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Sonic The Hedgehog #4

Sonic comes across a town under attack from the biggest Badnik force he’s ever seen. Luckily, help is on the way from his old friend Blaze, as well as a new hero! Get ready for the debut of Tangle!

Sonic The Hedgehog #5

“The Fate of Dr. Eggman,” Part 1. After his last battle with Sonic, Dr. Eggman’s gone quiet. His Badnik forces are still causing trouble, but without the bad doctor’s usual fanfare. What’s Eggman been doing all this time? And what will happen to Sonic when he finds out?

Sonic The Hedgehog #6

Dr. Eggman has been located, but Sonic’s not the only one to find him! When Shadow comes, whose side will Sonic be on?!?

Sonic The Hedgehog #7

Secrets revealed! After the dramatic events of the last two issues and the secret of Dr. Eggman, Sonic races off to shut down the organized Badniks at the source. Unfortunately, there's more at play than Sonic has realized, and more powerful players...

Sonic The Hedgehog, Vol. 1: Fallout!

Join the Blue Blur for brand-new adventures as he and his friends race around the world to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman's robotic forces!

Sonic Robo Blast 2 celebrates 20th Anniversary this month.

20 years of development!

If you've played just one Sonic fangame, chances are you've tried out Sonic Robo Blast 2 at some point. Based off of the Doom engine, this game has been in development for 20 years this month! 

This month, Sonic Robo Blast 2 celebrates its 20th anniversary. Sitting down to write this post I don’t even know what to talk about. It’s been so long and I’ve spent so much of my life playing or being involved with SRB2. To start, though, we’re celebrating with a preview trailer for 2.2, and I’m sure you want to see that way more than any nostalgic ramblings I can come up with, so let’s get right to it:

 

 

 

Check out their webpage for more details! SRB2 20th Anniversary Post

IDW Sonic Comics Will Have The “Two-Worlds Canon”

On the latest episode of Ian’s BumbleKast series, we were let in on a little more info regarding the canon of IDW Sonic. IDW Sonic will have the “two-worlds canon”. This means that, in IDW Sonic canon, there will be the human world that we see in the Adventure games, as well as Sonic’s world.

Sonic IDW #1 releases in just under a month now.

Sonic the Hedgehog Battle Racers Fully Funded!

Sonic the Hedgehog Battle Racers, the boardgame kickstarter by Shinobi7, has been fully funded reaching several of its stretch goals! It achieved $138,351 of its $50k goal, nearly triple what was being asked. Its stretch goals that have been funded include: Token Bag, Shadow, Blaze, Espio, Plastic Rings, Silver, Sticks, A Deluxe Box, Cream and Cheese, Rouge, Charmy, Wave, Jet, A Ring Stacker, and Deluxe Insert.

Ready, Set...Sonic! Burst into action with Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers! Select your racer, choose your route, and fight your way to the finish while avoiding opposing racers and a variety of dangerous obstacles. Control your speed, use your abilities, and activate your special powers to collect as many rings as you can in an amazing race.

The board game is for ages 9 and up, 2-5 players, and includes: 64 race cards, 50 ring tokens, 40 badnik tokens, 16 track selections, 16 Dr. Eggman boss cards, 15 rock tokens, 5 minatures, 5 racer profiles, 5 speed tokens, 4 badnik reference cards, 1 Dr. Eggman boss profile, 1 track reference card, and 1 rulebook. The game is tentatively set to release this October! Discover more at their website: Shinobi7 Website

New Sonic game will be revealed at SXSW

According to comicbook.com, a new Sonic game will be announced at SXSW amidst many rumors surrounding the gaming event  

CB.com managed to interview Ivo Gerscovich who is the chief brand officer for Sonic in America and in the same article they said the following:

And this year is looking to be just as fast for him, with the announcement of a live action/CGI movie coming next year and a new game set to be announced next month during SXSW Gaming.

Although it should be noted Ivo was not directly quoted confirming this. We’ll keep you updated with more information as we get it.

Source: Comicbook.com

Sonic Mania nominated at NAVGTR

Awww yeah, some recognition for a Sonic game. Sonic Mania has been nominated for 3 awards from the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers! Let us know what your favorite thing about Mania was in the comments!

 

The awards it was nominated for are as follows:

"Game Design, Franchise"
"Control Precision"
"Game, Franchise Family"

navgtr.org/nominees/

Diamond Select Sonic Figures Revealed

Diamond Select will release a range of Sonic toys coming soon that follow a traditional approach. The two diorama/statutes will be made available to U.S. retailer GameStop, and focus on Modern Sonic and Modern Tails doing radical poses.

The Sonic movie will be out Nov 15 2019

Looks like we finally have a date for the upcoming movie!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the still as of unnamed Sonic movie will release on November 15, 2019. That's only 633 days away so mark those calendars.

Edit - Feb 22 2018 for their press release below:

 

SEGA of America and Paramount Pictures Finalize Agreement to Co-produce Sonic the Hedgehog Feature Film

Live-action CG animation film represents next step in evolution of Sonic the Hedgehog IP and Will Premiere in the United States on November 15, International Rollout to Follow

BURBANK, Calif. –– February 22, 2018 –– SEGA Holdings Co., Ltd. today announced that SEGA of America, Inc., has reached a final agreement with Paramount Pictures to co-produce a Sonic the Hedgehog feature film, set for theatrical release beginning in the United States on November 15, 2019, then rolling out internationally to markets around the world.

This move represents an important next-step in the expansion of the Sonic the Hedgehog IP, bringing the character to new audiences globally. As part of the IP strategy for Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA Group has been working to expand this character beyond the video game market to become an entertainment franchise. Recently, Sonic has appeared as an animated character on television, consumer products, console and mobile games, and more.

