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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 The Hedgehog #1

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Sonic The Hedgehog #2

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Sonic The Hedgehog #3

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Sonic The Hedgehog #4

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Archie Comics Shorts.

Ken Penders has put up some lovely covers of the Sonic Adventure adaption for the Archie Comic book. Only  2 (Sonic 80 & 81) work at the moment, the rest will be up soon. since he Knuckles/Sonic books colliding, i **think** the 80 cover is much different than before. Go see them here

Also Ken has put up a preview of Knux 32. the Last Knuckles Comic of the lot. see it here

Source: Ken Penders Page

Addition to Rlan's article below...

In addition to Rlan's post below, I'd like to add a few things:

The original version of Sonic #80's cover was Sonic vs. Chaos 0. Instead, this looks to be a redone version of what would've been Knuckles #33. Knuckles, Robotnik, and Big (with Froggy) look as if they have been re-drawn from the original version, while Sonic has been added. Knux, Robo, and Big/Froggy are still in the same areas they were on the original Knuckles #33 cover.

Sonic HQ RA News: Special Edition

Forget anything you read below- we now have what appears to be the official word about Sega's continuing of hardware production straight from Sega of Japan. And, well...it doesn't look good. To find out what I mean by that statement, as well as public reaction and how this all started, as well as many questions that came from this confusion, get the SPECIAL EDITON of Sonic HQ RA News here. This month, the RA News is being done in conjunction with TSSZ.

Of course, we will still have developments as they become available, so stay to the HQ for the latest.

A Rather Biting Sonic Anime Review...

I know this is a rather late article but this was interesting when I came across it. It seems Daily Radar has written a review of the Sonic Anime. But it was neither happy nor shining as the last Anime review we posted was. Click the link below to catch Daily Radar's review of the Sonic Anime...

Sonic The Movie Reviewed

Source: Daily Radar

Sonic Team News - That Loveable Chu Chu Madness!

Chu Chu Rocket

Once unvieled to the masses - Sonic Team's Chu Chu Rocket, one of the "Enjoy 4" titles, left the populace dazed and confused as no one knew just what the heck it was. And to top that - we got that really weird Japanese commercial with bloody mice, an odd 2D cat, pencil drawings, and blank looks from many that saw it.

Well today, Gamefan Online and IGN DC have gotten thier hands on the finished version of the Japanese game and both have surmised that Sonic Team has yet another hit on thier hands! Click the links below to read the respective remarks on Sonic Teams newest oddity puzzle game Chu Chu Rocket!

Gamefan Online: Chu Chu Review
IGNDC: Chu Chu Review

Source: Gamefan Online and IGN DC

Sega is STILL gonna make Hardware!

Sega Sets The Record Straight! A competitor's site posted a story about Dreamcast being Sega's last console, but they were in error. Read the official response! Earlier today, Videogames.com posted a story about a Sega executive, Isao Okawa, saying that Dreamcast was Sega's last console, and that the future of the company was in software and the Internet. We even ran the story ourselves! However, something smelled off about the whole deal, and Sega Web got curious...especially when it led to a rumor that Sega was about to be bought out by Microsoft! Considering Microsoft is facing some serious consequences of being found to be a monopoly by the US government, we could resist no longer and called up our contact at Sega for the full monty on the situation. As it turns out, there were translation problems between Mr. Okawa and some of his English-speaking listeners. Sega Web e-mailed a Sega representative directly and got the full scoop from an eyewitness to the interview. According to Sega, an editor asked, "If the Dreamcast does not succeed, how will Sega compete in the future?" Mr. Okawa's response was that the "future of Sega is the Internet, not hardware." What he was trying to convey is that Sega is going to be focusing its efforts increasingly on the Internet. That means using the Internet as a delivery system for software, online gameplay, e-commerce, etc. However, you still need some form of hardware to receive that information. Sega will not be delivering content for PSX2, Dolphin or the PC through the Internet. So, Sega will always need to develop some form of console. Sega Dreamcast will have a long future thanks to it upgradability and evolutionary design. However, to say that Dreamcast will be the last console Sega will ever produce, is short sighted and not Mr. Okawa's intention at all. Mr. Okawa knows that Sega's strength against Sony and Nintendo is its ability to pursue new technologies and advances designed to expand the gameplay experience, such as the Internet. Sony's PSX2 doesn't even have a built in Internet solution, nor have either of our competitors outlined any form of Internet strategy for their new systems, as Sega has already done publicly. Sega is a little hesitant to host interviews with Japanese executives because of the translation problems. Mr. Okawa in no way meant Sega was getting out of the hardware business: he merely wanted to emphasize the importance Sega is placing on exploiting the Internet as the next great resource for advancing gameplay. So there you have it, Sega fans! Fear not, the future of Sega does not end with Dreamcast...it's just the new beginning! SOURCE: SEGAWEB.COM

