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SEGA and PUMA Team Up Again for New Sonic the Hedgehog Collection

Looking slick, Sonic

PUMA, the world’s fastest sports brand, and Sonic, the world’s fastest hedgehog, are once again joining forces ahead of the release of the blockbuster movie “Sonic the Hedgehog™”. SEGA®’s famous blue video game character will be featured in a new collection, which plays with the designs and graphics that appear in the game and the movie.

Blending Sonic’s playfulness with PUMA’s sportstyle design, the PUMA x SONIC collection consists of the RS-X³ SONIC sneaker in two new colorways with a semi-transparent white or black grid look, bright color pops and gold accents, available in adult and kids sizes. The collection is supplemented with the PUMA x SONIC hoodie in bright blue or sleek black, and the PUMA x SONIC tees with graphics on the front and back as well as a tee with AOP print. Completing this PUMA x SONIC drop, the new collection also offers matching apparel, footwear and accessories for kids, adorned with cool prints and hints of the Sonic universe.

Disrupting the speed of sound with style, the PUMA x SONIC collection hits the shelves globally on PUMA.com, at PUMA stores and selected retailers on February 7, while the kids’ collection arrives on February 15.

Check out more screens and promo videos for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game's 'Sport Climbing' update

Climbing to new heights

As we went over yesterday, SEGA has updated Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game with new content. Players can now take advantage of Sport Climbing, which features climbers Akiyo Noguchi and Tomoa Narasaki. Sprinter Aska Cambridge has also been added. Check out promo videos and screens for this update below.

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Listen to yet another unheard demo track from Sonic 3D Blast

A tune you might recognize

Travelers Tales' founder continues to release Sonic 3D Blast unheard demo tracks on his YouTube channel. Today's installment gives us the demo track from Jun Senoue that was originally intended for the 3D special stage. This tune would later be reworked for use in the game's intro, as well as for Gene Gadget.

Repair Co. releasing a 'Sonic Speed Star Sukajan' jacket

Now that's a fancy jacket

Repair Co. has revealed a new Sonic Speed Star Sukajan (souvenir jacket), which will release in late April 2020. The regular price is set at ¥29,480 ($270), though the preorder price is ¥26,999 (~$247). There will be two different color options, with one having white with black accents and red and white cuffs, while the other uses blue.

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!.

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