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New US SEGA Survey Asks Fans to Determine Next Steps for Sonic The Hedgehog, Yakuza, Valkyria Chronicles, Phantasy Star Franchises

Monday, March 18th, 2019

The US branch of SEGA have unveiled a new survey which asks fans to determine the next steps for the Sonic The Hedgehog, Yakuza, Valkyria Chronicles and Phantasy Star franchises.

The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete and every entry enters you into a prize draw to win up to $500 in gift certificates. You can complete the survey and enter the prize draw by clicking here.

If you’re a SEGA fan based in the US with a passion for any of the franchises listed, this is an important opportunity to share your love for them and get SEGA to act on that passion. SEGA have been making big steps in terms of quality in recent years and that’s been down to a renewed focus on their legacy franchises. If you want to see the company do more with Super Monkey Ball, Gunstar Heroes, Shinobi, Jet Set Radio, Phantasy Star, Sakura Wars, Altered Beast, Virtua Fighter, Streets of Rage, Puyo Puyo, Shenmue, Golden Axe, House of the Dead, Virtua Tennis and Crazy Taxi then this is the way to let them know.

[Source: Gematsu]

US Getting 2 New Sonic Boom DVDs, The First Available Now | Merchandise

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

The US is finally getting a selection of Sonic Boom episodes on DVD. While the UK and Brazil have received DVD releases since 2016, the US hasn’t had a single DVD release until now.

The first volume is available now and is called Sonic Boom: Here Comes the Boom! It is available to buy on Amazon for $6.69 at the time of writing. This volume contains 8 episodes and runs for around 90 minutes.

A second volume called Sonic Boom: Go Team Sonic! will release on May 21st 2019 and you can pre-order it on Amazon for $6.79. It contains 9 episodes and also runs for approximately 90 minutes.

First Team Sonic Racing Overdrive Animated Short Revealed | Video Spotlight

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Tyson Hesse is back in the director’s chair for another animated series based on a Sonic property. This time it’s a two-part series based on Team Sonic Racing called Team Sonic Racing Overdrive. The first episode was unveiled at SXSW and is now available to watch on YouTube. Expect the usual humorous Sonic hi-jinks that comes with a Tyson Hesse animation, but this time it’s displayed with a modern Sonic style:

The next episode of Team Sonic Racing Overdrive will go live next month. The series is based on the upcoming Team Sonic Racing for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch which launches May 21st 2019.

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.

New Sonic Merch Revealed, Including Barrel of Doom Mug, Froggy and Team Sonic Racing T-Shirts | Merchandise

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

A new selection of Sonic merchandise has gone live worldwide on the various online SEGA shops.

This new merchandise includes a Froggy t-shirt that featured heavily in the first Team Sonic Racing Overdrive animated short. Click here to be taken to the listing on the UK SEGA Shop. This item is currently priced at £12.

We also have a Sonic & Shadow in Team Sonic Racing t-shirt which is currently being bundled together with a Team Sonic Racing logo pin badge. Click here to be taken to the listing on the UK SEGA Shop. This item is currently priced at £20.

And finally we have a mug based on the design of the infamous Barrel of Doom from Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Click here to be taken to the listing on the UK SEGA Shop. This item is currently priced at £10.

Listen to a Bingo Highway-Inspired Song from the Team Sonic Racing Soundtrack | SEGA Tunes

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

A new song from the Team Sonic Racing soundtrack has been debuted at SXSW. This new track is called Bingo Party and it’s actually a remix of the Bingo Highway theme from Sonic Heroes. This remix was arranged by original composer Jun Senoue and features a Sonic series debut for chiptune artist TORIENA, who also collaborated on the track. Check it out:

Bingo Party is just one song on the 130 song Team Sonic Racing: Maximum Overdrive soundtrack which will launch the same day as Team Sonic Racing on digital music streaming and download services. Team Sonic Racing launches on May 21st 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

New Team Sonic Racing Trailer Showcases Customisation Options | Video Spotlight

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

A brand new Team Sonic Racing trailer has debuted at SXSW and it showcases a whole host of new customisation options for the various playable characters in the game.

New paint and decals can be applied to all cars and there are even interchangeable tires and horns. These items are unlocked in-game through use of a virtual currency that is earned through play. You can see what options are available if you click the embed below:

Team Sonic Racing is due to launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC on May 21st 2019. The game is being developed by Sumo Digital.

Unobscured Sonic Design for 2019 Movie Discovered in Leaked Style Guide

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

The first unobscured look at Sonic’s design in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie is here! A style guide for the film has leaked online and it gives us the first real look at Sonic’s face.

It’s actually not too dissimilar to the leaked pre-production poster featuring Chris Pratt, but it does showcase a lankier and more muscular look to Sonic that was showcased on the original poster.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due to launch in North America on the 8th of November 2019 and features Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic and Jim Carrey in the role of Dr. Robotnik.


Image sourced from Polygon

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Mega Drive Mini Will Have One Game Per Series, Voting For Sonic, Puyo and Shining Game Open

Monday, February 25th, 2019

SEGA has confirmed that the Mega Drive Mini is currently planned to have one game per series – so don’t expect every Sonic game to be on there, as with most Mega Drive collections. The possibility was floated at SEGA Fes 2018 when the console was announced, but this is a more solid confirmation of the plan.

As a result of this, SEGA has decided to open up some of the game choice to the fans – asking them which game from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Puyo Puyo and Shining series should appear on the console. The options are:

Sonic the Hedgehog vs Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Puyo Puyo vs Puyo Puyo Tsu

Shining Force vs Shining Force II

The poll is available as a Twitter thread and on the Mega Drive Mini website. It’s worth mentioning also that something like Puyo’s choice may not matter for us in the West, as the system is planned to have different games per region – so we’ll probably get Puyo Puyo in the guise of Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine regardless.

New Books and Magazines Added to Merchandise Section

Monday, February 11th, 2019

A new selection of books and magazines have been added to our merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions:

Dreamcast Monthly issue 7 added to Magazines
Dreamcast Magazine issue 7 added to Magazines
Sonic 3: Exclusive Story of the Year! added to Books
Golden Axe novelisation by Andy Smith added to Books

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