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New Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Trailer Confirms Unlockable Costumes… and Sonic the Hedgehog

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

SEGA has released a new “Special Announcement” trailer for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. It confirms the monkeys will have alternate costumes in the game, including some referencing other games in the series, such as Baby’s Secret Agent costume from Super Monkey Ball 3D for the 3DS.

But the real special announcement here is the confirmation of one of the worst kept secrets in recent SEGA memory – Sonic the Hedgehog has been added to the game as an unlockable character, in his Classic design! This was actually leaked three times, first through achievements that referred to him and then through a datamine of the recently released Japanese demo, and finally just earlier today through a leaked trailer. However we now have official confirmation, and our first look at him in action! There’s no word on how to unlock him in the game as of yet, but given this is Monkey Ball we can’t imagine it’ll be a walk in the park.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD launches October 29th for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC port coming later in Winter.

ChuChu Rocket! Universe and Sonic Racing Are Now Available to Play on Apple Arcade

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The new iOS subscription service Apple Arcade is available now and with it comes the launch of 2 new SEGA titles, Sonic Racing and ChuChu Rocket! Universe.

Developed by Hardlight, Sonic Racing is a paired down version of Team Sonic Racing with more of a single player focus. ChuChu Rocket! Universe is definitely the more interesting of the bunch as it’s the first ever sequel to ChuChu Rocket! which originally released for Dreamcast back in November 1999. You can see what both games look like in action via the embed below:

Along with Apple Arcade comes the launch of iOS 13 which allows for controller support with bluetooth devices like the PS4 and Xbox One controllers. It’s certainly a more comfortable option for those who prefer buttons to touch and gyro controls.

Apple Arcade costs £4.99 a month but during the launch window you can try the first month for free. It works on all modern iOS devices.

Get Your First Look at the Games on Show at This Year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo | Video Spotlight

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Want to see what games are going to be making an appearance at this year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo? Well wonder no more because the first game trailer is here:

This is not an exhaustive list, but some of the more SEGA-centric games featured include:

Sonic Liquid Survival
Sonic Island: Lost Paradise
Shadow’s Ladder
Sonic All Mix Plus
Sonic & Knuckles: Key Hunters
Sonic: An Untold Darkness
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic 3 A.I.R.
Sonic and the Mayhem Master
Sonic Smackdown
Sonic.exe: The Assault
Sonic Journey
Sonic the Hedgehog RPG
Sonic & Knuckles: Newtrogic Panic
Phantom Gear
Sonic Explorers

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo will run from September 27th to October 4th at www.sagexpo.org.

New Trailer for Sonic at the Olympic Games Reveals More About the Mobile Title | Video Spotlight

Friday, September 13th, 2019

An extended look at Android & iOS title Sonic at the Olympic Games is now available to view. Sonic at the Olympic Games is shaping up to be quite an extensive package for a mobile title. It features a selection of exclusive events and even a Tokyo-themed overworld to explore. Check it out below:

Sonic at the Olympic Games launches for Android and iOS devices in Spring 2020. There is currently no word on whether the game is free-to-play for priced.

Expanded Version of Cook and Becker Sonic Art Book to Feature 32 Extra Pages Including Sonic Mania Art | Merchandise

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Cook and Becker are releasing a revised edition of their Sonic the Hedgehog 1991-2016 art book with 32 extra pages that feature art from Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces. This new edition of the book drops the 1991-2016 suffix and launches in November 2019. It is available to pre-order from the official Cook and Becker website now.

This new and revised edition is priced at £38.15 and is available in hardback only. The original release of the book was quite a special little item and if you would like to learn more we have a page dedicated to it in our merchandise section.

GoodSmile Company Re-Releasing The Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid, Pre-Orders Now Open

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

GoodSmile Company have announced a re-release of the original version of their Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid figure, to be released in February 2020.

The original figure released back in April 2012, with a rerelease in October 13. It was also made available in the Nendoroid EZ line, but there it was ultimately stripped down with fewer accessories. This release is the full monty, with additional goodies like a checkpoint gate and item box.

He also only comes to 3900 JPY, or £30 – which is a far cry from the £90 the original release was going for the last time we checked second-hand store Mandarake. Sonic fans who missed the first release will want to pick this up ASAP.

You can pre-order the figure here.

Sonic Amateur Games Expo Returns September 27th 2019

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo returns on September the 27th 2019. This long running Sonic fan game event has often been the key event in the Sonic fan gaming calendar, so if Sonic fan gaming is your thing then be sure to mark September 27th to October 4th in your calendar.

Submissions for the event aren’t currently open, but the announcement trailer does mention that further details will come directly from the official SAGE Twitter account which you can access by clicking here.

Please also bookmark the SEGADriven YouTube Channel as we cover the event extensively every year and try to review as many of the games on show as possible. We’re looking forward to another round of impressive and bizarre experiences so stay tuned for further SAGE coverage from us.

First Screenshots of Mobile Title ‘Sonic at the Olympic Games’ Revealed

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Our first preview of the latest Sonic the Hedgehog mobile title has arrived in the form of 3 screenshots of Sonic at the Olympic Games. This mobile title is similar in scope to the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series, but minus the Mario. In the latest screens we get a look at the title screen, an in-game event and an over-world screen that showcases the Olympic village. Check it out:

Sonic at the Olympic Games will be coming to iOS and Android devices in Spring 2020.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Releases November 2019

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

A new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 trailer has just dropped during the latest Nintendo Direct and it confirms a November 2019 release for the Switch exclusive. Click the embed below to see Sonic, Mario and a whole host of their friends competing in various disciplines that include surfing, skateboarding and sprinting:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is the latest in the crossover sports series and the first for Nintendo Switch. It is being developed and published in house by SEGA.

Charity Sonic Stream “Race for Good 2: Adventure Battle DX” Returns June 22nd | Fan Scene

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Our good friends Pete “TitansCreed” Nethercote and Andy “TheBritishAndy” Wilson will be running another Sonic charity stream this year.

Last year they managed to raise over £600 for Special Effect over the course of 10 hours playing the Classic set of Sonic games. This year they’re aiming for a minimum of £700, but they will be streaming over two days with more of a focus on the modern Sonic titles.

Day 1 will consist of the following games:

  • Sonic Adventure DX
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic Generations
  • Day 2 will consist of the following games:

  • Sonic Lost World
  • Sonic Mania
  • Sonic Forces
  • Check out the trailer for Race for Good 2: Adventure Battle DX by clicking below:

    The race will be hosted on both twitch.tv/projectphoenixproductions & twitch.tv/thebritishandy on June 22nd and June 23rd. It will begin at 8am BST/3am EDT/12am PDT. We wish both TitansCreed and TheBritishAndy all the best during their stream! As soon as a donation page is available we will update this story so you can donate to their cause.

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