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“Sonic Origins: Speed Strats” Gameplay Trailer Released | Video Spotlight

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

The first episode of “Sonic Origins: Speed Strats” has been released, a new series of trailers that offers a deeper look into the upcoming Sonic compilation coming to modern platforms.

This edition includes a look at the various modes and options on offer across the entire package, as detailed below (via SEGA PR)

Classic Mode – For a trip down memory lane, Classic Mode features the original game presentation in 4×3 with remastered visuals, finite lives and game overs. Classic Mode is available for all four titles and is unlocked from the start.

Anniversary Mode – If you are looking for something new, Anniversary Mode features a full 16×9 screen display and an infinite number of lives to keep the fun going without any game overs. Anniversary Mode is available for all four titles and is unlocked from the start.

Story Mode – Combines all four games into one adventure. Start with Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and end with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.

Animations / Cutscenes – Sonic Origins includes all-new animated opening and ending cutscenes for each game, connecting all of Sonic’s classic adventures.

Boss Rush Mode – Battle Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic and other challenging foes in Boss Rush Mode.

Mission Mode – Take on various missions in all four games. The better you perform the higher your rank will be.

Mirror Mode – Once unlocked, experience classic levels in a brand new way – backwards.

Coins – Enjoy new rewards by collecting coins in Anniversary Mode or completing missions in Mission Mode. If players fail a special stage in Anniversary Mode, coins can be used to retry the stage instantly. Coins can also be used to redeem content in the museum.

Museum – Check out a ton of exciting music, concept art, videos and never-before-seen content found in the Premium Collection Vault.

Notable points in the trailer include a look at a new intro for Tails in Sonic 3 & Knuckles (we actually see him land the plane this time!), and re-iterating that Sonic CD will retains its original intro and outro cutscenes, fully remastered – in addition to the brand new cutscenes made for the game’s Story Mode.

As a cool aside, this trailer was produced by Strategy Guide PR, and as a result the narration was provided by Evan from our friends over at TailsChannel. It’s nice to see SEGA finding ways to bring fans into the fold, especially given the remasters in Origins started out as a simple pitch from a fan that then exploded into something more as the years went by.

Sonic Origins launches June 23rd on PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

New 8 Minute Sonic Frontiers Hands-On Video From IGN & More New Gameplay Footage From Sonic Central | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

We’ve got a double dose of Sonic Frontiers gameplay footage to look at today. IGN have uploaded an 8 minute gameplay video full of hands-on impressions from Mitchell Saltzman of IGN who’s been given 4 hours of play time with an early build of the game. You can watch this via the embed below:

IGN share a lot of new information about the game in this hands-on. Sonic and friends are transported to the game’s new location through a wormhole and Sonic quickly gets separated from the crew and has to explore the new world himself. Sonic also earns XP which can be spent on new abilities. Areas in the game are also called Open Zones which seems to suggest that the game isn’t entirely open world – focusing more on larger, self-contained areas.

We also get more in-game footage of Sonic Frontiers in action via the most recent Sonic Central video which you can also see via the embed below:

As you can see, more larger enemies are showcased in this footage, as well as different times of day.

We also get the news that Sonic Frontiers will receive a short animated prequel film called Sonic Frontiers Prologue. Sonic Frontiers Prologue will launch before the game’s release later this year.

Sonic Frontiers will launch on PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC in “Holiday 2022”.

[Source: IGN & Sonic Central]

Sonic Frontiers Combat Showcased in New 6 Minute Video | Video Spotlight

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

IGN’s Sonic Frontiers coverage continues with an extended look at the game’s combat. Click the embed below to watch 6 minutes of in game Sonic Frontiers combat:

Combat appears to be a lot more involved in Sonic Frontiers when compared to previous Sonic games. Mid air combos look similar to Shadow’s combat in Sonic 06, but Sonic also has use of projectiles and a laser-loop like ability that can disarm or launch certain enemies into the air. Enemies are also more alien when compared to the badniks of previous games, and each enemy takes a considerable amount of hits to defeat. We also see combat with a much larger enemy that has to have its individual appendages destroyed one-by-one.

Sonic Frontiers will launch in Holiday 2022 for Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game is being developed in house by Sonic Team.

[Source: IGN]

Watch 7 Minutes of Sonic Frontiers In-Game Action | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

IGN are back with more Sonic Frontiers coverage. This time we have an extensive 7 minute gameplay video that showcases some of the open world action in Sonic Frontiers. You can see it for yourself via the embed below:

The footage is largely exploration-focused, showcasing a move-set that is remarkably similar to previous 3D Sonic entries like Sonic Forces, Sonic Generations and Sonic Colours. New abilities come in the form of a laser loop ability that Sonic uses to surround certain objects like torches which disables them. We also see Sonic running up specific wall-faces. There’s also some light puzzle solving, which unlocks doors and reveals hidden items.

