Last month at the Game Developers Conference, Hirokazu Yasuhara (game designer) and Naoto Oshima (character designer) gave a talk about the history of creating Sonic and the original game. That talk has just been uploaded to the GDC Vault for free! There's a bunch of neat tidbits in here for fans and developers alike. Look […]
Brand new, officially licensed Sega controllers and accessories are on the horizon. Retro-Bit showed their fresh lineup of Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast hardware at CES. Aside from new controllers for the original hardware, Retro-Bit will also be producing wired USB and wireless Bluetooth varieties. Also available will be bluetooth adapters for the various consoles, allowing […]
Celebrating the imminent launch of Sonic Forces, various Sonic items have launched on Nintendo’s rewards program, My Nintendo. Along with 50%-off discounts for various Sonic games on 3DS and Wii U (including the excellent 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2), three other rewards of note are included: Nintendo 3DS theme: Sonic series: Sonic Style […]
After decades of fan outcry, Sega has finally released a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog game after 23 years of absense! Can you believe it?! Sonic Mania is a brand new game based on brand old games, headed up by lontime fans and hackers who have spent years essentially reverse engineering the entirety of the classic Mega Drive series. It's pretty exciting.
Jon Burton, founder of Traveller's Tales, has started a new YouTube channel called GameHut. On it, he's sharing behind-the-scenes footage and documentation on the development of their classic games. Traveller's Tales is known to Sonic fans as having developed both Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic R. This video thoroughly showcases the first playable build of […]
Here’s a recent talk from the game designer for the original Sonic games. It’s mostly about game design in general, but he talks a little bit about designing Sonic 1 and 2 near the beginning. He shows some never-before-seen concept art, including the original Green Hill level map (drawn on draft paper!) and scrapped concepts […]
Duh, of course you do. The recently-started Video Game History Foundation has begun archiving media assets sent to press from game companies. Among the first uploads is a zip disk of “Sonic Adventure character art”, which includes 3 super high resolution pieces of promo art from the game. Check ’em out: (Click the pics […]
The Humble Sonic 25th Anniverary Bundle is live, featuring lotsa Sonic games and comics on the cheap.
The bundle site Groupees is running an Archie comics bundle, including the likes Sonic, Mega Man, and, well, Archie. It'll be running for two weeks as of this writing. Bonuses for the $1 tier will be unlocked along the way as more bundles are sold. The $1 tier includes: Sonic Boom #1 Sonic Boom #2 […]