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March2017

  • Video See Sonic Forces At Its Best in Official Gameplay Footage

    'Hedgehog Engine 2', indeed

    Well, Sonic Project 2017 is now Sonic Forces, which is coming to pretty much all current-gen systems including Switch this year. A panel at SXSW confirmed the news and also showcased a brief burst of gameplay footage, which we shared in its off-screen glory already. Along with a rehash of the game's original CG reveal...

  • News Project Sonic 2017's Official Title Is Sonic Forces

    First look at gameplay will be uploaded tomorrow

    Today, during the Sonic Panel at Austin's SXSW Gaming event Sonic Team revealed that Project Sonic 2017 will officially be called Sonic Forces. This comes from the fact that the game will explore the "Forces of Good and Evil" - it's possible we could see something similar to Sonic Adventure 2 and its...

  • News SEGA Unveils New Footage and Details on Sonic Mania

    The wait is making us manic

    Sonic Mania is certainly on our list of games to look forward to on Nintendo Switch, though SEGA is yet to budge from its 'Spring' release window. The publisher has taken the chance today to show off a new stage, however, which will have to be enough for now. The official Sonic channel has uploaded two videos of Green...

December2016

  • News You'll Want This Sonic The Hedgehog Art Book On Your Coffee Table

    Shipping April 2017

    Sonic turned 25 this year, and Sega marked the occasion by confirming that the popular character would be getting two new outings next year, one of which is the gorgeous-looking Sonic Mania. Art house Cook & Becker also has something special for fans of the Blue Blur coming next year - a coffee table book which shows off a...

  • News Sonic And Tails Are Spin-Dashing To Build-A-Bear Workshop

    Ringing in the changes

    Teddy bear maker Build-A-Bear Workshop is marking Sonic's 25th with two special plush toys. Sonic comes as part of a special bundle which includes the 17-inch toy, a gold ring and an art print produced exclusively for the retailer by Sonic Team, all for $35. Also available is Sonic's trusty sidekick Tails, who is slightly...

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  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Confirmed For 2018 Release

    Sony Pictures making a live-action and animation hybrid

    We reported that Sony Pictures is working on a Sonic movie back in 2014, but things have gone a bit quiet since then. However, thanks to a recent interview with Sega Sammy Holdings President and CEO Hajime Satomi, we now know that the film will be arriving on silver screens in 2018: Sega...

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November2015

  • Random Sega And Nintendo Go To War Over Facial Hair

    It's like the 1990s all over again, but for a good cause

    Sega and Nintendo were once mortal enemies, fighting for domination of the video game hardware arena. These days, they're happy bedfellows, with mascots Sonic and Mario starring in games together and Nintendo even publishing Sega's titles on its consoles. However, both companies are...

  • Video Take a Look at This Super Mario Mod for Sonic Generations

    Looks surprisingly polished

    For those of you that aren't part of the PC gaming world, you may not be too familiar with mods. Basically free, fan-created DLC, mods can put an interesting spin and add significant value to the base game that they're made for. It's gotten to the extent that certain mods have become more popular than the game they've...

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  • News Modern Super Sonic Joins The Ranks at First 4 Figures

    Cue arguments about Modern vs Classic Sonic in 3, 2, 1...

    First 4 Figures is a name synonymous with collectible figurines - from Link and Epona, to Mega Man and many more, the company has kept resin distribution companies in business for years. The latest addition to the range caught our eye, meanwhile, blending a classic character with its modern...

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December2014

  • News "Sonic Runners" Rumours Prove True, But It's a Smartphone Game

    We'll have to stick with older rumours for Wii U hopes

    Not so long ago there were rumours circulating of a new game in the works - Sonic Runners. As a number of fans were likely feeling burned by Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric at the time, it was understandable to be cautious; we will give some kudos to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS for being a...

  • Video Watch How Sonic CD Made A Family's Christmas Back In 1993

    Toot Toot Sonic Warrior!

    As you may be aware, Sega fanboy and occasional Nintendo Life video contributor Tyler Esposito runs The Sega Channel, one of YouTube's best sources of original Sega video content. He has shared many videos taken during his youth, including this heart-warming clip of him and his late father extolling the vir

  • Feature 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!

    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...

November2014

  • Soapbox 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 Exploit Allows Players to Skip Large Sections of the Game

    Current record for completion already under an hour

    As we reported a couple of days ago, a number of game-breaking bugs have been discovered in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U. The plot thickens today with the discovery of an exploit which allows Knuckles to jump infinitely when the game is paused between hops, as shown below in this video by...

  • News 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

    "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...

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  • News 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...

  • Talking Point Sonic and the Wii U Both Seek a Boom in Sales

    Nintendo and Sega need mutual success

    We may be Nintendo fans keen to see as many major exclusives as possible, but we can't help but wonder whether Sega — behind closed doors and in hushed tones — wishes it was free to go multi-platform with the upcoming Sonic Boom. We are aware that Sonic Boom is also coming the 3DS and is in the hands of...

  • News We Didn't Know It, But Sonic Boom Was First Shown in Spring 2013

    Well darn

    If Sega needed any evidence that its mascot can still generate buzz and hype, the online reaction to the reveal of Sonic Boom, with Wii U and 3DS games joined by the TV show and a range of toy merchandise, may have renewed the company's faith in the brand. Not all were immediate fans of the off-shoot's designs, admittedly, but Sonic was...

  • News 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...

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