It’s been a year since Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released in theaters. In case you didn’t know, Paramount Pictures recently announced last year that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was the next movie that will be released in 2024. With an addition of a movie, they also announced that they plan to create a Knuckles TV series for Paramount Plus subscribers. It’s been recently confirmed that the Knuckles series has started production. Idris Elba will be returning to voice Knuckles the Echidna and the series will take place after Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3. According to news sites Variety and Deadline, the plot synopsis will be about Knuckles taking Tom’s friend Wade Whipple (Adam Pally) as a protégé and teach him how to be an echidna warrior. Sonic movie director Jeff Fowler and the rest of the creative team will be back for this series and Fowler will helm the pilot episode. Sonic 2 movie writer John Whittington is head writer and also wrote the pilot, and others involved in scripting the series include Brian Schacter and James Madejski. The show will have guest star Rory McCann and Tika Sumpter will reprise as Maddie. Besides these mentioned names, more members such Edi Patterson, Julian Barratt, Scott Mescudi and Ellie Taylor will be part of the show. As of now, there is no release date for the show.
A while back Sega announced that a Sonic the Hedgehog Netflix series is in the works and it was called Sonic Prime. It was announced around the time when Sonic Origins was announced and Sonic Frontiers was teased. Now, Sega has revealed a teaser video of Sonic Prime by showing us the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and the animation. The voice of Sonic is going to be Devan Mack.
Ever since Sega launched the Sonic Direct conference on Thursday, fans have been pondering on the 2022 untitled Sonic video game. With no gameplay or title reveal, this Sonic 2022 game will be released next year for all platforms. However, days later and according to leaks, fans are speculating on the name of Sonic’s new game. According to a Twitter user, someone went into the databanks of this game and found some interesting codes. Based on the date, the new game could be titled Sonic Rangers. Other anonymous users also claim that this new Sonic game is also going to be an open-world game similar to other games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild.
In case you missed it, Sega recently did a Sonic video game presentation titled Sonic Central and released some Sonic the Hedgehog news. This video presentation is to dedicate the 30th anniversary of the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. I won’t cover every single detail, but I will go over some highlights from the Sonic news.
Today’s the day!
Tune into Sonic Central at 9am PT for a first look at some of our upcoming projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate the #Sonic30th anniversary!https://t.co/3gGkoM69WX
In Sega’s sports game Olympics Games Tokyo 2020, players will be able to dress up their character as Sonic and compete in the games. This will be released for all systems including Stadia and Steam on June 22nd.
If you own this hospital simulator game, Two Point Hospital will be receiving some Sonic content. On July 30th, a Sonic Pack will be released and this will allow gamers to customize their hospital with Sonic goods and have the doctor staffs will be able to dress up to Sonic characters.
Serving as a sequel to the 2018’s title, Sega is releasing the game Lost Judgement in September 2021 for both Playstation and Xbox systems. Revealed in the presentation, players can literally play the arcade game Sonic the Fighters in the arcades. If you want to take a break from the main game, go to the arcades and play some Sonic.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate
This 2010’s Wii game is getting an upgrade this year. Sega announced an enhanced version of Sonic Colors and it will be called Sonic Colors: Ultimate. This game will be released for all platforms and Epic Games on September 7th, 2021. Those who preorder will recieve a Baby Sonic keychain from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Digital owners who preorder will get early access and other digital goods.
Sega is planning to launch a compilation game collection called Sonic Origins. This will include Sonic 1, 2, 3, and Knuckles, and CD. It will be released next year.
New Sonic 2022 game
Even though it’s brief, Sega teased of an upcoming brand new Sonic game title. This teaser ended with Sonic running through the woods with a mysterious message. Fans specualate that this could be an Sonic Adventure reboot, Sonic Colors 2 sequel or something brand new. Either way, this game will be released for 2022.
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Two games are better than one. It’s been announced today by Sega that they will be releasing two Platinum Games in combo pack. The Platinum Games Bayonetta and Vanquish will be releashed in bundle for PS4 and Xbox One owners. The bundle is called Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle. Whether you played these games or missed out, in February 18th, 2020, you will get the chance to play these classic Platinum video games. You can pre-order these games today and if you do, you will be given a Bayonetta & Vanquish original theme and 10th anniversary theme for PS4 owners. You can get this game in physical and digital copy for $39.99. The physical copy includes a steelbook case with a brand new cover art.
Twenty years ago, from a coffin submerged beneath a gloomy lake, a mysterious woman awoke.
Unable to recall her past, or even her own name, only a single memory of her unknown origin was left impressed upon her: the horrifying “witches’ power” to summon forth ferocious demons and annihilate the servants of heaven.
