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5 things that should be in the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie

Metal Sonic, Shadow, Albert Robotnik, and – yes – even Amy Rose. Here’s what we want to see in Sonic’s future adventures. Let’s not mince words: Sonic’s cinematic adventures are now significant. Impossible to ignore, even. Sonic 2 is a great movie, but it’s also gone on to become the highest-grossing film adaptation of a game ever. And you know what? It’s deserved. Beyond just creating a couple of good big-screen adventures, the Sonic movies have done a convincing job of creating a new version of the Sonic canon; a universe it’s easy to become invested in the expansion of. With…

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Sonic Frontiers is “still set to come out this holiday” despite only having one trailer

With more news set to arrive “soon.” While we’ve only received one actual trailer for it, Sonic Frontiers is still apparently planned for a release this coming winter holiday. This year might not be moving quite as fast as everyone’s favourite hedgehog, but it is steadily getting closer to the holiday season (sorry for reminding everyone it’s May now). But the holidays themselves apparently aren’t struggling to keep up with the hog. As spotted by Nintendo Life, Sega of America’s social media manager Katie Chrzanowski provided a very brief update into the state of Sonic Frontiers, saying that news will…

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now the highest grossing video game movie of all time

The loveable blue hedgehog is nearing $300 million in sales at the global box office. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hasn’t even been out for a month, and it’s safe to say that it has already been a huge success for everyone involved. Namely, SEGA and Paramount Pictures. The sequel is nearing $300 million in sales (via Deadline), currently sitting at $287 million earnt. This is already more than the original Sonic the Hedgehog film from 2020, and makes it the highest grossing video game movie of all time. In an International Box Office update, Deadline shared the following: “The international…

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Sonic Origins dashes onto consoles and PC in June

The collection features four Sonic games in one nice package. SEGA has announced a summer release date for Sonic Origins. Set to release on Sonic’s birthday, June 23, the collection contains Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. Each game has been digitally remastered for current generation platforms, and comes with a fresh twist with remastered visuals, added features, new content and modes and more. Key features include Classic Mode, Anniversary Mode with full screen display with an infinite number of lives, Missions, Medallions and Museum. With medallions, you will earn them by…

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Sega Says ‘Future Of Gaming’ Includes NFTs And Cloud Streaming

It seems, like some other big video game publishers, Sega is also interested in adding NFTs into future games as revealed in an interview with various executives and producers. During that same interview, Sega talked more about its “Super Game” projects, confirming that it will be more than one game and some of them could involve streaming and cloud gaming.

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Sonic 2 cements it: the hedgehog’s transformation to film is the best video games have ever managed

With the sequel, Sonic has made the most successful jump from games to films ever. If you’d have told me that I’d be sitting in a screening of a second Sonic the Hedgehog film, on opening day, and hear the end of the film greeted with cheering easily as loud as those I heard at the closing of a midnight screening of Avengers Endgame, I’d never have believed you. If you’d told me it after that disastrous first trailer for the first Sonic movie, I’d have had you sectioned. And yet, here we are: it happened. I’m really glad I…

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What Sonic Frontiers could learn from Sonic Generations and its reverence for the series’ chequered history

The Sonic franchise is a double-edged sword. For every Sonic Mania there’s a Sonic ‘06 There’s no escaping it, and Sonic Generations understood that. By taking some of the very worst parts of the series’ history and improving them, Sonic Generations – a decade-old title – proves that having no qualms about treating the whole franchise with the same respect is the best way to acknowledge Sonic’s long and inconsistent history. And, let’s be honest, some parts of the Sonic canon really don’t deserve to be treated with that much reverence. The more I think about about it, Sonic Generations’…

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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…