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Sonic Forces - Moment of Truth

Chapter 1 titled “Moment of Truth” features Sonic Forces’ Custom Hero Character and the Chaotix as they prepare for battle against Dr. Eggman’s sinister robot army.

Sonic Forces - Stress Test

In Chapter 2, "Stress Test", Knuckles and Silver are confronted by a dangerous old foe.

Sonic Forces - Looming Shadow

In chapter 3, "Looming Shadow", Team Dark’s mission does not go as planned.

Sonic Forces - Rise of Infinite

In chapter 4, "Rise of Infinite", Eggman discovers a mysterious red gem with even more mysterious powers.

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Sonic Forces Details in Famitsu Interview

SEGA has published a batch of new information on Sonic Forces that introduces more details to Wispon(the weapon gadget powered by Wisps), which is used by the player-created Avatar. Japanese magazine Famitsu also has a new interview with Sonic Forces producer Shun Nakamura and Sonic series producer Takashi Iizuka, which gives more insight to the game’s storyline and music. The interview has now been translated, click to read the full interview!

Sonic Forces Action Figure Pack coming soon!

Gamestop listed Sonic Forces figures on their online store today, it will be a pack of four figures, featuring Modern Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, as well as Classic Sonic for $24.99. It also comes with 4 lithographs. The release date is listed as November 21st, right before black Friday.

These are Tomy's first ever Classic and Modern Sonic action figures. They've been focusing on Boom exclusively since 2014.

GameStop Listing

 

Sonic 2 HD Demo 2.0 now available

After a long hiatus and a sudden surprise return a new demo for Sonic 2 HD is now available. This demo 2.0 includes playable Emerald Hill Zone, Chemical Plant Zone, and Hill Top Zone.

Visit the Sonic 2 HD Website to download and enjoy!

Nostalgic Reviews: Sonic Heroes

Sonic Heroes

Game Title: Sonic Heroes
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega
Platforms: PS2/GameCube/Xbox/PC
Initial Release Date: December 30, 2003

Reviewed By LiveFree116 

 

It's hard to believe that Sonic Heroes released nearly 14 years ago already. It released to mixed but generally positive reviews(on GC) but how has it aged and what do we think of it in a day that platformers as a genre have not only progressed a lot but also aren't nearly as big as they once were?

The First Official Sonic The Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall

In a blog post on IDW's site, IDW announced a date and time for their event with Sonic at the New York Comic Con.

Attention convention goers, IDW and Sega are bringing the once and only Sonic The Hedgehog to New York Comic Con! 

The First Official Sonic The Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall

October 08, 2017, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

1A02, Javits Center

At SDCC, IDW announced they were taking over the Sonic the Hedgehog comic license. The comic isn’t being released til 2018 but this is the first official chance for fans to get in front of the editors to get to know them, hear some hints about what’s to come, share your own history with Sonic, and generally have an informal meet-and-greet with IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Editor Joe Hughes, and just maybe a special guest or two! Everyone in attendance will also leave with a special Sonic something, too! Join us on the ground floor of an all-new adventure with Sonic, won’t you?, won’t you?

Speakers: Joe Hughes, Chris Ryall

Sounds like those who attend will get a little swag as well. It's likely we'll learn the direction for the comic and maybe who'll be at the helm writing it. Ian has been teasingly saying "Knowing smile" on Twitter. Could he be the writer? Hopefully we'll find out Oct 8!

Casino Forest Gameplay

Finally, for the first time in months we get a glimpse at a new level in Sonic Forces. Up till now it has been variations of the same two levels. This level combines your typical casino level with a forest-twist!

Sonic Mania ver. 1.03 patch out today!

Sonic Mania received an update today, bringing the game up to version 1.03 and bringing with it a tiny amount of changes. The most notable change is that there is now a separate command for turning into Super Sonic. Triangle for PS4, Y for Xbox, and X for Switch Example. Also included are:

  • Leaderboards no longer crash the game on PS4.
  • Using the Bubble Shield bounce as the second act of a zone started no longer crashes the game.
  • The game no longer saves your score after finishing a game file. Starting on any level from a finished game file resets the score to 0.
  • When recording on PS4, a Sega copyright logo would be plastered onto the bottom right hand corner of the screen. It's now been removed.
  • Some general bug fixes such as glitching into Knuckles' section in Green Hill with Sonic.
  • The Dunkey easter egg was removed.
  • Switch home delay has been fixed

If you haven’t gotten around to checking the game out yet, make sure to check out our review for Sonic Mania.

Sonic Forces Theme/White Jungle Remix

SEGA shared a new video that offers a sneak peek at how the London Symphony Orchestra helped build the main orchestra theme featured in Sonic Forces. Check it out below.

 

During the Sonic Forces concert a remix of White Jungle theme from Adventure 2 was played, leading many to speculate that the stage is returning in Forces. 

What do you think? Is White Jungle going to be a level in Episode Shadow? Discuss it at our official forums!

Unused Sonic Mania Boss, "EggJanken"

Data miners have done it again! Some digging into the PC version of Sonic Mania was done and found an interesting, unused boss in the files. It looks like a callback to the mini boss from Act 1 of Flying Battery Zone in Sonic & Knuckles. It floats around the stage and you essentially play a game of rock, paper, scissors by hitting the button when it is on the correct counter to the tile on the right while avoiding its swinging arms. Here's a video of the full boss fight:

 

NY Comic Con promises IDW info

Comic Cons have given us more Sonic comics news than at any other time in the last year combined. San Diego comic con gave us the news of SEGA’s shift from Archie to IDW. New York Comic Con, which takes place next month starting October 8, will answer the big question that now lingers in the minds of Sonic comic fans: what will the IDW Sonic era be like? Stay tuned to Sonic HQ, your ultimate Sonic source, for details!

Have thoughts on the new comics or the Archie debacle? Discuss it at Sonic HQ Forums!