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Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games' logo revealed

Yep, that's a logo alright

I imagine we'll have to wait quite some time to get another look at gameplay in Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but at least we get a tiny bit of new content today. The official logo for Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been revealed, and it's looking quite colorful! Now we just have to cross our fingers and hope that the game is actually worth picking up!

DanTDM visits SEGA to check out Team Sonic Racing

Buckle up

Looking for some more gameplay from Team Sonic Racing? The above video should feed that need. DanTDM was invited to SEGA's offices to check out the game and give it a run-through. He even got to hang out with Sonic himself!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

New details on Team Sonic Racing's wisp abilities, plus a first look at Sky Road

Butterfly in the sky...

The latest round of info on Team Sonic Racing gives a breakdown of information on what each Wisp does. Check out the various Wisp abilities below.

- Orange Rocket wisp fires straight ahead and can bounce off walls and destroy items in its path
- Crimson Eagle wisp homes in on the racer closest to it
- Blue Cube wisp turns into a giant block on the path, creating an obstacle for other racers to drive around
- Black Bomb wisp is thrown out and explodes a few seconds later
- White Boost wisp allows you to get a boost at any time
- Red Burst wisp creates a trailer of fire behind you that can damage other racers
- Violet Void wisp can be used to pull items towards you, or to suck up attacks aimed at you
- Ivory Lightning wisp attacks all other racers ahead of you
- Cyan laser wisp fires a laser that spins out a car ahead of you
- Jade Ghost wisp lets you become invisible, allowing you to pass through obstacles/racers, and over hazards without issue. It can also steal away wisps from other players
- Yellow Drill wisp propels you forward at great speed, and smashes enemies in front of you
- Pink Spike wisp generates a shield of spiky balls around your car, which can spin out other racers
- Gray Quake wisp causes stone pillars to pop out of the ground, creating blockades for other racers
- Magenta Rhythm wisp causes music notes to pop up in front of other players, blocking their view

We also get a look at a new track called Sky Road, which comes from Sonic Riders. This is a semi-transparent road that weaves through the clouds, and sends you down steep slopes in its second half. The course is dotted with hot-air balloons floating in the background, and at some points, you can even bounce off the balloons to take shortcuts!

Check out more Wisp screens, as well as Sky Road pics here

The Metrolink in Manchester gets a gaming makeover

Next stop, Rainbow Road

The Play Expo 2019 event is taking place in Manchester Central on May 4th and 5th, 2019, and to spread the word on the upcoming event, Manchester's Metrolink has gotten a bit of a makeover. People dressed as Mario, Link, Pikachu, Sonic, and more were milling about at the Metrolink, changing the names of various stops to famous gaming locations. Check out more pics of their antics here.

Team Sonic Racing's Spanish preorder bonuses revealed

Finally, a time when keychain preorder bonus makes sense!

A pair of Team Sonic Racing preorder bonuses have been revealed for those in Spain. Customers who preorder the game through The English Court will be able to take home a Team Sonic Racing keychain, and those who shop at GAME Spain will get a Team Sonic Racing t-shirt.

SEGA Releases Jazzy New Music Track from Team Sonic Racing

Jazz it up

Put the pedal to the metal, Sonic fans! Today, SEGA revealed another brand-new music track for the upcoming arcade-style racer, Team Sonic Racing. “Wisp Circuit” is an original soundtrack from iconic Sonic Series Sound Director Jun Senoue and the musicians behind the 2016 Sonic Adventure Music Experience. Get ready to zoom across the track to a funky new beat!

Wisp Circuit was the first map revealed for Team Sonic Racing and will be the jazzy opening melody that greets players at the start of their racing career. Speed over to the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube Channel to hear this supersonic music.

Developed by award-winning studio Sumo Digital, Team Sonic Racing is the ultimate arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing experience, featuring your favorite characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. Race together and win together in online multiplayer or local co-op mode utilizing the dynamic team mechanics and vehicle customization features to dash across the finish line. Team Sonic Racing is set to release both physically and digitally on May 21, 2019 on Sony PlayStation®4, Microsoft Xbox® One and Nintendo Switch™, with a digital-only release on PC.

To pre-order the physical edition of Team Sonic Racing, please visit www.teamsonicracing.com. To stay current on Sonic the Hedgehog news, follow Sonic on Twitter and Instagram, like him on Facebook, and subscribe to the Twitch channel and the YouTube channel.

For more information, please visit www.sonicthehedgehog.com

Team Sonic Racing screens show off more customization, and a capsule machine component

Racing stripes and waves of fire

Another batch of Team Sonic Racing screens have come in, and they focus on areas in the game outside of racing. We get more screens showing off vehicle customization, as well as some sort of capsule machine mechanic. It looks like you'll be able to unlock credits in-game and use them to turn the capsule machine for various items.

Sonic the Hedgehog cast gives a quick rundown of their characters, talks about the movie's edginess

Sonic the Edgehog

The principle cast of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has just run a press junket to talk about their roles. The video above features quick comments from Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, and others. You get to hear about their portrayal of characters, as well as what they perceive to be an edge to the movie. At the very least, it sounds like the main cast had a lot of fun putting the movie together.

IGN Video - The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sounds Like Fanfiction

And that's no good

Max Scoville performs a dramatic re-telling of some scenes from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie that was played at CinemaCon 2019.

James Marsden elaborates upon his role in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie

The buddy-cop movie we all wanted Sonic to be in

By now, you most likely know that actor James Marsden plays the role Tom Wachowski, a cop in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. While he doesn't offer up much, Marsden does provide a bit more insight into what Wachowski is all about.

"So Tom's a, he's a small town cop and he's trying to figure his life out and what his next step is, and he's married to Tika Sumter's character and they're trying to figure out the next step in their lives and in comes this character that is from another world and they become friends and they...how do I do this without spoiling it...go on a little journey together and some adventures and they hopefully get their answers to life together."