Dear friends, we have some great news!
Summer 2014 will mark one of the most important events in the history of Sonic fandom surrounding Russia and several other countries, which will unite all fans from main Russian communities!
Russian Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been arranging large meet-ups in Moscow every summer since 2006, but this time we're going to hold a true fan convention called SuperSonicCon with everything that usually composes such events. During the entire day under the roof we will hold ceremonials, different contests, video game tournaments, and the most important thing of all - Sonic fans from all over the world will be able to meet in a friendly atmosphere, chat and have a really good time!
Here are some of the planned features for the convention:
— It will be held in a large place, well-equipped and prepared for housing an event like this. Most likely it will be “ DNK HALL” in the “Central House of Artists”.
— Stands of our friends and sponsors will be set up. Everyone can organize their own stand where they will be able to exhibit their art or show off their Sonic staff collection.
— For the first time at a Russian Sonic event you will see cosplay! We invite all the cosplayers to take part! A few teams are already willing to be there with us. And, of course, photographers will be there too.
— And as always, exciting gaming competitions, where you will be able to compete with others playing classic and modern Sonic games! Winners of the competitions will receive great prizes!
— The convention visitors will be able to play almost every released Sonic game at freeplay;
— BadnikLive quiz will show who has the best knowledge of Sonic the Hedgehog universe;
— Authors of good fan art, fanfiction, music videos, game hacks and just the ones who contributed a lot to the Sonic community will receive special attention, while the best will earn Russian Sonic Awards;
Everyone can take part in organization of the convention. If you have any ideas regarding the event, its format as a whole or its separate parts, you can share them with us!
SuperSonicCon will be held at August 2nd 2014!
For this weekend only, the Official Sonic merchandise provides customers with a discount code as an early celebration for Sonic's 23rd anniversary. With this, every product that you purchase will get 23% off when you're checking out. A great way to save yourself some money and celebrate the 23rd anniversary earlier!
Do note that the main site's currency is Great Britain Pounds (GBP) but does deliver to every country. You might want to use a Currency Converter to calculate what it will cost you exactly. However, you can also switch to different countries by clicking the flag symbols at the bottom right of the screen.
Released at the 27th of March, Sonic Lost World received another DLC for the Wii U version. This being the earlier hinted the Legend of Zelda zone.
In this DLC, Sonic fits into a link attire and explores Hyrule in search for the famed Triforce. He will also come across various Zelda gimmicks, including Rupees and Heart Containers. You will also see Link flying on his bird from Skyward Sword on several parts in the stage. A love letter to both Sonic and Zelda fans.
You can download this DLC for free on your Nintendo Wii U console.
The Rouge Global Challenge for the mobile game Sonic Dash mentioned earlier is now live! As usual, this global challenge consists of 4 stages, where players all around the world have to dash to unlock our jewel huntress. This time, instead of picking up presents or dashing a certain amount of metres, you'll just have to aim for a highscore which will be converted to points. Recommended is the usage of boosters, which make it a lot easier to reach the goal.
The challenge will be available till the 2nd of March, so good luck and keep dashing!
Tomy Company has published on his Facebook page pictures of some of the first series of Sonic Boom figures , shown during the Toy Fair 2014 in New York . A small description mentioned that it will be one of many new toys that we can expect in the future.
Tomy became a new SEGA's partner in the production of Sonic toys. Cooperation with the previous manufacturer Jazwares has ,apparently, ended.
In a recent update, Sonic Dash not only got a new global challenge with soon-to-be playable Rouge the Bat, but also a new boss similair to Zazz, in the form of Sonic's Arch-Nemesis Dr. Eggman. There are also new achievements you can get by dashing with Silver the Hedgehog.
- The Dr. Eggman fight is very similair to Zazz, but of course in a different image. Instead of flying on Zazz his flying.. ball? Eggman pilots his own vehicle, armed with rockets and bombs to slow you down.
- (more info on the Rouge global challenge and achievements later)
Coming completely out of nowhere (well, kind of), a new game has been announced! Sonic Lost World has only been out for 3 months and a new game is already is development.
This game seems to revolutionize the entire franchise (Not confirmed yet as this is most likely going to be a spin-off game) with new designs and apparently new gameplay mechanics too. Sonic Boom is a game dedicated to the show that is also going to be released this year. Also, this is the third nintendo exclusive Sega has been hinting about, as it will again only be released on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. A release date has not been mentioned yet, neither if it will be released in 2014 or next year.
The Cartoon also got a new trailer. To watch this trailer, please click 'read more'
EDIT: It is now confirmed that Sonic Boom will be a spin-off title, thus having the design only make an appearance in said spin-off titles. The old designs will return in later games.
Yes, that is correct! Earlier he was mentioned as playable character for the new release on the android, but now he is officially on the steam version. Ladies and gentlemen, Ryo Hazuki! However, instead of an update, he comes as a downloadable content, meaning you still have to pay to play as him.
So far, Ryo has only been confirmed for the Android version and the Steam version, with still no news concerning the console versions. It seems like Sumo and Sega are really forgetting about the console versions, despite the xbox 360 having an award.
Probably one of the strangest trailers you've seen in a long time (at least the strangest of this year so far!), Sonic & All-stars Racing Transformed has now been released for Android Systems. For people with good eyes, they might also discover something else.
When looking correctly, you'll see Ryu Hazuki his racing character + icon fly through the screen every now and then. Therefore, we can officially say that Ryu has made it's way to Sonic & All-stars Racing Transformed. If he will be Android exclusive is unknown. However, several leads have gave me the conclusion that Ryu will at least make it to one console. Yogcast, the populair British Youtube Gaming Channel, were having a livestream some weeks ago for charity. During their livestream, they also played Sonic & All-stars Racing Transformed on Steam. There, Ryu was also seen as a playable character.
If Ryu will make it to other consoles is yet to be confirmed, but stay with us and we'll keep you up to news!
It has been teased earlier in the livestream of Yogcast (the youtube channel which also had the DLC character Simon lane within the game), but as of today Sega has made an official teaser too. Ryu Hazuki, the protagonist of the Shenmue franchise, was in the original all-stars racing but left out in transformed. Due to teasers, it seems Ryu will arrive very soon onto the stage. When Ryu will be available is yet to be announced, but keep in touch and we will give you updates as fast as possible!