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News: Preorder Sonic Colours to Fulfil Your Sonic Dress-Up Ambitions

Preorder Sonic Colours to Fulfil Your Sonic Dress-Up Ambitions

Gamestop offering Sonic hats for all

Annoyed by some of Sonic's recent outings and feel you would put the 'hog back on track if you could? Well, Gamestop is offering you the chance to do just that, sort of. Preorder Sonic Colours for Wii or DS with the chain and you'll also grab a Sonic hat, letting you complete your hedgehog ensemble and race around cities and forests grabbing golden rings and..

News: Yuji Naka Not Interested in Making Sonic Games

Yuji Naka Not Interested in Making Sonic Games

Just as well, really

Even though he was creating blue hedgehog games for the best part of fifteen years, people still assume Yuji Naka hasn't had his fill of his most famous character just yet. It turns out he has. Speaking to Siliconera, Mr Naka said: Right now, I want to create new things. Even if I had the opportunity to create some kind of new...

News: Your Love for Sonic Could Earn You a Trip to Sega Japan

Your Love for Sonic Could Earn You a Trip to Sega Japan

If you can ably express it in video format, that is

It's Sonic's 19th birthday today, and Sega isn't showering Nintendo fans with game discounts; in fact, it's offering something far better. If you really, really love Sonic – and everybody does, of course – your passion for the blue speedball could win you a trip to Sega Japan to meet the Sonic development team. All you have to do is create a..

News: Sonic Turns 19 Today but Brings No Presents for Nintendo Fans

Sonic Turns 19 Today but Brings No Presents for Nintendo Fans

Virtual Console the only format not to receive price drops today

Yes fans of blue spiky things, it was 19 years ago today that the original Sonic the Hedgehog did its first loop-de-loop in our hearts. In honour of this world-changing event, Sega is cutting prices of many of the hedgehog's downloadable outings on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and the App Store, but there is no price drop on..

E3 2010: Sonic Colours Looks Seriously Tasty

Sonic Colours Looks Seriously Tasty

Sweet Mountain screenshots show burgers, sweets and wisps

Sega isn't holding an official press conference during E3 but that doesn't mean it's going to shrink away: today it's unveiled brand new screenshots and a trailer of upcoming hedgehog platformer Sonic Colours (or, if you don't speak British English, Sonic Colors) for Wii and DS. The Wii...

News: Gawp at these First Ever Screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog

Gawp at these First Ever Screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog

All the way from 1990

Twenty years ago, Sega showed off its bold new mascot for the first time at the Tokyo Toy Show. He may only have been two months old, but Sonic the Hedgehog was already walking and wagging his finger as these scans from 1990's EGM 13 show. Even with twelve months of its development cycle left, it's remarkable how much of the game's iconic graphical style was nailed-down:..

News: First Sonic Colours Details Emerge

First Sonic Colours Details Emerge

And the first "return to form" claim is right behind

The announcement of Sonic Colours for Wii and DS was a bit of a bolt from the blue (pardon the pun), with just a rendered trailer and short press release to go on. Now with the cat out of the bag the first proper information is starting to trickle through, with a Nintendo Power interview with Sonic honcho Takashi Iizuka revealing plenty about the..

News: Sonic Colours to Brighten Up DS and Wii

Sonic Colours to Brighten Up DS and Wii

New hog outing announced!

We at Nintendo Life Towers had mixed feelings recently when Sega announced it was delaying the promising Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 for WiiWare as we were looking forward to getting stuck into the hog's latest. Still, always one to bounce back from his disappointments – let's face it, he's had enough practice – Sonic's next adventure has just been announced by..

News: New Sonic 4 Trailer Almost Makes Up for Delay

New Sonic 4 Trailer Almost Makes Up for Delay

Game pushed back for surprising reason

We reported yesterday that Sega's great white Sonic hope, WiiWare 'hog platformer Sonic the Hedgehog 4, has been pushed back from its Summer release date to a late 2010 date now instead. Why is that? It turns out that Sega wants the extra time to take onboard fan feedback about the game, though predictably it...

