Better than before
Sonic the Hedgehog has struggled to live up to expectations for a long time now. Unlike Nintendo's mascot, Mario, Sonic's adventures haven't always worked out, mostly because of his "gotta go fast" attitude and take on life. Fortunately, this all changed in 2017, when Christian Whitehead was given free run by Sega and...
Indie collabs paving the way
Now that we know Brace Yourself Games is working on a cross-over between Crypt of the NecroDancer and The Legend of Zelda series, it has raised questions about what else could be on the horizon. When the Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka first found out about an indie developer working with one of Nintendo’s most...
Gotta go fast
If the video clips for Team Sonic Racing weren't already satisfying enough, the head of Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, has confirmed the next big entry in the mainline Sonic series is officially underway. The announcement was made during a panel at SXSW Gaming 2019. Other than this, no other information is currently known about the new...
A sight for sore eyes
As we imagine you've seen by now, it would appear that Sonic's full appearance for his upcoming movie has been leaked online. Fan reaction has been pretty negative, to say the least, and even Sonic creator Yuji Naka has taken to Twitter to share his confusion at the design. Rough translations: "Is this a sonic movi
Gotta go fast
If you've been interested to find out what Sonic the Hedgehog will look like in his upcoming silver screen debut due out this November, the above and below artwork may or may not put your mind at ease. Hamagami/Carroll is the marketing company responsible for creating "all of the licensed retail products within the Sonic the Hedgehog...
Including a 'Pinball Track Set'!
US toymaker Jakks Pacific has announced a multi-year, global toy licensing deal with SEGA of America, allowing the company to manufacture, market, and distribute merchandise for the Sonic the Hedgehog brand. The company will be showcasing its entire line at the International Toy Fair in New York from 16th - 19th...
Whether you’re ready for it or not, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is coming to a big screen near you, later this year on 8th November. Since the initial announcement, the film's creators and various Hollywood news outlets have slowly revealed more information about the upcoming flick, including the cast and plot details. Arguably, the film...
That's a lot of hedgehogs
The Sonic the Hedgehog series has shifted a whopping 800 million games since its debut in 1991, it has been revealed. The news comes from Sega's annual integrated sales report, a document which goes into great detail on the company's financial state and business strategies, while also giving us a good luck at sales figures...
The rumours were true
During the month of June news was circulating the Canadian-American actor and comedian, Jim Carrey, would take on the role of the evil Dr. Robotnik in Paramount Pictures’ Sonic The Hedgehog movie due out at some point next year. At the time it was just a rumour, but it’s since been confirmed by Deadline Hollywood with a...
For the fans
In the latest Sonic Mania Plus developer diary, the focus was on design and also how the game got a special edition in the form of a physical release. The game’s lead developer, Christian Whitehead, said there was high demand for a retail version: So, there was so much demand for a physical version of Sonic Mania that we...
News surfacing about Paramount Pictures’ Sonic The Hedgehog movie continues to shock and surprise, with the latest development being the Canadian-American actor and comedian, Jim Carrey, is allegedly in talks to take on the role of Sonic’s arch-nemesis, Dr. Robotnik. According to Deadline Hollywood, Carrey's villainous character...
"In a pretty straight rural environment"
At the start of this month, it was revealed James Marsden had signed on to the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie. Now, there's another recent update about Sonic's silver screen debut, courtesy of Paramount chairman and CEO, Jim Gianopulos, with a brief description of the blue blur's person
Gotta sign on fast
Video game movies currently seem to be experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in Hollywood, with the live-action Detective Pikachu film starring Ryan Reynolds due to arrive next year on the silver screen on 10th May, followed by the “Sonic The Hedgehog Movie” scheduled for release on 15th November. With Sonic’s film now
The 12-year-old me would get all the Chaos Emeralds
With Sonic Mania just a day away at the time of publication, the lid is being lifted on review embargoes. Our chums at Push Square have published a review, but there's one simple reason we're posting this feature instead - we've been playing it on PS4. SEGA America offered us PS4 / Xbox...
Gotta go fast
Maker of high-end collectibles First 4 Figures has again gone above and beyond creating its latest piece to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th Anniversary. Partnering with Sega to celebrate the occasion, the figure returns to Sonic's original outing on the Genesis. Sprinting across Green Hill Zone and passing the goal plate (which...
Save up to 60 percent on select titles
Sonic turns 25 this year and Nintendo is marking the occasion with a sale on selected Sonic the Hedgehog titles, no doubt inspired by the Black Friday madness which is currently gripping the planet. The titles - all digital versions, of course - are: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) - $2.99 (no
Including the rubbish games, of course
As regular readers have no doubt noticed, we're fans of the somewhat anarchic but always self-aware Sonic the Hedgehog social media accounts. Yet it's not all memes, Sanic and fan-art, as it's been announced that the social team will run a 25 hour live stream (not 24, because the clocks go back in North America...
