With decades of research, over a dozen leaked prototypes, and countless developer interviews, you may assume the history of Sonic 2 is a done deal by now. Well, the Video Game History Foundation just proved that the game still isn’t tapped out of surprises.
Sonic historians may be familiar with the above illustration from very early in Sonic’s development. You know Sonic, you know Eggman, you may even know Madonna. But what’s up with those other freaky creatures? And the mysterious shadowy figure in the background? Well, you may be surprised to learn, these characters were actually carried over […]
Shining a light on this mysterious piece of Sega history.
TOUMA, character designer for Fang the Sniper (aka Nack the Weasel), has shared some concept art from an old sketch book on Twitter. It seems our purple friend was gonna be a bit of a shorty at first.
Last month at the Game Developers Conference, Hirokazu Yasuhara (game designer) and Naoto Ohshima (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 […]
One of the biggest mysteries shrouding Sonic history is Michael Jackson’s work in the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtrack. While it was hypothesized he was involved in some way, there are conflicting reports about why he departed and whether his music survived the final release. Well, the Huffington Post recently published a rather nice article […]