You're not logged in! Sort it out. Sign In | Register | Lost Password?

Posts Tagged ‘sonic the hedgehog’

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.

ITO EN Green Tea Debut New Advert, Including a Green Hill Zone Arrangement by Dreams Come True

Monday, May 17th, 2021

File this one under ‘strange crossovers’ with the talking bunny that sings NiGHTS music; Green Tea specialists ITO EN have unveiled their new advertising campaign in co-operation with Japan pop music legends Dreams Come True. The main advert for the cross-promotion can be seen above, and the music should sound more than a little familiar to anyone reading a SEGA website.

As detailed in a blog post about the advert – yes, it’s just straight-up Green Hill Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog, now with fresh new vocals to go with it! For those unaware, Masato Nakamura of Dreams Come True produced the soundtrack for Sonic 1 & 2, and still owns the rights to the music. So this doesn’t really have anything to do with SEGA in terms of them actually being involved, but it’s very nicely timed for Sonic’s 30th Anniversary nonetheless!

The blog post also says a full version of the arrangement is being made, with vocal recording in progress currently. We’ll keep an eye out for a full version down the line!

‘Race for Good’ Sonic Livestream Charity Event Returns June 21st to June 27th 2021 | Fan Scene

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Our good friends The British Andy and Titanscreed are bringing back the Race for Good charity livestream event on June 21st for another round of Sonic the Hedgehog racing fun and this time around the event will run for a full week and include a whole team of different streamers taking part, including us!

All money raised during the Race for Good livestream event will go straight to Special Effect, a charity looking to help gamers with disabilities to play games with more accessibility for their specific needs. The Race for Good team are looking to raise £5000 for the charity this year and this year there’s a fantastic t-shirt and pin badge available to purchase from the ProjectPhoenixProductions Online Store. All proceeds from the sales of these items also goes to Special Effect so if you’re interested head over to the store now.

In addition to the various Sonic streams taking place during the week, the voice of Dr. Eggman, Mike Pollock will be joining the event for a Q&A session alongside Johnny Gioeli – one half of Crush 40, who are famous for their various Sonic the Hedgehog theme songs.

A raffle will also take place during the week for 2 amazing prizes. There are two Sennheiser GSP305 Gaming Headsets and the Beasts of Balance app-enabled Board Game being raffled off to anyone who donates at least £20 over the week. In addition there is also a Elgato 4K60 Pro Game Capture Card to be won and this will be raffled off to anyone who donates at least £50 over the course of the week. All donations can be made via the Race for Good Tiltify page during event week so bookmark this page if you want to be in with a chance of winning any of these prizes or would just like to support a good cause!

See below for the full list of streamers taking part in this year’s event:

The British Andy (twitch.tv/thebritishandy)
Titanscreed (twitch.tv/projectphoenixproductions)
Garrulous64 (twitch.tv/garrulous64)
Fuzzy Crocodile (twitch.tv/FuzzyCrocodile)
Bryce (twitch.tv/bryceyall)
Sonic Yoda from SEGADriven (twitch.tv/Sonic_Yoda)
CDROM1019 (twitch.tv/chaoscontrolchannel)
Greyfore (twitch.tv/radiosega)
KC (twitch.tv/KC_Radioman)
Green Viper (twitch.tv/radiosega)
Rasher24 (twitch.tv/rasher24)
ZephyrFloofyDerg (twitch.tv/zephyrfloofyderg)
Shanghai’d (twitch.tv/shanghaid)
LexyDeer (twitch.tv/lexydeer)
Dwang (twitch.tv/radiosega)
Ravsieg (twitch.tv/radiosega)

Fans Create Sonic Adventure Fan Game Using Dreams for PS4/5 | Fan Scene

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Developed by RichMenace_94 and fivetimesone, Sonic Adventure: Dreams Edition is an incredible Sonic Adventure-themed fan game that is entirely playable within Dreams for the PS4 and PS5. It’s a remarkable development that not only showcases an amazing game made by 2 incredibly talented individuals, but also how powerful Dreams can be for fan game development. Check out some in-game action via the video below:

Sonic Adventure: Dreams Edition can downloaded via this link. You will need a copy of Dreams for the PS4 or PS5 to play it.

[Source: TheToiletDuck on Twitter and OpyGam3r on YouTube]

Astro City Mini and Game Gear Micro Added to Hardware Section

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Our hardware section has been updated with 2 new console features and a stack of high quality photographs. The hardware section now has a new section at the bottom of the page that features Aftermarket/Mini Consoles, and with it comes 2 new console features on the Astro City Mini and the Game Gear Micro respectively. Click the links below to be taken to each console feature as well as the accompanying image galleries:

Astro City Mini
Game Gear Micro

A huge “thank you” to Gavin Storey who kindly provided the photographs of each console.

SEGADriven is proud affiliates with the following websites:

- Dreamcast Live
- Emerald Coast
- MegaDrive.me
- Project Phoenix Productions
- Radio SEGA
- Saturday Morning Sonic
- SEGA Retro
- Sonic HQ
- Sonic Paradise
- The Dreamcast Junkyard
- The Pal Mega-CD Library
- The Sonic Stadium
SEGADriven and its original content are copyrighted to their respective authors. Media related directly to SEGA is copyrighted to its respective authors. Any comments on SEGA-related materials do not represent SEGA themselves. All rights reserved 2008-2021.