SEGA officially teases a Sonic racing title

SEGA has officially teased something we all knew was in the works. A quick teaser for some sort of Sonic racing title during their SXSW panel. They did specifically say that this wasn't a sequel to any other racing game they've released. Those were the only details shared.

SEGA confirms collaboration with Puma for Sonic sneakers

SEGA has confirmed that a pair of special Sonic sneakers are on the way, courtesy of Puma. SEGA only teased the sneakers, which is why the image above is pixelated. SEGA says more details, and a clear look at the sneakers, will be coming soon. As you might have guessed, the sneaker release is going to be extremely limited.

SEGA announces Sonic Mania Adventures, a free animated series on YouTube in the style of Sonic Mania's intro

- featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles
- set in the world of Sonic Mania
- releasing on YouTube for free
- 5 episodes connected by one storyline
- done in the style of the Sonic Mania intro
- cartoons will have the same composer as Sonic Mania
- Sonic Mania's Sonic is the same classic Sonic in Sonic Forces
- animation kicks off with Classic Sonic getting back to where he belongs
- no dialog in the shorts
- first episode due out within the next 30 days, then new episodes roughly every month

Sonic Mania Plus, a retail version of Sonic Mania, announced for this Summer

Sonic Mania Plus

- retail package with new content
- includes playable Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel
- Encore Mode has visual changes, and new ways to explore each act
- expanding online and competition mode, allowing for 4 players
- comes with holographic slip cover, reversible Genesis branded sleeve, and 32-page art book
- $30
- if you have Sonic Mania digitally, you get all the updated content in Sonic Mania Plus through a digital update
- preorders start next Monday
- due out this Summer

Sonic the Hedgehog panel at South X SouthWest - live stream (starts at 4:30 PM ET)

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SEGA has been teasing a look at the future of Sonic from this panel for awhile now. Perhaps we'll get to hear about the rumored racing game?

Son of a Glitch - Sonic Forces

In this episode we check out the crazy glitches in the latest Sonic outing, Sonic Forces. Hey, at least the glitches are fun...right?!

Fan-mod adds Sonic as a playable character in Puyo Puyo Tetris

It may only be available for the PC version of Puyo Puyo Tetris, but it's still fun to see. I mean, SEGA is definitely involved with the game. Why not officially throw Sonic in there for a bit of fun?

SEGA says Sonic's upcoming film will present a "very unique and exciting vision"

Sonic is finally getting his own feature film in 2019. The movie is going to be a blend of live-action and CG, and that's pretty much all we know! Should Sonic fans be worried about a lackluster silver screen showing? In an intreview with ComicBook.com, Ivo Gerscovich, chief brand officer for Sonic the Hedgehog and senior vice president for Sega of America, says the blue blur is in good hands

CB: Why do you think it’s taken so long for Sonic the Hedgehog to hit the big screen? Was SEGA just waiting for the proper opportunity to bring him?

IG: Yes, we believed strongly that the Sonic brand needed to be treated in the right way. Having the opportunity to work with such an amazingly talented production team with such a strong track record (like the Fast and the Furious films and the Deadpool movie) made the decision an exciting one for SEGA to take.

CB: Do you feel that a combination of CGI/live-action is a good mix for a Sonic the Hedgehog film?

IG: The film-makers have a very unique and exciting vision in mind for the story, and we can’t wait to see how this blend of CGI/live action comes to life on the big screen!

Sonic designer says Sonic was almost a human boy

You know how Sonic caused an uproar in Sonic 06 by kissing a human female? That scene wouldn't have been weird at all if Sonic designer Naoto Ohshima's original plans for Sonic went forward. Believe it or not, Sonic was first thought up as a human boy, and not a blue hedgehog.

I created the first design proposal for Sonic after three years in the design department. Although it wasn't Sonic then - the main character was a human boy.

I remember the idea struck me right as I was going to bed, and I was afraid that I wouldn't remember it in the morning. So I drew it quickly in the notebook and then fell asleep.

My pitch was that the maps of action games were, at that time, always full of squares, everything at right angles. What if we could make a game where a character was running over smooth terrain, running in circles through loops and such? So I presented my proposal to Sega, and they told me that it probably could not be done. But that if anyone could program it, it would be Yuji Naka. They said that if I could get him on board, we could proceed with the project.

I always love hearing of what could have been. Too bad there's not any artwork of Sonic back when he was a human boy. I'm sure some artists out there are going to have a fun time coming up with their own unique interpretations!

Did You Know Gaming - Sonic Forces

In this episode, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some Sonic Forces facts, secrets, Easter eggs and history! Sonic Forces was developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for PC gaming platforms, the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and actually borrows some elements from Sonic Mania. The game's story sees Sonic joining a resistance force to stop Doctor Eggman, and allows the player to create a custom character with the game's character creation tool. Through our analysis of the game, its gameplay and beta builds, we hope to show some of the more interesting facts from the making of the Sonic Forces and have its history explained.