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A Casual Look at the Modern Sonic Series on Steam | Feature

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

It is our pleasure to introduce you to a guest feature written by our good friend Pete “TitansCreed” Nethercote!

In this feature, TitansCreed takes a casual look at the Modern Sonic games that are available on Steam, and what it’s like to stream them. If you’re a PC owner and a streamer then this is an interesting little article that might help you prioritise which Sonic games are worthy of you and your audience’s time.

Click here to read the full article.

New Knuckles Theme Remix Released as Part of Sonic Mania Adventures Remix Series | SEGA Tunes

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Another new Sonic remix was revealed at SXSW and this is a special remix of Knuckles’ theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Arranged by Tee Lopes and Jun Senoue, this remix also contains a little nod to Knuckles’ Unknown from M.E. theme from Sonic Adventure. You can listen to it by clicking the embed below:

This isn’t the first time Tee Lopes and Jun Senoue have collaborated on a Sonic Mania Adventures special remix. The duo also released the song Discovery last month and you can listen to that by clicking here.

Beta Patch Now Available for Sonic Mania on Steam, Removes Denuvo Anti-Tamper

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Opponents of DRM rejoice – the controversial Denuvo anti-tamper DRM has been removed from Sonic Mania’s Steam release, in a newly launched beta patch.

The official patch notes cite changes to controller and shader support, as well as adjustments for the time attack mode – but one user verified that Denuvo had been removed from the game. It’s actually somewhat obvious just from looking at the game’s .exe file, which has gone from 117MB in size to a mere 3MB. This also allows the game to boot up much faster, and allows greater potential for modding.

The details, including the code to access the beta, are available from the game’s Steam page. This is the latest SEGA release to drop Denuvo, as Yakuza 0, Kiwami, and Catherine Classic have all moved to drop the DRM. It’s a consumer-friendly move from SEGA that we’re happy to see.

Sonic Mania Adventures Rides Again With Special Christmas Episode | Video Spotlight

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

The Sonic Mania Adventures series of short cartoons lead by Sonic Mania cut-scene lead Tyson Hesse has returned for a one-off Christmas special. Amy Rose makes her debut in the series with a rather amusing encounter with Metal Sonic. Check out the rather sweet little short by clicking the embed below:

Missed the first 5 episodes of Sonic Mania Adventures? You can get up to speed with this video which collates them into a single 11 minute epic.

Humble Sonic Bundle Now Available Until January 1st 2019

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Humble Bundle are offering a Sonic the Hedgehog bundle that includes Sonic the Hegdheog 4 Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, Sonic CD, Sonic Adventure DX Director’s Cut, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Generations, Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces.

Money raised from purchases of this bundle also go towards charities like Extra Life, Willow Foundation, Access Sport or a charity of your choice. Here’s the breakdown of what games you can get in each tier:

Pay $1 or more
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I
Sonic Adventure DX Director’s Cut
Sonic CD
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

Pay over $7.13
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic Lost World
Sonic Generations Collection
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Pay $15 or more
Sonic Mania
Sonic Forces

If you’re interested in owning any of these Sonic titles then head over to Humble Bundle now. All these titles are redeemable on Steam for PC.

New Vinyl Releases Added to Our Merchandise Section

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

In today’s update to our Merchandise Catalogue, we have added 5 new vinyl releases to the SEGA Music Index. Please see below for the full list of additions:

After Burner II limited edition double LP by Data Discs
Altered Beast vinyl by Data Discs
Earthworm Jim Anthology double LP by Black Screen Records
Sonic Mania limited edition vinyl by Data Discs
Streets of Rage 3 double LP by Data Discs

We also added 5 obscure releases to the SEGA Music Index yesterday so click here for full details of that update if you missed it.

5 Part ‘Sonic Mania Adventures’ Animated Series Revealed

Friday, March 16th, 2018

A new 5 part animated series called Sonic Mania Adventures will launch later this year.

The series will be released online for free and it appears to feature animation led by Tyson Hesse who previously collaborated with Studio Yotta on Sonic Mania’s animated sequences.

Check out the teaser trailer by clicking the embed below:

Sonic Mania Plus Revealed for Summer 2018 Release, Mighty and Ray Added as Playable Characters

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Sonic Mania is getting an enhanced physical release called Sonic Mania Plus. This new version adds Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel as playable characters. Mighty hasn’t been playable in a Sonic game since 1995’s Knuckles’ Chaotix and Ray hasn’t been playable since his one and only appearance in the Japan exclusive arcade title SEGASonic the Hedgehog which was released back in 1993.

This new package also includes something called Encore Mode, a new 4 player competition mode as well as a 32 page art book, a reversible cover featuring a faux-Mega Drive/Genesis look and holographic packaging. That’s quite a substantial upgrade over the previously digital-only release.

Sonic Mania Plus will release for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this summer.

Sonic Panel Announced for SXSW, “A First Look at What Comes Next”

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

A Sonic the Hedgehog panel will take place during this year’s SXSW on the 13th of March 2018. The panel promises a, “world-exclusive first look at what comes next for the fastest blue hedgehog”. The panel starts at 3:30PM CST.

Appearing at the panel will be Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka, Sonic PD Director Austin Keys, Sonic Mania Animation Director Tyson Hesse and Sonic Social Media Manager Aaron Webber. If you’re a Sonic fan then this is definitely an event you’ll want to add to your calendar.

[Source: Nintendo Life]

E3 2017 Round-Up: Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania, Yakuza Kiwami & Yakuza 6

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

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E3 2017 is here and it’s brought lots of new details regarding Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. First up we have a new trailer for Sonic Forces which shows us a little more gameplay of each of the 3 gameplay styles as well as the reveal of a new villain. The new villain looks like a Sonic-styled hedgehog but he has a glitchy look about him. His reveal is prefaced with the symbol for infinity which has many speculating the character is called Infinity or Infinite. Check out the trailer below:

IGN have also posted 7 minutes of direct feed Sonic Forces gameplay that showcases the PS4 Pro version of the game. Worth mentioning is the brief look at the avatar menu which sees the customer character wearing some rather snazzy Mega Drive-branded footwear. Sonic Forces launches on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch in Q4 2017. You can watch the new gameplay here:

Now we move onto Sonic Mania and more specifically the Nintendo Switch version. IGN have had some hands-on time with this version and shared 6 minutes of gameplay which features Act 2 of Green Hill Zone complete with a reveal of the stage’s boss. We also get another look at the Mirage Saloon stage. Sonic Mania launches on PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on August 15th 2017. Take a look below:

Next up we have a new trailer of the PS4 Yakuza remake, Yakuza Kiwami. The game will release on August 29th 2017 and if you pre-order now you can secure a limited edition steelbook case. Check out the new trailer below:

Finally we have a new trailer for Yakuza 6 which also reveals the game’s subtitle, The Song of Life. The trailer reveals a portion of the game’s story which sees Kiryu discovering that Haruka has had a baby and Kiryu is trying to learn who the father is. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is due for release in early 2018 for PS4. You can watch the new trailer by clicking the embed below:

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