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GoodSmile Company Re-Releasing The Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid, Pre-Orders Now Open

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

GoodSmile Company have announced a re-release of the original version of their Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid figure, to be released in February 2020.

The original figure released back in April 2012, with a rerelease in October 13. It was also made available in the Nendoroid EZ line, but there it was ultimately stripped down with fewer accessories. This release is the full monty, with additional goodies like a checkpoint gate and item box.

He also only comes to 3900 JPY, or £30 – which is a far cry from the £90 the original release was going for the last time we checked second-hand store Mandarake. Sonic fans who missed the first release will want to pick this up ASAP.

You can pre-order the figure here.

Sonic Amateur Games Expo Returns September 27th 2019

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo returns on September the 27th 2019. This long running Sonic fan game event has often been the key event in the Sonic fan gaming calendar, so if Sonic fan gaming is your thing then be sure to mark September 27th to October 4th in your calendar.

Submissions for the event aren’t currently open, but the announcement trailer does mention that further details will come directly from the official SAGE Twitter account which you can access by clicking here.

Please also bookmark the SEGADriven YouTube Channel as we cover the event extensively every year and try to review as many of the games on show as possible. We’re looking forward to another round of impressive and bizarre experiences so stay tuned for further SAGE coverage from us.

First Screenshots of Mobile Title ‘Sonic at the Olympic Games’ Revealed

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Our first preview of the latest Sonic the Hedgehog mobile title has arrived in the form of 3 screenshots of Sonic at the Olympic Games. This mobile title is similar in scope to the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series, but minus the Mario. In the latest screens we get a look at the title screen, an in-game event and an over-world screen that showcases the Olympic village. Check it out:

Sonic at the Olympic Games will be coming to iOS and Android devices in Spring 2020.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Releases November 2019

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

A new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 trailer has just dropped during the latest Nintendo Direct and it confirms a November 2019 release for the Switch exclusive. Click the embed below to see Sonic, Mario and a whole host of their friends competing in various disciplines that include surfing, skateboarding and sprinting:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is the latest in the crossover sports series and the first for Nintendo Switch. It is being developed and published in house by SEGA.

Charity Sonic Stream “Race for Good 2: Adventure Battle DX” Returns June 22nd | Fan Scene

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Our good friends Pete “TitansCreed” Nethercote and Andy “TheBritishAndy” Wilson will be running another Sonic charity stream this year.

Last year they managed to raise over £600 for Special Effect over the course of 10 hours playing the Classic set of Sonic games. This year they’re aiming for a minimum of £700, but they will be streaming over two days with more of a focus on the modern Sonic titles.

Day 1 will consist of the following games:

  • Sonic Adventure DX
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic Generations
  • Day 2 will consist of the following games:

  • Sonic Lost World
  • Sonic Mania
  • Sonic Forces
  • Check out the trailer for Race for Good 2: Adventure Battle DX by clicking below:

    The race will be hosted on both twitch.tv/projectphoenixproductions & twitch.tv/thebritishandy on June 22nd and June 23rd. It will begin at 8am BST/3am EDT/12am PDT. We wish both TitansCreed and TheBritishAndy all the best during their stream! As soon as a donation page is available we will update this story so you can donate to their cause.

    Sonic Movie Director Pledges to Change Sonic Design After Heavy Criticism

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019

    After heavy criticism of Sonic’s on-screen appearance in the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, director Jeff Fowler has made it clear that changes to the design are, “going to happen”. Fowler’s full tweet regarding the backlash is below:

    “Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast”

    This is quite an interesting development and something that likely comes with a heavy development and marketing cost. It also shows a greater commitment to protecting Sonic’s status as one of the most recognisable mascot characters of the nineties, who was previously reported to be more recognisable than Mickey Mouse in the 6 to 11 year old demographic in 1992.

    The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer has currently been viewed 21.7 million times with 283 thousand likes and 479 thousand dislikes. The film is due to be released in the US on November 8th 2019. Sonic himself will be voiced by Ben Schwartz.

    The First Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Has Arrived | Video Spotlight

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

    The first trailer for Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie is here! Get your first look at Sonic and Dr. Robotnik in action by clicking the embed below:

    All the previous imagery and leaks appear to have come true. The CGI Sonic is voiced by Ben Schwartz and seems to be a “realistic” take on the character with fur covering his whole body apart from his shoes. Sonic’s body shape is also quite human-proportioned. Jim Carrey’s Robotnik does have hair, but as alluded to in the final shot of the trailer, he appears to lose it and gain a lengthier mustache at some point during the film.

    The Sonic the Hedgehog movie releases on November 8th 2019 in the US. The film also stars James Marsden and is being directed by Jeff Fowler in his feature film debut.

    A Casual Look at the Modern Sonic Series on Steam | Feature

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

    It is our pleasure to introduce you to a guest feature written by our good friend Pete “TitansCreed” Nethercote!

    In this feature, TitansCreed takes a casual look at the Modern Sonic games that are available on Steam, and what it’s like to stream them. If you’re a PC owner and a streamer then this is an interesting little article that might help you prioritise which Sonic games are worthy of you and your audience’s time.

    Click here to read the full article.

    New Additions to Music Section | Merchandise

    Friday, April 19th, 2019

    A fresh selection of music releases have now been added to the Music Index in our Merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions. Click the links to be taken straight to each entry:

    History of Sonic Music: 20th Anniversary Edition
    Crush 40 – Live!
    Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax
    MadWorld: Official Soundtrack
    Pier Solar and the Great Architects: The Definitive Original Soundtrack

    SEGASonic Bros Mod for Mega Drive | YouTube Channel

    Monday, April 1st, 2019

    SEGASonic Bros is a cancelled arcade puzzle game from the creator of Puzzle Bobble that was recently discovered and dumped for preservation. Thanks to some spectacular modding by Dustin O’Dell, the game is now playable on the Mega Drive! We take a look at this version in our latest video:

    Want to play the game yourself? Simply download the ROM from Dustin himself by clicking here.

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