Tag: Sonic The Hedgehog
News Sonic the Hedgehog Is Dead! Find Out Whodunnit in Free Steam Game
No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag: The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is a free visual novel available to download right now from Steam. The point-and-click adventure takes place on Amy Rose’s birthday, where she hosts a murder mystery for all her friends aboard an exotic cruise liner named the Mirage Express. “Fans can play...
News Sonic Mania Dev Confirms It Helped SEGA with Sonic Origins Plus
Bring in the talent
SEGA is making some big changes to Sonic Origins with the expanded re-release, Sonic Origins Plus. Comprising a new playable character in Amy, Knuckles playable in Sonic CD, and a dozen newly added Game Gear games, it's a clear effort from the publisher to turn the retro collection's fortunes around. While it's catching a bit of...
News Sonic Origins Plus Catching Heat for Using Zoomed-In Game Gear Versions
Commence drowning music
Last week, SEGA announced Sonic Origins Plus, an expanded and improved version of its mascot's retro compilation. Launching in June, the package's big new addition is a dozen Game Gear games — all the ones related to the blue blur — as well making Amy a playable character in the Mega Drive titles. At first pass, it sounds...
News Sonic Origins Plus Officially Announced, Adds Game Gear Titles and More in June
Update: SEGA confirms
Update: SEGA has officially announced Sonic Origins Plus, confirming all the details below. To recap, this expanded version of the game throws in all 12 of Sonic's Game Gear games, Amy as a playable character, and all the previously released DLC. The Game Gear titles are: Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic...
News Sonic Frontiers’ Sights, Sounds, and Speed Free Update Is Available Now
Gotta go fast
Sonic Frontiers' first free DLC is now available, and you can now dive into the Sights, Sounds, and Speed update on PS5 and PS4 at your leisure. Curate your audio experience with iconic tracks from across the series by finding Sound Memories, which can be found scattered across the game. There is also a Photo Mode, allowing you to...
News Sonic Frontiers Gets Its First Free DLC Expansion This Week
Sights, sounds, and speed
Update: SEGA has released more information about this Sonic Frontiers DLC pack. The Jukebox feature allows you to play various Sonic music from across the series while you're exploring the islands. There are 53 songs in total, with 13 being unlocked immediately. To get the rest, you'll need to collect Sound Memories, which...
News Sonic Frontiers Sales 'Greatly Exceeded' Estimates, Says SEGA
A new frontier
Sonic Frontiers might have received a mixed reception from fans and critics alike when it launched late last year, but hedgehog faithfuls came out in force to support the game regardless. We know the game sold over 2.5 Million copies in the first month, and while we don't have a more updated figure, it's clear SEGA is happy with how...
News Sonic Team Veteran Considering Ditching the Boost System for Next Game
Possibly make it more like Adventure
Sonic Frontiers, generally speaking, has been a positive step forward for the franchise, making some dramatic changes in an attempt to set the hedgehog on the right path. The game's director, Morio Kishimoto, is clearly in the business of shaking things up, with previous lead roles on Sonic Colours and Sonic Lost...
News Sonic Frontiers Speeds Past 2.5 Million Sales in Its First Month
Plenty more Sonic on the way
SEGA will be having a merry Christmas this year with the success of Sonic Frontiers. The game, which takes the blue hedgehog to a semi-open world setting, establishes a solid new formula on which to build, and it seems that fans have rewarded the experiment. A month out from release, it's now surpassed 2.5 million sales...
News New Modes, Playable Characters, More Coming Free to Sonic Frontiers in 2023
SEGA reveals content roadmap
SEGA has announced what looks like an extensive slate of post-launch updates for Sonic Frontiers. The game, which released just a few weeks ago, will be receiving pretty substantial new content throughout 2023, and it'll all be free. Three major updates are set to arrive next year, each bringing new modes and features...
News Sonic Frontiers Update 1.10 Available Now on PS5, PS4, Here Are the Patch Notes
While Sonic Frontiers is largely a step in the right direction for the franchise, the game isn't without its flaws. Many players are running into trouble with some remaining bugs causing crashes and other issues. Thankfully, Sonic Team has said it's listening to feedback and will be updating the game for the foreseeable. Today, a...
News Sonic Prime Trailer Takes You to an Alternate Reality with Multiple Eggmen
The first full trailer for Sonic Prime has been released, giving us a much clearer picture of what to expect from the Netflix series. Sonic explores a new frontier when a mysterious crystal goes boom, unleashing a dimensional rift that forces him into a lost world where he meets a new generation of his colourful friends, including...
