SEGA Talk #72: Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Comics Retrospective (Issues 0-38)

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 30 this month, and we jump all the way back to November 1992 when Archie kicked off their long running Sonic comic series on this SEGA Talk! Those early years were very different from the days of the notorious Ken Penders and the reboot artist Ian Flynn. Learn about the inception of the comics, the original mini-series and highlights from the first 38 issues.

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SEGA Talk #71: MadWorld (2009)

Pimps, playas, and pain purveyors! Its time for a mad episode of SEGA Talk as we dive deep into the black & white world of MadWorld on the Nintendo Wii. Get your nunchucks out and start waggling those arms, its gonna be a blood bath!

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Import Guide: Want the Sonic Colors Ultimate 30th Anniversary Pack or DX Pack? Here’s how to import!

Back in 2001, SEGA announced that copies of Sonic Adventure 2 would be bundled with a Birthday Pack celebrating the 10th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. Available worldwide, the pack was only available in limited supplies in stores for two days. I myself recall pre-ordering Sonic Adventure 2 from FuncoLand, my first ever pre-order, with the idea that it would secure me a Birthday Pack. Turns out, the store never set packs aside for pre-orders and they were all given out on a first come, first served basis. Arriving after school, I was crushed to learn there wasn’t one set aside for me which led to me ordering a pack online from, I believe, NCSX or SEGA-Parts.com. The pack contained a coin sporting the 10th anniversary logo, a gold music CD featuring select tracks from the franchise and a small booklet containing a real world timeline of notable Sonic events as well as some really bizarre revelations concerning Sonic’s origins.

UPDATE: According to Famitsu, Sonic Colors Ultimate has a Tails assist mode

UPDATE: The latest Famitsu, seen above, has revealed that Tails has been added to Sonic Colors Ultimate as an assist mode. Via some shoddy Google translations, it appears that a special in-game Tails medal gives you the ability to save yourself from a death by having Tails swoop in and carry Sonic to safety. You do not lose your rings, and players can carry up to 99 of these special assist medals.

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SEGA News Bits: Sonic 2022 Game Revealed & Sonic Central Breakdown

It is a HUGE day for Sonic news, and so it makes sense for us to drop a HUGE SEGA News Bits where we discuss all the games, promotions and upcoming events that have been revealed!

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SEGA Forever releases Virtua Fighter retrospective video – narrated by Sarah Bryant herself!

SEGA Forever has released another in their retrospective videos, this time focusing on Virtua Fighter. This is, of course, because the remake of Virtua Fighter 5 dubbed Ultimate Showdown is hitting next week. A special bonus sees Sarah Bryant herself, voiced by friend of the site Lisle Wilkerson, narrating the video. Follow SEGA Forever on Twitter for more retro history like this!

Check it out for yourself and don’t forget to download Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown next week!

Sonic Central: Sonic Prime releasing in 2022 with 24 episodes to Netflix

Sonic Central dropped a few new details on Sonic Prime, the upcoming Netflix animated series. The series will consist of 24 episodes and will see Sonic thrust into the shatterverse. The series releases in 2022, and more details are coming soon. However, Man of Action’s Joe Kelly did reveal what looks to be Eggman’s insignia on the show.

Sonic Central: Classic Sonic coming to Sonic Racing on Apple Arcade, Werehog coming to Sonic Dash and Forces for Halloween

Announced on Sonic Central are some new content for smartphones and Apple devices. First up we have Classic Sonic and three new tracks set in Green Hill Zone coming to Sonic Racing for Apple Arcade. Next up, in October, we have Sonic the Werehog coming to Sonic Dash and the mobile Sonic Forces game. Also announced are pirate costumes for Sonic Dash and Super Sonic in Sonic Forces for mobile.

Sonic Central: Free in-game Sonic the Hedgehog characters and items coming to Two Point Hospital and Tokyo 2020

Sonic Central announced that in celebration of Sonic’s 30th anniversary, there will be free in game items coming to Two Point Hospital. The items include Sonic costumes, SEGA arcade machines and more! Also revealed, the upcoming Tokyo 2020 video game will feature Sonic as a playable costume. But not just any Sonic, the body costume seen at live events! Check out a screenshot after the break.

Sonic Central: Sonic Colors Ultimate remastered announced, releasing September 7 – Animated shorts Rise of the Wisps revealed

SEGA’s Sonic Central announced that Sonic Colors Ultimate will be releasing to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game will release physically and will, oddly, include a Sonic Movie baby sonic keychain. Also, there will be a digital deluxe edition with early access, exclusive music, gold and silver wearables, player icons and a Sonic movie boost. Also revealed is a YouTube exclusive animated series titled Rise of the Wisps featuring the Sonic voice cast in a new Sonic Colors adventure featuring a jade ghost wisp.

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