Joy of joys. We've got a new video from what we're all hoping is the Mr. The Hedgehog's sweet, sweet comeback song: Sonic and the Secret Rings. Sure, you'll see the precious blue thunder-bolt zipping through lush landscapes, but that's to be expected in any Sonic game by now. What's showcased in today's video looks to be one of our hero's many (many) new
Sonic and the Secret Rings is almost upon us, gracing the high-speed hedgehog with a totally new gameplay style and setting.
We brought you the hands-on preview, and in-game footage you can see by clicking the Movies tab above.
Now read our chat with Sonic Team director, Yojiro Ogawa, about his first Wii
Sega's Sonic CD never received the audience it deserved: a technologically
supercharged (by 1993 standards) upgrade of the classic 2D Sonic formula, the
game was intended as proof of the awesome power of the Sega CD add-on but ended
up sitting unplayed in closets, sandwiched between unworthy cellmates such as
Night Trap and Sewer Shark. Now, Microsoft's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) has
confirmed that one of the least rereleased Sonic title will get a new start on
Xbox Live Arcade – and will be on show at PAX Prime this weekend...
If it seemed like not
much an official fanfare was being made of the triumphant return of Sonic CD in
the form of an XBLA port, perhaps that’s only because the game’s new audience is much
wider than that. Sega has announced that the game will be making it to pretty
much every platform you give a damn about by the end of the year, unless you
give a damn about something that’s not XBLA, PSN, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android or
Windows Phone. Notable by its exception is the platform plenty of people still
technically give a damn about, the Wii. Is the Sega/Nintendo enmity making a
late comeback? (No)…
Holy cow, you guys –
don't think we're taking sides here, but the trailer for this new Sonic game
shows off the kind of blast-processing that'll definitely give Nintendo a run
for its money. Hell, Sega throws the gauntlet right down with glimpses of a
bonus stage that looks to out-scale even Mode 7 itself. You'll have to excuse
us, we're just getting into the spirit of this announcement trailer for the
upcoming Sonic CD – whose invitation to revisit a past of lurid Genesis colors
and rampaging robo-critters is all too easy to take literally...
We were pleased as punch
to see Sega returning to Sonic CD after ignoring impassioned pleas for years
about rereleasing it. Sega did a real 180 on the game this year, as the port is
coming to virtually every service known to man: Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, PC, iOS,
Android and even Windows Phone (sorry Wii owners).
We just got hold of a new trailer with sexy new/old footage of the game, along
with a claim that doesn’t make much sense...
Sonic CD's relaunch begins tomorrow, with European PSN, US XBLA, and iOS players first in line to propel the mascot through endless environments of neon and improbably-placed loops. A launch trailer's here to remind you how wild-looking games were before we all discovered WWII and the color brown...
Sega and BioWare are currently running a competition that allows fans to vote on the name for the mysterious new alien race that will feature in the DS title, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. You can select one of the nine possibilities.
BioWare General Manager Greg Zeschuk has declared that he hopes Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood will turn the much maligned characters of the Sonic universe into beloved icons. Speaking to MTV, the RPG developer said the company sees Sonic's friends as an opportunity, rather than a problem. "I think maybe the challenge there, if people are not as excited about having the friends, is making them worthwhile, making them a good part of the
RPG god BioWare is best known for dealing with fantasy and sci-fi genres, but surely its magic will make a successful transition to DS and Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood... right? Let's hope so. In the meantime, new screenshots from the stat-powered Sonic adventure can be seen here on this page. It takes place two years after Eggman's last defeat, but with Knuckles kidnapped and the Chaos Emeralds missing Sonic's once again on