News Cosplay as Rathalos with Sonic Frontiers' Monster Hunter Collab Pack, Free on PS5, PS4
The hunt begins
We knew it was coming, and its finally here. The Sonic Frontier's x Monster Hunter Collab pack is now available for download in Sonic Frontiers on PS5 and PS4, and its totally free. So if you ever wanted to tear up the Starfall Islands dressed as Ratholos for some hyper-specific reason, well, now you can. In addition to the Rathalos...
News Sonic Frontiers Director Acknowledges Feedback, 'We Still Have a Long Way to Go'
Slow your roll
Sonic Frontiers is out now and in the wild, and our own thoughts on the matter are that the game itself is great but has a few rough edges, primarily technical. Critical consensus has hardly been uniform, and the director of the title, Morio Kishimoto, doesn't seem to consider Frontiers a finished product, recognising that the game is...
News Sonic Throws Hands at Lightning Speed in High-Energy Frontiers Trailer
Hit 'em with the old Razzle Dazzle
The release of Sonic Frontiers is approaching at blinding speeds, with the open-zone adventure set for launch on 8th November. Today we got a new trailer showing the spiky blue hedgehog trading blows with foes great and small, set to a soundtrack that transported us back to our angstier teenage years. Despite an...
News Sonic Frontiers Prologue Animation Is All About Knuckles
Prepare for launch
Knuckles says he prefers to work alone, which is quite funny given the whole "and Knuckles" thing. Anyway, this six-minute animated short has just been published, showing what happens to the tough-guy echidna prior to the events of upcoming game, Sonic Frontiers. As it turns out, Knuckles is just doing his daily beat of Angel...
News New Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Explores a New Island in Six Minutes
Visit Chaos Island
We're getting scarily close to release of Sonic Frontiers, due out in just a couple of weeks or so. SEGA's fresh spin for its mascot's latest game looks to change up the formula quite a bit, with open areas to run around in and plenty of enemies to engage in combat. This new gameplay video from IGN takes us on a tour of Chaos...
News Let SEGA Spam Your Inbox to Receive Sonic Adventure 2 DLC for Sonic Frontiers
A brand new adventure, Sonic Frontiers, is right around the corner, but SEGA knows the hedgehog's fans are most fond of the older games. The publisher is leaning into that nostalgia with a nice nod to Sonic Adventure 2, though you'll need to hand over your email address if you want it. As advertised on Twitter today, fans can claim a...
News Sonic Frontiers Prologue Comic and Animation Will Set Up the Game's Story
SEGA is prepping for the imminent release of Sonic Frontiers, the latest 3D Sonic game that takes the hedgehog to an "open zone" environment for the first time. How does he end up in this bizarre new landscape? Well, it seems the publisher will enlighten fans with a couple of prequel stories. It's announced both a two-part comic book...
News Sonic Frontiers Combat, Skill Tree Explained in Overview Trailer
Sonic the fighter
While the majority of Sonic's traversal abilities are intact in Sonic Frontiers, the open zone game equips him with an all-new suite of combat manoeuvres. With a bigger emphasis on fighting dangerous enemies, SEGA has released a new video that goes over some of his extra moves you'll unlock in the skill tree. It's mostly...
News Sonic Frontiers' First DLC Offers Free Monster Hunter Goodies
Rise to the occasion
Monster Hunter? In my Sonic Frontiers? It's more likely than you think. Yes, SEGA has announced the first DLC for the hedgehog's impending open zone adventure, and it's a collaboration with Capcom's popular action RPG series. Launching on 14th November, a few days after Frontiers' release date, this is a free content pack...
Hands On You Know What? Sonic Frontiers Might Actually Be Okay
We played Sonic Frontiers at EGX not once, but twice. Normally, we wouldn't put ourselves through a Sonic demo more than necessary, and the queue was, as you'd expect, constantly lengthy. The trouble is, after playing the 15-minute slice of the "open zone" experience for the first time, we realised something rather shocking. Had we really just...
News Watch the New Teaser Trailer for Netflix's Sonic Prime, Arrives This Winter
Primed and ready
It feels like an age since the initial announcement of Sonic Prime, but it seems the animated Netflix show is very nearly here. The upcoming series will be a brand new story featuring the blue hedgehog and all his familiar friends and enemies. We get our best look at what to expect in the new teaser trailer, embedded above. Details...
Rumour Sonic Frontiers Will Make You Pick 60FPS or 4K Resolution on PS5
Performance or fidelity?
So far, most of the official footage we've seen of Sonic Frontiers has been presented with a smooth framerate of 60 frames-per-second. This is obviously the ideal for a game that lets you move so quickly, but presumably, everything we've seen has been running on a decent PC. How is the game going to perform on consoles?...
News SEGA Gives an Overview of Sonic Frontiers Gameplay in TGS Livestream
About 10 more minutes of footage
SEGA held its own live presentation as part of Tokyo Game Show today, and among other things, the publisher showed off a little more Sonic Frontiers. Releasing on 8th November, the game is nearly here, so fans will appreciate another glimpse at the open zone platformer before it arrives. After showing the latest...
