Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will have retro gameplay!

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If you have been a fan of both Mario and Sonic games, you might have played at least one game of the Mario and Sonic Olympic Games. It’s already been announced that Nintendo and Sega are back again for another Olympic Game title featuring Mario and Sonic. This new game is called Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020. Depending where you live, this game is coming out on November 2019. In North America, it’s November 5th and in Europe it’s November 8th for Nintendo Switch. Revealed in a recent trailer, you can play as your favorite character and event as retro sprites. You can play as classic Sonic and Mario and change the world in a pixel like world. Which side are you on?

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Sonic the Hedgehog movie delayed for 2020

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This can be good news or just another to avoid the inevitable defeat for Sonic. After hearing the complaints on Sonic’s design in the recent trailer of Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures announced that after hearing the negative feedback, Sonic is going to get some changes and fix the way he appears. This is also means that the movie will be pushed back to February 14, 2020 (Valentines Day).

Sonic the Hedgehog will be voiced by Ben Shwartz and Dr. Robotnik/Eggma will be played as Jim Carrey.

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live action Sonic the Hedgehog poster is teased and revealed!

Revealed yesterday, studio company Paramount Pictures just unveiled a live action teaser poster for the upcoming 2019 movie Sonic the Hedgehog. Just like Detective Pikachu, this is another movie adaptation of a video game.

Revealed on this poster, this movie will be released on November 2019 and the people working on movies will be the same people who did Deadpool and Fast and the Furious. The voice providing the main hero Sonic will be Ben Schwartz and the villain Dr. Eggman will be done as Jim Carrey most likely be acted than voice. However, after the poster was revealed, most Sonic fans and even non fans gave bad responses. What do think about this tease image?

 

Team Sonic Heroes is delayed!

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.

New Games for Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokemon!

A new Sonic game and a Pokemon Switch? This sounds like something you would hear from Chris-Chan and his webcomic of Sonichu. Zap to the Extreme lol.

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Yesterday, Nintendo recently revealed a new Pokemon game and it is available on Nintendo Switch. Revealed in a trailer, this new game will play like the traditional Pokemon games on the handheld systems with a combination of catching Pokemon like Pokemon Go. Just like the games, there will be two versions of the game in which will allow players to start with either a Pikachu or Eevee. The games is called Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! In this new game, players will be able to walk with their Pokemon and battle wild Pokemon and trainers; pretty much do the same you would do in the previous games. As a twist, in order to catch Pokemon, players will have to attempt and try to catch Pokemon just like the phone game Pokemon Go! Players will be able to carry their caught Pokemon in a Pokeball controller in real life to bond and even transfer Pokemon from the phone to console. This Switch game will come out in November 16th, 2018 just in time for the upcoming holidays.

Originally as a teaser, Sega has finally revealed the mysterious Sonic the Hedgehog racing game. Revealed in Twitter, this new game is called Team Sonic Racing. Thanks to the blog site SCORPZGCA, it was actually leaked by Walmart. According to the game’s description, players will be able to play as Sonic and his friends and customize their vehicles and also use the power of the Wisps. The game will be available to play on PS4. X1, Switch and Steam and it will come out this upcoming winter.

My Current Pop Funko collection thus far

You probably seen this in hobby stores or game stores like GameStop, Box Lunch or even Hot Topic. They are called Pop figures and thanks to the company Funko, many characters from video games, cartoons, anime, comics and other pop culture genre have been converted to these bobble head like figures. Some actually are bobble heads while others just have a stiff head. Think of these as the bobble heads from sports like the NFL and NBA, but instead of collecting your favorite athletes, you’re collecting your favorite characters from Marvel, Dragon Ball, Batman or even Rugrats. I will be sharing you my collection and I will give you a brief description about how I got them.

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Sonic News: Free DLC, new comic and soundtrack!

Sega has been busy promoting the Blue Blur lately, here is what’s up if you are missing out according to the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter.

Free DLC for Sonic Forces

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Released last year for a low price, Sonic Forces will be getting free DLC but instead of paying for it, it’s free! Players will be able to download Super Sonic and Super Classic Sonic. It’s free and Sega plans to keep it free forever. If you want to transform into Super early in the game, go download this game in any system like PS4, X1 and Switch.