Sonic: The Movie Released in Australia

Yes, the Anime has come to Australia & New Zealand. I am not quite sure of the date of it coming out, as the video says Oct 25th, but the site says Oct 11th.

Anyway, It was brought here by Madman Entertainment, the same people who brought Neon Genisis: Evangelion to our shores.. But at least Australians can now get it.

If you were wondering why it says Rlan at the top well thats because I'm the newest member of the HQ team thats why ^_^.

Source: Madmans Sonic Page

BREAKING NEWS: Bad News for Sega Fans?

GameSpot reported earlier this week that Isao Okawa, chairman of Sega Enterprises Ltd., commented on the Dreamcast's future, and said, when translated from Japanese to English, that the Dreamcast would be the last major piece of hardware from Sega, and that the company would focus on software and the Internet. Several web site reports falsified this, except Daily Radar, who has written up an 'interview'. Here is an excerpt from it:

Daily Radar: You've got ambitious sales goals: two million units by March, six million by end of year 2000. Can you meet them? What happens if you don't?

Isao Okawa: Well, I can't really comment on that, but I will say that the future doesn't necessarily lie in the hardware business. I think in the future there is the possibility of Sega becoming a software-only company. I think, if you look to the future, after e-commerce, the next trend after that will be e-services. I want Sega to be there, and I think games may be one of the major reasons for that trend to take off, so we will still be making a lot of efforts in games and entertainment! But that role may be redefined in time.

DR: So, if Dreamcast doesn't sell, you will make a shift to being a software-only company?

IO: Well, even if Dreamcast does sell, we will make that shift! Online and networked entertainment is the future, and that is how we will compete in the future. It really doesn't matter how fast we sell hardware in regard to the speed with which we transition ourselves into the new networked century. And the Dreamcast machine has a huge competitive edge right now for this.

Sega of America has denied this, and several fans are very confused as to the credibility of this story. Sonic HQ News will keep you posted on this, including a Special RA Edition this Saturday, with the public's thoughts on this situation.

Sonic Pocket Adventure - Get The Ring!

SNK announced that Sonic Pocket Adventure for NGPC will have two new versus modes, which enable two players to battle over the link cable. The two VS modes are Get the Ring and Sonic Rush, in Get the Ring you try to collect as many rings in a given time, and Sonic Rush is a "racing" game in which you try to run to the goal as fast as you can, the stages will have different paths, obstacles and stunts. Sonic Pocket Adventure is scheduled to release in Japan on December 16.

Dreamcast To Be Awarded By Popular Science

The Dreamcast has been selected to receive the "prestigious", Popular Science Magazine's 12th annual "Best of What's New" Award. The editors of the magazine consider thousands of new products, technology developments and scientific achievements for the award, and only select 100 of them as "The Best of What's New." The Dreamcast will be featured in the upcoming December awards issue of the magazine.

"Sega Dreamcast is honored to be recognized as a revolutionary technological development by Popular Science Magazine," said Peter Moore, senior vice president, Sega of America. "Through its evolutionary architecture, Sega Dreamcast will continue to expand the way people play by growing and changing to match advances in the industry and the needs and desires of the consumer."

Source: Gamefan Online