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New Team Sonic Racing Characters Revealed Alongside First Gameplay Footage

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Weekly Famitsu have revealed that both E-123 Omega and Rouge the Bat will be playable characters in Team Sonic Racing. We also have our first look at Team Sonic Racing in action thanks to some direct feed footage that accompanies Kotaku’s preview of the game. You can check it out by clicking the embed below:

Is that new Jun Senoue music I hear? We also have some new, high quality screenshots courtesy of the SEGA press website and SEGAbits. You can get a closer look at Rouge and Omega in action here as well:

Team Sonic Racing is being developed by Sumo Digital and will launch on PS4, Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch this Winter.

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Review: SEGA Mega Drive Classics for PS4

Friday, June 1st, 2018

It’s 2018 and it’s time for another Mega Drive collection for modern systems. This time around we have SEGA Mega Drive Classics for PS4, Xbox One and PC. This collection has been developed by d3t who have previously worked on the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub for PC. In fact, this collection is incredibly reminiscent of the Hub and includes the same bedroom menu presentation. PC owners of the Hub will also notice it has now been patched to more closely resemble the collection on consoles, except it still retains its Steam Workshop support for mods.

Click here to read our full review of the PS4 version of SEGA Mega Drive Classics.

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Team Sonic Racing Leaked Early in Walmart Listing

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

UPDATE
Team Sonic Racing has now been officially announced by SEGA. The game will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC with a release due, “this Winter”. Sumo Digital are leading development. You can watch the announcement trailer by clicking the embed below:

ORIGINAL POST
A listing on Walmart’s website has revealed a new Sonic racing game called Team Sonic Racing for Nintendo Switch. The press release also lists the following features:

Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work together as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style – Choose from 3 distinct character types and unlock game changing vehicle customization options to suit your racing style. Speed up. Gear Up Team Racing at Sonic Speed!

  • Online Multiplayer & Local Co-Op Modes 12 players per race, 4 player split screen, and various offline / online race modes including Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, Time-Trial and Team Adventure Mode.
  • Team Racing Race as a team, win as a team. Use various team moves to assist your teammates, knock out opponents and unleash your Team Ultimate.
  • Performance & Skin Customization Alter the appearance and handling of your vehicle.
  • Wisps – 14 spectacular offensive and defensive items to help overcome rival teams and get ahead!
  • Adventure Mode Unique story experience where players are introduced to basic game features and characters.
  • Various Characters and Classes 15 playable characters from across the Sonic Universe and 3 distinct character types including Speed, Technique, and Power classes.
  • There is currently no word on who is developing the game, but Sumo Digital have been heavily rumoured. There is also no word on a release for other platforms at this time. Walmart currently have a release date for Team Sonic Racing set for the 31st of December 2018.

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    ‘Race for Good’ Sonic 27th Anniversary Charity Stream Will Go Live on June 23rd | Fan Scene

    Monday, May 21st, 2018

    Two friends of SEGADriven, TitansCreed and The British Andy will be embarking on a 27th anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog stream on June 23rd 2018 in order to raise money for the Special Effect charity for disabled gamers.

    Both TitansCreed and The British Andy will be racing each other to finish 12 Sonic titles each. It’s a very unique pair of marathons that aims to raise money for a very special cause. Both streams will run concurrently on TitansCreed’s Twitch channel and The British Andy’s Twitch channel from 5pm BST on June 23rd.

    You can donate to TitansCreed and The British Andy’s cause by visiting the Race for Good JustGiving page. They will be taking donations all the way up to the end of the event, so if you have some spare change to throw at a good cause, then why not this one?

    Check out the full details of the stream in the following trailer:

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    THUNDERBOX Reveals New Sonic the Hedgehog Fashion Range

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

    After previously teasing a collaboration with the franchise, Japanese streetwear brand THUNDERBOX has now revealed its new range of Sonic the Hedgehog apparel.

    You can catch a full gallery of the range below. It’s somewhat reminiscent of the fantastic DropDead x Sonic range we got here in the UK, and we’re definitely down for that Eggman shirt. However as we mentioned in our last article, sadly THUNDERBOX do not offer worldwide shipping from their site. If you’ve got a friend in Japan, now’s the time to call in a favour.

    [ Source: THUNDERBOX on Twitter ]

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    Yakuza, Virtua Fighter and Sonic costumes Announced for Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night

    Sunday, April 15th, 2018

    Collaboration costumes for the upcoming Persona Dancing games have been announced at SEGA Fes – turns out the recent poll on the matter was a red herring, as all the listed series are getting represented!

