Tag Archives: sonic

What’s Out Today? w/e November 4th, 2011

Sonic The Hedgehog returns in a title that will satisfy fans both old and new as the athletic mascot marks his 20th Anniversary. Sega’s Sonic Generations allows players to blast through each level as both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic. The former revisits the 2D side-scrolling platform action of the …

Read More »

Generations becomes most pre-ordered Sonic game

Sonic Generations has smashed pre-sale records for Sega to become the most pre-ordered game in the franchise’s 20-year history. The platformer – which combines the newer and more retro Sonic the Hedgehog characters – is due out in the UK on November 4th for Xbox 360 and PS3. A 3DS …

Read More »

Sonic claims Golden Joystick Award

Sonic the Hedgehog is the first winner at this year’s record-breaking Golden Joystick Awards. Sega’s iconic mascot has won the very first outstanding contribution award in the same year that it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The 29th annual GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards has a also smashed the Guinness World Record …

Read More »

Sonic joins The Simpsons

Sega’s spending big on Sonic this Christmas, with the hedgehog’s next adventure sponsoring The Simpsons. Sonic Generations will appear around the hit series across Sky 1, Sky HD and Sky Anytime. It’s the longest Sonic campaign ever, running from October 1st to December 31st. It’s on air every single day …

Read More »

DOWNLOAD: Sonic’s 20th anniversary supplement

Sonic the Hedgehog has been tearing up gamers screens for 20 years, and MCV has put together a supplement celebrating that very fact. We look back at the key moments in Sonic’s history from 1991 to 2007, and reveal the plans for the upcoming adventure – Sonic Generations. On top …

Read More »

Sonic stationery snapped up by retail

It’s Sonic’s 20th anniversary this year and to celebrate Sega is pushing a line of merchandise to retail. The publisher has partnered with design firm Blueprint which has produced Sonic-branded stationery, bags and other back-to-school items. These have already been ordered by a host of retailers including WH Smith, Debenhams, …

Read More »

Sonic Generations speeds into view

Sega has at last officially confirmed the rumours that Sonic Generations is to be the next title for its speedy blue mascot. The twist this time out is that Sonic will be playable both as he was back in his debut in 1991 and as he is now is his …

Read More »

Sonic celebrates 20th anniversary with licensing blitz

Twenty years of Sonic will be marked by a global merchandising plan. Sega Europe’s newly expanded licensing team is seeking partnerships in every sector imaginable to create new product lines for the mascot’s 20th anniversary on June 23rd. We have some surprises lined up for Sonic’s anniversary,” Sega Europe’s head …

Read More »

Sega expands licensing team

Sega Europe will up the ante of its licensing program this year, securing new merchandising deals for its hottest properties, such as Sonic The Hedgehog. To drive this renewed effort, the publisher has hired Sissel Henno as head of licensing. She will head up the department, working with current partners …

Read More »

Hi. Im Mario the Hedgehog

Oh how times change. The rivalry between the immaculately designed and delicately paced Mario and the cooler, speedier Sonic was once the defining relationship of an entire generation of games consoles. Now the once distinct line between the two is blurring even further. Speaking to IGN, Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka …

Read More »