Tag Archives: sonic the hedgehog
Mon, Jan 03, 2011 | 07:14 GMT
This year marks two decades for venerable and eternal properties Sonic the Hedgehog and Puyo Puyo, and Sega intends to celebrate in style. All. Year. Long.
Thu, Oct 07, 2010 | 09:30 BST
Sega has confirmed it has de-listed from retail certain Sonic titles, which end up with average or poor Meta scores.
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 | 22:20 BST
Happy Birthday Sonic. You turn 19-years old this week. That’s old enough to know better, yet not old enough to drink in the US.
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 | 22:26 GMT
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 | 14:25 BST
Mad Catz has secured a “multi-year” agreement to make Sonic-branded peripherals in the US.
“Sonic is one of the videogame industry’s most popular and enduring characters and we are thrilled to initiate this relationship with Sega to create Sonic-branded videogame accessories,” said Mad Catz mega-chief, Darren Richardson.
“We look forward to offering unique and exciting accessories to fans of this truly iconic videogame and popular culture character.”
We can’t wait to see this. PR after the break.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 | 07:56 BST
Sega reckons Sonic the Hedgehog is on the up. All you’ve got to do is wait for the little blue man’s return to the glory days.
“The quality is something that will be fixed over time,” SoA marketing man Sean Ratcliffe told IndustryGamers.
“It’s not something where you wake up one morning and say, ‘You know what, we’re going to improve our quality on this franchise,’ and it magically happens. A lot of hard work goes into striving for quality.”
Phew. We’d almost given up hope. Loads more through there.
Thu, May 21, 2009 | 15:54 BST
Sega has quietly released the original Sonic the Hedgehog for iPods and iPhone on the App Store.
Seven zones are there for users to speed through including Green Hill and Labyrinth, along with some special stages as well.
Options include arcade and full-screen views, and it will run you £3.49 ($4.99).
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 22:15 GMT
GameTap has an exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog retrospective over on its YouTube channel.
The documentary is over 24 minutes long, broken into four parts, and features members of the original Sonic Team speaking together for the first time, including:
- Naoto Ohshima, Illustrator
- Yuji Naka, Programmer
- Hirokazu Yasuhara, Level Designer
- Shinobu Toyoda, Executive Vice President, SEGA
- Madeline Schroeder, Product Manager
- Al Nilsen, Director of Marketing, SEGA
- Roger Hector, GM, SEGA Technical Institute
- Takashi Yuda, Illustrator, “Knuckles”
- Akinori Nishiyama, GM. Sonic Team Japan
- Yuji Uekawa, Designer, Sonic Adventure
- Takashi Iizuka, Director, SEGA Technical Institute
Highlights include rare vintage videos, never-before-seen concept art featuring Sonic’s original girlfriend Madonna, Sega commercials from the 90s and Naoto Ohshima discussing how he was inspired by Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton and Santa Claus.
Watch all four parts here.
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 | 10:48 BST
Sega has popped its head round the door to tell us that Sonic the Hedgehog is the UK’s all time favourite videogame character of all time.
“Over 500 UK gamers voted in the poll to mark the launch of London Games Festival, which is expected to attract over 100,000 computer games fans to the capital this week,” says the release.
Top Ten is as follows:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Super Mario
- Lara Croft
- Donkey Kong
- Pac Man (10 per cent)
- Max Payne
- Niko Belic
Marcu Fenix or some other manly, muscular character should have won in our opinion. Anyway, congrats to Sonic and Sega.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 | 07:40 BST
According to SegaNerds, Sonic the Hedgehog was 17 years old yesterday.
Apparently, Sonic the Hedgehog was released in North America and Europe on June 23, 1991, with Japanese gamers having to wait until late July for the game. We have no idea if this is true or not, but we’re prepared to believe.
Happy birthday, Sonic. Here’s to another 17 years of running in a straight line.
Thu, May 29, 2008 | 16:49 BST
According to this GameDaily story, Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog mobile game has now been downloaded 8 million times.
The figure’s been reached in the US and Europe since the title launched in 2006.
“Sonic the Hedgehog is a title that resonates with a universal audience of gamers who have grown up with the franchise, as well as with a growing audience of casual players,” said Linda Chaplin, vice president of Sega Mobile.
Good for you, Sega.