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.

Real talk!

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.

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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!

Anyway,

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.

Via Den of Geek

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.

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Happy Valentines Day bloggers and anibloggers. This post will be short and simple post to say thank you for the love and kindness you given me. Valentines Day is the special holiday that people celebrate to show how much they care for each other. In America, we see this as a time of romance in the air and couples spend together, while singles like me are left with no plans.

To be honest, this post is last minute; I never actually had any special plans to do a Valentine’s Post. I actually woke up feeling sad and hurt. I felt hurt because I know that I am single and no matter how much I try to numb my pain and joke around being lonely, the pain keeps coming back. However, I woke up with Valentines chocolates on my bed in which my mother gave me. Doesn’t matter how old I get, my mother also shows her love and bring me something sweet. After I opened up my Twitter, I got some messages telling me Happy Valentines Day. It felt pretty good have friends from different places in the world to say Happy Valentines Day.

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be about romance, it could be about showing love to the ones that make you happy. It could be best friends, online friends or even family that brings you joy. I am blessed to have friends and family who think of me important. Don’t ever feel unloved. If you need love now, I will give it to you.

Anyway, Happy Valentines Day. Sorry if this sounded depressing. God bless your days. Here is some video game songs which makes my heart throb.

News: Kubo returns to Twitter! Sonic Movie directing team!! Lupin III Part IV!!!

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After leaving Twitter in September 2015, Bleach creator Tite Kubo returns to the social media Twitter! Even though it’s not a verified account, Yusuke Murata (One-Punch Man character art designer) says that in his Twitter that he has returned. This is the only evidence we have.

The final volume for Bleach will be released in Japan on November 4th. The last volume is number 74.

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If you haven’t heard the news, Tim Miller (director of Deadpool) left the production for the second film for Deadpool. Instead, he will be working on the live-action/CG film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog. He will be the executive producer while working with the Oscar Nominee director Jeff Fowler (“Gopher Broke”) and script writers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable).

 

Lupin III: Part IV

 

Announced last night, American anime distributor Discotek Media have licensed the anime series and sequel Lupin III: Part IV. The anime will have an English dub and sub track. The anime was first premiered in October 2015, first it was premiered in Italy August 2015 and then in Crunchyroll in January 2016.

Plot description:

The story of the new series takes place in Italy and San Marino, and it features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s. The series open with an invitation to Lupin’s wedding to a new character named Rebecca (played by Yukiyo Fujii in the Japanese version).

Gaming news: Sonic Mania collector’s edition reveal!

After the recent news of the new Sonic the Hedgehog games, SEGA officially revealed a collector’s edition to the new game Sonic Mania. The collector’s edition will hit fans with some “nostalgia” with this edition.

Based on the images provided by IGN, the collector’s edition to Sonic Mania will have the following:

  • A 12-inch Sonic statue on top of a SEGA Genesis base. The base will have a power button that will say “SEGA!”
  • A Deluxe Box set that will have Sonic Mania. The art resembles the 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog (North America version)
  • A Metallic Collector’s Card with a downloadable key
  •  SEGA cartridge cast with a Golden Ring

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The Collector’s set will cost up to $70. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. According to Amazon, the game might be released on May 31, 2017 but it’s unconfirmed.

Are you hyped for this game?

Video Game news: New Sonic games for 2017!

Besides the upcoming game Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice (will be released on Spetember 27, 2016 for 3DS), Sega and Team Sonic announced this weekend some interesting Sonic news that can be enticing for new and old fans. The Blue Hedgehog is back and he is ready to run again for next year. Not one but  2 new games have been announced and two additions to other games.

1. LEGO Dimensions – Sonic joins LEGO!

The popular franchise and video game “LEGO Dimensions” announced that they will include a LEGO version of Sonic. The trailer shows the the blocky hedgehog running through Green Hill Zone and running through different series like Adventure Time. His trademark homing attack returns and also added is the classic red airplane, the Tornado and blue car. The trailer also reveals the return of Super Sonic. Players will be able to play as Sonic and explore the vast world of LEGOs and the characters.

2. Sonic Dash – Play as Classic Sonic!

As part of the 25th Anniversary, SEGA adds Sonic’s classic version, Classic Sonic, in the mobile app game Sonic Dash. Not only players can play as Classic Sonic but SEGA also added Green Hill Zone to the game. The app can be downloaded and played on Android and iOS with either Google Playstore and iTunes app store. If you still got this endless runner game, make sure to grab Classic Sonic.

3. Sonic Mania – Old School Sonic in a New School!

With fans demanding the traditional a good Sonic game, some fans have asked SEGA to make a game where players can relieve the classic games where they can play as Sonic and get through Point A to Point B. SEGA announced on this trailer that they have finally heard their responses and decides to go back to Square One and make a new classic Sonic game.  WIth the help of Christian Whitehead (creator who is responsible for making the mobile games of Sonic CD and 1 and 2), SEGA creates the game is called Sonic Mania. Based on the trailer, players will relieve the same classic gameplay mixed in with enhance graphics, music and moves. Tails and Knuckles also become playable. The game is expected to be release in spring 2017 and for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

4. Project Sonic 2017 – A New Sonic game

Last but not least, SEGA released a trailer which was called “Project Sonic 2017”. In this trailer, Sonic encounters some robots (probably Dr. Eggman) terrorizing a town. The trailer shows Sonic jumping and running to stop the robots but he’s not alone. He gets help from Classic Sonic again! Modern Sonic and Classic once worked together in 2011’s Sonic Generation. The end of the trailer shows the headline “Join the Resistance” and the game will be released in 2017 during the holidays. The game will be worked by the same people who did Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors. The game will be released for PS4, Xbox One, PC and the NX (Nintendo’s project console)

What do you guys think about these games? Comment down below.