s the First Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Trailer Since the Delay!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

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E3 is right around the corner and now we’ve got a brand new E3 trailer of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for the 3DS. This is the first look at the game since it was delayed for a year to give it, “the time and polish needed”. Has the delay been worth it? You be the judge:

That definitely looks like a sequel to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal to me.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice launches on 3DS in September this year. Those lucky Americans can also pre-order a special edition which comes with a bonus DVD that contains some select episodes of the TV show.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice to Launch on September 27th

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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It’s been a long time since we heard anything about the delayed follow-up to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, but Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice finally has a new release date of September 27th.

The game was previously delayed because SEGA America wanted to make a game that “fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game”. SEGA also promised it would “be a stronger, more enjoyable experience” thanks to the extended development period.

There is no new footage or screens to show at the moment, but you can guarantee we’ll be sharing any the moment they drop.

Sonic Dash 2 Releasing on iOS & Android Platforms ‘Soon’

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

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Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom will be launching on iOS and Android ‘soon’.

The game was previously soft-launched on Android devices in certain countries in a similar way to Sonic Runners, but now the game is ready for its full launch.

As the sequel to Sonic Dash, the game features similar endless running gameplay to the original but with new gimmicks such as using the enerbeam to lock onto sky-rails. The game also takes its visual cues from the Sonic Boom animated series.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Release Delayed Until 2016

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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In what has to be a first for the Sonic franchise, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be delayed until 2016 so the game can be improved and fine-polished. There is currently no exact release date in 2016 other than, “it’ll be ready when it’s ready”.

The Sonic franchise is not well known for delays and generally when a release date is set for a game then it gets delivered in whatever state it’s in at the time. This has resulted in some pretty lackluster efforts like Sonic the Hedgehog ’06 and even last year’s Sonic Boom games Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice was due to release on 3DS in quarter four this year and this delay marks one of the few occasions I feel a delay can really benefit a game. The Sonic franchise deserves more great entries and rush-releasing games has never been good practice for the blue blur. Fingers crossed Fire & Ice turns into a worthy entry in the franchise whenever it is that we next see it.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Revealed

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

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SEGA have revealed a new Sonic Boom game to be released later this year exclusively on 3DS. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a sequel to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and developed once again by Sanzaru Games. You can view the announcement trailer below:

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal were the worst selling Sonic games in the history of the franchise. I can only assume the reason for this follow-up is because SEGA has invested a lot in the cartoon and all the merchandising off-shoots that have followed. In all honesty I’m glad we’re getting a sequel to Shattered Crystal as it was the most playable of the two original Sonic Boom games. I would’ve preferred Streets of Rage 4 though.

[Source: IGN]

Video Spotlight: There Was a Time When Sonic Boom Looked Quite Pretty

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is a game we probably want to forget about at this point, but this demo reel from animator Tuan Nguyen shows the game’s environment looking considerably more fleshed-out. This footage comes from an earlier build of the game that featured more dense foliage. Check it out below:

If I was to hazard a guess as to why these details were paired back for the console release then I’d say it was because the Wii-U simply can’t handle it. It’s also worth noting that Rise of Lyric is the first Wii-U game powered by CryEngine 3 so Big Red Button were probably breaking a lot of new ground and learning as they went.

[Source: Sonic Retro]

Sonic Boom Cartoon Airs in Europe Autumn 2015

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

In what has to be one of the most peculiar decisions regarding Sonic Boom, the CG animated series that ties in with the video games will air in Europe in Autumn 2015 despite the games based on the series being released in November of this year.

The Sonic Boom cartoon airs in North America and France later this year which ties in nicely to the releases of the Sonic Boom video games which act as prequels to the series. The closer release windows for both the series and games in these territories are obviously designed to compliment each other and boost sales of the game as well as interest in the show.

So how does SEGA Europe intend on promoting the Sonic Boom games in the rest of Europe now the cartoon as fallen to late next year? Only time will tell but we’d bet some serious cash that the games are not going to sell as well in this territory when compared to France and North America unless SEGA Europe are willing to put some money into a big marketing campaign.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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