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:
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.
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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:
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!
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Just announced by Sonic's official Twitter, Episode Shadow will be a free add-on! This is a spectacular surprise adding even more value to the title. Also posted was a small snippet of 2D gameplay.
Two new trailers aired today in Japanese, translated for your convenience.
Interrupting your evening for this very important message from Dr. Eggman!
ATTN: Help wanted!
You heard it folks, Knuckles is the leader of the resistance! Stay tuned to Sonic HQ for more Tokyo Game Show news.
After decades of fan outcry, Sega has finally released a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog game after 23 years of absense! Can you believe it?! Sonic Mania is a brand new game based on brand old games, headed up by lontime fans and hackers who have spent years essentially reverse engineering the entirety of the classic Mega Drive series. It's pretty exciting.
Jon Burton, founder of Traveller's Tales, has started a new YouTube channel called GameHut. On it, he's sharing behind-the-scenes footage and documentation on the development of their classic games. Traveller's Tales is known to Sonic fans as having developed both Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic R.