News Sonic Frontiers Goes Super Sonic in Latest Gameplay Trailer
Blue and yellow
A new trailer for Sonic Frontiers has arrived courtesy of Tokyo Game Show. SEGA's mascot further explores the new title's open zone environments with some fresh gameplay and cinematic clips, culminating in the reveal that, yes, you'll be able to go Super Sonic. Once you have all the chaos emeralds, that is. As always, you'll have to...
News Sonic Frontiers' Main Theme Song Goes Hard Like It's 2005
I'm Here revealed
Earlier this week, SEGA revealed the ending theme for Sonic Frontiers. It's a new track from Japanese rock band One Ok Rock named Vandalize, and it has big mid-2000s energy. Now, the publisher has also revealed the game's main theme song, and it has a similar vibe. Give it a listen above. This track is called I'm Here, and has...
News Sonic Frontiers Will Have Its Fair Dose of Cheesy J-Rock on PS5, PS4
Vandalize my heart
If there's one thing most Sonic fans will agree on, it's that the series features consistently good music. Whether that's 16-bit earworms like Chemical Plant Zone or the Japanese butt-rock found in later titles, there's plenty to like about the audio landscape of SEGA's most enduring franchise. It seems Sonic Frontiers won't shy...
News Run Rings Around the Opposition with This Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Overview Trailer
Go moderately fast
A new trailer for Sonic Frontiers has been released by SEGA, giving us an overview of the game. Sonic Frontiers is coming to PS5 and PS4 on 8th November, 2022. On a routine Chaos Emerald-gathering venture with Tails and Amy, Sonic and his friends are sucked into a dimensional portal and find themselves in a strange digital world...
News Sonic Frontiers Divides Fans with Footage Showing 'Copy-Pasted' Level Design
Stage seemingly lifted from Unleashed
Sonic Frontiers got a pretty cool new trailer during Gamescom Opening Night Live, finally announcing the release date of this "open zone" take on SEGA's platformer. The game itself is playable on the show floor too, allowing fans to get a short hands-on experience before release in November. However, one clip...
News Sonic Frontiers Up Against God of War Ragnarok This November
Watch the new story trailer
Update: Following the leak earlier today, it has now been confirmed that the release date for Sonic Frontiers is indeed 8th November 2022. The news comes alongside a story trailer, which comprises a mix of gameplay and cinematics. It's looking better in this latest video, but the proof will be in the playing. We're...
News Gamescom Opening Night Live Will Subject Us to More Sonic Frontiers
Just when you thought you were rid of all the Sonic the Hedgehog news yesterday, Gamescom Opening Night Live host Geoff Keighley goes and reveals we'll have to sit through a Sonic Frontiers trailer during his show later this month. The man says to expect "a world premiere new look and news" concerning the blue blur's next game. Since it's...
News Sonic and Fall Guys Reunite with Special Event, New Level, More Costumes
Bean Hill Zone
SEGA's mascot has joined forces with Fall Guys once before, but a new collaboration is taking things a step further. In a special event celebrating his 30th anniversary, Sonic is returning to the madcap multiplayer game, and this time there's much more to enjoy than just a couple of costumes. From 11th to 15th August, you'll be able...
News Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Movie Won't Spin Dash Theatres Until Holiday 2024
We've had two live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movies in relatively quick succession, and both are surprisingly good family films. The third in this trilogy of game adaptations, however, is a little further away. Paramount Pictures has confirmed Sonic the Hedgehog 3's theatrical release, lining it up for 2024's holiday season: Yes,...
News Sonic Frontiers Takes You to Cyber Space with Traditional Linear Stages
More details revealed for "open zone" adventure
As part of Nintendo's latest Direct Mini presentation — read more about that through the link — SEGA has shown off a little more about Sonic Frontiers, the hedgehog's big new game due later this year. We've embedded the video above at the right time stamp, and if you're interested in the upcoming...
News Sonic Origins Overview Video Details Game Modes in PS5, PS4 Retro Collection
First episode of Speed Strats
Sonic Origins is spin-dashing towards its launch next week on 23rd June, so SEGA has released a new video about the game to get everyone up to speed. It seems to be the first in a series of videos dubbed Speed Strats, and it gives a general overview of what to expect from this retro collection. So, one final recap...
News Sonic Frontiers Director Defines 'Open Zone', Will Take Between 20-30 Hours to Beat
You could eat a lot of chilli dogs in that time
As a part of IGN's ongoing coverage of the upcoming Sonic Frontiers, we've learned a lot about the title, and we even got a new term to add to our gaming lexicon: "Open Zone". How does an Open Zone game (capitalisation is intentional) differ from a game set in an open world? It's a good question, and...
