After an avalanche of negative feedback from the first trailer, Sonic the Hedgehog director, Jeff Fowler, revealed that the design for Sonic would be changed in the upcoming live-action film. That, in turn, prompted more negative feedback from the community with thoughts of the visual effects artists being overworked coming to mind. Now, Fowler has revealed that the film has been delayed to February 14th, 2020 to allow for enough time to get everything just right.
This is honestly the best thing that could have happened for the film, given it’s relatively short turnaround time for something as large as this. “Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right,” Fowler wrote. With this much care put into something like Sonic the Hedgehog, you can’t help but hope for the best.
Sega has revealed ten more games for its upcoming Mega Drive Mini console, putting the current total at 30, with only 10 more to go. The latest additions to the M2-emulated console can be seen above, or at the list below…
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
Wonder Boy in Monster World
There are certainly some fan-favorites in there, with Golden Axe and Vectorman being personal favorites of mine from that era. The current full list of titles can be seen after the jump.
In what was an instant and unanimous decision, the internet fiercely rejected the character design for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film after the first trailer’s release. Now, the film’s director, Jeff Fowler, has taken to Twitter to reveal that amid the criticism the character design will now be changed.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be…
Sonic The Hedgehog opens on November 8th, giving the studio plenty of time to re-work, from the ground up, their entirely CG main character. Hopefully the animators on this film get quite the bonus.
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The first trailer for Paramount Pictures’ upcoming live-action adaptation of Sonic The Hedgehog is now online, and to say it’s garnering some scathing views is quite the understatement. The trailer gives us our first in-motion look at the blue blur himself, as well Dr. Ivo Robotnik, played by Jim Carrey. The film sees Sonic partner with his new human friend Tom Wachowski, played by James Marsden, to stop Robotnik from world domination.
The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Directed by Jeff Fowler, Sonic The Hedgehog hits theaters on November 8th.
Sega has revealed the next 10 titles, out of the proposed 40, for the Sega Genesis Mini. With some surprising additions to this list, it opens the door for many of the best games that Genesis has, which many thought would be bogged down by licensing issues.
The next 10 games are as follows:
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Contra: Hard Corps
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Streets of Rage 2
Super Fantasy Zone
Thunder Force III
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck
The Sega Genesis Mini drops on September 19th, with pre-orders open, and 20 games yet to be unveiled.
Sega has announced that its long-awaited Sega Genesis Mini system will release on September 19th, with 40 games pre-loaded onto the system. That tops the already released PlayStation Classic from Sony, as well as the NES Classic Edition, and SNES Classic Edition from Nintendo. The package will include the system, two wired controllers, a USB power adapter, power cable, and HDMI cable.
Here are the list of ten games announced so far for the Sega Genesis Mini:
Ecco the Dolphin
Space Harrier II
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
ToeJam & Earl
Sonic the Hedgehog
Stay tuned for more info on the remaining 30(!) games still to be announced for the upcoming system before its release on September 19th.
It looks as if the agency Hamagami/Carroll Inc. have given us our first look at how Sonic the Hedgehog appears in his upcoming live-action adaptation. While his design is a bit reminiscent of the newer Detective Pikachu designs, he doesn’t quite have the “wow” factor that many of these characters shoot for.
His gloves are gone in favor of white fur, and his face has little to none of Sonic’s trademark attitude. You can hit the jump for more of his appearance, and a few choice bullet points explaining his personality as “chill & likable,” yet also “mischievous but not malicious.”
SEGA has decided to give us a small Christmas gift a little early, with Sonic Mania Adventures Part 6, the Holiday Special, starring Amy Rose. The episode follows Amy, who finds Metal Sonic down on his luck during the Christmas season and tries to help him win back the affection of Doctor Eggman. Or so she thinks.
The company behind the gorgeous Analogue Nt has unveiled its latest creation, giving Sega fans the stylish console they’ve dreamed of, for years. The Mega Sg is the latest from the retro camp, with the ability to play every Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master Drive title that exists, built into the system. Additionally, after release, external adapters for the system will be made available giving players the ability to play past Sega consoles on the device including the Mark III, Game Gear, Sega MyCard, SG-1000, and SC-3000.
Available in several color-ways, and including a new 8BitDo wireless controller, the system will retail for $189, and be available in April 2019, utilizing original FPGA hardware the company has become known for, in place of emulation. Hit the jump for more images of the beautiful new console.
It appears that the live action Sonic the Hedgehog film has found its star. Variety is reporting that Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, DuckTales) will be voicing the blue speedster in the film, joining Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter and James Marsden in the 2019 film.
This project could somehow end up being something special, against all odds.
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.
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. Theywill retail for ¥8,000 plus tax, while the standard Sonic tabi socks will retail for ¥550.
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.