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8-Bit Sonic the Hedgehog is Now on the Commodore 64 Thanks to Homebrew Developer | YouTube Channel

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Released in December 2021, Mr. SID has released a complete port of the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog and in our latest video we take a look at it and see how it compares to the Master System original. Click the embed below to start the video:

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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.

Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles & Sonic CD to be Delisted on Digital Platforms

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Out with the old, in with the new is very much the latest piece of news from SEGA’s PR team, as the company has announced that the standalone digital releases of the Classic Sonic games included in Sonic Origins will be delisted. That’s Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD.

There’s no mention of specific platforms, but it’s safe to say this probably applies mostly to Steam (the only platform that currently offers all four of the titles standalone). That being said, the press release does note that the versions of Sonic 1 and 2 released for the SEGA AGES line on Nintendo Switch will survive the purge, as will the available titles on the Nintendo Switch Online Mega Drive app.

It’s perhaps to be expected, but still quite a shame. In particular the Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD releases offered legal means to use fan projects such as Sonic 3 A.I.R. and the Sonic CD decompliation project. It’s also somewhat odd as the versions of Sonic 1, 2 and 3&K on digital platforms aren’t even the souped-up Retro Engine versions offered by Origins. That is, unless this purge includes the mobile releases… which would be confusing seeing as Origins isn’t coming to that platform.

On the whole it’s a bit of a rubbish situation for preservation as delistings always are, but from a business standpoint was probably to be expected. We’ll forgive them if they relist After Burner Climax on consoles somehow. Maybe.

Sonic Origins Releasing 23rd June 2022, New Details and Trailer Emerge

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Fresh off the back of the recent artwork leak and ratings from South Korea, SEGA have officially dropped the first trailer for Sonic Origins and revealed a whole host of information for the upcoming retro Sonic compilation.

Sonic Origins will feature the Taxman versions of Sonic 1, CD and 2 alongside a brand new port of Sonic 3 & Knuckles developed by Headcannon who previously assisted with the Taxman ports as well as Sonic Mania. The games can be played in their remastered anniversary editions in full widescreen, or in their classic 4:3 aspect ratio versions. The game will also feature a mission mode which tasks players with completing new custom stages that earn them tokens to be spent on in-game unlockables in the game’s virtual museum.

The games will also be available to play as one big title that combines all four titles. The games will also feature new animated opening and ending sequences from SEGA in collaboration with Powerhouse Animation.

Sadly the game is currently a digital only release. What’s more confusing is the 5 different editions the game is being sold in; each with their own exclusive content like a mirror mode, hard missions, additional character animations and additional music tracks. You can see the breakdown of each edition in the graphic below. Thankfully there is only a £4 difference between the base game and the ‘digital deluxe edition’, with the base game priced at £32.99 and the digital deluxe edition priced at £36.98.

Sonic Origins will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Switch on June 23rd 2022.

Sonic Origins Artwork Leaks Alongside South Korean Rating

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

It’s been very quiet on the Sonic Origins front. We haven’t heard anything since the game’s initial reveal back in May 2021, but something is definitely happening soon because the game has been rated in South Korea and some key art has been leaked via the back door of the PlayStation Network. You can see the key art in the header for this this article.

Sonic Origins is a new collection of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog CD. Sonic 3 & Knuckles will also be available to play in their full combined glory, and it has been promised that all games will be displayed in a widescreen resolution. This has led many to believe these ports are being based on Christian Whitehead’s mobile versions of Sonic 1, 2 and CD.

Sonic Origins is scheduled to release at some point in 2022 for “the latest platforms“. Here’s hoping more news on Sonic Origins is coming soon!

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

SEGA-Endorsed Roblox Fan Game ‘Sonic Speed Simulator’ Now Available to Play in Paid Beta | Fan Scene

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Gamefam Studios have released a new Sonic the Hedgehog fan game within Roblox called Sonic Speed Simulator. The fan game is officially endorsed by SEGA, marking their first fan game endorsement since Big’s Big Fishing Adventure 3 in 2016.

Sonic Speed Simulator offers players the opportunity to race in multiple, large, 3D environments against other players. You can also unlock new worlds, collect chao and earn new skins to customise your character with.

Sonic Speed Simulator is currently in beta and can only be played via paid access within Roblox. The game will move to a free-to-play model when the game comes out of beta. Click here to access the game’s page on the Roblox website. You can also watch our pals at The Sonic Stadium playing the game via the embed below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – 2022 Movie Review

Monday, March 28th, 2022

With the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Jeff Fowler and company managed to establish this cinematic version of the character in a more realistic scenario. It certainly contained a fair bit of Sonic franchise iconography, but it was a film that was considerably more grounded and may have left Sonic fans a little wanting. With the foundations now laid, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 fully leans into the more extravagant concepts of the games it is based on and delivers one of the best video game-to-movie adaptations there has ever been.

Click here to read our full review of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie.

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 ‘SEGA Stationery’ Sub-Section Added to Merchandise Section, Alongside New Clothing Items | Merchandise

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Some new additions have arrived in our Merchandise section!

The largest new addition is that of a SEGA Stationery sub-section which is currently populated with 10 items. Click here to browse the new SEGA Stationery section.

We also have a couple of new Clothing additions. These come in the form of a Sonic the Hedgehog necktie sold in the UK in the early 1990s and a SEGA World baseball cap that was originally sold via the London SEGA World venue’s gift shop. Click here to view the Clothing section.

Finally we have a new addition in our Miscellaneous section – a SEGA World fridge magnet! Click here to view our Miscellaneous SEGA merchandise section.

Stay tuned for further updates to our ever growing catalogue of SEGA merchandise!

SEGA and Medal Dash Announce “Sonic Challenge”, A Virtual Run With New Merchandise Up For Grabs

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

SEGA has announced a collaboration with virtual marathon company Medal Dash; they’ll be putting on a Sonic-themed ‘virtual run’.

The idea is simple: run or walk 5K, 10K or 13.1 miles by the end of 2022, and you’ll get Sonic merch. That said, this is a paid event with limited slots, so it’s not just freebies. Sign-ups start at $34.95, and the swag on offer includes a die-cast medal, a running bib and some shirts.

It’s certainly a fitting way to leverage the Sonic brand, even if our aging brains can’t quite wrap our head around the entire ‘virtual run’ concept. The website does mention participants across the world, so it would seem this is open to UK residents too.

The official website is available here.

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