News: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Speeds Past Summer Release Date, Into Late 2010

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Speeds Past Summer Release Date, Into Late 2010

Delay for WiiWare platformer for extra polish

Nobody likes being made to wait, especially Sonic himself, but Sega has just announced its upcoming return to the hog's 2D roots, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, is going to miss its Summer release slot and will now be available in "late 2010." SEGA has decided to extend the development of the game, and will now release Sonic The Hedgehog 4..

News: Dimps Revealed As Sonic 4 Developer

Dimps Revealed As Sonic 4 Developer

Sonic Team not involved, say Sega

Sega's highly-esteemed internal development studio Sonic Team may be named after the character it helped to create but it will apparently have nothing to do with the production of the upcoming Sonic 4. Coding duties have instead fallen to Dimps, the team which helped Capcom make Street Fighter IV. While this news...

News: Sonic Classic Collection Goes Collectible

Sonic Classic Collection Goes Collectible

Limited edition for Australia and Spain

Get ready to add yet another tin case to your growing collection, as SEGA have confirmed the existence of a limited edition release for Sonic Classic Collection for the Nintendo DS. The set comes in the aforementioned tin case, the contents of which are an exclusive Sonic figurine, five postcards featuring artwork from the Sonic series, an O-ring sleeve..

News: Sonic Playable in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

Sonic Playable in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

Will Sonic be touring space with his old rival?

UK magazine Ngamer has posted an interesting tweet on Twitter this afternoon, making a rather bold claim that not only comes right out of the left field and has left us all a bit dazed and confused here at Nintendo Life Towers. We should stress this is currently deep in the realms of rumour territory for now, with no confirmed word from Sega or..

News: Sonic & Knuckles Coming to EU Virtual Console on 12th February

Sonic & Knuckles Coming to EU Virtual Console on 12th February

Sega due to finally complete the Mega Drive series

It's been a big day for hedgehog fans. Along with the Sonic 4 reveal today, Sega has also let slip that Sonic & Knuckles is now Wii-bound at long last. The 1994 title is a follow-on from Sonic 3 story-wise, continuing the journey of Sonic as he takes down the Death Egg, and Knuckles's path as he reclaims Angel Island after learning of..

News: SEGA Confirms Alton Towers Tie-In

SEGA Confirms Alton Towers Tie-In

Earlier rumours now confirmed

As we reported just a few weeks ago, UK theme park lovers will soon be able to get a dose of gaming with their high-flying rollercoaster action, as Alton Towers is about to get a distinctly SEGA flavour. SEGA® Europe Ltd today announced an exciting three year partnership with Alton Towers Resort, the most popular theme park in the UK. The deal, which gives SEGA the..

News: Sega Wheels Out Sonic All-Stars Racing Pack

Sega Wheels Out Sonic All-Stars Racing Pack

UK racers get blue shells - not the annoying kind, though.

Judging by the hundreds of thousands of hours spent playing Mario Kart Wii since its release two years ago, those official Wii Wheels must be getting smashed to dust by now. Well, for anyone after a nice new wheel and a character-based driving game to replace it, SEGA has just the thing on the way. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing will..

News: Project Needlemouse to Focus Solely on Sonic?

Project Needlemouse to Focus Solely on Sonic?

No super sidekicks this time

Sonic has taken a lot of criticism for his most recent 3D outing, Sonic Unleashed.The main problems being that Sega need to leave out all so-called "fake" characters and focus purely on the blue blur himself, as well as keeping it 2D and fast. Well it looks as if Sega has finally listened to the fans calling...

News: UK Theme Park Getting Sonic-Branded Ride

UK Theme Park Getting Sonic-Branded Ride

Due to open February Half Term

UK theme park Alton Towers is currently preparing to reopen for February Half Term, and Sonic fansite Sonic Stadium has heard that apparently the "Spinball Whizzer" attraction at the big UK attraction is being re-designed this year to a Sonic the Hedgehog theme. The site's source mentions this is for a...

News: Christmas-themed Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Trailer

Christmas-themed Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Trailer

It's SEGA's festive gift to you this winter

Set in Billy Hatcher's Blizzard Castle level, this trailer not only showcases an entire level, but gives away a few of the racer power-ups we can expect to see in the final game. Check it out for yourself below, but expect to see Aiai doling out punishment in his signature Monkey Ball er... ball - and of course Sonic becoming Super Sonic and tearing up..