“I am very honored that our companies, SEGA and MARZA, have this incredible opportunity to partner with Paramount Pictures for this production, which will bring Sonic to the big screen for the first time. Since he was first introduced to the world 26 years ago, Sonic has continued to grow in popularity as part of our core strategy to focus on video games. In addition to video games, this provides SEGA with a fantastic opportunity to share Sonic with everyone and we can't wait to reveal more to eager audiences in the future,” said SEGA Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Haruki Satomi.

Paramount Pictures will work closely with SEGA of America to bring Sonic to the big screen, said Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures.

“We are incredibly excited to work with SEGA to bring this iconic property and character to audiences around the world,” said Gianopulos. “We look forward to our partnership on this great venture.”

Planned for a worldwide release showcasing both live-action and CG animation elements, the feature film will be the first time Sonic has been adapted for the big screen. Developing the project since its inception as a producer as well as a production house, MARZA Animation Planet Co., Ltd., owned by SEGA Group, will be joined by an assembly of high-profile talent.

The film has signed on notable industry veterans including:

  • Producer Neal H. Moritz from Original Film Inc. (“Fast and Furious” series)

  • Director Jeff Fowler (Blur Studio, Academy Award® nominee for 2005 Best Animated Short Film “Gopher Broke.”)

  • Executive producer Tim Miller (director of the Marvel/Fox feature “Deadpool” and owner of animation and CG production company Blur Studio)

 

“I'm thrilled to be partnered with SEGA and to have such an incredible and supportive home for Sonic with Jim and Paramount,” said Moritz.

Sonic the Hedgehog was first seen in 1991 on the SEGA Genesis. Since then, the character was inducted into the “World Video Game Hall of Fame” in 2016 at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. Most recently, the popular franchise has seen two new hit releases in 2017, Sonic Mania™ and Sonic Forces™ (PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One™, PC). Total sales of the series including both packaged and digital downloads count over 360 million units.

Meet Rough and Tumble, two brand new Sonic comic villains.

A new era of Sonic comics begins in April, when IDW releases the first four issues of its Sonic the Hedgehog series. The skunk brothers above are Rough and Tumble, a pair of new villains who’ll be causing a stink for Sonic and Knuckles in issue three. Rough is on the left and Tumble is on the right.

Rough and Tumble are the first of a whole host of new characters planned for the new series. Associate editor David Mariotte, speaking about the new characters, said, “They’re independent agents, and more bullies than masterminds, but they’re tough enough to maybe become someone’s henchmen down the line.”

 

Exclusive first look of what comes next at SXSW

Sonic Is Ready To Take 2018 By Storm at SXSW 2018

Sonic returns once again at SXSW, this time he brought our usual friends Aaron Webber and Takishi Iizuka, as well as for the first time, the one and only Tyson Hesse!
This panel will reflect on the past, such as Forces and Mania but the most interesting thing to note is " the world-exclusive first look at what comes next for the fastest blue hedgehog"
This conference shall be held on March 16th and will be on through 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

SXSW Schedule

IDW Sonic solicits and new character Tangle revealed

The solicitations for issues 1-4 are now out and amongst them is the reveal of a brand new character, Tangle the Lemur! First of all, here are the issue summaries:

Sonic The Hedgehog #1 - SONIC'S RACING INTO A NEW ADVENTURE! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman's latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it's a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he'll have some help from his best friend: Tails!

Sonic The Hedgehog #2 - Sonic’s new adventure continues, and when he comes across another town in need of saving, his old pal Amy arrives just in time to join the fight! The banter is fun, and the stakes are high, but things get really serious when Amy presents Sonic with a big request: rejoin the Resistance!

Sonic The Hedgehog #3 - Sonic and Knuckles team up, and it's just like old times-until two new villains show up. With a group of villagers under attack, will even the combined forces of these two heroes be enough to take down Rough and Tumble???

Sonic The Hedgehog #4 - Sonic comes across a town under attack from the biggest Badnik force he’s ever seen. Luckily, help is on the way from his old friend Blaze, as well as a new hero! Get ready for the debut of Tangle!

We're still missing some covers and there appear to be mixups on cover artists from the different news outlets. Once everything settles, comic entries will be updated.

According to Newsarama, in addition to Tracy Yardley, Tyson Hesse (who've we've not seen any covers yet), Adam Bryce Thomas, and Nathalie Fourdraine we can also expect covers from Jonathan Gray (WB), Rafa Knight and Kieran Gates! Their covers haven't been released yet.

There is also no mention of the Freedom Fighters from SatAM and Archie. It's very likely they won't appear in this series as IDW has been saying for months that this series is a "new direction." As to why they won't flat out say these characters aren't appearing may just be because of "never say never." We'll just have to wait and see. I'm sure they're monitoring fan reaction.

Onto Tangle.

  • Tangle concept art
  • Tangle reveal

 

Tangle the Lemur will deput in issue 4 along with Blaze. She was designed by Tyson Hesse. From IGN:

“Before she even had a name, we knew we wanted her to be like a lot of other great Sonic characters and have a special ability tied to one of her features. Think Tails or Knuckles,” IDW associate editor David Mariotte told IGN in an email interview. “So, we were brainstorming animals who could do cool stuff and a ring-tailed lemur who could use her tail alternately like a whip or like a fist was too cool to pass up! Throw in her scrappiness, she likes to ‘tangle’ with bad guys, and you have an awesome character!”

As for whether Tangle will appear in any video games, Mariotte couldn't say, as that decision lies exclusively with Sega.

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