SEGA's Jun Senoue explains why he worked on a Mega Man 4 medley for Smash Bros. Ultimate

Did you know that Sonic Team sound director Jun Senoue worked on the Mega Man 4 medley in Smash Bros. Ultimate? Wondering why Senoue chose Mega Man 4 out of all the different game options to compose for? Check out his explanation for the decision below.

This is a picture of a Capcom Mega Man/Sega Sonic crossover comic book sold in America. The moment I first saw this, I immediately thought: ‘why don’t I try doing a Mega Man track in the style of the Sonic series?’ That’s when I started to work out how it would all go together. For the sake of a Nintendo release, a sound designer for SEGA is remixing a song from a Capcom game.

When you write it down like that it does seem kind of ridiculous, but I thought this might be a really rare chance I should make the most of. From all the many songs in the Mega Man series, I decided to use music from Mega Man 4. Around the time I first played that title I was a university student still obsessed with the original Sonic the Hedgehog game, so it has a real emotional attachment for me.

Team Sonic Racing - 'Frozen Junkyard' concept art

Racing around a junkyard would be dangerous enough, but a frozen junkyard? That sounds like a recipe for disaster! That said, I can't deny the concept art for this level/track is looking pretty damn cool. I'm ready to crash and burn!

SEGA Releases New Music And Map From Team Sonic Racing

Grab your shades, Sonic fans! Today, SEGA has released another sneak peek at the sights and sounds from the upcoming arcade-style racing experience, Team Sonic Racing, with a brand-new beach-themed map and music track. The breezy new “Ocean View” track will send Sonic and friends surfing around a pulse-racing, beachside highway, with the spectacular scenery of waves crashing in the distance.

To accompany the new map, iconic Sonic series composer Jun Senoue has partnered with artists Richard Jaques & S.A.M.E. to create a beachy track that is shore to please.

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

Jim Carrey name-drops the Sonic the Hedgehog movie at the Golden Globes, and gets roasted for it

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie just got its biggest exposure yet, followed by a roast that I'm guessing SEGA won't be too happy about. Jim Carrey brought up his role in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie during tonight's Golden Globes, which was the setup for a joke. I mean, they say all publicity is good, right?

SEGA shares a few new details on SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo and Puyo Puyo Tsu

SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo and Puyo Puyo Tsu are on the way to the Switch, and each game will have some tweaks and changes from their original releases. Here's what we know is new in each game.


- based on the arcade version
- will include online play
- lets you rotate pieces left or right instead of just one direction
- adds in the Quick Turn from Puyo Puyo Tsu
- 925 yen

SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo Tsu

- online play
- 925 yen

Sonic Team director shows interest in Sonic Adventure remake

Sonic Adventure holds a very dear spot in the hearts of many gamers. The same could be said for the dev team as well, and it appears some of them might be interested in revisiting the game. In an interview with Retro Gamer, Sonic Team Director Takashi Iizuka discusses the potential for a remake.

“It was the first highspeed 3D action game that also featured a scenario highlighted with six different stories, the A-life Chao, six unique styles of gameplay – it is a unique game offering even 20 years after its release. At the time, it also wasn’t just a solitary software release, it was the title to bring people to the Dreamcast and we were given the budget to make something to showcase the hardware,” says the director, clearly proud of the team’s accomplishments. “However, it was the very first 3D game that we worked on and looking at it now I can see the rough edges it has, which really makes me want to remake it again,” he adds with a laugh. That comment is sure to bait the fans – and can you imagine Sonic Adventure’s ambition realized with today’s tech?”

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

SEGA AGES: Puyo Puyo and Puyo Puyo Tsu heading to Switch

The SEGA AGES lineup just keeps growing! SEGA has confirmed that the arcade versions of Puyo Puyo and Puyo Puyo Tsu will be joining the SEGA AGES lineup sometime in the future. While the games will have a host of updates, one new feature we already know about is online play for both titles.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Another poster for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie surfaces

Image credit also goes to MociMu

Oh man, I just don't get the direction they're taking for Sonic at ALL. I'm not usually one to nitpick stuff like this, but Sonic's design here is really rubbing me the wrong way. I'll still go see the movie and hold out hope that everything else will be enjoyable. So far though, the visual approach is not instilling a lot of confidence.

Thanks to to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster revealed, a ton of details

The following details come from an IGN article about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie...

- in the movie, Sonic as a bit of a fish out of water

- Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, finds himself in our present-day world

- develops a relationship with James Marsden's Tom Wachowski

- in addition, finds himself at odds with Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik

- mayhem ensues as you would expect

- production team opted to go for a more realistic take on Sonic

- filmmakers consider Ted to be an appropriate analog for the upcoming Sonic movie's integration of a CG character into a real-world setting

- Sonic is shown having fur

- ''It would be weird and it would feel like he was running around nude if he was some sort of otter-like thing. It was always, for us, fur, and we never considered anything different,'' said executive producer Tim Miller

- producer Neal Moritz on shoes: ''We looked at every different variation of what shoes he's worn and we're trying to pay homage to that and also make it current and present day in what we think a Sonic of today would wear.''

- filmmakers struggled with how best to depict Sonic's eyes because often he's only seen with one

- Tim Miller: ''I don't think SEGA was entirely happy with the eye decision, but these sorts of things you go, 'It's going to look weird if we don't do this.' But everything is a discussion, and that's kind of the goal, which is to only change what's necessary and stay true to the rest of it. He's not going to feel like a Pixar character would because I don't think that's the right aesthetic to make it feel like part of our world.''

- post-production began about a month ago, so the special effects are still being finalized

- director Jeff Fowler, a Sonic superfan, is an internal defender of staying true to the character

- knew from the start exactly how he wanted to visually represent Sonic's super-fast abilities

- Fowler, Moritz and Miller all worked on a test video for what they envisioned Sonic would be to show to their studio partners, and it revealed their early concepts for how the speed would work

- Miller on speed: ''The first thing you need to do is put limits on it. If you can do anything, nothing is special. For me, it's always about keeping it grounded and keeping it realistic.''

- Sonic's speed took a bit of trial and error

- Sonic's speed is slightly teased in the poster, but don't consider that to be an accurate depiction of how Sonic's fast-moving nature will be represented in the movie

- Moritz on poster: ''That's a hint at what we're hoping to accomplish, but I think people are going to see things they've probably never seen before in trying to represent speed in this movie. We've worked so closely with the people at SEGA who are kind of the gatekeepers of Sonic to make sure we're lockstep. We're trying to make something that's for today that fans of different versions will love as well.''

- portion of this new story will not take place on Earth

- Moritz concludes: ''I think the audience can expect to find some Easter eggs. We don't want to reveal any of that stuff, but I think there will be some very exciting things that fans of Sonic will get to see in this movie.''

SEGA Genesis Classics - Switch footage

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