MERRY OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY!! YAY! I hope you all are having fun! Today’s level comes with a TON of extras! It’s Robotnik Winter Zone, from Sonic Triple Trouble!
Depending on who you are, you may feel that SEGA has set a low bar for Sonic games. Whether or not that may be true, at the very least you can find comfort in knowing that SEGA has at least some sort of bar.
Recently a user on Youtube started uploading footage from a title called Sonic Extreme, not to be confused with the similarly canceled Sonic Xtreme. The footage shows that the title is a Sonic skateboarding title, possibly the precursor for the Sonic Riders series. The title was claimed to be found in a development system for the original Xbox.
There’s no real credentials here, so it could very well be fake. Either way, it looks really bad. Sure the game is in an unfinished state, but this build doesn’t give the impression it would have been anywhere near a decent title.
You can check out all the footage below.
SEGA is teasing their next Sonic game! While we haven’t heard any official details, we can simply gather from this trailer that the title is currently scheduled to hit 360 and PS3, and also features both modern and classic Sonic.
It seems almost undeniable at this point, but this is most likely the rumored Sonic title that features remakes of some of the best Sonic levels in the series history. SEGA also registered SonicGenerations.com, so that is the likely name. But just to be safe, we’ll just call it ‘the next Sonic’ for now.
Until we get some more details, check out the trailer on Sonic’s Facebook or in an embed after the jump.
If you have a deep wallet and are looking to help Japan, you might want to head over to SEGA of America’s Ebay page. You’ll find awesome swag like tons of Sonic gear, signed games, Yakuza 4 T-shirts, a Dreamcast hoodie and backpack, Valkyria Chronicles poster board art and many more items.
A lot of this stuff isn’t just your average everyday gear though. Being on a bid system, the prices are starting to rise. The most expensive is the previously mentioned Valkyria Chronicles poster board art, with the highest bid currently at $560 with five days still left in the running. Although there are still some lower priced items ranging from $30 and below. So you’re not entirely out of luck if your wallet doesn’t have a launch PS3 in it.
100% of the proceeds will be going towards the American Red Cross to support its aid in Japan. So even if you do pay way too much money for something, at least you can safely say it was for a good cause.
Mario? That fella is old! He just turned 25! Why can’t be there be a iconic mascot for a gaming company who isn’t over the age of 21? Oh, there is! Next year (soon to be this year), SEGA will be celebrating Sonic’s, and Puyo Puyo’s, 20th anniversary. The company has announced that they have multiple “projects” in the works for both franchises.
So, what could a “project” be? Well… really anything. A game, an event, merchandise, you name it! In terms of Puyo Puyo, I have no idea what to expect. But for Sonic, there were rumors floating around earlier this year that SEGA is currently working on a semi-remake/compilation of classic Sonic levels from the original Sonic the Hedgehog all the way up Sonic Adventure 2, redone with new 3D visuals and the more modern 2D/3D gameplay.
SEGA has recently removed Sonic games with an average Metacritic score from shop shelves.
SEGA’s SVP of EMEA Jurgen Post said, “Any Sonic games with an average Metacritic has been de-listed. We have to do this and increase the value of the brand. This will be very important when more big Sonic releases arrive in the future. We could make a lot of money on back-catalogue Sonic titles, but let’s keep the number of Sonic games available under control. Otherwise you can have cannibalisation. If there are ten Sonic games on the shelves, with people seeing Sonic Rush DS or Sonic Rush Adventure, this may not help our overall strategy. “
More after the jump. Continue reading ‘Average’ Sonic Games Delisted
Sega decided to revamp the game a while back so here’s a little update on the recent changes. For hardcore Sonic fans, Sega exaggerate that you “look at these changes with an open mind and with a clear understanding that given the hundreds of requested updates in feedback, not every single request from the community can be made.”
The first of the in-depth details begin after the jump.
March 12th is when Sonic fans in Europe will want to mark their calenders for Sonic Classic Collection on Nintendo DS. The collection includes ports of the major Sonic Genesis / Megadrive titles including Sonic the Hedgehog 1 through 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, but there is some good news and bad news about this compilation.
The good news, there is a added quick save and quick load feature available that players can use almost all the time on the bottom screen. A few exceptions being certain hazardous areas. The bottom screen also contains story bits or other information related to the title.
The bad news, which honestly isn’t all that bad, is 2-player support has been dropped from the games in the collection that featured it. Honestly, you never really hear anyone talk about the 2-player mode in Sonic games nowadays, so I doubt it is a deal breaker. It might have been nice for some 2-player single cart play or something of the sort though.
I’m not sure if we have any members from Spain. In case you do happen to be from Spain and happen to like Sonic as well, you may want to grab the limited edition version of Sonic Classic Collection for the DS.
In addition to the game, which has the original three Genesis / Mega Drive Sonic titles along with Sonic & Knuckles, players will be able to grab themselves a tin case, a small Sonic figure (5CM), and five cards.
As of right now this deal is exclusive to Spain, so be sure to cross your fingers that the limited edition heads to your region.
Sonic Classic Collection currently has a March 2010 release window.
According to Ngamer Magazine, Sonic is set to appear in the upcoming Super Mario Galaxy 2. The Tweet reads “We’ve just had some shocking news from an inside source at Nintendo: Sonic will be a playable character in Mario Galaxy 2! Wha?“
They later tweeted that Sonic would have his own galaxy called the “Green Hill Galaxy.”
I’m not sure what to think of this. This is their official twitter linked to their website CVG. They said that this information comes from a trusted source, but I don’t know. Sounds a bit out there, but at the same time Nintendo and SEGA are pretty close, especially when it comes to the Sonic franchise.
What do you think? Do you want to see Sonic and Mario team up in Super Mario Galaxy 2?