In a recent update, supposedly last week, Sonic has acquired a batch of familiar upgrades: the Fire Shield, the Aqua Shield, the Lightning Shield, and even the Insta-Shield. Imagine the usefulness of a Fire Shield in Marble Zone or an Aqua Shield in Labyrinth Zone... this is quite the treat. The image below was not taken in Debug Mode.
As we know, all four of these shields officially debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Could this be a hint toward the hungrily expected Sonic 3 Remastered?
UPDATE: After a bit of perusing, I am unable to find any elemental shields aside from this one instance. However, the Insta-Shield does exist in-game.
UPDATE 2: Snuffles is right to an extent. It was an accident, however, and I didn't realize it until now.Read more >
Yesterday, I was playing a game of tag (you're never too old for tag!) with my dog. Bad idea. She ran full force into the back of my legs, knocking me onto my left shoulder. I thought my shoulder had been dislodged, but it turns out I broke my left arm.
Basically, my left arm is not to be used for a while. This means that I have a harder time using the computer. I'm typing this with only my right hand. Besides, I'm supposed to get some rest. My point: this will restrict my time on this wiki indefinitely but not completely.
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Today, SEGA announced a new "franchise strategy": Sonic Boom. The news was flowing in since about 1:00 PM/ET today, and there's plenty to discuss. Here's a roundup of today's news for the game.
First off, Sega says this is not a series reboot. Sega of America president John Chen stressed that "Sonic Boom will not be replacing the original franchise". Aaron Webber described it as a "new branch" of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
This third Nintendo-exclusive game in the Nintendo/Sega partnership will be developed by Big Red Button (Wii U) and Sanzaru (3DS). They will be different games, but set in the same universe. The game features traditional Sonic elements such as speed, but it'll star alongside exploration, combat, and an "Enerbeam" tetherin…
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Jazwares had a booth showcasing its Sonic toys at the Nuremberg toy fair held last week. This sign was in the booth:
The final point in the section to the left reveals a new Sonic game is coming 2015... presumably after the third game in the Nintendo/Sega partnership, since it will be multiplatform: for the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the Wii U. This also implies that the third game is coming sometime this year.
On a side note, according to the sign, the Sonic Boom TV show's target audience is not simply children ages 6-11, but boys 6-11. Also, the show will be CG-animated, the first in Sonic's history.
We'll bring you more when it comes in.
Sega themselves have addressed the matter:
- "Sega is yet to announce details of upcoming console video ga…
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The hit racing game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was announced to be released on iOS this winter, and it's finally here as Sega kicks off the new year.
The game takes 1.03 GB of memory, featuring a grand total of 10 racers (with more on the way). As with its predecessor, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, automatic acceleration is mandatory and graphics are toned down, but as with its console counterparts, the game also includes transforming vehicles and navigation through air, land, and sea. The most notable changes are not the somewhat overwhelming in-app purchases, but the remade World Tour and Daily and Weekly Challenges. Read the product description below:
- It’s Not Just Racing… it’s Racing Transformed!
- Race as Sonic and a host of legend…