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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.

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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The Chaotix See Action Again?

For those that didnt know, yesterday was the release of Knuckles #32 - the final issue of the book.

All the Knuckles stories will be moving as permanent backups in the issues of Sonic The Hedgehog starting in two weeks with Sonic #79 - The Sonic Adventure Adaption. But where will Knuckles, The Chaotix, Julie-Su and the inhabitants of the Floating Island be during the reign of Eggman and Perfect Chaos? Ken Penders had this to say:

Y'know, a number of you are commenting that you might as well blow off the SONIC ADVENTURE game adaptation as a big waste of space, on the premise that we're merely repeating the very game a lot of you are playing. For those of you who do, you'll be missing out, especially where Knuckles is concerned.

I was concerned about the same thing, so when I did my segments of the game adaptation, I incorporated them into the continuity as I have established it over the past 32 plus issues. Locke and the Guardians are involved, Julie-Su and the Chaotix see action, and we finally show the mysterious Cat Country I established on the Map of Mobius in SONIC SUPER SPECIAL #2: BRAVE NEW WORLD.

So if you do decide not to check it out, don't say I didn't warn you. (I'll get the hang of marketing yet. :-)

A few of it is stuff we already know, but at least we know the Choatix are still alive in some sense.

Source: Ken Penders Webpage

Toonami Reviews Sonic Adventure!

An interesting tidbit that I thought I'd mention here, Cartoon Network's block of Toonami - The Midnight Run did a review of Dreamcast games, and among those reviewed were Sonic Adventure! If I'm correct, SA recieved a 4 out of 5 whereas the DC itself recieved a 5 out of 5. The only game given a bad review was Blue Stinger in which the little computer animated Tom (host of Toonami) told viewers to avoid like the plague. ^_^

You can probably catch this small insert review on the daily showings of CN's Toonami or the Midnight Run schedule on Saturday nights.

The Latest In DC Sales - England And USA

The latest list of chart toppers have arrived for Dreamcast. In the USA, Visual Concepts NFL 2K leads the Dreamcast pack. Furthermore, the popular football title dominated the week before, and expect to see it stay at the top, as the Super Bowl nears in January. Following in second was Sonic Adventure, and Ready 2 Rumble in thirdplace.

The United Kingdom however - is a different story. Shortages of DC games are causing a lot of them to slip off the main list of top selling games (it needs to be noted that Sonic Adventure in America has also slipped on the main list of top sellers due to the Game Boy Color and Pokemon). However - Sonic Adventure still remains as a top 4 seller in the DC only department! Scroll down, and check out the complete list of top games for both countries.


USA Top 10 Dreamcast Sellers:
1. NFL 2K Sega of America
2. SONIC ADVENTURE Sega of America
3. READY 2 RUMBLE BOXING Midway
4. SOUL CALIBUR Namco
5. SPEED DEVILS Ubi Soft
6. DYNAMITE COP Sega of America
7. SEGA BASS FISHING Sega of America
8. TOY COMMANDER Sega of America
9. HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 Sega of America
10. NFL BLITZ 2000 Midway

United Kingdom Top 10 Sellers:
1. House of the Dead 2 SEGA
2. Ready 2 Rumble Boxing MIDWAY
3. Sonic Adventure SEGA
4. Sega Rally 2 SEGA
5. PowerStone EIDOS
6. Speed Devils UBISOFT
7. WWF: Attitude ACCLAIM
8. Toy Commander SEGA
9. Blue Stinger ACTIVISION
10. Hydro Thunder MIDWAY

Source: Sega X

Archie Sonic #5 up on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=198444657

A.J. Freda is selling the hard to find Archie Comic, Sonic #5.?

This copy is near-mint. Contains: "Olympic Trials and Errors!", "Chomp on This, Chump!", and "Fast Food!" Also, this is one of the early issues when Rotor was called Boomer! Contributors to this issue are Jon D'Agostino (inks), Dave Manak (pencils), and Angelo Decesare (writer). Get it while you can! Bidding finishes on the 18th of November

Source: Segasonic.net

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