The Sonic social team strikes again
It's well known that the social team behind the official Sonic the Hedgehog accounts is more than happy to go crazy with in-jokes and memes. After all, this is the group that recreated a Sonic storyline using toys and a dog in a hat, just because it could. Now it's released a quirky trailer for Sonic Boom: Fire...
Runs for free
When it comes to Sonic games, we're rooting for them. After all, the mascot's recent form is often unfairly portrayed as terrible, when in reality there was one awful game - the game that shall not be named on Wii U - in recent times, but the past couple of generations has delivered games that range from ok to rather good. The slump...
Perfect for lazy days
In about a month Sonic The Hedgehog will arrive in LEGO Dimensions, as long as you're willing to pay out for the Sonic Level Pack. If you've been sitting on the fence, considering whether to splash out on plastic LEGO figures and a bit of gameplay, SEGA and TT Games have a big selling point to tempt you in. Yep, that's...
All gearing up for a reveal (hopefully) on 22nd July
For Sonic the Hedgehog fans there's hopefully some excitement around the corner - a celebratory Anniversary event in San Diego on 22nd July looks likely to reveal a new Sonic game for 2017. The event is even getting streamed online, so we'll be giving it the full live blog and stream treatment in...
In just a few weeks we should get a look at the next major Sonic game, with a live stream promised of a 25th Anniversary event in San Diego on 22nd July. After quite a bit of waiting fans will no doubt be pinning their hopes on a return to form for the series. The official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel has been warming up with a few...
For Nintendo, in particular, changing the game remains a key task
In the past week we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog and the 20th anniversary of Super Mario 64, two games that were hugely influential alongside their iconic systems. They were notable when they first launched not just for being excellent games, but for their...
July San Diego event will be streamed online
There's been a lot of chat around Sonic the Hedgehog this week, but we appear to finally have the real confirmation that we've been waiting for. At a 25th Anniversary bash in Tokyo Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka confirmed that a new Sonic game is coming in 2017, and also showed off the following artwork /...
Happy Birthday old chum
Sonic the Hedgehog is 25 years old, with the original game coming out on SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive in North America on 23rd June 1991, kicking off one of gaming's most iconic early rivalries. The 'Bit Wars' between SEGA and Nintendo, Sonic and Mario, were integral to many childhoods of gamers that are now typically over 30...
Well, that's interesting
While we wait (im)patiently for Nintendo to get its E3 party started, we stumbled across an interesting broadcast in our YouTube subscriber feed. So intriguing that we may just have to cover it live. On 15th June at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 7pm UK / 8pm CET the SEGA Europe team will be streaming live from E3. Its...
Pokémon Red & Green miss out this time
In 2015 Super Mario Bros. and Tetris were among the first games to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. A "committee of journalists, scholars and video game industry members" takes on the annual task of choosing games "recognized for their iconic status, longevity, geographical reach and...
They know what everyone says about Sonic...
You know a franchise and a company have a unique ability to exasperate fans when a 'special reveal' at a live panel turns out to be for an event in San Diego. A Sonic the Hedgehog panel at SXSW did just that, ending what was actually a relatively fun panel not with a mic drop, but an atmosphere where you...
Yo, Sonic, let's kick it!
Not so long ago Sega of America was rather silly - it arranged a panel at SXSW that was streamed online and promised a 'special reveal'. To say that fans were unimpressed at the end would be an understatement. In addition to announcing a Sonic 25th Anniversary Event in San Diego on 22nd July, it was also confirmed that...
"We can’t talk about it yet!"
We know that Sega has a year of celebrations planned to mark Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th birthday, but aside from merchandising deals and the like, it's still unknown if we'll be getting a fresh Sonic video game to mark the momentous occasion (an
An account that opts to laugh, rather than cry
It's not easy being Sonic the Hedgehog - hot stuff in his youth, he's now on an iffy run of releases that earn shoulder shrugs or ridicule. Sure, there have been definite highlights in the past decade, but attention often turns to the horrible failures; it doesn't help that the mascot's most recent...
3DS eShop / GG
Saving your Tails
A year after the runaway success of Sonic the Hedgehog in 1991, SEGA followed up with a sequel that introduced Miles 'Tails' Prower and the iconic Casino Night Zone to the gaming world. This, however, is not that sequel. Rather than leaving its Master System and Game Gear-owning fans with a simple, downsized port of Sonic the...
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