New Sonic comic from IDW

To those who doesn’t know what’s going on, Sega recently signed a partnership with IDW after Sega’s contract with the previous comic company Archies expired. Now in this news, Sega will bring Sonic back into the comic world and already introduced fans an exclusive new character. According to IGN, this new character is named Tangle and she is a new ally to Sonic. The comic series will be out on April this year. IDW is well known for comic series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers.

Sonic Mania OST

Remember Sonic Mania last year? People praised the game for it’s traditional gameplay and it helped bring in old and new fans to Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega is finally releasing the digital soundtrack to Sonic Mania. Whether you use Amazon (US or UK), iTunes or Google Play, fans/gamers can buy the soundtrack and relieve the game songs.

You can never have too much Sonic the Hedgehog.

Game News: Sonic Director joins Square Enix!

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Found on Twitter but I found out in Anime News Network, Sonic the Hedgehog game programmer and former leader of Sonic Team Yuji Naka revealed the news that he decided to join the game company Square Enix. He even mentions that he will still be working in video games.

So what does this mean? I believe Sonic will still be in Sega unless something happens but that means the same guy who worked on Sonic games will be lending a hand in Square Enix team and be involved projects such as Final Fantasy or other well known titles.

Here are some interesting facts:

  • Yuji Nake joined Sega in 1984 but starting developing Sonic the Hedgehog in 1990.
  • He left Sega and formed his own team named Prope in 2006. (This is probably the same time where Sega split up into teams and made games like Sonic 06 and Wii game Sonic and the Secret Rings.)
  • He was the producer to the OVA anime Sonic the Hedgehog in 1996 and executive producer to 2003 Sonic X anime.
  • In Prope, he made games like Rodea the Sky Soldier, Fishing Resort and Ivy the Kiwi?

Friday Funny 121: Happy Mania Friday!

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Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to this week’s episode of Friday Funny! This is the second week of Friday for August and I hope we are still intact in this summer heat. As you can see from the title, get ready for another beloved platformer video game coming to the gaming shelves. It’s not Mario and it’s definitely not Crash Bandicoot, but it’s Sonic the Hedgehog and the game is Sonic Mania. Sonic Mania is a video game in which Sega along with Christian Whitehead (Video Game Programmer who Sonic 1 and 2 for iOS and Android) revamped the classic Sonic levels in whole HD game. You get to play in Green Hill Zone, Chemical Hills and experience the same feel as when you played Sonic 1, 2, 3, Sonic & Knuckles and CD. This is a wonderful way to celebrate Sonic’s 25th Anniversary for his video games and yes, we had some good and bad games in the past but Sonic kept on running to this future. Besides this, the OWLS have kickstarted another blog tour theme titled Bloodlines and we talk about the importance of family. So far we had mine, Takuto, Brandon and Lynlyn and the next one is Moonid; feel free to read and share our topic perspective. Last but not least and to have bragging rights, I have complete all trophies in the main game of Final Fantasy XV with a Platinum Trophy! I got the Platinum Trophy by defeating the level 99 monster Adamantoise and finding the equipment for Regalia-F. I also completed Stormy Ascent and got a gem in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and completed Crash Warped (I need to collect all gems and relics). To those who don’t know, Stormy Ascent was a scrapped stage made by the original creators of Crash, Naughty Dog. This stage was and is infamous for the hardcore platforming and trickery for gamers; unfortunately, this stage was removed up until Activision decided to release this stage as a DLC. I am winner!

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To end this post, here are some Sonic songs bring hype to Sonic Mania:

Here is one more but this is from the OVA:

See you next time. Sonic Mania is set to be released on Aug 15th!

Archie Sonic comic ends and new partnership with IDW.

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After 24 years of publication, the American comic publishers Archie Comics will be ending Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic books. The partnership of Archie Comics and Sega will be ending and no more Sonic comics will continue. Unfortunately as well, this cancellation news happened and the comics has not even reached issue #300. This means also that fans will no longer get these titles:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic Universe
  • Sonic Mega Drive

Here is what Sega said in tweet:

However, despite of this and possible silver lining in the negatives, comic publisher IDW will be forming a partnership with Sega and will continue to produce the Sonic comics. IDW is known for publishing titles such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony and Transformers. It’s unknown if they will continue with the available characters (Sally, Snively, or other original characters) or start out fresh.