The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY held a ceremony yesterday to welcome six games into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 features selections by a committee of journalists, scholars, and video game industry members, and choices are based on iconic status, longevity, geographical reach, and influence. Read on for more.
It seems people generally dig the Sonic Boom cartoon, but the video game outings haven't been received too well. Sega's next opportunity to change that will be with Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, and Sega set a release date of September 27 during their Sonic 25th anniversary panel at SXSW. More after the jump.
Hey, remember back in 2014 when Sony confirmed plans to work with Sega on a hybrid live-action/CG-animated Sonic the Hedgehog movie? It looks like that's still in the works according to an interview with Hajime Satomi, president and CEO of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc., over at The World Folio. More after the jump.
Sonic Adventure 2 originally launched on Sega Dreamcast back in 2001, and the Blue Blur's been through many ups and downs, mostly the latter, ever since. Whether you fondly remember the Dreamcast sequel or just find yourself fascinated by the franchise, the Did You Know Gaming? series is here to dig into some juicy trivia after the jump.
Even if you've played every single Sonic the Hedgehog game released, you probably haven't played Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car. That's because this rare game was only released in Japanese arcades in 1991, with no ports to follow. That makes the recent acquisition of an original arcade board something truly special, because now it will finally be playable as a ROM along with the next MAME release. More after the jump.
There were surely some fans of the Sonic Boom games, and those who count themselves as such will no doubt be dismayed to learn the Nintendo 3DS follow-up has been pushed back into next year. More after the jump.
A trailer for 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 recently popped up in the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop, showing a bunch of the platformer's levels, as well as two player action with Tails. Those who have a Japanese 3DS can watch the video in 3D on their portable, while the rest of us enjoy the next best thing after the jump.
Thanks to the availability of Epic Games' "Kite" demo, fans have been taking a crack at Unreal Engine 4, and this of course involves injecting popular characters into the environments. We've already seen Mario in Unreal thanks to aryoksini's take on Super Mario 64, and now it's Sonic the Hedgehog's turn after the jump.
We slept on this one a couple days ago, but it's at least worth mentioning that Sega plans to continue the Sonic Boom series with another Nintendo 3DS game. The first pair of games—which hit Wii U and Nintendo 3DS last year—didn't fare too well critically, but the Blue Blur isn't letting that get him down. Next up is Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, due out later this year. More after the jump.
Announced back in December, Sonic Runners is, as you might have guessed from the title, an endless runner starring Sonic the Hedgehog and friends. The free-to-play game was originally listed for sometime in 2015, and it just entered a soft launch on iOS and Android in Japan and Canada. Hit the jump for more.
Sonic Runners was rumored to be the next Sonic game a while ago, and the title was officially announced at Sega's Sonic Fan Thanksgiving 2014 event. Sonic Runners is coming to smartphones courtesy of Sonic Team sometime in 2015. Hit the jump for more.
Like any self-respecting video game commercial, the TV ad for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is done live-action. The spot features Sonic and his teammates attempting to rescue a cat from a tree and being really bad at it, hinting at the cooperative struggles you'll face when the game launches. Hit the jump to watch.