Donation link: http://donate.thespeedgamers.com/?eid=546e571018794
Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man team up with heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes to battle the monstrous Sigma and stop his relentless assault across multiple universes! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, GOLDEN AXE, MONSTER HUNTER, NIGHTS INTO DREAMS and many more! It’s the dream team mash-up of iconic gaming heroes and villains you always hoped for in this frantic, bombastic finale!
SONIC kicks things into “OVERDRIVE”! The Classic Sonic sensation comes to its startling finale! Dr. Eggman has managed to gather up all seven of the Ancient Gears which will super-charge his latest creation — the Mega Drive! Now Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose are in a race against time to gather the Chaos Emeralds and stop Dr. Eggman before the vicious device launches! Featuring cover art by rising star Tyson Hesse!
It’s a Sonic battle in a championship of fighters! Shady media mogul Breezie has gotten her hands on a Chaos Emerald Sonic needs to save the world. The only way he can get it is to fight in her televised battle royale against friends and foes alike! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL. 5: CHAMPIONS collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #268-271.
It’s SONIC’s SUPER TEAM, the "FREEDOM FIGHTERS": They’ve been Sonic’s closest friends in the comics for years! Now it’s their time to shine! Antoine takes the stage, traveling to his homeland to find some closure to his past. But he and Sonic find a new foe in the empty halls of Castle D’Coolette, and the beginning of a mystical new adventure! Featuring cover art by jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “Team Blast” variant by Lamar Wells!
SONIC and Tails head for ADVENTURE in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Four: Our celebration of the Blue Blur’s 25th anniversary comes to a close with a look back to the most titanic turning point of the Classic Era! Sonic and Tails have been diverted, trapped and attacked all across Angel Island by the mysterious native called “Knuckles!” Now, deep in the heart of the island, they confront Dr. Eggman’s latest minion in an all-out brawl! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante plus a “Sonic VS. Knuckles” variant by long-time Sonic comic colorist, Matt Herms!
BUNNIE gets ready for a NEW VENTURE in “Freedom Fighters” Part Two! Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and in this case, evil too! Bunnie is summoned to Blaze’s world in a desperate attempt to repel the invasion of a new, sinister force! Featuring cover art by jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “Freedom Fighters Forever” variant by the excellent Evan Stanley!
EVERYTHING CHANGES when SONIC and friends go down their "Branching Paths": The Shattered World Crisis is behind us, and the 25th Anniversary was well celebrated! So what’s next for Sonic and his friends? That’s up to them to decide! Sonic is racing around Westside Island on a mission—but for whom? And while Sonic’s away, each of his friends make decisions that will plot the course of their lives. Don’t miss out on the beginning of a whole new era of Sonic stories! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a “Epic Movie Poster” variant by T. Rex!
Sonic and Honey are on the set of the latest, greatest(?) super hero show — Sonic Man Heroes! But when Dr. Eggman crashes the scene, ranting and raving about creative differences, things get very interesting! Featuring cover art by comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a “Arcade” variant by Sonic comics legend Patrick Spaziante!
"Freedom Fighters" Part Three: Amy Rose and Cream join Sally Acorn as they seek the components needed to repair Nicole’s systems, but during their quest an old adversary reemerges! Featuring cover art by Jamal Peppers and a "Sonic and the Freedom Fighters variant" by Tyson Hesse!
"Memories": Sonic reminisces with his buddies Mighty and Ray, but Sonic and Mighty disagree on how they met. Can their friendship survive their egos’ revisions? Then in “Baking Bad,” Bunnie and Antoine put their competitive cooking skills to the test! Featuring cover art by Tyson Hesse and a “Kooky Kitchen variant" by Jennifer Hernandez!
SONIC is BACK for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Turn back time and witness the "Genesis of a Hero" as Sonic enters his first climactic show-down with the evil Dr. Eggman! When the mad doctor takes over South Island, there's only one hedgehog who can set things right! Jump right into the excitement, action and fun in this retro romp celebrating 25 years of Sonic!
For a mere dollar you can get the Dreamcast Collection, NiGHTS into Dreams, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for PC on Steam!
The Dreamcast Collection includes Sonic Adventure DX, along with Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5: Part 2, and Sega Bass Fishing. Those ports are kinda crappy but Sega has recently been working to update and fix them up a bit.
NiGHTS is solid though. And Racing Transformed is pretty much one of the best kart racers ever.
Nintendo unveiled a new wave of amiibo figurines for Super Smash Bros., including Sonic and ten other characters. Like the rest of the Smash amiibos, Sonic here is based on his official character portrait from the game:
If ya didn't know, amiibos are used in Smash Bros as personalized computer characters. You can customize their movesets and attributes, pitting them against other players or amiibos, levelling them up in the process. Sorta like a virtual pet? But without having to actually take care of them and stuff.
Sonic & Knuckles was released internationally 20 years ago today, concluding the story set forth by Sonic 3 and bringing much joy and happiness to people all over the world. Can you believe it's been that long since lock-on technology completely revolutionized gaming as we knew it?
Love Dr. Robotnik and have more money than you know what to do with? Well, the masters over at First 4 Figures have unveiled their new Robotnik statue, towering at 22 inches tall and costing a paltry $400! Chump change for the Eggman, really.
Almost to no surprise, a sequel is in the works to the 12 part series Worlds Collide from 2013. We'll get it next year and Paul Kaminski is saying it will even more epic. More epic than worlds shattering? We'll have to wait and see. More details to follow at NYCC.
Will it halt the main series? or will it be its own series? Hopefully we'll have the answers soon.