SEGA's Aaron Webber visits Tokyo with Arin from Game Grumps & Jirard The Completionist to try out Team Sonic Racing and record a Big the Cat song

Me me big boy

We took a trip to Tokyo to check out the new SEGA of Japan HQ, see Tokyo Game Show, play some Team Sonic Racing, and record a special song in the studio with Jun Senoue himself! Big thanks to Arin from Game Grumps and Jirard The Completionist for joining us, as well as Jun Senoue and the team at SEGA of Japan for offering up their time to host us!

Sonic fans aim to fix Sonic's rumored movie design in the latest episode of Jacksfilms' YIAY

Salty Sonic fans

Ever since we had the full-body leak of Sonic as he appears in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, fans have been going nuts with redesigns, revamps, and memes. In the most recent episode of YIAY from Jacksfilms, we get to see a best-of compilation of some of those fan ideas.

RUMOR - Another look at Sonic in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie has surfaced

The blue blur it more, please

I know we're calling these rumors, but I think we all know the most recent round of leaks are the real deal. The latest image supposedly comes from a number of recent promotional events, and may also pop up during things like SEGA's panel at SXSW. It definitely lines up with recent renders, whether you view that as a good or bad thing.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Sonic's design for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie may have been revealed

...and that's no good

It looks like we might have gotten our first real look at what Sonic will look like in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. It's actually quite close to what some fans put together, and is a redesign that's likely to make quite a number of fans upset. The artwork comes from HC Associates, a company who 'combines solid strategy and creative magic to build brand experiences across every touch point." Here's what their page for Sonic the Hedgehog said before they took it down.

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the world who isn’t familiar with SEGA’s beloved IP, Sonic the Hedgehog. But global reverence does come with a unique price.In creating a licensing and packaging program to be used worldwide and to be applied against targeting multiple audience demographics, it was necessary to strike a balance between staying true to the Sonic brand, while appealing to a global audience, and differentiating from previous Sonic merchandise packaging.

The challenge of creating a global licensing and packaging program targeted to multiple demographics came with several strategic requirements: 1) signal a new modern take on the brand without abandoning its core essence, 2) appeal to a worldwide audience and 3) clearly differentiate from previous merchandising efforts.

Our approach was to create a system that was versatile and modular, so that various Sonic IPs including Classic Sonic, Modern Sonic, Film Sonic, Animation Sonic, and other events could be integrated seamlessly within the baseline packaging look.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Sonic the Hedgehog tribute using over 41k dominoes

YouTube's Domino King continues his run through various gaming franchises by putting together a Sonic domino tribute that uses over 41k dominoes! The amount of patience this man has is pretty damn admirable!

Amazon Japan reveals Team Sonic Racing preorder bonus

Amazon Japan has revealed their preorder bonus for the upcoming Team Sonic Racing. Those who grab a preorder via the online retailer will get t a set of four MP3 files featuring music from Team Sonic Racing. The songs are Green Light Ride (E3 2018 ver.) by Crush 40, Team Gameplay Spotlight, Game Modes Spotlight, and Customization Spotlight.

UK theme park promoting upcoming eSports event with knock-off Mario, Luigi, and Sonic costumes

Thorpe Park Resort in the UK is trying to woo in some new customers by holding an eSports event. The event is called GameFX, and will run from the April 6th to May 31st, 2019. To promote the event, the Thorpe Park team spared no expense on knock-off costumes of Mario, Luigi, Sonic and more. If you're looking for more nightmare fuel like the image above, you can check out more pics here.

Latest LEGO Ideas submission aims to get a Sonic Mania set made


“Classic” Sonic the Hedgehog minifigure, with additional “running blur” build
Dr Eggman, Motobug and three Flickies as brick-built figures
Green Hill Zone “Spring & Palm Tree” and “Loop & Extra Life” modules
Egg Robot mech
Phantom Ruby and Ring accessories
612 pieces, with 11 new prints (excluding minifigure).

Play features:

Connect the Green Hill Zone modules together to design your own setpieces, mimicing the power of the Phantom Ruby warping the world!
Use the “Spring & Palm Tree” module to launch Sonic and his Flicky friends into the air, using the Technic lever to move the spring!
Use the Sonic the Hedgehog minifigure to run through the environment, collecting the ring and Extra Life (representing this being Sonic’s second try after his virtual journey through LEGO Dimensions!)
Dr Eggman can sit inside the Egg Robot mech, which can pose with its articulated arms and legs.
Use the handle on the end of the Egg Robot’s arms to extend its hands and use the drill attack on its enemies!
The Motobug can catch Sonic by surprise, making him lose his ring!
Have Sonic and Eggman fight for the Phantom Ruby!

Do you like the above Sonic Mania LEGO set? It's another fan-made creation on the LEGO Ideas website. It will be considered for actual release if the project can get 10k votes. If you want to help the cause, you can toss a vote towards the project right here.

Sonic Mania Adventures - "Discovery" Remix by Tee Lopes & Jun Senoue!

SEGA continues their Sonic Mania Adventures soundtrack remix series with this Discovery remix, coming from Tee Lopes & Jun Senoue. This remix gives me a real Wii-era vibe in some parts, and I mean that as a compliment!

SEGA Releases New Map And Music From Team Sonic Racing

Today, SEGA is headed into the cold with the reveal of a new ice stage from the upcoming team-based racing title, Team Sonic Racing. In the new track, “Frozen Junkyard,” Sonic and friends will race through a hazardous frosty junkyard and avoid treacherous obstacles, including lethal beams from a massive Death Egg Robot! Jun Senoue, the iconic Sonic series composer has teamed up with Tyler Smyth of Danger Kids, to create a new song for the track.

Following their successful collaboration on the “Infinite” theme in Sonic Forces, the duo is teaming up once again for a new track in Team Sonic Racing.

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