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Jim Carrey interested in reprising his role as Dr. Robotnik for a Sonic film follow-up

Let's hope the first is a success

Sonic the Hedgehog may not be out in theaters yet, but Jim Carrey is already down to reprise his role as Dr. Robotnik. In the interview above, Carrey discusses how he'd be interested in returning to the role, and explains why.

“This part, I wouldn’t mind going to do other one, because it was so much fun, first of all. And you know, it was a real challenge to try to convince people that I have a triple digit IQ. There is so much room, Robotnik has not reached his apotheosis.”

Ben Schwartz shares pics from a Sonic the Hedgehog early screening

A star-studded event

Paramount recently held an early screening for Sonic the Hedgehog, and apparently it went over really well with the crowd. That's obviously hearsay for now, but what we do know for sure is that Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, and others from the film were on-hand for the event. Schwartz shared some pictures from the event, which you can see below.

Thanks to Jonathan for the heads up!

Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Yachty, and Sueco the Child team up for 'Speed Me Up,' the official Sonic the Hedgehog movie theme

It's pretty catchy!

Every movie has to have a theme song to go with it, and Sonic the Hedgehog is no different. SEGA has gathered up Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Yachty, and Sueco the Child to perform 'Speed Me Up,' which is actually a pretty great tune! Check out the official music video for the track above.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game updated with new content

Table tennis, anyone?

SEGA has updated Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game with new content. Table tennis players Tomokazu Harimoto and Miu Hirano are now available for players to choose, while judoka Yasuo Inoue and Shinichi Shinohara have returned.

Early estimates see $20-$30 million dollar opening for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Will this forecast ring true?

How big of a hit will the Sonic the Hedgehog movie be? The prognosticators over at Box Office Pro have sat down in front of their magic ball to see what lies ahead, and their data shows an opening 4-day total in the range of $20 to $30 million. See what lead to that decision below.

PROS:

Older fans of the iconic video game franchise may turn out, particularly parents who will want to introduce the series to the current generation of young ones.

Social media metrics have been increasingly positive as sentiment has improved in recent months thanks to the studio’s decision to “correct” Sonic’s design after online outcry earlier this year.

The holiday weekend should be conducive to strong family play, and getting a three-week jump on Pixar’s Onward provides fair breathing room.

CONS:

In general, video game adaptations have quite a sorted history at the box office. It remains to be seen whether or not word of mouth and reviews can carry this in the way they did for Detective Pikachu.

UPDATE - Deadline has shared a report with a different set of figures. Their data shows the film pulling in $41M-$47M during the same 4-day period. Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix video showcases three more tracks

Miku bringing the HEAT

SEGA has released a new promo video for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix, and it gives a quick look at three more tunes in the game. The tracks featured this time around are Uraomote Rabaazu, Roki, and Shake It!.

SEGA opens Sonic 2020 project website, news on 20th each month


SEGA has launched the official Sonic 2020 website, where news will be revealed on the 20th day of each month. The news will concern various Sonic the Hedgehog related activities and plans. As today is the start of the project, SEGA has provided fans with various media including wallpapers. The company asks fans to keep tabs on the plans announced as they will slowly work towards the franchise's 30th anniversary.

SEGA shares mores screens and details on SEGA AGES: Sonic the Hedgehog 2's modes, rankings, and more

The best version of Sonic 2 yet

More screens here

SEGA is finally ready to share full details on the upcoming SEGA AGES: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. You can check out a batch of screens above, as well as details on the various old/new modes that this game will include below.

■ Modes Overview

The standard mode. Start playing from three different game types. The Sega Ages version also allows you to use the “drop dash” action added in Sonic Mania. Additionally, a window has been added to display your “Ring Chain,” the amount of rings you pick up without getting hit, and your “Max Ring Chain,” your greatest amount during that play session. Two-player co-op is also supported.

The additional elements that are not in the Mega Drive version can be turned off in the Option settings.

—01. Original Mode

A faithful reproduction of the Mega Drive version.

—02. Ring Keep Mode

A beginners mode in which you can enjoy a more casual Sonic the Hedgehog 2. You start the game with 10 rings and lose only half the amount of rings when damaged.

—03. Super Sonic Mode

A special mode in which you play as Super Sonic. This will be unlocked by clearing either Original Mode or Ring Keep Mode. Super Sonic Mode lets you play with possession of all the Chaos Emeralds and 50 rings from the beginning of the game. By jumping when you have 50 or more rings, you will transform into Super Sonic, who has overwhelming speed and strength.

A mode that reproduces the special mode originally only playable by locking-on the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 cartridge to the Sonic & Knuckles cartridge on Mega Drive. This allows you to play every stage of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as Knuckles. By using Knuckle’s glide ability, you can reach places Sonic and Tails cannot, and maybe even discover some new secrets. Just like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, this mode offers three modes: Original Mode, Ring Keep Mode, and Super Knuckles Mode. (Super Knuckles Mode can be unlocked by clearing Original Mode or Ring Keep Mode using Knuckles.)

Challenge Mode

A Sega Ages-original mode where you compete against the time to collect 100 rings to make it to the goal. You can play as either Sonic or Knuckles.

Rankings

Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 also features online rankings. “Ring Chain Ranking,” which was well received in Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog, now allows you to see replays. There are also Challenge Mode rankings for both Sonic and Knuckles.

Sega Ages-Original Elements

In addition to being able to switch between the Japanese and western versions of the game, you can also turn on the Stage Select feature previously accessible through a cheat code. You can also enable “Vintage” picture mode, which emulates the image produced by a CRT TV. There HD Rumble support, which creates comfortable vibrations whenever Sonic does a spin dash, jumps off a spring, destroys an item box, and so on.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

SEGA AGES: Puyo Puyo Tsu - more gameplay footage

SEGA AGES: Puyo Puyo Tsu is available now in Japan, and will be making its way to North America and Europe sometime later this year. If you want a look at what this version of Puyo Puyo has to offer, check out the new round of gameplay above.

Puyo Puyo/Sonic dev retweets Masahiro Sakurai's mention of the upcoming Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Presentation

Well this would be an interesting reveal

We've got just one day until we see who the final fighter is for Smash Bros. Ultimate's first Fighter Pass, and we've got something that's potentially juicy to mull over.

Mizuki Hosoyamada, a man who has worked on numerous Puyo Puyo and Sonic games, has retweeted Masahiro Sakurai's mention of the next Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Presentation. That certainly has raised some eyeballs among fans, with many thinking the upcoming reveal is going to tie into Puyo Puyo or Sonic somehow. It seems that Hosoyamada is died more to Puyo Puyo, so if his retweet is indeed a tease, I'd expect some sort of Puyo Puyo reveal for Smash.

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