Sonic The Hedgehog News

Mega Drive Classics tweaked for PSN

Leaderboards, trophies, co-op detailed.

The six vintage Mega Drive games heading to PlayStation Network over the next couple of months will feature online leaderboards and trophies, SEGA has revealed.

SEGA to follow Nintendo's Mario model

When it comes to releasing Sonic games.

SEGA exec Alan Pritchard has revealed more about the company's plans to delist less-than-stellar Sonic games - suggesting the publisher may take a leaf out of an old rival's book.

Price of Sonic XBLA games slashed

But for a limited time only.

Happy birthday, Sonic the Hedgehog! It's hard to believe that it's been 19 years since you arrived on the scene, and almost as many years since you appeared in a game that was any good.

SEGA VP: Repairing Sonic will take time

Reckons "the kids" loved Unleashed.

SEGA's Sean Ratcliffe has said that Sonic's "quality is something that will be fixed over time" after a string of unsuccessful attempts to restore the hedgehog to his 16-bit glory.

Sonic leads Virtual Console charge

Boulderdash and Jumpman in tow.

Sonic the mutant hedgehog heads the Virtual Console billing today, with the Master System port now available. If only he had stayed on that side of the road.

Resistance maps, more on PSN

Destruction Derby PSone too.

Follow us into the magical land of the PlayStation Store and you should see a whole bag full of new treats, including new maps for Resistance, new cars for MotorStorm, new content for Sonic and even a couple of PSone games to play on your PS3 or PSP.

Lacey Chabert voicing Sonic

Well, Princess Elise, anyway.

Friday's special "sympathy news post" goes to SEGA this week for its announcement that Lacey Chabert is set to play the role of Princess Elise in Sonic the Hedgehog on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Sonic demo on Live now

'Hog all the bandwidth.

Although presumably we'll have to wait a little while for the full impact of X06's Live Marketplace offerings to be made apparent, one particular bit-crater over which the dust has settled contains a demo of SEGA's new Sonic the Hedgehog title.

Sonic and Full Auto at PS3 launch

Sonic and Full Auto at PS3 launch

Monkey Ball there for Wii.

Sonic the Hedgehog and Full Auto 2: Battlelines will be PlayStation 3 launch titles, according to SEGA of America's Scott Steinberg.

Steinberg, SoA's veepee of marketing, also revealed that Virtua Fighter 5 would ship in March 2007.

Speaking in an interview with US website GameDaily, he said SEGA's Wii titles would adopt a similar strategy. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz will be there at launch, while Sonic Wild Fire (working title) is due next March.

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Next-gen Sonic this year

Says top SEGA bigwig.

SEGA Europe CEO Mike Hayes has confirmed that our old friend Sonic the Hedgehog will get his first outing on next-gen consoles next year.

Naka directs next-gen Sonic

PS3 and X360 - shots and date.

Sonic the Hedgehog is on its way to next-generation formats as predicted, SEGA announced in Japan today, and should appear on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year as part of a wider celebration of Sonic's 15th anniversary.

Sonic creator talks next-gen

Others chime in too.

In what makes a refreshing change from the usual hair-pulling and bitch-slapping we've seen from the likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo lately, Yuji Naka has gone on record to say they're all super.

New Sonic games

And some old faves return.

If we've learned one thing from this year's E3, apart from the fact that 2006 is going to be very exciting, it's that there's no such thing as a retirement age for game characters. Mario, Donkey Kong and Link are all still going strong, not to mention Pac-Man - who's been popping pills for more than 25 years now.

SEGA's nextgen Sonic boom

Demos of Sonic, Virtua Fighter, House of the Dead and more shown.

SEGA today unveiled a quartet of exciting next-generation technical demonstrations in its Next Level cinema on the E3 show floor, giving us a glimpse of how Virtua Fighter, Sonic the Hedgehog, what we think was Afterburner and what plainly was House of the Dead will look like on future console systems.

New Sonic titles at E3?

SEGA won't talk about Sonic on PSP, if it exists, but still managed to indicate that we'll see more Sonic at E3 in the process.

SEGA of America has refused to confirm that it has a Sonic title in development for PlayStation Portable, but in doing so has also revealed that it plans "to support its iconic brand with a complimentary line-up of new Sonic products which will be introduced at E3".