New Sonic On Its Way To Wii

Sonic and the Secret Rings is getting a sequel: Sonic and the Black Knight.

A few days ago the supposed cover for next month’s Nintendo Power leaked. It featured the blue blur armed with a sword. Many decried it as fake:

Sonic and the Black Knight - Yes, It IS Real!

Sonic and the Black Knight - Yes, It IS Real!

Confirmation came today in the form of an official press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEGA ANNOUNCES SONIC AND THE BLACK KNIGHT

A new addition to the Storybook Series of Sonic Titles

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON ( July 21, 2008 ) –SEGA of Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Sonic™ and the Black Knight, an all-new Wii-exclusive adventure. Part of the storybook series of games that began with Sonic and the Secret Rings, this new title brings Sonic into the world of Arthurian legend and offers the worlds most infamous blue hedgehog the chance to become a knight. Using the unique Wii control system, this exciting game will take advantage of both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk to offer an interactive experience that any Sonic fans will love.

Created by Sonic Team in Japan, this innovative game takes Sonic into a medieval world and arms him with a sword to aid in his effort to save the day. Sonic and the Black Knight will provide Sonic fans with an irresistible cast of characters and teach them all what it takes to be a true hero and the ultimate knight. With a series of missions taking place in stunning Arthurian-inspired locations, Sonic and the Black Knight promises to offer a fast-paced adventure that gamers of all ages will enjoy.

“After the success of Sonic and the Secret Rings we’re delighted to announce a second title in the Storybook Series,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe, “Following Sonic on his way to knighthood will excite players of all ages.”

Sonic and the Black Knight, exclusively for the Wii, will be out in Spring 2009.
For more information about the game, please visit http://www.sega.co.uk. For assets, please visit http://www.sega-press.com.

Two Sonic titles on their way? One with Sonic as a werehog half the time, the other with him as a knight of the round table? Do you like all these re-inventions or do you think Sega’s lost it?

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Review – Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure (NeoGeo Pocket Color)


DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: SNK
YEAR: 1999

With no handheld of their own to support, SEGA licensed their Sonic property out to SNK for their NeoGeo Pocket in the late 1990s.  The resulting game is interesting for two main reasons: 1) it was the first step toward the Sonic Advance/Rush series and 2) it’s a face-off between old and new gaming values without a clear winner being decided.

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A Top 10 After My Own Heart

Gaming forum GameFAQs has daily top ten lists that are submitted by users and carefully sifted through to find lists suitable for the site. Today’s top 10? The Top 10 2D platformers.

Will you agree with the list? Check after the jump to see.

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LEAKED! Screenshots, Trailer and Details of new Next-Gen Sonic title!

Someone has discovered screen shots of a new Sonic game  while browsing a “SEGA FTP” located under a title of “Sonic Unleashed” according to the website SonicStadium. The screen shots show a CG scene as well as some possible gameplay (as seen above). With a title of “Sonic Unleashed” I am sure there will be no shortage of an over the top extreme vibe from the game with a heavy metal soundtrack, but as long as the game plays great that’s all that matters. It is reported that Sonic will have a Werewolf alter-ego of himself…want a trailer (!), more details and screenshots? Want to know if the game is 2D or 3D? Read on!

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Awsome Classic Sonic vinyl statues coming from First4Figures

First4Figures will be selling these awesome 4-5 inch vinyl figures come July. No price point has been announced as of yet, however judging by the other statues on their site it’s safe to say each one will probably be in the $40-$70 range. I for one will be buying all 3 (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles) and everyone they release afterwards simply because the classic design of the sonic series remains my favorite  in gaming history. They will look great in anyone’s collection, I will be sure to re-post once the release date draws near!