Famitsu is reporting that SEGA is currently removing Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 from the Wii Virtual Console. The reason for the removal is unknown and we also don’t know if it’s just happening in Japan. However, the games will disappear from the Wii Virtual Console and Xbox Live Arcade on October 30th.
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The Sonic franchise has dealt with its fair share of criticism in recent times with certain games not living up to the standard that the fans have come to expect. Well, that could all be set to change! SEGA Europe Marketing Director Jon Rooke has explained the company realises that the quality of recent Sonic titles have taken a nose dive so they are looking to create future games based on the templates that were there in the 90’s when the Sonic games were something special.
“Sega has publicly apologised to the fans as the quality of console games in the Sonic franchise hasn’t been acceptable over recent years. It’s been tough translating that iconic side scrolling 2D experience from the 90s into 3D but Sonic is still huge for us so the new games will be more inspired by how it played in its heyday.”
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Despite gamers reservations about the games, the Sonic Boom television series has been a success worldwide. It should come as no surprise then to learn that there’s going to be a second season of the Sonic Boom animation. The news was revealed today via the official distributor for the television show who announced that the second season of Sonic Boom is currently being produced by Sega and OuiDO! Productions. There’s apparently talks of it coming to DVD and presumably Blu Ray too.
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SEGA has today announced that their variety of Nintendo 3DS hardware themes will be arriving on the North American theme shop. Yes, that means that you will soon be able to purchase the Dreamcast theme and the SEGA Saturn theme. We are still waiting to hear whether they are coming to Europe, but it seems a reasonably safe bet to assume they will eventually.
- Sega Master System
- Sega Mark III
- Sega Saturn
- Hi-Tech Sega
- Sega SG-1000
- Sega Dreamcast
25 years ago today the Sega Game Gear was released in Japan for the first time. To celebrate the handheld’s 25th Anniversary, Sega has announced on Twitter that there will be a new Game Gear theme available soon for the Nintendo 3DS. There hasn’t been a release date announced just yet, or details on how much it will cost, but you can take a look at what the theme looks like on the 3DS below.
SEGA has confirmed via Twitter that Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to get their hands on Sonic 2 3D on October 8th. You can watch a trailer for the iconic Sonic title which made its debut on the Sega Mega Drive way back in 1992, below.
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has confirmed that both 3D Puyo Puyo 2 and 3D Power Drift have been confirmed for the Nintendo 3DS. Both games are part of a Japan only retail collection and will no doubt come as a pleasant surprise to fans. Apparently, Maze Walker and Fantasy Zone II are also in the collection. An interesting thing to note is that both of these titles were confirmed in the list that was uncovered via hidden data in 3D Gunstar Heroes.