Sonic the Hedgehog 2 News
A GameStop and EB Games exclusive
It's the blue blur's 30th anniversary this year and Sega has a stack of games and merchandise lined up for release. In addition to all of these products, a Funko Pop version of classic Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has been revealed. It's a GameStop and EB Games exclusive, and pre-orders are now live for $14.99...
You only have one life
It's a big anniversary year for various Nintendo franchises, but it's easy to forget that it's also a whopper for SEGA's mascot, with June bringing the 30th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. We'll have various articles celebrating that milestone, but a little ahead of time I thought I'd share a fun memory I have with the...
Sonic 3 is back! & Knuckles
Update: Based on the footage used in the trailer (above), fans were initially sceptical that Sonic 3 would be widescreen in this new collection. It has now been confirmed by Katie MiniKitty, social media and influencer manager for Sonic, that the game will be 16:9. Phew! During today's Sonic Central stream we had
Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, the series where multiple regionally variable covers of the same game fight for your vote in a deadly beauty bout to the bitter end. Last time we had a duel between the East and West: two versions of Super Mario All-Stars went head to head following all those Mario 35th anniversary announcements,...
But there are limited choices
The Sega Mega Drive Mini is set to bring Sega-focused retro delights to your living room later in 2019, all in a very similar fashion to Nintendo's NES and SNES mini consoles which saw releases in recent years. Before it arrives, though, Sega is hoping to find out which games you'd like to be playable on the system...
Another five games in total
The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has revealed the next set of games scheduled to be released as part of the Sega AGES range. The new titles are Space Harrier, (which was actually confirmed last week and has seen a relatively recent release on 3DS), Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Columns II, Out Run, and
Gotta recap fast
The release of Sonic the Hedgehog in the early '90s was one of the key moments in the famous 'console war' between Sega and Nintendo, and would enable the former to challenge the latter's dominance of the global games market. Given the success of that first game, you would have imagined that a sequel was put into production without...
Sorry Tails, you've been demoted
ROM hacks may be considered as slightly shady by some sectors of the gaming community but they lead to some truly amazing games which - under normal circumstances - simply wouldn't exist otherwise. Take Sonic 2, for instance. Regarded as one of the hedgehog's finest adventures, it's hard to see how it could possibly...
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...
Spin dashing into the void
Famitsu has revealed that Sega will be withdrawing Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 from the Wii Virtual Console at the end of the month. The Mega Drive / Genesis classics will cease to be available via the service on Friday 30th October. The Xbox Live Arcade versions are also being taken down at t
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...
"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...
Good news, everyone
Last week we reported that SEGA is dropping four Sonic games from the Japanese Virtual Console, and naturally our thoughts turned to if and how this would affect users outside Japan. We've now heard back from SEGA Europe with good news. A SEGA representative confirmed that these removals "will not affect Europe, only...
Are we next?
SEGA is taking four Sonic games off the Virtual Console in Japan. The Mega Drive/Genesis games Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic & Knuckles will all be removed from sale on 30th March, along with Sonic the Hedgehog on Master System. There's currently no word on whether these games will re
Select games marked down to 500 points
Sales are rare on the Virtual Console, so chalk this one up to a Christmas miracle. Starting Dec. 24 and running through Jan. 6 in both Europe and North America, Sega is knocking 40% off the price for its best-selling Genesis/Mega Drive Virtual Console releases. In space-buck terms, that means the usual 800...
Is it possible to have too many Sonic the Hedgehog compendiums?
Sega has announced that it will be bringing the first four Sonic the Hedgehog games to the Nintendo DS in March 2010. The Sonic Classic Collection will feature Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles. All four games originally appeared on...