Returning to life in the modern world after centuries of absence, Bayonetta followed the clues of her hazy memories, eventually reaching the remote European city of Vigrid. Unimpeded by the countless legions of angels assailing her… Fateful meetings drawing out lost memories…
What lies in wait for Bayonetta…?
Since the late 20th century, the precipitous pace of population rise on Earth pushed the total number of humans on the planet past 10 billion. The lack of consumable food and energy for this expanding population led to numerous wars over depleting natural resources. It was in this period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that America placed her hopes in the skies with the SC-01 Providence space colony.
The colony was not immune to social evils that had become prevalent on earth. The Order of the Russian Star, a faction of the Russian military who had taken power in their homeland via coup d’état, immediately launched a surprise invasion of the colony. They began work converting the microwave energy array into a powerful weapon in the skies, then unleashed this fearsome power upon the residents of San Francisco. The Order’s declaration of war via weapon of mass destruction complete, they demanded the unconditional surrender of the United States within 10 hours, under penalty of the destruction of New York City.
In steadfast refusal to cooperate with aggressors, the President had no choice but to order a military strike to annihilate the invaders and recapture the colony. The strike was to be led by Lt. Col. Robert Burns.
DARPA operative Sam Gideon has also been assigned to the mission with an advanced weapons prototype.
Ten years after their original debut, Bayonetta and Sam Gideon return in the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 18, 2020!
9/9/99 – September 9th, 1999: The birth of the Sega Dreamcast (NA)
The Sega Dreamcast was Sega’s most powerful and last home console. The Sega Dreamcast may have had a short life span, but it brought in many amazing games that fans hold dear to their heart. We had games like Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Dead or Alive 2, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Shenmue, Soul Calibur and Power Stone. Even though some of these games later got ported to consoles to other consoles, it was thanks to the Dreamcast that gave us epic game memories.
Happy 20th anniversary to the Sega Dreamcast, it was my first non-Nintendo gaming console past the NES and eventually led me to getting a PS1 shortly after. Pumped in way too many hours into Phantasy Star Online.
I never owned a Dreamcast, but I always wanted one. My late uncle got one and he would let me play with it even though I wasn’t good at gaming at that time. The games he let me play was Sonic Adventure 1 and Sonic Adventure 2. In Sonic Adventure 1, I remember playing as Sonic and running through Emerald Coast trying to get away from the killer whales. Sonic Adventure 2 was the one game that made a lasting impression on me. I remember playing as Sonic in City Escape and the first hearing Crush 40’s song “Escape from the City”. I remember seeing Shadow the Hedgehog and I thought he was the coolest character in that game. I never beat SA2, because the Dreamcast was a bit damaged due to my uncle always bringing it whenever he played with his friends (that explains why the audio didn’t play in cutscenes). Eventually, when I got a bit older, I got a GameCube and I got Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 and I completed both games. Fast forward in couple years when my sister and brother-in-law was still dating dating, my brother-in-law had a Dreamcast and we played a quick match of Marvel vs Capcom 2. I always pick Marvel characters and I always picked Venom in my team. I didn’t care if I lost many times, I just enjoyed this console.
I may not have owned this console, but I lived the dream of experiencing Sega’s incredible, fun console.
Play as Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Harness Sonic’s new Drop Dash, Tails’ flight, and Knuckles’ climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman’s robots. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets!
This all-new experience celebrates the best of Classic Sonic, pushing the envelope forward with stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics. Welcome to the next level for the world’s fastest blue hedgehog. Welcome to Sonic Mania.
Developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with SEGA of America, Sonic Mania releases digitally Summer 2017 for Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC.
Get ready PS4 owners, Sega is releasing a new video game and it’s currently exclusive for PS4 users. Highly popular in Japan, Sega announced that there is a new Sakura Wars game. Currently, the game doesn’t have an official name and it’s going by the name PROJECT Sakura Wars. While I do not know this series, there is one piece of news I found quite enticing. It’s been revealed that Bleach creator Tite Kubo is involved in this game and he helped design the main characters.
Sonic fans are going to have to wait for this new racing game. The upcoming racing game Team Sonic Heroes release date will be out for purchase on May 21st, 2019 according to the Sonic the Hedgehog twitter page. It was originally going to be released this year for the Christmas season, but according to the tweet, the team behind the game wants to patch up any bugs and they want players to experience and fun Sonic racing game. This game will be released on PS4, X1 and Switch and the iconic rock band Crush 40 will return to play the game’s main song. Crush 40 is well known for doing the theme songs in past Sonic games like Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 and Heroes.
Hey guys! To make Team Sonic Racing the best game it can be, we’re giving the team extra time to work on it. Our new release date is May 21, 2019.
We know delays are no fun, but quality matters most. Thanks for your patience – we’ve got more to show you for TSR very soon!