8BitDo Reveals Bluetooth Kits for Original Classic Controllers

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Famed bluetooth controller company, 8BitDo, known for their bluetooth classic controllers for the likes of the NES, SNES, and more, have announced a new series of DIY kits allowing you to use your existing classic controllers, and convert them to bluetooth. The kits swaps out the insides of the controller, and replaces the cord slot with a 3.5mm charging port, complete with LED.

Currently, the kits are available for NES, SNES, Mega-Drive/Genesis, NES Classic Edition, and SNES Classic Edition. It’s not yet known if more are planned, but if the project is deemed a success it’s quite likely.

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Sonic Mania Adventures Episode 5 Now Online

Sega has released the fifth and final episode of the wonderfully charming Sonic Mania Adventures, leading up to the release of Sonic Mania Plus. The final adventures sees Sonic and Tails, meeting up with newcomers Mighty and Ray to battle Eggman and Metal Sonic. Check out the first four episodes below.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Sega Announces Sonic Tabi Sock Collaboration

Sega has announced a special collaboration with a tabi sock company in Japan called Sou-Sou. The idea was made in collaboration through Ritsumeikan University with the concept of “promoting a university’s idea using Sonic the Hedgehog.” They’re incredibly stylish, yet traditional in a warm way.

The Takasago Iroha Sonic x Sou-Sou Tabi are similar to normal tabi socks except they have soles and can be worn as shoes. They will retail for ¥8,000 plus tax, while the standard Sonic tabi socks will retail for ¥550.

Jim Carrey to Play Robotnik in Sonic The Hedgehog

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Deadline is reporting that the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has found its villain with the addition of famed comedian Jim Carrey, set to play Doctor Robotnik in the film. Carrey joins a cast for the live-action/animation hybid that includes James Marsden (Westworld), and Tika Sumpter (Ride Along).

Sonic the Hedgehog will hit theaters on November 15th, 2019.

Sonic Mania Adventures Part 4 Now Online

Sega has released the fourth part of their fantastic Sonic Mania Adventures series, and this episode follows newcomer Ray The Flying Squirrel, as he searches for his best Mighty The Armadillo.

Previous episodes of Sonic Mania Adventures can be found below if you’d like to catch up on this great, short series.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Wave Unveils Detailed Astro City Model Arcade Cabinets

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Japan’s hobby giant, the Wave Corporation, has unveiled a new addition to their line of Japanese candy cabinet 1/12 scale models: the Sega Astro City. The level of detail on these are insane, and they are available this August for ¥3,200 over on Wave’s website.

Additionally, there are two others in the series, available here and here. You can hit the jump for more images of the Astro City 1/12 scale model.

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Polymega Modular Retro Console Unveiled

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At E3 this year, creators PlayMaji unveiled their new retro console, titled the Polymega. The system is modular and will support widgets allowing players to relive their favorite games for NES, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, and even PlayStation games. The Polymega will use an elegant hybrid emulation software, allowing for support on the multiple platforms.

It’s quite a beautiful system, with prices starting at $249.99, and pre-orders opening this summer. Head over to the official website for more information.

Tika Sumpter Confirmed for Sonic The Hedgehog

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Against all odds, the cast of Paramount’s live-action Sonic The Hedgehog is filling out its cast, with the announcement of its female lead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tika Sumpter (Ride Along) is joining James Marsden (Westworld) in the live-action/CGI hybrid flick.

Sonic the Hedgehog is directed by Academy Award winning director Jeff Fowler, and produced by Neal H. Moritz, and Tim Miller. Sonic The Hedgehog hits theaters on November 15th, 2019.

Sonic Mania Adventures Part 3 Now Online

Sega has released the third episode of Sonic Mania Adventures, introducing us to Knuckles in the latest adventure. Previously we were introduced to Tails, and Sonic & Dr. Eggman.

Sonic Mania is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Sonic Mania Plus arrives on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe on July 17th, 2018.

James Marsden to Star in Sonic The Hedgehog

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Variety is reporting that James Marsden (X-Men, Superman Returns) has signed on to star in Paramount’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. While Marsden won’t be voicing the blue hedgehog, he will be playing the human lead in the film, which was originally rumored to go to Paul Rudd.

Jeff Fowler (Gopher Broke), will direct with a script from Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street). 12 Deadly Days scribes Patrick Casey and Josh Miller submitted the first draft earlier this year. Tim Miller (Deadpool) is serving as executive producer, with the film set for a November 15th, 2019 release date.

Team Sonic Racing Unveiled

The season of leaks has begun. After a leak, late last night, Sega has officially unveiled Team Sonic Racing for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, releasing this winter. The game will be available to play at E3, and you can check out a brief synopsis below.

Team Sonic Racing arrives this Winter! Race in a team with your friends (or against them) both offline and online, and choose from a variety of characters and tracks in the Sonic universe! Team Sonic Racing is being developed by Sumo Digital, well-known for their fantastic racing titles. We’ll reveal more about the game (and we’ll have it playable) at E3, so if you’re around, come give it a try!

Super Monkey Ball Revealed for Sega Forever

Super Monkey Ball: Sakura Edition will be the latest title to hit Sega Forever, Sega’s free-to-play iOS and Android app featuring classic games from it’s back catalog of various arcades and consoles. Super Monkey Ball: Sakura Edition first hit smart devices back in 2012. The game features 4 characters, playing through 125 different worlds, with included mini-games that use local multiplayer.

The game will cost $1.99 for the ad-free version, and is now available on iOS and Android smartphones.

Shenmue III Delayed to 2019

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Bad news for fans looking forward to the 2018 release of Shenmue IIIDeep Silver, the publisher for Shenmue III, has provided an updated release window for the game, and confirmed that rather than appearing later this year, it will now launch in 2019.

The highly anticipated sequel is being delayed to further polish the game, and allow for the best experience to be brought to players. Early trailers for the game have maligned its rigid facial animations, and dated graphics, so perhaps this extra time is being used to remedy those issues?

Sonic Mania Adventures Episode 2 Released

The second Sonic Mania Adventures episode has been released by Sega, picking up right where the first episode left off. Sonic Mania Adventures is from Tyson Hesse, creator of the Sonic Mania opening animation. Hesse wrote and directed this series.

Sonic Mania is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Sonic Mania Plus arrives on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe on July 17th, 2018 and in Japan on July 19th, 2018.

Shenmue I & II Headed to HD Consoles and PC

Shenmue I and II are headed to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year, Sega announced at this weekend’s FES 2018 press conference. The game will feature HD textures and updated graphics, as well as graphic options for PC players. You will also be able to choose between modern or classic control settings, and English or Japanese voice settings.

The game has been confirmed as costing $29.99 on its release later this year. The original Shenmue was released on the Dreamcast in 1999, with the sequel dropping two years later in Japan, for Dreamcast and Xbox.