From Kikizo Games:
"Sonic Mega Collection Plus (PS2) - SEGA finally shows it has the common sense to release such an excellent value compilation on a more viable format. All of your favourite Sonic games are back in the most entertaining Sonic compilation ever - Sonic the Hedgehog 1,2,3, Sonic & Knuckles, Dr. Robotnik's Meanbean Machine - with additional game content, including character illustrations, movies and comic book covers."
"Sonic Heroes (PC) - The all-formats console game comes to PC. If you missed our coverage, slap yourself around the face, and click here."
Source: Kikizo Games
Thanks to Big Smile of the GHZ Newsboard for pointing this interview out.
In 2003, Sega's hyperactive mascot was nearly as overexposed as Bennifer: Sonic starred in two GBA games, milked his back catalog with a GameCube rerelease of Sonic Adventure, headlined a hit cartoon on the Fox network, and even hawked McNuggets to tykes via a successful Happy Meal promotion. All that hoopla, however, paled in comparison to this January's triple-console launch of Sonic Heroes -- an all-new 3D platformer, and his first on both the Xbox and PlayStation 2.
We spoke with Sonic Heroes director Takashi Iizuka (who's headed up nearly every Sonic game since Sonic 3 on the Genesis) about the hog's latest title.
Karl Bollers wished Sonic fans a happy new year and informed of an editorial decision involving Mobius 25 Years Later:
"Hey, Sonic fans! Just wanted to say Happy New Year and thanks for your loyal support during this past year and in previous ones.
Hope you're enjoying the new direction we've taken beginning with issue #130. We at Archie hope to make Sonic even bigger and better in 2004 than it was in 2003.
Sonic Editor J.F. Gabrie and I had a lengthy story conference this weekend to discuss upcoming storylines in the current SONIC series.
Regarding the continuity of Mobius 25 Years Later, it was decided by Justin and myself that even though the future depicted will be the one seen in the SONIC: IN YOUR FACE SPECIAL it is indeed an ALTERNATE future, similar to DC's Elseworld series.
That isn't to say that it won't be action-packed entertainment. Believe us when we say that M:25YL is going to really deliver!
And, sure, Sonic and Sally might not end up being king and queen in the future.
But who knows...
...they just might!
Edit: You can follow the story and the reaction here.
In Part 2, Crazy Penguin analyzes the rest of the games.
The debate over which games are part of the Sonic storyline and which ones aren't. In Part 1, Crazy Penguin does a rather thorough analysis of the games that everyone considers to be part of the Sonic storyline giving his views as well as theories to deal with plot contradictions found in them.