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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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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!

Episode Shadow is a free add-on!

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. 

Episode Shadow DLC for Sonic Forces

Marking the first time since Sonic '06 that Shadow has been playable is Episode Shadow for Sonic Forces. It's a three-stage ministory about Shadow and Infinite that also unlocks Shadow playability in Modern Sonic stages. Discuss this on our official Sonic Forces topic.

Get EPISODE SHADOW to uncover the untold story of the new villain, Infinite, and rediscover three updated stages playing as Shadow. Plus, play as Shadow in over 10 Modern Sonic based stages! Experience the full story behind the new villain's rise to power and as you find renewed replayablity across Modern Sonic stages. The fate of Sonic the Hedgehog's world is in your hands – Join the Uprising.

New Sonic Forces Trailers

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.

In the meantime, feel free to discuss this in our forums! ? Sonic HQ Blast Forum ?

 

Sonic 2 HD is back!

A few days ago Team S2HD made a very surprising announcement, development has resumed on this long fabled fan game that's been 9 years in the making. Team S2HD released a new video showcasing the new footage. 

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Sonic Mania Review

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.

Footage of first Sonic R prototype surfaces

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.

This video thoroughly showcases the first playable build of Sonic R, and potentially the only surviving copy, complete with annotations added. The demo is fairly barebones, showing an incomplete Sonic model running around an early version of the Resort Island track. Still, despite being a very early prototype build, it's remarkable how similar the track is in design to what appeared in the final game.

Jon Burton is currently a producer at Warner Bros., having worked on The Lego Movie series of films. Subscribe to the GameHut YouTube channel to keep up on the latest videos published.

Sonic Mania delayed until August 29th for PC

Sega announced via their livestream that Sonic Mania for the PC will be delayed until August 29th to allow for more time for testing and better performance. If you pre-ordered the PC version, you'll be treated with a free version of Sonic 1 (not the updated Christian Whitehead version) for your troubles. If you pre-ordered the Collector's Edition, you'll still get the box and the download code will still work but will initially release Sonic 1 until August 29.

Edited to add their official statement