Sonic Frontiers, the first real new Sonic game in years, is about to hit all consoles. The story of your average Sonic title is rarely that deep, and with the open-world gameplay this new title promises, the narrative will likely be lighter than ever…but it never hurts to get ahead. Two prologue stories to the game have been released by Sega that are free to enjoy.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Everyone wants to copy Breath of the Wild…soon it’ll be Sega’s turn with Sonic Frontiers, coming this fall. The best thing about Sonic games is going as fast as you can, but will the vast, open meadows of Sonic’s new Hyrulian world and lack of real direction kill any true sense of momentum? Early footage seemed to suggest “yes,” but we’ll withhold judgment until the game is actually out.
Sonic got a gigantic celebratory party when he turned 30 last year, as everyone expected he would. His faithful sidekick, however, was introduced a year later and rarely ever gets any recognition. Would Tails get his own party, after everything he’s done for Sonic? IDW finally decided to answer “YES” to that question and put together the ultimate tribute to everyone’s favorite Player 2.
Reviewers of Sonic Origins, the highly anticipated remaster of the hog’s most classic titles, are not happy. While the overall presentation is nice, they’ve been pointing out the various glitches and bugs throughout the games that weren’t present in the originals. An outsider might ask how Sega could possibly mess this up, if all they had to do was dump some ROMs into a menu. The cynic would reply, “Sega always finds a way.”
This week’s addition to Nintendo Switch Online includes the Sonic spinoff Sega quickly threw into the holiday season of 1993 when they realized Sonic 3 wasn’t going to be ready on time. Fortunately, Sonic Spinball is pretty solid (some may disagree, but they’re not writing this piece).
Sega announced plans today to re-release the 16-bit Sonic games. This by itself is nothing new — with the exception of Sonic 3, the games have never really been off the market, reappearing on just about every device capable of playing a game from practically the moment that device exists. Heck, there was a Sonic compilation on the Game.com.
As weird as this sounds, Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the villain Robotnik in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (opening in one week!) could be the very last appearance from him in an acting role. Mr. Carrey implied as much during an interview with Access Hollywood that aired this week.
It won’t be long before Sonic The Hedgehog 2 hits the big screen, and IDW — who holds the license to make Sonic comics — plans to be ready, in the event that somebody walks out of the movie directly into a comic shop and is specifically craving stories where Sonic and Tails work together. So here comes a collection of Sonic and Tails centered stories from IDW’s Sonic library, entitled Sonic & Tails—Best Buds Forever.
Another week of video game speedrunning has come to an end, and it was over all too fast. But at least we’ll have our memories of Games Done Quick…and the YouTube archive of the whole thing, split up into each individual game for your convenience. Since you probably don’t have an entire week’s worth of spare time to watch everything, we’ve highlighted the speedruns that MUST be viewed above all else:
Now that Mario has his own line of Lego sets, his old rival Sonic the Hedgehog has been tapping his feet and griping, “Where’s mine already?” It’s finally here, or at least it will be in a few days…the Lego Sonic set.
Not everyone got what they wanted out of The Game Awards last night, but if you tuned in for Sonic The Hedgehog news, you were at least satisfied there. The trailer for the movie Sonic The Hedgehog 2 debuted during the string of advertisements ceremony, as well as our first look at the highly anticipated next mainline game in the Sonic series.
You just never know where Sonic will pop up next. This week, he’s reared his spiky head at Two Point Hospital, a sim management game for consoles and PC.