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Idris Elba is voicing Knuckles in the Sonic movie sequel

“After playing Mandela, it’s very hard to read a script that doesn’t have any of the qualities that man has,” said Idris Elba to the BBC in 2013. “It’s quite interesting what it’s doing to my taste in characters.” Today, Idris Elba announced in a tweet that he would play Knuckles the Echidna in the Sonic movie sequel. Read more

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Idris Elba to voice Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie

By Dom Peppiatt 10 August 2021 20:33 GMT A new tweet from Idris Elba appears to suggest the actor will be voicing Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 when it launches next year.This follows news of a new movie synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that seemed to suggest the film will be following the events of the Sonic 3 game, with Robotnik and Knuckles taking a central role.Those rumors and that leaked synopsis, it seems, had some credibility: as you can see from the tweet below, Elba appears to be teasing his presence in the film, giving…

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Sega admits it announced new Sonic the Hedgehog game a bit too early

By Dom Peppiatt 25 July 2021 16:45 GMT Sega has conceded that its vague reveal of a new Sonic the Hedgehog game due to launch in 2022 was “a bit premature” in a new interview.Back in May, Sega announced that it is working on a new Sonic the Hedgehog game for release in 2022. There are no details – at all – about what this new title is going to be, and so far the only teaser we’ve got for the game features Sonic running… and nothing else other than an unexplained symbol flashing up during the trailer.In an interview with 4Gamer, (via Nintendo Enthusiast), Sonic…

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The best Sonic the Hedgehog games, ranked

Sonic is 30 – so let’s celebrate by ranking his greatest hits. Watch on YouTubeToday marks thirty years of Sonic the Hedgehog, one of the most influential and important games in history and the genesis of a hugely important series to me personally. Sonic was my first true video game obsession – the games, the cartoons (especially Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the slapstick Looney Tunes style one), and the comic books. The first online gaming communities I fell into, before I was even in my teens, were Sonic communities. In many ways, those communities set me on the path…

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Balan Wonderworld director Yuji Naka has departed Square Enix

By Stephany Nunneley 5 June 2021 16:26 GMT Balan Wonderworld director, and Sonic the Hedgehog creator, Yuji Naka is no longer with Square Enix.Naka announced on Twitter today he that was no longer with Square Enix, and had left the company at the end of April. Watch on YouTube“I resigned from Square Enix at the end of April,” Naka said in the tweet (thanks, Gematsu). “While I cannot share the reason right now, I hope to be able to discuss it when the time comes. As for what I’ll do in the future, I’m already 55 years old, so I…

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Sonic Colors Remastered likely in the works for PS4, Xbox One and Switch

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 19:10 GMT It looks like Sega is potentially remastering the 2010 Wii and DS game, Sonic Colors, to be released on PS4, Xbox One and Switch.According to the German voiceover studio, iksample, a Sonic Colors Remastered project was in the works in the latter part of 2020 – though the webpage that initially leaked the info has since been taken down (thanks, Gematsu).As if that wasn’t proof enough that Sega has something Sonic Colors-related going on behind the scenes, we later saw French retailer SoGamely list Sonic Colors Ultimate – Limited Edition for PS4, Xbox One, and…

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Toy brand Tomy has made a plush of Sonic’s head

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 17:49 GMT Something for fans to hold and hug when they remember the series hasn’t been good for years. You will soon be able to buy a plush toy of Sonic the Hedgehog‘s head.Sega has teamed up with toy giant Tomy to make some products based on the blue blur, including a soft plush of the spiky critter’s head.“Sonic is an all-time classic video game character that has evolved into a beloved lifestyle brand and we are thrilled to bring these amazing characters to fans and collectors around the world through our unique…

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Sonic the Hedgehog is getting an official Lego set

It’s taken two years, but the incredible Sonic the Hedgehog Lego set we reported on back in 2019 has finally been approved – it will become a real Lego set. It’s official – Sonic the Hedgehog will get its first Lego set in the near future. The fan-made idea for a Lego product was today revealed to have been picked to become a real set, yet another video game franchise making that leap via the Lego Ideas program. If you’re unfamiliar with Lego Ideas, it’s an online initiative run by the Lego Group designed to engage with the more hardcore…

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Sonic the Hedgehog voice actor departs role

Roger Craig Smith had played the blue blur for over 10 years.The voice of Sonic the Hedgehog has announced his departure from the role.Yesterday, Roger Craig Smith took to Twitter to say – in rather vague terms – that he was no longer voicing the super-fast blue hedgehog. He started giving life to Sonic in 2010, primarily in video games but also in the Sonic Boom animated show and various cameos, including Wreck-it Ralph and its 2018 sequel.“Welp, 10 years was an amazing run,” he said. “Onward to new zones. Much love to the fans who’ve been so kind. It’s…

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The SEGA Genesis Mini is back on sale

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 21 December 2020 16:49 GMT It’s a blast from the past! If you’re looking to party like it’s 1991, the Sega Genesis mini is on sale again at Target and Amazon, $40 off the regular price. While Sega are not the first company to try and cash in on their golden years, this console was met with particularly good reviews, with Digital Foundry calling it ‘possibly the best mini retro console yet’. You can read the whole write-up here.This little nostalgia machine comes with forty games pre-downloaded including Streets of Rage 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog, titles…

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Yakuza producer wants “to get involved” with a “completely different” Sonic the Hedgehog game

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio producer Daisuke Sato has stated that he’d “like to get involved” with a Sonic the Hedgehog game that would have a “completely different” feel to other games in the series.Ahead of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary in 2021, SEGA has conducted an interview with long-time Yakuza producer and Binary Domain director, Daisuke Sato.The developer was asked which non-Yakuza SEGA IP he would most like to get his hands on, given the opportunity – and his response was quite a surprise.“It’s an IP that I haven’t come to before. In the sense that I want to try…

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New Sonic the Hedgehog games are coming in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 7 September 2020 19:52 GMT Mario may be celebrating his 35th anniversary, but erstwhile rival mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is here to remind you that another big gaming milestone is coming up, too.A new Sega ad has been printed in a licensing resource aimed at retailers and licensees that outlines 2021 as a ‘year of celebration’ for all things Sonic the Hedgehog (thanks, Tails Channel).As per pages 90 and 91 of the document, the iconic character’s 30th anniversary will be “a year of celebration – new games, digital content, events, major announcements and a tailored licensing programme.”Note…

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Footage of cancelled SEGA game set in the Sonic universe recently appeared online

By Cian Maher, Monday, 17 August 2020 18:37 GMT Gameplay footage of a cancelled SEGA game that was supposed to be set in the same universe as Sonic the Hedgehog has surface online – here’s a clip of Astropede. Segabits recently published a report on the game, as well as a complementary video on YouTube, which you can check out below. The first thing I noticed is that the eponymous Astropede looks so much angrier than the blue hedgehog that became so globally ubiquitous in his place. He must have know Sonic was always gonna go faster than him.“I must…