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Sonic The Hedgehog #15

Having finally come face-to-face with Dr. Starline, Sonic needs to learn more about this new threat. He and Amy investigate an old Eggman lair but find it less abandoned than they thought when Rough & Tumble return for revenge!

Sonic The Hedgehog #16

Sonic's been infected with a mysterious new virus and his speed seems to be his only saving grace. Can Sonic, Tails, and Tangle beat the disease before Sonic's beat? And who will be the virus' next victims?

Sonic The Hedgehog #17

As the infection spreads across a helpless city, the Chaotix Detective Agency stands alone against the horde. Will even the world's fastest hedgehog be quick enough to provide back-up, or will the city fall? The Chaotix take the case as things go from bad to worse!

Team Sonic Racing

For fans that are just getting up to speed, Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing with nostalgic characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. Play solo or with up to 12 drivers online as Sonic, Shadow, Tails and other beloved characters in thrilling single and multiplayer game modes, including Grand Prix, Time Trial, Team Adventure. Throughout the race, players will be able to utilize various team mechanics including Item Transfer, Slingshot, Skim Boost and more to assist your teammates throughout the race to secure your spot atop the podium while having the option to customize their vehicle to suite their racing style.

Sonic the Hedgehog (Movie)

A cop in rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

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Rumor: New Sonic cartoon coming this year!

Coming from the Toyshiz instagram, new Sonic toys at the New York World Toy Fair showed up this weekend, where the Twitter account flat out says, these will release alongside "A new cartoon", most likely meaning this new series will be using the modern Sonic designs, rather than the Boom ones. This backs up a leak from Sega themselves last year:


 

It also makes sense to start getting toylines ready for the new series around this time. Sega's annual Sonic panel is happening at SXSW in about a month, so we'll probably find out more soon.

 

 

Have a Sonic Pocket Adventure flyer from E3 1999

Mollie L Patterson has released some scans of flyers advertising various SNK games from E3 1999. Sonic is among them, along with Sega's Puyo Pop and many more. Check out the full lineup of scans on her site.

Sonic Pocket Adventure was a portable outting for SNK's ill-fated Neo Geo Pocket Color. It was the first Sonic game developed for a non-Sega platform. The game is largely based on Sonic 2, with a soundtrack borrowed from S3&K.

Sonic Team boss interested in a Sonic Adventure remake.

Sonic Adventure is now over 20 years old!

It was quite a showpiece for the Dreamcast when it launched and was the first proper 3D Sonic game released that was stunning graphically. I still think it's quite a fun game but it does show its age. Animations are very clunky as games from the 90s were and there are other minor problems such as the camera and glitches. It doesn't look smooth even when bumped up to 1080p like the remastered version for PS3/360 or on PC.

Speaking with Retro Gamer, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka said he believes the first Sonic Adventure “is a unique game offering even 20 years after its release.” At the same time though, he “can see the rough edges it has, which really makes me want to remake it again.”

Iizuka stated:

“It was the first highspeed 3D action game that also featured a scenario highlighted with six different stories, the A-life Chao, six unique styles of gameplay – it is a unique game offering even 20 years after its release. At the time, it also wasn’t just a solitary software release, it was the title to bring people to the Dreamcast and we were given the budget to make something to showcase the hardware. However, it was the very first 3D game that we worked on and looking at it now I can see the rough edges it has, which really makes me want to remake it again.”

I don't think this will happen anytime soon but it does seem like something they may visit in the future. With the recent success of Crash, Spyro, and Ratchet & Clank remakes it kinda is a no brainer they would look into this. Would you like it to be a 1:1 remake like Crash N Sane Trillogy or more of a reimagining like Ratchet & Clank? Let us know in the forum! 

Humble Sonic Bundle is live!

Sonic is the theme of this new Humble Bundle. Over the next two weeks you can get a truckload of Sonic games on Steam for cheap, and support charity while you're at it. Get it while it's hot.

Tier 1 ($1):

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I
  • Sonic Adventure DX
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
  • Sonic Adventure 2 (+ Battle DLC)

Tier 2 (beat the average):

  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic Lost World
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode 2

Tier 3 ($15):

  • Sonic Mania
  • Sonic Forces

The Sonic Movie's First Teaser Poster

Thanks to IGN for an exclusve, we now have a good look of Sonic for his upocoming movie and boy is it going to be controversial. Hope you like Sonic with lots of fur and anatomical arms and legs. Looks like he's missing his gloves and socks though.

Whale Lagoon Track coming to TSR!

Last month, SEGA shared the unfortunate news that their upcoming mascot racer would be delayed into 2019, but the publisher is ready to share another new glimpse at the arcade title.

As shown off in the trailer below, the aquatic-themed Whale Lagoon map will be one of the various maps available to race around in Team Sonic Racing. While the video doesn’t show the track in motion, it does highlight the track’s background music, a remix of the “Seaside Hill” piece from Sonic Heroes.

Team Sonic Racing launches on May 21 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.

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.