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Sonic The Hedgehog #10

As Amy and Tails lead the Resistance fighters to free Angel Island from the Egg Fleet, Blaze must face an army all by herself. Meanwhile, Sonic and Knuckles find themselves face-to-face with a Super-powerful enemy. Will they be able to beat their foe, or will they just get beat?

Sonic The Hedgehog #11

"The Battle for Angel Island," Part Three! Sonic and Knuckles are on the ropes as their foe uses the power of the Master Emerald to become a far more formidable threat! Meanwhile, the rest of the Resistance faces off against the entirety of the Eggman Empire's Fleet... but can they win?

Team Sonic Racing

Sonic's been taken to another world and entered into a race unlike any other! With a little help from his friends Tails and Knuckles, he'll race to win the competition and get everyone home! BUT! Before that, check out a comics exclusive story straight from the world of Team Sonic Racing!

Sonic The Hedgehog #12

"The Battle for Angel Island," Part Four. The thrilling conclusion to the Battle of Angel Island saga! As Sonic and his friends work to restore Angel Island, two questions remain: is Neo Metal Sonic truly defeated, and what other trouble is brewing?

Sonic The Hedgehog #13

Time for a break! Sonic can finally take some time to catch his breath, secure in the fact that the day's been saved and his old greatest foe is... Wait. He's gone?! What does that...? Well, that smells like trouble...

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Sonic Team Racing Delayed to May 21, 2019

The official Sonic Twitter announced today that Sonic Team Racing will in fact be delayed until May 21st, 2019.

This shouldn't be too terribly surprising as we've not heard anything in regards to the game for over a month along with the recent Russian article depicting it releasing next year. A solid date is nice though. Time will tell if this also affects the comic tie in but as of right now, it's still set to release Dec 19, 2018

Joe Hughes Exits IDW, Year 2 Comic Info

Joe Hughes, recruited by IDW to run the Sonic franchise in July 2017, has left the company. The announcement was made on the Facebook group IDW Sonic Comics Squad. IDW’s David Mariotte penned the bulletin. Promoting himself as an associate editor on his Twitter bio, It is not clear whether he has been appointed lead editor role, but the announcement claims he will now be involved with the production, along with Megan Brown, who is now on the Sonic comic team as an associate.

No announcement has been made on IDW’s official website nor has anybody on the Sonic comic writing or art team has remarked on the departure either. Hughes was brought in to lead the relaunch of the Sonic comics under the IDW label but has only lasted through the publication of nine issues. As part of the announcements, issue 10’s release is now delayed to Halloween.

According to IDW, though, year two of the comics will have a very exciting future!

IDW announced at NYCC that Sonic The Hedgehog #13 will be an extra-length issue to bring readers up to speed leading into their second year of publishing. “Year two is going to be huge for Sonic,” says editor David Mariotte. “We are upping the stakes with more villains, more adventures, and a new threat that’ll loom over the whole 2019 calendar!”

To start, Sonic takes a break after the momentous Battle of Angel Island. When Tails receives a mysterious tip that a friend has disappeared, he and Sonic race off into a brand-new adventure that’ll put them face-to-face and nose-to-nose with some old foes!

Team Sonic Racing: TGS/EGX RECAP!

We had Team Sonic Racing appearing at both TGS and EGX this past weekend! Here are some facts we learned from the two conventions.

Sega Genesis Classics coming to Switch too

Sega announced on Twitter that Sega Genesis Classics will be coming to Switch this winter. The compilation was previously released on PS4/Xbox One and was based on the semi-recent overhaul the collection got on Steam.

Here I thought the collection skipped Switch because Switch was getting the Sega Ages line. But apparently that ain't the case!

The compilation includes over 50 Genesis games. In terms of Sonic games it has 1, 2, 3D Blast, Spinball, and Mean Bean Machine.

And you know what that means? That means two different ports of Sonic 1 will be releasing on the same console in the same year! Hallelujah!

Sonic 2 also coming to Switch

Along with the first game, Sonic 2 has also been added to the Sega Ages lineup for Nintendo Switch. A page for the game was added to the official Japanese website. From what I can eke out of Google Translate, features include:

  • The ability to use the drop dash from Sonic Mania. This is also being included in Sonic 1.
  • Time attack mode with online leaderboards.
  • Ring keep mode, which allows you to hold on to some rings after being hit.
  • Super Sonic mode, which starts Sonic out with 50 rings and all chaos emeralds. This is carried over from the 3DS release.

Other games announced for the lineup include:

  • Space Harrier
  • OutRun
  • Columns II -- This hasn't really gotten a home release before and also never left Japan
  • Thunder Force AC -- The arcade version of Thunder Force III, which received a number of adjustments

Sonic 1 is set to release on the 20th of this month.

Sonic Chaos 16 Bit Remake

Sonic Chaos is Back!

Not long ago Sonic HQ reported that Sonic Triple Trouble was getting a 16 bit remake. Now A+Start has announced a fan remake of the classic 8-bit SEGA Game Gear Sonic game, Sonic Chaos. Based on the current style of 2D classic Sonic games inspired by Sonic Mania, Sonic Chaos updates the 8 bit visuals of the original and adapts a play style more closely resembling the classic 16-bit games.

According to the team, the game has been in development for almost an entire year, of which 7 months was spent building a brand new engine from scratch. Yeap, you read that right; Sonic Chaos uses a brand new engine, called Crimson Engine, and with it the team has strived for classic Sonic gameplay accuracy.

Click the article to view the trailer and download the demo! Let us know what you think!