The Video Game History Foundation unveils never-before-seen cut levels from Sonic the Hedgehog 2

We’re a little late reporting on this, but we just could not let it go. Not when it concerns one of the most important Sonic games of all time. Celebrated video game preservationist Frank Cifaldi, of the Video Game History Foundation, has come into contact with some American artists formally employed at Sega Technical Institute, where Sonic 2 was developed, and with their help, has unearthed some never before seen artwork and information about cut content from Sonic 2. He’s even learned about a whole different Genesis/Mega-Drive game the studio was working on that got canned in order to bring all hands on deck for Sonic 2.

You can see the video right up above and check in past the break for a summery of what was shown off in the video.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Filming Location Tour in Canada

I recently took a trip to Canada and was surprised to learn that a key filming location for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie was just eight minutes off our main route! Located in Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada, this location was home to much of the Green Hills scenes in the sequel including the town hall, main street and Mean Bean coffee storefront. Enjoy this walk through cinema history!

Enjoy The Ride Records reveals Sonic The Hedgehog 2: Music From The Motion Picture on vinyl

Enjoy The Ride Records, who have previously released the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie soundtrack to vinyl, and the sequel to audio cassette, have announced a 2XLP vinyl release for the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 soundtrack! The release is set to drop at noon ET this Friday, January 13th on their website. The records are in hand and are set to ship mid-January, so no long pre-order waits!

After the break, learn more details about the release and check out some photos.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 soundtrack releases to audio cassette, first movie back on vinyl

Enjoy the Ride Records have just released a limited run of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 soundtrack audio cassette tapes, limited to 250 copies, featuring the score by Tom Holkenborg. The cassettes feature UV-printed shells, meaning you get promotional graphics from the movie printed right on the tape. Pretty slick! To sweeten the deal, the case evokes Sonic the Hedgehog 2‘s video game cover art, a move that the 4K home video release also did with the steelbook. Also available is a repress of the first film’s soundtrack on vinyl, featuring a tri-color swirl. Head on over to Enjoy the Ride Records and order yours today!

[UPDATE] SEGA delisting Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles and CD from digital storefronts on May 20th

Update: SEGA Forever has clarified that the mobile ports of Sonic 1, 2 and CD will remain!
SEGA of Japan’s Sonic Channel further clarifies that the following titles will be delisted: Xbox 360: Sonic 1, 2, 3, & Knuckles; PS Now: Sonic 1; PS3: Sonic 1, 2; Steam: Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles. The Sonic CD port appears to be spared, though given this is the Japanese site, it is unknown if the US and Europe releases will match this list.

SEGA has announced that in the lead up to Sonic Origins, Sonic games found in the collection will be pulled from digital storefronts. In SEGA’s words:

This will include Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD. There are a couple of exceptions – Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 will remain available via SEGA AGES on the Nintendo Switch and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will still be playable via Sega Genesis on Nintendo Switch Online +.

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Review

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 special advance fan screenings have taken place, and after much anticipation and speculation it is time to sit down and talk about the movie itself! Join Barry for a live review of the movie and take a look at the new FILA shoes and movie theater promotional items.

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FILA and Paramount Pictures release Ray Tracer Evo x Sonic 2 sneakers

There has been many Sonic the Hedgehog clothing collaborations over the past few years, but any time shoes are involved there is always that hope that the collaboration will result in Sonic’s shoes. More often than not, it does not. On top of that, sneaker collaborations are usually region locked and very expensive. HAVING SAID ALL THAT, we finally have a Sonic sneaker collaboration that is (1) emulating Sonic’s shoe design and (2) is AFFORDABLE. Thanks to FILA and Paramount Pictures, the Sonic movie sequel will see a unisex slip on sneaker in the Ray Tracer Evo style that evokes the shoe Sonic wears in the films. While Sonic is not really wearing these in the movie, they are very close and as mentioned AFFORDABLE. Priced at $110, you can knock off an additional 25% for a total of $82.50. That’s cheaper than most everyday sneakers!

So turn on that Honey app and check out how much you can knock off the price. At the moment there are America only (I know, I blasted region specific before) but hey, if you are abroad and have an American friend hit them up.

SEGA News Bits Live: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Kid Cudi Song Reaction

The Sonic movie sequel has an end credits theme! Let’s give it a listen and talk about it. Also, Knuckles prototype documents, new Sonic toys and complaints about scalpers. Enjoy!

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Check out the music video for Sonic 2’s song “Stars in the Sky” by Kid Cudi

The Sonic movie sequel is almost here, and Paramount and musician Kid Cudi have dropped the end credits track “Stars in the Sky” along with a music video. The video above follows a similar format to the first film’s “Speed Me Up”, with pixel graphics and video game references. Check the video out for yourself, and you can hear the single on most streaming music services.

New Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trailer, poster and AMC fan event revealed

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the movie, not the game) is less than a month away, which means the marketing is really amping up! Toys are hitting shelves, a Happy Meal is releasing in April and Paramount just dropped a new poster, final trailer and AMC has announced a fan event! The trailer, seen above, showcases several news scenes and dips into some of the lore that the movie will drop. The poster, seen after the break, replicates the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 video game box art.

All this marketing sure makes you want to see the movie, right? Well AMC Theaters has you covered, because a fan event has been announced which allows early access to see the film on Wednesday, April 6. Showtimes appear to be at 6PM local times, and with your ticket you receive a limited edition comic book & exclusive collector print. You can buy tickets now over at AMC’s website.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie tie-in books are now available to pre-order

I’ve long been a fan of Sonic kid’s books, even when I was well past the age of being a kid. The past few years have seen some excellent short story collections set in the game universe, and with the new Sonic movies from Paramount there are even more Sonic books to collect! Now available for pre-order are a collection of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 books based on the upcoming movie. I thought it would be handy to fans if I broke down the new releases and shared where you can purchase them.

SEGA News Bits Live: Sonic Frontiers & Movie Sequel Trailers Analysis

Wow! What a night at the Game Awards! That one game won, and that lady got an award too! Okay, we don’t care about the awards. It was a trailer show, and Sonic fans had a plate full of footage to sift through! On this SEGA News Bits Live, Barry analyzes the trailers for Sonic Frontiers and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 the movie.

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Knock Knock, it’s Idris Elba as Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2

That’s a headline I never thought I’d type. But yes, fresh off The Suicide Squad as Bloodsport comes confirmation from the man himself that Idris Elba will voice Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. While filming has already wrapped, post production is underway and thus the voicing of the CG characters. For some time it was speculated Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would take the role, but some fans thought that was too big a “get” for the film. But Idris Elba is, arguably, just as big a get for Paramount and SEGA.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie News: Knuckles, GUN and Robotnik Revealed!

The sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is currently shooting in Canada and those lucky enough to be living in or visiting Fort Langley have been seeing a lot of what will end up on screen. We’re a bit late to the news, so I figured a roundup of what has been revealed is in order. First up, as seen above, Knuckles is confirmed to be in the movie as revealed via CGI stand-ins used for lighting and framing references. Designs for Sonic and Tails appear to be retained, and it also appears that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be using the Sonic Boom rule of Knuckles being taller than all the other animal characters.

Sonic movie sequel officially titled Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – releasing April 8, 2022

The Sonic movie twitter account shared the news that the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel, which we have all been calling Sonic the Hedgehog 2, will in fact be titled… Sonic the Hedgehog 2! The animated logo reveal, which you can see after the break, features Emerald Hill Zone music and a stylized 2 featuring Tails’ tails. The release date is set for April 8, 2022.