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SEGA AGES: Out Run hits Switch on Jan. 10th, 2019

Out Run will be out January 10, 2019! New features for the SEGA AGES release of Out Run include:

Feel the sensation of those long drifts with the all-new gyro motion controls that take full advantage of the Nintendo Switch™ Joy-Con controllers!

New music tracks serve to enhance the iconic soundtrack fans already know and love!

Think you have what it takes to put your racing skills to the test? Compete against other players through a brand new ranking system!

RUMOR - Leaked Sonic the Hedgehog movie info shows who Paramount was originally considering for the roles of Sonic and Sheriff Tom



James Marsden and Ben Schwartz are taking on the roles of Tom the cop and Sonic respectively in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Now we have a rumored sheet of actors that were considered for the roles before these two actors were signed. We actually did hear rumors of Chris Pratt months and months ago, but that obviously didn't pan out. There's definitely some other high-profile actors who were being considered when the project originally started, but hopefully the two people chosen can bring the movie to life.

Team Sonic Racing - Sand Road soundtrack sample

Sonic Adventure's "Sand Hill" returns in Team Sonic Racing! "Sand Road" features Jun Senoue, Tee Lopes, and Takeshi Taneda on bass.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - A third, old Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster may have surfaced

Now here's a poster we cannot verify as real at this time. Rumor has it that this poster was first put together when the cast and other details were first being worked on, but obviously a lot has changed since then. You can tell right off the bat that Sonic's design here is very different. I have to say, I don't dislike this design as much as I do the current design. I can't say I like this, but I definitely don't find it as offensive.

Thanks to Magitroopa for the heads up!

Sonic the Hedgehog movie writer tells fans to relax

As you well know, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been getting bombarded with anger and confusion after the initial reveal of the animated poster. It seems backlash for the sneak-peek visuals have been almost universally bashed, and fans are wondering just how in the world these decisions were made. That negativity has not escaped the team working on the film, and one person attached to the project has spoken up.

Patrick Casey is a co-writer for the film's screenplay, and he's taken to Twitter to share some quick thoughts. It's obvious he doesn't want to jeopardize his job or attachment to the project, so he kept his words short and vague.


As you can probably guess, even this two-word response was met with backlash from fans. It's very clear that the path ahead for the Sonic movie is going to be quite the bumpy road. The debut trailer is going to have to work wonders to turn things around.

Former Sonic Team members react to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie teaser

The internet is still reeling from the reveal of the Sonic the Hedgehog animated poster/teaser yesterday. Many were very unhappy with the design's direction, and the negative sentiment keeps growing. Wonder what some of Sonic's developers have to say? While you're not going to hear anything from current SEGA devs or Sonic Team members, there are some former Sonic Team members who were more than willing to speak up.

Ohshima-san

"Sonic is a fairy of hedgehog, so he doesn't need to be designed closer to a real hedgehog even in a live action.
Mickey doesn't become a mouse in live action, does he? Because they are fairies who can live on when people believe in them."

Gurihiru-san

"I've heard that Sonic movie was going to be a mixture of live action and animation, but I haven't expected this..."

Maekawa-san

"Wooow, they made a totally unexpected arrangement there *rofl* "

Yuji Naka

"From the comments here, it looks like it's very badly received. I wonder if the movie is actually good when you watch it. I see many movies based on Anime or games are unpopular. I wonder why that happens..."

As you can see, it's safe to say that former Sonic Team members are feeling much like fans are right now!

Thanks to Gerjet for the heads up!

Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining Premium Fan Box detailed, plus more screens

Amazon Japan has revealed details of the Blade Arcus Rebellion From Shining Premium Fan Box. The Premium Fan Box contains a copy of the game, visual artbook, drama CD, vocal CD, original A3 poster, and DLC costume for Kirika. All pre-orders come with an exclusive Amazon Japan PC wallpaper.

Teaser for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie shown at São Paulo Comic-Con

I think we're all pretty interested in seeing what the Sonic the Hedgehog movie turns out like. We've seen the logo and some behind-the-scenes pics, but we're hungry for more! While we have to hold tight, Paramount revealed a sneak peak during their presentation at the Comic Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil.

While we don't have footage or pics, we do have a few details. The teaser showed a version of Sonic that is recognizable to fans, but with a slightly more realistic approach. Picture how Pikachu looks in games versus the Detective Pikachu movie. The teaser continued on with Sonic running and breaking the sound barrier.

That's all the info we have right now, but we'll be sure to bring you more if it becomes available.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

SEGA Genesis Classics now available on Switch

SEGA® Europe Ltd. is excited to announce that SEGA® Mega Drive Classics™ is now available both physically and digitally on the Nintendo Switch™. To celebrate the launch of this nostalgic collection, SEGA has unveiled a new ‘classic trailer.’

Retro fans can now revisit over 50 favourites across every genre: arcade action, shooters, beat’m ups, puzzlers and hidden gems on the go, all of which can be accessed through the games 90’s inspired retro gamer’s bedroom. There is a classic title for every player to enjoy with modernised features including online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, same-screen local coop mode, rewind and save states.

SEGA Genesis Classics - multiplayer footage

Including over 50 titles across all genres, from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat’m ups, puzzles, old favorites and hidden gems. There is a classic title for every player to enjoy!