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Sega Remastered: How retro and PC titles are revitalising the publisher

Sega remains one of the most recognisable names in the video game business. That’s still largely thanks to its days as a platform holder, though since then the company has diversified into every area of publishing, utilising its immense back catalogue to great effect and working with top-end developers on …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Sonic merchandise

Sonic Mania hits shelves in a couple of weeks in a shiny collector’s edition for PS4, Xbox One and Switch, exclusive to Amazon. Of course, there’s also a digital version for players who only want to enjoy the game without the collectibles. Either way, to celebrate the blue blur’s return, …

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Sonic is getting his own art exhibition

Sounds kind of unlikely, doesn’t it? But thanks to a partnership between Sega and art publisher Washington Green, retro games icon Sonic is indeed to star in his own art exhibition. The works are said to be diverse in style and come from critically acclaimed artists. Expect fine art, sculpture …

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There are two new Sonic games on the way

Sega has announced not one but two new Sonic games for release in 2017. The first is Sonic Mania, a title that resembles the original 2D pixel art releases that kickstartered the franchise. Though the game comes with entirely new levels and characters, it also features ‘classic’ gameplay as well …

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Happy birthday Sonic: UK games industry execs share their best memories

As the speedy hedgehog reaches quarter of a century old, UK games retailers, publishers, media and developers reminisce about their favourite Sonic games and moments. Simon Bennett, Roll7:My earliest memory was one of my most favourite gaming memories, sat on my mate Stu’s sofa, on the Game Gear, playing one-life-one-pass …

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New Sonic game set for 2017, could be revealed at Comic-Con

A new Sonic game is set to arrive in 2017, Gematsu reports. Sega apparently made the announcement at the character’s 25th anniversary event in Tokyo by long-time Sonic developer Takash Iizuka. MCV understands that Sonic is set to have a big focus at Comic-Con in San Diago next month, so …

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Sega: ‘We are turning Sonic into an entertainment icon’

Late last year, Sega made a number of changes to its US business that has made a big impact on the future of its famous blue mascot. Sonic, which celebrates its 25th year in existence this month, has a new management team with the purpose of establishing the hedgehog not …

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‘We’re trying to get Sonic’s quality right,’ says Sega

The team now in charge of Sonic says it is determined to rectify past mistakes. Sonic games have suffered from inconsistent quality recently, particularly with 2014’s Boom. Sega is really – as of this last year – putting a huge emphasis on quality,” said Chief brand officer Ivo Gerscovich. One …

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Modding can ‘reenergise’ retro gaming, says Sega Europe

Allowing players to modify classic games can help rejuvenate piracy-hit retro gaming. That’s according to Sega’s James Schall, talking after the launch of the Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub. The Hub opened on April 28th on Steam, and over 350,000 Mega Drive titles were sold in just three weeks. But …

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