Over the weekend the rumor sprouted up that Sega was looking to buy out mobile developer Rovio for a billion dollars. We were skeptical because (a) the only thing Rovio is known for is Angry Birds and that property hit its peak ages ago, and (b) there’s no way Sega has a billion dollars.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 released a new trailer that reveals too many details but only if your eyes are fast. I had to watch it several times before realizing what was going on. I’m not going to describe it all because you deserve to see it yourself. A regular speed will be released tomorrow and I will add it as an update later. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be coming to theater in the 8th of April.
Sega has announced two more classic titles from its library will be added to the SEGA AGES collection on Nintendo Switch: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2.
Tokyo, Japan hosts the Olympic Games in 2020…and it happens to be the city in which both Mario and Sonic were created. How could they possibly miss this party? Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was announced earlier this year, and it’s coming months before the Games begin. So what do you need to know?
Sonic the Hedgehog found vast success on consoles in the 90s, but he was never able to break through to the arcade. You have probably never even seen a Sonic arcade game, and for good reason. Sonic’s first attempt at quarter-munching didn’t appear until 1993, and it only saw release in Japan: “SegaSonic The Hedgehog.” It might have gone through a name change had it been localized.
We weren’t worried about the Sonic movie until now. Deadline reports a new casting decision: Jim Carrey has been given the job of Dr. Eggman, AKA Dr. Robotnik for you 90s kids.
To quote a completely different company, “This is how you Sonic.” The relaunched Sonic The Hedgehog, now published by IDW, is a runaway hit they can’t seem to keep on store shelves — and this is with a weekly schedule and copies constantly being shipped. The comic will be settling into a normal monthly schedule soon, so if you’re in any way curious, you might want to put this on your pull list, or start one if you don’t have one.
Sonic the Hedgehog held the longest ongoing monthly comic book for a licensed character in the country — until recently. Said comic had been published by Archie Inc. since January 1993, but Sega yanked the rights away from them last year. Reportedly this is because of mismanagement at Archie causing Sega to distrust them — for one thing, Archie inadvertently created a legal loophole that allowed longtime writer Ken Penders to claim ownership of the characters he invented during his tenure with the comic.
Yesterday during GDC, two men who worked on the original Sonic the Hedgehog game — character designer Naoto Oshima and game designer Hirokazu Yasuhara — took to the stage to show off some previously unseen proto-Sonic sketches and explain the thinking behind one of the most iconic game characters ever.
This spring Sega will be republishing its Genesis library, and though it’s done that plenty of times, this newly announced release promises to contain the largest amount of titles any Genny compilation has included to date. ToeJam and Earl are in the lineup for the first time, along with others. Over 50 games in all!
Sonic the Hedgehog hasn’t just been a gaming icon for a couple decades, he’s also been in comics for nearly as long. The comics by Archie have been key in fleshing out the mythology, as well as bringing characters like Mega Man into the fold via crossovers. But now, IDW is taking over the comic and starting it off with a reboot. However, if you were a fan of the recent comics, you’ll be happy to hear that the writer of them, Ian Flynn is writing the IDW version.
Perhaps no developer pushed the Sega Genesis further than Traveler’s Tales in the mid-90’s. At a time when the Saturn was already on the market, and the Genny was weighed down with a million peripherals designed to slightly enhance its graphics in a competitive world, Traveler’s Tales managed to work tricks out of its native hardware without any special add-ons necessary.