The word seems to be going around that Sega and Sonic Team are planning for a worldwide simultaneous release of Sonic Adventure 2 on December 10, 2000.

And in other news - recently Gaming Age and other websites posted a story that said Sonic Shuffle would have no internet capabilities whatsoever. Well thanks to Sega X, this story has been rightfull debunked and this is what they had to say....

The rumor behind Sonic Shuffle's online support has just gotten even stranger. Earlier today our Sega PR contact e-mailed apologizing for yesterday's information. She then told us that, "There are no internet capabilites in the game [Sonic Shuffle]. Sorry about the confusion." To be doubly sure, we contacted Sega a second time for re-confirmation, and ultimately, what we discovered was not uplifting. As it now seems, Sonic Shuffle will not be bundled with on-line capabilities, corroborating the company's official link for the game, which originated this controversy.

Originally, Sonic Shuffle was announced to come with networking support as one of SegaNet's primer titles this Fall.

And what does www.sega.com have to say about it - they still have full net support up. :OP So we'll see what happens when it happens