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Video Spotlight: First Look at Sonic in Lego Dimensions

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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We finally have our first look at how Sonic plays in Lego Dimensions! Developed by Traveller’s Tales, the studio behind Sonic R, Sonic 3D and countless Lego titles, Sonic’s level pack for Lego Dimensions includes Sonic himself and 2 vehicles to pilot; his car from All-Stars Racing and the Tornado of Sonic 2 fame. Sonic appears to have his modern 3D Sonic move-set complete with homing attack, but with additional combat mechanics. He can also pilot all manor of vehicles that already exist in Lego Dimesnions. Watch the trailer below to see Sonic crossover into other franchises you would never imagine seeing him in:

Sonic’s level pack for Lego Dimensions launches in Autumn this year and will be available for all versions of the game.

Video Spotlight: Sonic the Hedgehog to Appear in Lego Dimensions

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

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Sonic the Hedgehog will be making his way into Lego Dimensions. A new trailer that confirms additions for the second year of the game’s existence has revealed that Adventure Time, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, E.T. and most importantly, Sonic the Hedgehog himself will be playable in the game. This obviously means a Lego mini-fig of Sonic is also in the works. Check out Sonic’s reveal in the below trailer:

There are no details as to what Sonic’s appearance in Lego Dimensions fully entails. We don’t know whether Sonic’s addition will come as a part of a story pack, level pack, team pack or fun pack and we don’t know what additional characters from the Sonic franchise will also be appearing. The above artwork does hint that Sonic’s vehicle might be the Tornado if that little bi-plane next to Voldemort is anything to go by. We’ll update this story with more details as we get them.

Sonic Lost World Coming to PC on November 2nd

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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All of a sudden, Sonic Lost World is no longer a Wii U exclusive and is now on its way to PC!

Sonic Team’s latest Sonic outing can now be pre-ordered on Steam for £19.99 and you also get a free copy of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (this will only be available during pre-order). The game officially launches on November 2nd.

This is great news for PC Sonic fans as SEGA’s PC ports are generally very well handled and in the case of Sonic Generations, they also open up wonderful modding opportunities.

Click here to be taken to the Steam entry for Sonic Lost World where you can get more information and commit to a pre-order if you are so inclined.

Video Spotlight: Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games E3 Trailer

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Our second glimpse of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Wii U and 3DS has now gone live! Check out the latest E3 trailer of the olympics-themed, crossover, mini-game collection below:

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is due for release on Wii U and 3DS later this year.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Hatsune Miku Makes Her Way Into Just Dance 2016

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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Well this is an odd yet obvious inclusion when you think about it: Hatsune Miku has been added to Just Dance 2016.

The game allows you to perform Ievan Polkka which is normally used as the tutorial song in Project Diva games. Check out the trailer below and watch creepy cosplay Miku in action:

Just Dance 2016 launches on PS4, Wii U and Xbox One this October.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Announced

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

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Mario and Sonic will join forces once again for the fifth installment in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will release on both Wii U and 3DS which differs from the previous entry in the series which was a Wii U exclusive. New events include golf and rugby and Jet the Hawk, Rouge the Bat and Zazz from The Deadly Six have been confirmed as playable characters.

You can watch the game’s reveal in the below video taken from the latest Nintendo Direct:

[Source: TSSZ]

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]

Video Spotlight: Wii Gameplay of Rodea the Sky Soldier

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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While Rodea the Sky Soldier won’t be published in the West by SEGA, the game’s origins lie with ex-SEGA developer Yuji Naka. His new studio Prope developed the original Wii version of the game before it was shelved. The game was then remade for Wii U and 3DS but limited edition versions of the Wii U game will now come with Prope’s original Wii version which varies slightly to the Wii U and 3DS games. The Wii version has a greater score attack focus (similar to Naka’s NiGHTS into dreams…) which is at odds with the Wii U and 3DS’ focus on exploration. You can now watch a large section of Wii gameplay below:

Rodea the Sky Soldier is released in the West on the 25th of September through NIS America. Day one editions of the Wii U version will come with the Wii game as a bonus disc.

Sonic Mii Suit Revealed for Mario Kart 8

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Those Sonic cameos just keep coming! Nintendo have revealed a new Mii outfit for Mario Kart 8 custom characters. The new outfit allows you to dress up your Mii in Sonic racing leathers and use a Sonic helmet. Interestingly the helmet looks quite similar to the Sonic masks you can buy in Toys ‘r’ Us:

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This outfit will be available for Mario Kart 8 with the DLC update that goes live on April 23rd.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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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