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News: Job Cuts Hit Sega's London Office

Job Cuts Hit Sega's London Office

Part of a restructuring of the Sonic and mobile departments

Sega Europe has confirmed to Polygon today that it's laid off an unspecified number of employees at its London office, as the company's Sonic and mobile departments are consolidated into Sega of America: Sega is in the process of consolidating certain functions of the Sonic and Mobile...

Video: We Dash Through the Sonic Lost World Legend of Zelda DLC

We Dash Through the Sonic Lost World Legend of Zelda DLC

Sonic and Legend of Zelda, together at last

As many of you are no doubt aware, Sonic Lost World has more free Nintendo-themed DLC today — The Legend of Zelda Zone. As with the Yoshi equivalent before, it's a special free level that includes two distinct areas. You can't play as much as you want without a bit of effort, however; once you play it...

News: "Dark And Edgy" Sonic The Hedgehog Film Reportedly In Development

"Dark And Edgy" Sonic The Hedgehog Film Reportedly In Development

He can really move

According to Hollywood insider website The Tracking Board, a “dark edgy” movie adaptation of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is on its way courtesy of Columbia Pictures. The film, which is aimed squarely at older audiences, will use a combination of live-action and animation. This news comes less than two months after the...

News: How One Man Is Giving Sonic Fans The Game They Want To Play

How One Man Is Giving Sonic Fans The Game They Want To Play

And he wants to do the same with Stunt Race FX next

Let's be honest here, Sonic's recent outings haven't been all that hot. Sonic Lost World on 3DS and Wii U was a crushing disappointment when you consider the level of hype it received, and most of the character's recent 3D outings have failed to recapture the brilliance of his early adventures...

News: Big Red Button Explains Its Sonic Boom Character Designs, and Admits They Could Have Been Wackier

Big Red Button Explains Its Sonic Boom Character Designs, and Admits They Could Have Been Wackier

Minus input "the character would have been a lot more alien and different"

When Sonic Boom was announced as a TV show, toy range and — perhaps most importantly — a game for Wii U and 3DS, there was an explosion of interest around the web. Much excitable chatter in those initial hours wasn't so much about the setting of the show of the potential...

News: Sega Unleashes Sonic Boom Behind The Scenes Video

Sega Unleashes Sonic Boom Behind The Scenes Video

All aboard...

Sega prompted an internet meltdown in early February when it announced Sonic Boom — a new branch of the Sonic universe that'll feature a TV show, toy range and, most excitingly, games exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS. Though the portable version of the game from respected developer Sanzaru Games is something to look forward to, there's...

News: Sonic Lost World Sales Reached 640,000 in 2013

Sonic Lost World Sales Reached 640,000 in 2013

In just over two months

Sonic Lost World was one of a small batch of major Holiday season releases to push the Wii U in the retail market, though the Nintendo-exclusive title was also available on the 3DS. Both games were different experiences — as is likely to also be the case with Sonic Boom and its separate development teams — and Sega...

News: Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In Japan, Sonic Team Will Continue To Work On The Franchise

Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In Japan, Sonic Team Will Continue To Work On The Franchise

Sonic veteran Takashi Iizuka speaks out

Sonic Boom is the big news in the world of Nintendo at the moment, with Sega's new plan of attack covering TV, toys and games — the latter of which will be exclusive to Wii U and 3DS. Thrusting its most prized possession into the hands of a western developers is risky, and Sega's move has had many fans...

News: Big Red Button's Bob Rafei Spills More Details On Sonic Boom For Wii U And 3DS

Big Red Button's Bob Rafei Spills More Details On Sonic Boom For Wii U And 3DS

Reveals Sonic Team is involved and explains THOSE new character designs

Yesterday's news that Sega's next Sonic title would be a cross-media extravaganza complete with re-imagined characters, CGI cartoon series and Nintendo-exclusive video game outings sent the web into overdrive, with the reaction from fans ranging from delighted to highly...

News: Before Sonic, Sega Almost Picked ToeJam & Earl As Its Official Mascots

Before Sonic, Sega Almost Picked ToeJam & Earl As Its Official Mascots

Alien pair were rejected for being "too American"

Cast your mind back to the 16-bit console war between the Mega Drive (Genesis to our North American readers) and the SNES, and you'll no doubt think of Sonic's titanic struggle against Mario. These two mascots towered over their rivals, and have gone on to become instantly recognisable all over the...

Rumour: 2015 Sonic Title To Hit Wii U Alongside PS4 and Xbox One

2015 Sonic Title To Hit Wii U Alongside PS4 and Xbox One

Is Sega keeping the faith?

While the list of big-name third-party developers and publishers backing the Wii U into this year and beyond seems rather small, they do still exist. We can just about include Ubisoft, while others actively involved in Wii U retail games are Bandai Namco, Tecmo Koie, Atlus and, of course, Sega. Nintendo seems to have a...

News: Exclusive Sonic Lost World DLC Now Available For Download On The Wii U eShop

Exclusive Sonic Lost World DLC Now Available For Download On The Wii U eShop

Might we add that it's free?

Sonic is set to embark on an adventure into the world of everyone's favourite green dinosaur Yoshi, as Yoshi's Island Zone becomes the first of two Nintendo-themed levels available for Sonic Lost World on the Wii U. If this news isn't good enough, you'll be pleased to know that's available to download right now on the...

News: Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U

Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U

100 rings finally grants an extra life

It's fair to say that we didn't think all that much of Sonic Lost World when it arrived on the Wii U a short while ago. However, you have to give Sega credit for trying to improve things after release, as the company has released a patch which aims to fix some of the title's many problems. Here's the full list...

Review: 3D Sonic The Hedgehog (3DS eShop)

3D Sonic The Hedgehog (3DS eShop)

Sonic with a dash extra

The modern gaming scene may still be regularly broken down to battles of hardware technology and game exclusives, but back in the early '90s it was also a battle of mascots. The original Sonic the Hedgehog was the catalyst for the famous Tokyo-based company in the early days of the 16-bit battle for supremacy, as it delivered...