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SEGA Japan Announce ‘Sonic 2020’ Initiative, Promise New Sonic News on the 20th of Every Month This Year

Monday, January 20th, 2020

SEGA Japan have revealed plans for a new Sonic the Hedgehog initiative that will run every month this year. The ‘Sonic 2020’ initiative promises new Sonic news on the 20th of every month throughout 2020 with today’s news being the reveal of the initiative alongside new key art, wallpapers, a Twitter header and profile icons. You can view and download them from this page on SEGA Japan’s Sonic Channel.

It looks like SEGA has big plans for the Sonic franchise this year, so keep an eye on the official Sonic 2020 page to see what new announcements come our way. If you’re a Sonic fan then this is definitely worth bookmarking!

[Source: Gematsu]

Knuckles in Sonic 2 Added to Upcoming SEGA Ages Port of Sonic 2

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Weekly Famitsu have revealed a new feature of the upcoming SEGA Ages port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Nintendo Switch. This port will also include the ‘Knuckles in Sonic 2’ functionality that would normally come from locking the game onto Sonic & Knuckles. This allows players to play the entire game as Knuckles the Echidna as opposed to Sonic or Tails.

The SEGA Ages port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is still without a release date, but it will be coming to the Nintendo Switch as a downloadable title. The game will also add additional actions, a Super Sonic mode and online rankings. The SEGA Ages collection has been entirely developed by M2 for Nintendo Switch and often feature exclusive features.

[Source: Gematsu]

Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Round-Up 3 | YouTube Channel

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Our coverage of the Sonic Hacking Contest has continued on our YouTube channel. Our latest 2 videos discuss Sonic 2 Advanced Edit and I Made You a Salad which can be watched by clicking the embeds below:

The Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 runs until Sunday the 8th of December. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and never miss a single video on any of the hacks or mods featured at this year’s show.

Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Coverage, Day 2 | YouTube Channel

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

It’s time to catch up with our Sonic Hacking Contest coverage! We have another 2 video reviews of mods featured at the event and you can watch both below. This time we take a look at the Sonic Mania mods Return of Metal and Sonic Gaiden:

Return of Metal

Sonic Gaiden

The Sonic Hacking Contest is running from the 2nd to the 8th of December 2019. Coverage will continue on our YouTube channel all week so make sure you’re subscribed!

Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Coverage, Day One | YouTube Channel

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

The Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 is underway and we have our first day of coverage now live on our YouTube channel. You can watch our first impressions on both Dragon Valley and Sonic Mania Warped by clicking the embeds below:

Dragon Valley

Sonic Mania Warped

More coverage will appear on our YouTube channel this week so subscribe to SEGADriven and never miss a thing. Tracker has also been streaming a variety of mods from the event and you can watch his first stream by clicking here.

Sonic the Hedgehog Humble Bundle Returns

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

The Sonic the Hedgehog Humble Bundle returns again for Winter 2019 and features a whole host of Sonic titles for PC with proceeds supporting Whale and Dolphin Conservation and JDRF; a charity that supports Diabetes research. The bundle is only available until December 17th 2019 and it includes the following games and tiers:

Pay 78p or more
– Sonic Adventure 2
– Sonic Adventure 2 Battle DLC
– Sonic 3 & Knuckles
– Sonic CD
– Sonic 4 Episode 1
– Sonic Adventure DX

Pay £4.69 or more
– Sonic Generations + Casino Night DLC
– Sonic Lost World
– Sonic 4 Episode 2
– Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

Pay £7.76 or more
– Sonic Mania
– Sonic Mania Encore DLC
– Sonic Forces

You can head on over to the Humble Bundle website and buy these games from the official Humble Sonic Bundle 2019 listing.

Sonic Hacking Contest Begins December 2nd 2019, Games Trailer Now Available | Fan Scene

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Sonic Hacking Contest returns on Monday 2nd December 2019 to Sunday 8th December. All games will be available from https://sonichacking.org and the public are able to vote for the Contest entries for Community Trophies. As usual there’ll be streams throughout the week from people such as redhotsonic, MegaGWolf, SomecallmeJohnny, AntDude, Garrulous64, DaveAce and many more. We will also be covering as many hacks and mods featured at the show over on our YouTube channel (click here and subscribe!).

If you would like to review a full list of the contest entries for this year you can click this link to a thread from the official Sonic Hacking Contest Twitter account. This year hacks and mods are based on a wide variety of Sonic games including the original 16 bit titles, Sonic Mania, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes and even Sonic the Hedgehog 06 and Shadow the Hedgehog.

Sonic 3 Prototype from November 1993 Dumped by Hidden Palace, Features Different Music & Sprites

Monday, November 18th, 2019

For the final week of Hidden Palace’s Sonic month, the prototype archivists have released something very special. The team have dumped a November 1993 prototype of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 which features different music and sprites which are based on those from Sonic 2.

This prototype comes from a time when Sonic 3 was supposed to contain all the stages from Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, and while Sonic 3’s stages are mostly complete, the Sonic & Knuckles stages are often incomplete, showcasing an early insight into that game’s development. Screenshots from this prototype made their way into the Sonic 3: Exclusive Story of the Year! preview supplement which we also have archived in our merchandise section.

The real discovery comes with the game’s soundtrack. Sonic fans will know that the PC version of Sonic 3 features different tunes for Ice Cap, Launch Base and Carnival Night Zone. Well it appears that these tunes actually pre-date the versions that were eventually included in the final release of Sonic 3, as they make an appearance in this prototype. This is the first time anyone has heard these tunes powered by the Mega Drive’s YM2612 sound chip and it makes for some truly fascinating listening.

Check out a playthrough of the prototype ROM below. You can download the ROM to play yourself via this link to the game’s entry at Hidden Palace.

[Source: Hidden Palace]

Sonic X Coming to US Netflix December 1st 2019

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Seasons 1 and 2 of the Sonic X anime are heading to the North American version of Netflix on December 1st 2019. This means the first 52 episodes of the show that ran from 2003 to 2005 will be available for viewing.

If you’re unfamiliar with Sonic X then you’ll be unfamiliar with its plot where Sonic and his friends are accidentally transported to Earth. It’s very similar in scope to the upcoming film from Paramount Pictures, except that Sonic befriends a child named Chris Thorndyke instead of a police officer.

There is currently no word on when/if the remaining 26 episodes of season 3 will be hitting the platform. It is also worth mentioning that there is currently no definitive word on which regions outside North America will receive Sonic X. Spain, Mexico and Argentina are also confirmed. Thanks to Ash the Dragon for the news tip.

[Source: What’s On Netflix]

Demo of Sonic Triple Trouble Remake Fan Game Now Available, Check Out Our First Impressions Video | YouTube Channel

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

In our latest video on our YouTube channel, we take a look at the recently released first demo of Noah Copeland’s Sonic Triple Trouble remake. Click the embed below to see the game in action alongside our thoughts and first impressions:

The Sonic Triple Trouble remake fan game is free to download from Game Jolt for play on PCs.

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