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Sonic Colours Ultimate PS4 and Xbox One Reviews

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is now 30 years old and along with this monumental anniversary comes a brand new port of Sonic Colours to PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC called Sonic Colours Ultimate. Both Tracker and Sonic Yoda have played the PS4 and Xbox One versions and have put together an extensive, bumper review of both versions for you to read. Is Sonic Colours Ultimate really the ultimate version of Sonic Colours? Find out by clicking below!

Click here to read our full, double review of Sonic Colours Ultimate for PS4 and Xbox One.

New Music and Home Video Added to Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

A fresh selection of additions have now gone live in our merchandise section. We have 4 new music releases and 1 new home video. Each feature contains high quality scans/photographs of the corresponding release alongside key information. See below for direct links to each feature:

Hologram: Time Traveler Interactive DVD
Sonic the Hedgehog (1996 Arcade Music Company Album)
Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack – Music by Masato Nakamura from Dreams Come True
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I & II Original Soundtrack
Sonic the Hedgehog CD Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition

Sonic & Tails Added as Playable Characters in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

More bonus characters have been revealed for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania and this time we have the additions of both Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower. When these characters are in use the bananas strewn around the game’s levels also become rings for added Sonic the Hedgehog theming. Check it out in the reveal trailer below:

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launches for Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series consoles on the 5th of October 2021. The game is an enhanced remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe which originally released on PS2 and Xbox back in 2005.

Latest Sonic Colours Ultimate Trailer Highlights New and Returning Wisp Powers | Video Spotlight

Friday, August 6th, 2021

In the latest Sonic Colours gameplay trailer we get a closer look at the returning wisp powers as well as a new inclusion to Sonic Colours Ultimate. The new wisp comes in the form of the Jade ghost wisp which allows Sonic to temporarily phase through scenery. You can see them all in action via the embed below:

Sonic Colours Ultimate launches on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC on the 7th of September 2021. This new version of Sonic Colours boasts high definition resolutions, 60 fps gameplay and a whole host of new features.

Sonic DLC Pack Now Available for Minecraft

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

The Sonic 30th anniversary content continues with a surprise announcement of a Sonic the Hedgehog DLC pack now available for Minecraft Bedrock Edition. The DLC can be downloaded from the Minecraft Marketplace and it adds new Sonic-themed levels to explore alongside cooperative racing gameplay with other players. Sonic, Tails, Shadow, Knuckles and Amy all feature with Tails’ Tornado and Shadow’s motorcycle also appearing as in-game vehicles. We even get a rare appearance of Chao! Check out the reveal trailer below:

If you own Minecraft Bedrock Edition then head on over to the Minecraft Marketplace now to download the Sonic the Hedgehog DLC.

New Sonic Colours Ultimate Gameplay Footage From Game Informer & IGN | Video Spotlight

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

2 new gameplay videos showcasing in-game action from the upcoming re-release ‘Sonic Colours: Ultimate’ have appeared online courtesy of Game Informer and IGN. Game Informer’s video showcases an act of Planet Wisp while IGN’s video showcases an act of Asteroid Coaster. You can watch both via the embeds below:

Planet Wisp from Game Informer

Asteroid Coaster from IGN

Sonic Colours: Ultimate launches for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC on September 7th 2021.

[Source: Game Informer & IGN]

UPDATE: Sonic Origins Announced, Will Feature Taxman Remakes of Sonic 1, 2 & CD, Plus Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that Sonic 3 & Knuckles will be a widescreen port, like the other titles. Via the Sonic Pillar’s Katie:

Katie – MiniKitty on Twitter: “Been seeing quite a few of you asking about Sonic 3 & Knuckles in Sonic Origins and whether or not we will see the game in widescreen there. Just to clear that up…YES! Sonic 3 will also be widescreen!

Original Article continues below.

Sonic Origins has been officially announced as part of Sonic’s 30th Anniversary festivities.

The collection will include, for the first time on consoles, the remakes of Sonic 1 and 2 produced by Christian Whitehead, also known as ‘The Taxman’. It’ll also include his remake of Sonic CD, and the first re-release of Sonic 3 & Knuckles in a long time, though it doesn’t appear that it’ll be remastered like the other titles.

The game will be coming to “the latest platforms”, and more information will be announced later in the year. It’ll be released in 2022.

Roger Craig Smith Returning to Voice Sonic the Hedgehog After 4 Month Absence

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

In a bizarre sequence of events, Roger Craig Smith is returning to voice Sonic the Hedgehog after only 4 months away from the role.

Smith originally announced that he was leaving the role on January 28th 2021 after 10 years of being the voice of Sonic. We can only speculate why Smith stepped down from the role in January and why he has now returned to it, but it could well be a simple case of his contract expiring and SEGA not initially renewing it until now.

Sonic fans will have recognised Smith’s narration in yesterday’s ‘Unstoppable’ video, made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. A Sonic Central event will take place tomorrow May 27th 2021 at 5pm UK time to reveal “upcoming projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary”.

Sonic Central 30th Anniversary Livestream Event Promises First Look at New Sonic Projects on 27th May 2021

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

SEGA will hold a special Sonic Central 30th anniversary event on Thursday 27th of May 2021 at 5pm UK time. The event promises, “a first look at some of our upcoming projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary”. The show will stream live on youtube.com/sonic and twitch.tv/sonic.

SEGA have also released a celebratory 30th anniversary video called ‘Unstoppable’ which takes a brief look back at the entire Sonic franchise in a similar style to the Pokemon Sun & Moon adverts that ran a few years back. Check it out below:

The ‘Unstoppable’ video also features narration by Roger Craig Smith who had previously revealed he was stepping down as the voice of Sonic. If this is true then this video might be the last time Smith is involved with the Sonic franchise.

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia Book Releasing in the UK September 2021 | Merchandise

Monday, May 24th, 2021

The Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia written by Ian Flynn and published by IDW is now confirmed for a UK release on the 16th of September 2021 and the 23rd of November 2021 for the deluxe edition.

Previously only announced for North America, the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia is an in depth Sonic the Hedgehog history book. The book will total 256 pages and is authored by Ian Flynn who has been writing Sonic the Hedgehog comics since issue 160 of Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog.

While the standard edition releases a little earlier on the 16th of September 2021, the deluxe edition will feature the following extras:

– An exclusive mosaic cover.
– A slipcase featuring gold foil “Ring” treatment.
– A folio housing two archival gallery prints of Sonic and Dr. Eggman.

Click the links below to access the listings for both editions of the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia:

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia on Amazon UK.
Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon UK.

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