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SEGA Brings Twice The Fun To Switch With Sonic Double Packs

Two for the price of one

We learned about the existence of these two double packs quite some time ago, but SEGA is just getting around to confirming them today. That's because both are available at retail now! Get the full rundown of these special double packs in the press release below.

Good things come in pairs, Sonic fans! SEGA® of America, Inc. today launched two exciting new game packs, bringing everyone’s favorite Blue Blur to the Nintendo Switch in double form. Players can pick up bundles of Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania or Sonic Forces and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD to try their hand at some of SEGA’s ultimate, fan-favorite titles.

Each pack brings together unique gameplay styles. With Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania, fans will experience adrenaline-pumping races and speedy side-scrolling gameplay with familiar faces from the Sonic universe. With Sonic Forces and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, players can step into Sonic’s shoes to become a hero in a world ridden with evil and race through stages and challenges with 10 thrilling Party Games as the fastest, most maneuverable monkey around.

SEGA’s new game packs are available today on Nintendo Switch for $39.99 physically at authorized retailers.

Cover art for Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Double Pack revealed

Time to announce this, SEGA!

While SEGA is yet to officially reveal Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Double Pack, we already know it's on the way. We saw a few retail listings for the games, and now those retailers are adding the above cover art. Expect this title to be officially announced soon, as it should be released sometime in October 2020.

Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Double Pack looks to be heading to Switch

SEGA doubles down on Double Packs

Just last week, we found out that Sonic Mania and Team Sonic Racing would be getting a 'Double Pack' release on Switch. Looks like that's not the only new Double Pack on the way, as another listing has been spotted on GameFly's site.

According to GameFly's listing, SEGA is going to be releasing a Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Double Pack as well. Their listing includes an Oct. 31st, 2020 release date, which is most likely placeholder, but it doesn't include a price. If we're basing things on the other Double Pack, expect this one to cost $40.

Sonic Forces "Infinite" plush on the way

Infinite possibilities

Infinite, the "ultimate mercenary," is the secondary antagonist in Sonic Forces. He's also the focus of Great Eastern Entertainment's next plush doll. As you can see in the image above, an official plush for Infinite is on the way, and it's due out sometime in Aug. 2020. No other details were shared at this time, but hopefully we get a look at the full plush in the near future.

Thanks to Lars for the heads up!

SEGA running Sonic eShop sale until Feb. 28th, 2020

RUNNING until February 28th

Likely done to capitalize on the success of the Sonic movie, SEGA is hosting an eShop sale across all Nintendo platforms for many Sonic the Hedgehog titles. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is also included in the sale, which the blue blur makes a cameo appearance. Check out all the updated prices below, lasting until February 28th, 2020 at 8:59AM PT/11:59AM ET.

Switch

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – $39.99 (was $59.99)
SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog – $3.99 (was $7.99)
Sonic Forces – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Mania – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – $29.99 (was $39.99)
Team Sonic Racing – $19.99 (was $39.99)

3DS

3D Sonic the Hedgehog – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $2.99 (was $5.99)
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Lost World – $9.99 (was $19.99)

Wii U

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Lost World – $9.99 (was $19.99)

Japanese eShop gives Sonic Forces a permanent price drop

Sega forces the price down

Since the physical "New Price" version of Sonic Forces has launched in Japan, its only fair that digital purchasers get the same treatment. Sega has dropped the games price from ¥6,589 to ¥3,289 on the Japanese eShop to match its physical counterpart. Thanks to JapaneseNintendo and Naruki for the initial report.

Sonic Forces "New Price" Version releasing in Japan

Same game, lower price

SEGA is using the old price reduction tactic on Sonic Forces in Japan. The company has announced at Sonic Forces "New Price" Version is going to launch at retail on Nov. 21st, 2019, which drops the price from 6,469 yen to 3,289 yen. The cover art is seeing just a slight change, with the addition of a small 'New Price' banner.

Sonic Forces soundtrack now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and more

Looking to enjoy some of the Sonic Forces tunes outside of the game? As of today, you're able to give the soundtracks a listen on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and more. This includes both the original soundtrack and the 'Vocal Traxx' albums.

Sonic Double Pack - cover art

Well that solves that mystery. Amazon Italy has updated their Sonic Double Pack listing with cover art, and now we know for sure that Sonic Forces is the game being bundled up with Sonic Mania Plus. Still no word on this retail double pack seeing release in North America.

Wayô Records announces the worldwide release of the Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack

Wayô Records, the Paris-based record company specializing in video game and visual media music, is proud to announce the release of the international edition of the Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack – A Hero Will Rise in collaboration with SEGA & Wave Master International. Featuring music from the 2017 hit title, this exclusive 3-disc collector box set is a must-have for all fans of the legendary blue hedgehog!

A Wayô Records exclusive, this international release contains 87 tracks from the Sonic Forces video game, including the main theme "Fist Bump" composed by series veteran Tomoya Ohtani and performed by Douglas Robb (Hoobastank), "Theme of Infinite" by Tyler Smyth and Andy Bane (DangerKids), and many more amazing pieces—some of which are performed by the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra!

The deluxe Digistack box set also comes with an exclusive Resistance bonus sticker and a Sonic booklet poster featuring comments from the composers and lyrics, fully translated in English.

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