Sonic - News

November2017

  • Round Up Sonic Forces PS4 Reviews Strip Blue Blur's Rings

    Could be worse

    There’s no need for catty remarks from yours truly anymore, as it’s time for Sonic Forces (and its fanbase) to put up or shut up where critics are concerned. Hopefully the game’s good, but we can tell you that SEGA has decided not to send us code until after launch – and it seems like we’re not the only outlet in that boat...

October2017

September2017

August2017

  • News Sonic Forces Brings Back Classic SEGA Characters on 7th November

    NiGHTS to see you

    Sonic Forces will launch on 7th November in Europe and North America, and if you pre-order the retail release, you’ll snag some classic SEGA and Atlus customisable character items, allowing you to recreate the look of the likes of Beat from Jet Set Radio and AiAi from Super Monkey Ball. Here’s what associate editor Robert...

  • News Sonic Forces Spin Dashes PS4 on 9th November in Japan

    Still no word on Europe or North America

    Sonic Mania may be the best rated outing from the Blue Blur in eons, but Sonic Forces will attempt to outpace it later this year. SEGA has slapped a 9th November release date on the Sonic Team developed adventure in Japan – though there’s still no word on a North American or European launch date at the...

  • News Unsurprisingly, Sonic Mania Is the Highest Rated New Sonic Game of the Last 15 Years

    Shocking, we know

    "Sonic Mania is the highest-rated new Sonic game in 15 years. Thank you all so much for being part of this journey with us," reads a rather proud-sounding post penned by the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account. The recently released retro-styled platformer currently sits at a metascore of 86 over on Metacritic, but does all...

  • News Sonic Mania Doesn't Have a Platinum Trophy for Some Reason

    Plenty of Chaos Emeralds, though

    No one’s going to skip the stellar-looking Sonic Mania over its weak roster of trinkets, but just a heads up: the game doesn’t have a Platinum Trophy. The inconsistency of Sony’s achievements system has reared its ugly mug again, with the full-length 16-bit throwback netting just 18 Trophies – and primarily...

  • News Sonic 2's Squashed Split-Screen Returns in Sonic Mania

    Nostalgia overload

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s loved but overlooked competitive multiplayer mode will return in Sonic Mania because, well, of course it bloody will. The split-screen feature appears to be remaining pretty faithful to its Mega Drive origins, as it squashes the screen in the ugliest manner imaginable. We’re particularly fond of the...

  • News Sonic Mania's Special Stages Know Their Audience Well

    Aw yeah, this is happenin'

    You can tell Sonic Mania’s been made by fans of the franchise, can’t you? The new Special Stages are like a nostalgia overload, as they fuse elements of every 16-bit era Sonic game into one. Essentially your objective here is a little like in Sonic CD: you need to catch the UFO. But eagle-eyed fans will notice the...

June2017

  • E3 2017 New Sonic Forces Trailer Introduces Old Foes

    The king of cubes

    Who’s the Blue Blur battling in the upcoming Sonic Forces? Is it Eggman? Maybe Metal Sonic? Could it even be that watery w*nker from Sonic Adventure? Nope, it looks like it’s all of 'em – and they're joined by Shadow the Hedgehog and a dude wielding cubes! Check it all out in the E3 2017 trailer above.

  • News Chemical Plant Zone Finds a New Formula in Sonic Mania

    Pick your poison

    Another day, another Sonic Mania update. SEGA has confirmed that Chemical Plant Zone will be joining the roster of re-imagined stages in its upcoming retro-themed release. As with all of the other levels in the game, the environment looks familiar at first blush but is host to a variety of new mechanics, including bouncy jelly water...

May2017

  • News Sonic's Pals Suck So SEGA Wants You to Make Your Own

    Sonic Forces to sport complete, er, character creator

    Sonic Forces will allow you to create your own custom member of the Blue Blur’s world-saving crew. Wait, what? Seriously, the third pillar of Sonic Team’s latest will allow you to fashion your own anthropomorphic hero to fight alongside Tails, Knuckles, et al. You’ll then take your avatar...

February2017

  • News Sonic 2017 and Sonic Mania Details Are Speeding Your Way Soon

    Rolling around

    Sonic the Hedgehog's picking up the pace this year, with SEGA supposedly bringing two titles to the PlayStation 4. The project known as 'Sonic 2017' has been kept under wraps since it was originally announced last year, while Sonic Mania, based on what we've seen so far, is looking like the return to form that the blue blur has been...

October2016

  • News Sonic Mania Continues to Shine in PS4 Gameplay Video

    Come for the footage, stay for the sexual tension

    You get more than you may be bargaining for in this Kinda Funny playthrough of Sonic Mania. First up, the video includes all-new footage of a brand new zone – Mirage Saloon – as well as the first gameplay of both Knuckles and Tails, who appear to function the same as their Mega Drive...

September2016

July2016

  • News Oh Right, Sonic the Hedgehog's Spin-Dashing LEGO Dimensions

    Put a ring on it

    Considerably less exciting than the upcoming Sonic Mania, it's been confirmed after months of rumours and teasing that Sonic the Hedgehog will be joining the roster of Warner Bros' increasingly weird licensed love-in, LEGO Dimensions. The blue blur will be available as part of a level pack which will allow you to speed through some...

  • News Sonic Mania Is the PS4 Sequel You've Spent Your Adult Life Yearning For

    Spin master

    After the godawful Sonic the Hedgehog 4, it looks like SEGA has finally figured out a way of making a 2D Sonic title befitting of the Blue Blur's legacy. Due out on the PlayStation 4 next year, Sonic Mania looks like it's fallen straight out of the mid-90s, with "happening" electro tunes and some "lit" sprite work. GameSpot's stumbled...

  • News Sonic Sprints onto PS4 in Two New Games

    SEEEGAAAAA

    The blue blur has been MIA on PlayStation platforms since 2011's Sonic Generations – or, if we're counting spin-offs, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed in 2012. Over the last 14 years, SEGA has been working closely with Nintendo to bring exclusive Sonic games to their consoles, including Sonic Lost World, Mario & Sonic at the...

September2012

  • News NiGHTS and Sonic Adventure 2 Go HD in October

    Sweet dreams

    SEGA classics NiGHTS into Dreams and Sonic Adventure 2 are escaping the confines of standard definition and jumping onto PlayStation Network in fabulous HD next month. Under the SEGA Heritage label, the duo will be revitalised alongside Jet Set Radio, which is skating its way onto the PlayStation Store in September. We don't hav

April2012

  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transforms to PS3 & Vita

    Get ready to race

    IGN's lifted the lid on SEGA's next character crossover, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The mouthful of a title is coming to PS3 and Vita later this year. The transformed of the title refers to the vehicles' ability to transform into cars, boats and planes, but also the course's tendency to change and morph over time:...

  • News Lock-On to a Metal Sonic 4: Episode II Trailer

    Back in time

    Remember the Lock-On function of Sonic & Knuckles on the Mega Drive? It's making a resurgence in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, as the trailer below shows. Anyone who owns Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I and the follow-up will be able to access four exclusive Metal Sonic levels that span the gap between Sonic CD and Sonic 4,...

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