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Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Five

12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Five

On the fifth day...

In this completely silly run of bite-sized features, we're going to write a new version of '12 Days of Christmas' with a Nintendo twist that will, hopefully, be good enough to sing. FIVE SONIC RINGS: The easiest line to shortlist, though there was tough competition from the rather obvious but equally worthy Five Golden Coins...

News: Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

As a cartoon

So it's rather well known by now that Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric is largely busted (although we think its 3DS counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, fares better). Even so, there may still be a silver lining when the word "Boom" is associated with "Sonic": the cartoon series that ties with the games seems to be picking up an...

Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk

Sonic, It's Time to Talk

Tom Whitehead bemoans the blue blur's struggles

A grim reality struck me this week. A new Sonic game was out and I couldn't, personally, care less. If brief demo time and video footage wasn't evidence enough, the word of those in the team that own Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was enough to convince me that it wasn't worth my time or money. When both...

News: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available Now On The 3DS eShop

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available Now On The 3DS eShop

Special Sonic Boom 3DS theme coming too

Nintendo has announced that a special demo of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is available now on the 3DS eShop. The news came during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, and it was also revealed that a special Sonic Boom 3DS theme will also be made available. Launching alongside the Wii U version — entitled...

News: Watch the Sonic Boom Gang Try to Rescue a Cat

Watch the Sonic Boom Gang Try to Rescue a Cat

"We're better at this in our world"

We haven't got long to wait for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and it's 3DS counterpart Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. They are both out on the 11th November in North America followed by Europe on 21st November. To keep us entertained while we wait the crazy cats at SEGA have put together a TV commercial...

News: Former Sega of America Marketing Director Divulges Struggle to Name Tails "Tails"

Former Sega of America Marketing Director Divulges Struggle to Name Tails "Tails"

Also introducing "Sonic's orthodontist"

Sonic's faithful, tech-savvy buddy is best known as "Tails," a name that one typically wouldn't expect to have any reasoning behind it aside from acknowledging a plurality of appendages. However, in the corporate world, things often aren't so simple--especially if you had "Sega of America" on your office door...

News: Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Release Date On Wii U

Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Release Date On Wii U

Now launching alongside the 3DS edition

Sega has confirmed that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will launch in North America a week earlier than originally planned. The Wii U title — being developed by Big Red Button — was given a November 18th release date not so long ago, but this has now been pushed forward to the 11th — the same day that Sega...

News: Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Shine little glow-hog, glimmer, glimmer

UPDATE: This pre-order bonus only seems to apply to the US Amazon shop for now. We will update again if this changes. Step right up, my long-faced friend. Why, I know exactly what you're thinking: "My hedgehog! It spins, speeds, dives, dashes, slices, races, and saves the world but oh, woe is me why doesn't...

News: A Pre-order of Sonic Boom Will Bag You an Exclusive Sonic Figurine

A Pre-order of Sonic Boom Will Bag You an Exclusive Sonic Figurine

3DS or Wii U version, it doesn't matter

Any Sonic fans out there might be interested in this; if you pre-order either Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U or Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the 3DS you can get your mitts on an exclusive figurine of Sonic holding the Ancients' Crystal. The model itself looks fairly nicely done, Sonic has...

Weirdness: Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Advertising A Chinese Mobile Phone Network

Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Advertising A Chinese Mobile Phone Network

Honest truth, guv

There's something just a little bit wrong in China Mobile's advertising, pictured above. Apparently Mario, Luigi and Sonic have all been conscripted into the firm's latest promotion. Nintendo hasn't exactly made a habit of freely giving out its characters for other companies to use, being so protective as to initiate YouTube...

Video: Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedgehog Ruins Everything About Sonic The Hedgehog

Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedgehog Ruins Everything About Sonic The Hedgehog

Tails would NEVER eat Sonic, you fiends

Video games aren't reality. We know that. But sometimes the glaring inaccuracies present in our favourite titles can really hurt when they're highlighted in an effective fashion, which is exactly what Fox's Animation Domination High-Def show does in the latest episode of Scientifically Accurate, which seeks to...

News: Don't Fancy Sonic Boom? No Problem, The Sonic 2 HD Fan Remake Is Back On Track

Don't Fancy Sonic Boom? No Problem, The Sonic 2 HD Fan Remake Is Back On Track

"It's good to be back!"

Back in 2012, we followed the progress made on Sonic 2 HD — a fan project to remake Sega's classic platformer — with great interest. However, for personal reasons development work ground to a halt and we never heard anything more about the project. That is until now. The team's Facebook page was recently updated to let...

News: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Confirmed, Being Produced by Neal Moritz

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Confirmed, Being Produced by Neal Moritz

It's actually happening, people

Back in late March we reported on a rumored "dark and edgy" Sonic the Hedgehog film and outlined some of the preliminary details. Today, Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the production of the film, albeit with little to no information about the actual content involved. As it turns out, Sony Pictures-based producer...

News: Sonic Lost World Hits 710,000 Sales as Sega Lines Up Significant 3DS Support

Sonic Lost World Hits 710,000 Sales as Sega Lines Up Significant 3DS Support

Nintendo's portable projected to be Sega's biggest console market this year

Like pretty much every other major Japan-based corporation, Sega — or SEGA Sammy Holdings to be more accurate — has published its financial results. For Nintendo gamers it reveals some interesting, and pleasing, results. To start off with some reasonably positive news,...