News Sonic 3 & Knuckles' Music Partially Reworked in Origins to Fill in Missing Tracks
Jun Senoue cleaning up 1993 prototypes
Sonic Origins, on the whole, is looking like a lovely collection of the mainline, side-scrolling Sonic games. However, one point of worry for fans of Sonic 3 & Knuckles in particular concerns its music. It's all but confirmed that Michael Jackson and his collaborators contributed to the game's soundtrack...
News First Hands-On Impressions of Sonic Frontiers Are Mostly Positive
It's been a really big week for the iconic hedgehog, hasn't it? First, we got a look at some combat gameplay from Sonic Frontiers, then we got a trailer for Sonic Origins during the Sonic Central showcase. If that wasn't enough, we now have some hands-on Sonic Fronti
News Sonic Origins Animations, Modes, More Shown in New Overview Trailer
There are two Sonic the Hedgehog video games arriving this year. One of them looks good, and the other one is Sonic Frontiers — but you can view the gameplay and judge for yourself. Anyway, at least Sonic Origins is just around the corner, and this retro collection is looking pretty great. A new trailer, embedded above, goes over the...
News Sonic Frontiers Combat Is Looking Rough in New Gameplay Video
Going in circles
IGN First has the latest scoop on Sonic Frontiers, with the new video covering the game's combat out in the open world. You can see it for yourself above. Sonic looks to have a few moves at his disposal, including swift kicks and punches as he tackles some quite strange enemies. We can't quite tell as the UI has been disabled, but...
News Sonic Frontiers Debuts First Open World Gameplay in New Video
Sonic Frontiers takes the iconic SEGA franchise to an open world setting for the very first time, and fans have been waiting patiently for a proper look at how that translates to gameplay. After a brief teaser yesterday, IGN's video is now here, and you can watch it above. Featuring about five or six minutes of footage, the video shows...
News Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Teaser Released Ahead of IGN First Coverage
Here we go
Our very first look at Sonic Frontiers gameplay footage is here, albeit in a very brief teaser video. At only 38 seconds, the above clip is just a taster for what's to come next month, when IGN will showcase the game in more detail. In the video, we can see the hedgehog running through idyllic pastures, as well as using unknown...
Random The Original, Ugly Sonic Movie Model Is Starring in a Film After All
All thanks to Chip 'n Dale
As it turned out, the Sonic the Hedgehog films came out rather well. Both are fun, fan-pleasing adventures that have done great numbers at the box office. However, there was a time before the first movie released when things were not looking good. Remember the above-pictured monstrosity? Thank goodness that character model...
News Sonic Frontiers Is Aiming for High Review Scores, Says SEGA
We'll be the judge, thank you
Look, it's no secret: Sonic's games have been rough for years. Save for Sonic Mania, the highest rated title in the franchise in nearly two decades, the series has seriously struggled to resonate with critics. The fans are definitely a little friendlier towards these titles, and they sell well regardless, but it seems...
News Here's Another Quick Glimpse at Sonic Origins Gameplay
No Sonic 3 footage, though
Sonic Origins is just a month and a bit away, and fans of SEGA's mascot are understandably excited to revisit those classic games on modern platforms. We know what the package includes — Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles, and CD, presented in widescreen and playable in two different modes — but we've seen very little of it...
News Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Surpasses Original Movie's Box Office Gross with the Power of Friendship
Paramount Pictures and SEGA have today announced updated box office figures for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and the blue blur's sophomore movie has now comfortably outpaced the original. The sequel now sits at $331.64 million at the global box office, spin-dashing past the first film's $319.71 million. Despite a mixed reaction from critics...
News Netflix Gives Us a Brief Glimpse at Animated Series Sonic Prime
Netflix and quill
Sonic the Hedgehog isn't just spin-dashing onto the big screen, he's also making a return to the realm of television. Netflix and SEGA have joined forces to create a brand new animated series called Sonic Prime, announced last year. Today, the subscription service has unveiled a very small look at how the show is shaping up. At the...
News SEGA Delisting Classic Sonic the Hedgehog Games from PS Store
But only PS3 is affected
Much like Rockstar with the GTA Trilogy, SEGA is making the unsurprising move of delisting a bunch of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games from the PS Store – with the PlayStation 3 being the biggest victim. As of 20th May, 2022, it’ll remove the standalone versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the H
News Sonic Origins PS Store Listing Confirms New Animations, Unlockables, More
Confirmed for both PS5 and PS4
Sonic Origins hasn't so much leaked as it has spilled all over the floor. A listing for the retro compilation is now available to view on the Australian PlayStation Store, going into more detail on what the game contains. Firstly, the listing confirms the collection is heading to PS5 and PS4, with both versions...