Sonic Frontiers will launch in Holiday 2022 for Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game is being developed in house by Sonic Team.

[Source: IGN]

New Sonic Frontiers Teaser Video Showcases More Gameplay | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

A new teaser video from IGN showcasing some in-game action from Sonic Frontiers has arrived. Click the embed below to see Sonic running around some beautiful, grassy vistas while battling some strange new enemies:

Sonic Frontiers appears to introduce a new laser-grapple mechanic that requires you to run rings around your enemies and launch them into the air. Combat seems to be similar to the homing attack-and-melee attacking style of Shadow the Hedgehog in Sonic 06. There is also a new glowing ring item that Sonic can run in hamster wheel-style that appears to initiate a scan of the surrounding area. Boosting and grinding also make a reappearance.

Sonic Frontiers will be the first open world Sonic title and is being developed in house by SEGA’s own Sonic Team. The game will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC in “Holiday 2022”.

IGN are also planning a month-long look at Sonic Frontiers with hands-on impressions and interviews with the game’s creators coming soon. We will be certain to highlight any interesting updates on Sonic Frontiers as they appear.

[Source: IGN]

First Footage of Sonic Prime Arrives in Netflix After School Teaser | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

UPDATE

Sonic’s voice actor is now confirmed to be Deven Mack thanks to an information post from Netflix that has been successfully captured by Twitter user EdwardSavaVO.

ORIGINAL STORY

The first footage of the upcoming Sonic Prime animated series coming to Netflix has arrived.

A new video showcasing a large range of upcoming shows in Netflix’s new Netflix After School block has brought with it the first look at Sonic Prime, and while it’s short little clip, it does manage to feature an accurate portrayal of Sonic as he appears in the games, running through Green Hill Zone. Check it out below:

What’s interesting is Sonic’s voice which clearly belongs to a new voice actor entirely. There is currently no official word on who is voicing Sonic in Sonic Prime.

Sonic Prime is due to premiere this year on Netflix.

Final Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Trailer Debuts Alongside New Poster | Video Spotlight

Monday, March 14th, 2022

The final trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie is upon us! Click the embed below to see Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Dr. Robotnik in action alongside returning characters Tom Wachowski and Agent Stone:

Alongside the new trailer is a brand new movie poster that hearkens back to the cover artwork of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mega Drive game. You can see the new poster at the top of this article.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases worldwide on April 8th 2022. Jim Carrey reprises his role as Dr. Robotnik alongside Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog, Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Miles “Tails” Prower. Jeff Fowler also returns to direct.

New 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim “Calamities” Trailer Confirms Western Switch Release Date of April 12th 2022 | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

A new “calamities” trailer for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has dropped which confirms a Western release date for the game of April 12th 2022.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is the latest title from Vanillaware which puts players in control of 13 mech pilots in a mix of real time strategy action and side-scrolling exploration. Check out the latest trailer below:

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is will release in the West on Nintendo Switch on April 12th 2022 and 2 days later in Japan. The game is already available worldwide on PS4.

New Sonic 2 Movie Teaser Shows Off Iconic Sonic Franchise Imagery | Video Spotlight

Friday, February 11th, 2022

A new “Big Game” TV spot for the 2nd Sonic the Hedgehog movie has arrived and it’s absolutely loaded with classic Sonic franchise callbacks. A much more extensive trailer will also premiere at the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday 13th of February 2022. We won’t be mentioning any spoilers so check it out via the embed below:

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens in theaters on the 8th of April 2022 and sees Jim Carrey return as Dr. Robotnik alongside Knuckles who is voiced by Idris Elba. Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) also has a new pal in the form of Tails who is voiced by the character’s in-game voice actor Colleen O’Shaughnessey. Jeff Fowler returns to direct.

Watch 4 Minutes of Two Point Campus Gameplay Footage | Video Spotlight

Monday, January 31st, 2022

GamesRadar have uploaded 4 minutes of exclusive in-game footage of Two Point Campus that showcases the game’s new focus on its wide and varied cast of characters, their relationships and their social exploits. You can watch the gameplay by clicking the embed below:

Two Point’s university management sim Two Point Campus will launch on PC, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on May 17th 2022. The game is a sequel to 2018’s Two Point Hospital.

[Source: GamesRadar on YouTube]

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