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Team Sonic Racing's "Boo's House" track detailed, and a look at more Challenge Missions

Up for a challenge?

The latest round of screens for Team Sonic Racing showcase the Boo's House track, which is based off of Sandopolis Zone and Pyramid Cave in Sonic & Knuckles. The track leads through an echidna's temple in the desert at night, and is filled with haunted statues swinging axes, quicksand and Boom Boo traps. King Boom Boo himself be seen lurking around the temple.

Along with that, SEGA has also shared some new screens for various Challenge Missions in Team Adventure. Ring Challenge has already been detailed, but two other Missions are mentioned as well.

In Daredevil, you have to drive as close as you can to posts set up on the track. The posts have yellow and red sides, and driving on the red side will increase not only the points you get, but the difficulty in handling. The closer to post you drive, the more points you get. If you hit the post, you lose your points.

With Egg Bomb (name may be incorrect) is a Challenge that involves littering the track with robot racers made by Eggman. There are 4 types of robot racers to take out, and each of them requires different tactics. This Challenge has a time limit, and you can add time to the timer by taking out the harder enemies.

Check out more screens for Boo's House and the Challenge Missions here

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver pokes fun at the Sonic movie

Sonic takes another hit

When you have a weekly show, sometimes you have to wait to get your jabs in. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver hasn't had the chance to comment on the upcoming Sonic movie yet, but they managed to sneak in a reference tonight. As you might expect, the staff's reaction to the movie is not favorable.

SEGA releases Sonic, Tails, and Amy-themed Mother's Day cards

...and that's no good

What better way to show your mother some appreciation than with a Sonic-themed Mother's Day card? For whatever reason, SEGA has released a set of Sonic, Tails, and Amy-themed Mother's Day cards. Even better, you can print them out for free. Click here to grab the download!

Sonic Team feels the Sonic franchise has 'turned a corner' following Mania's release

How about a sequel?

Sonic Mania was a very special moment for the Sonic franchise. After years of releases that were pegged as good-to-mediocre, Sonic Mania became a major hit with both critics and gamers alike. It was a return to form for Sonic, and it absolutely paid off.

In an interview with LadBible, Sonic Team's Takashi Iizuka mentions how important Sonic Mania has been for the franchise in general.

"...post-Mania, I feel the character, and the games, have really turned a corner, towards where we want it all to go."

Sonic Team's boss wants to make it clear SEGA isn't making the Sonic movie, says it's 'up to Paramount to make something successful'

Someone doesn't sound happy..

Can you imagine SEGA's frustration with the Sonic movie? It really seems like Paramount rejected multiple suggestions SEGA had for the film. We know for sure that SEGA pushed back on Sonic's design, and Paramount ignored it. We're all seeing how that played out!

Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka took some time during a recent interview to once again set the record straight on Sonic's movie. He very clearly states that this is NOT a SEGA movie.

"It's not a SEGA movie - we're not making it, or anything - and I'm only an adviser, really. But I do get shown things, and the [movie team] ask for my opinion. I'm also listening to what the fans are saying, and I'll feed that back to the director - he, and the producers, are very interested in receiving that feedback. At the end of the day, it's up to the team at Paramount to make something successful, but we're all looking forward to seeing the finished movie."

Son of a Glitch: Ep. 89 - Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

A little glitchy, dawg

In this episode, we check out some of the great Out of Bounds and wacky hilarious glitches in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

God of War director comments on Sonic the Hedgehog movie, worried by the decision to revamp the design

Ummm...meow?

God of War director Cory Barlog is the latest to weigh in on the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. He's taking a stance we haven't really seen any big names take so far. You can find Mr. Barlog's stance below.

Really don't know how I feel about creating in this kind of world. Important to keep the pulse of the audience but this makes it harder to try something really different that, at first may seem like too much change, but on completion might surprise us.
I agree that it's important to see your vision through and have confidence in your voice. That said, I think we'd be fooling ourselves if we think the powers that be were really trying to do something new for Sonic. This seems much more like a case of executives unfamiliar with a character steering things in the wrong direction. When even SEGA themselves had reservations about the design, I think that's a strong indicator of a major issue.

SEGA's Team Sonic Racing live-stream - Races, customization, and story footage

Start your engines

SEGA recently held a live-stream event to showcase some more footage of Team Sonic Racing. Check out race footage, as well as customization options and story details in the video above.

This Sonic the Hedgehog movie costume can make anyone look horrifying

Oh God no...

Apparently Sonic is going to get a revamp in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. What is he going to look like? Hopefully nothing like the kid above, who is wearing an official Sonic the Hedgehog movie costume. Become a living nightmare by grabbing this costume from Amazon right now.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Detective Pikachu director says the Sonic the Hedgehog movie team is in a difficult spot, and he "wouldn't want to be in their shoes"

Even Sonic doesn't want to be in his shoes right now

Detective Pikachu is being praised by critics the world over, and it seems one of the strongest points of the movie is just how well it does bringing Pokemon to live in a live-action movie. On the other side of the coin, the team behind the Sonic movie recently revealed that they're going to make changes after the extremely negative public backlash. It's not a situation anyone would want to be in, and that goes for Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman.

In an interview with the Verge, Letterman shares his two cents on the whole Sonic situation, and how his team managed to nail Pokemon designs from the get-go.

“There’s no right or wrong to how you make one of these movies. It would be very difficult for us to redesign anything. We spent a year designing all the characters ahead of shooting so that we could get it all right. If we were off by an inch on Pikachu, [actor] Justice Smith’s performance would go right out the window. For us, it would have been impossible — but that doesn’t mean they can’t do it. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes — they’re in a difficult spot.

We studied a lot of animals and how they behave and how they interact to ensure we got it right. Bulldogs, in particular, for Bulbasaur and how they act in packs or how they get you to pay attention. There’s an extraordinary amount of craft that went into making the movie on the animation side as we tried to bring everything to life.”