    Persona 3 Dancing will receive costumes based on Virtua Fighter, whereas Persona 5 Dancing will receive costumes based on Yakuza. The latter is with the exception of Morgana, Persona 5’s adorable kitty mascot; he’ll be getting a Sonic outfit, because of course! These costumes will be DLC – there’s currently no release date.

    There’s still no word on a Western release for these titles – let’s hope we hear something soon!

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    New SEGA Ages Titles by M2 Coming to Nintendo Switch, Including Sonic, Thunder Force & Phantasy Star

    Saturday, April 14th, 2018

    UPDATE 20:10

    Some more details have come to light since the announcement, mostly courtesy of Sam Mullen, producer at Atlus USA. Most notable of these is the confirmation that the set will include more than just Mega Drive titles – arcade games will be included too. In addition, Mullen confirmed that “every game will have something new.”

    Finally, it’s been revealed by Thunder Force IV’s presence at SEGA Fes itself that it includes “Styx Mode”, previously exclusive to the Saturn’s Thunder Force Gold Pack 2. This mode allows you to play as the Thunder Force 3 ship.

    More info on the new AGES series will be released at tomorrow’s “Classic Game Stage” event, as part of SEGA Fes. We’ll bring you any new announcements that come from it.

    ORIGINAL POST

    M2 are back and are leading development of up to 15 new SEGA ports of classic titles for the Nintendo Switch.

    The new SEGA Ages collection will feature ports of Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star and Thunder Force IV which is currently playable on the show floor at SEGA Fes 2018. It is likely that Thunder Force IV will end up being the first title in the series to launch, but there is currently no news on a release date.

    [Source: Gematsu]

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    Japanese Fashion Brand THUNDERBOX Announce Sonic the Hedgehog Collaboration

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

    Streetwear-based fashion brand THUNDERBOX has announced some kind of collaboration with the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Currently there’s no information on what the collaboration will entail in terms of merchandise, but it’s a fair guess that there’ll be some apparel involved. The line is set to debut on April 25th, at a Summer Exhibition running until April 30th. The location of this exhibition is referred to as a “Mystery Store” – perhaps there’ll be some kind of pop-up store event held?

    For those unaware, THUNDERBOX is a line from designer Tsuyoshi Morita. They’re no stranger to game-based designs – in fact, their brand practically revolves around it, with clothing adorned by the likes of NES Zappers, Kunio-Kun and Akira nods making up much of their collection. Unfortunately, the THUNDERBOX online store doesn’t seem to offer worldwide shipping – so if these items become available on there, getting your hands on them may still be somewhat tricky.

    [ Source: THUNDERBOX on Twitter ]

    [With thanks to Lone for the translation]

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    Sonic Generations and Panzer Dragoon Orta Coming to Xbox One Backwards Compatability

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

    As part of their expanding line of backwards compatible titles, Microsoft has announced SEGA’s Sonic Generations and Panzer Dragoon Orta are headed to the Xbox One this month.

    Sonic Generations is being made available today, and will include enhancements for Xbox One X users – notably, it now runs at 4K (check that out here). Perhaps more notable though is Orta’s appearance on the console; it’s SEGA’s first contribution to the original Xbox backward compatibility for Xbox One. SEGA supporting the feature relatively early in its life may give some hope to those who’ve been looking out for a possible Jet Set Radio Future re-release – as theoretically, it could be brought to the Xbox One in the same way as Orta.

    Panzer Dragoon Orta launches for Xbox One backwards compatibility on April 17th. Also of note, while not technically SEGA related, is that Blinx the Time Sweeper is being added to the service too. Blink was the brainchild of Naoto Ohshima, the creator of Sonic and NiGHTS; it might be worth a look for fans of those series.

    [Source: Polygon ]

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    SEGA Saturn Code Sampler Unearthed, Including Obscure Sonic Artwork

    Thursday, April 5th, 2018

    If there’s one SEGA console that gets a rough reception in the West, it’s the SEGA Saturn. But it was certainly a unique specimen – which is why a newly dumped sampler disc demonstrating its numerous graphical features comes as an interesting look into the hardware’s capabilities.

    The disc demonstrates rotation effects, how sprites could used in a way similar to clipping masks, and there’s even a short shoot-em up game to play (as well as plenty of Fantasy Zone sprites). Sonic fans may also notice just how many graphical techniques the recent Sonic Mania lifted from the original hardware in the name of authenticity! But that’s not all that’s here for Sonic fans – as there’s several unique pieces of artwork on the disc too, used as part of graphical effect tests.

    Since the effects can make the artwork somewhat hard to see, we’ve ripped them from the demo for your viewing pleasure below.

    It’s always cool to see development software come to light, and makes for a great way of getting insight into how our favourite games worked. The Saturn, underrated as it is, is no exception.

    [Source: SEGAXtreme ]

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