Sonic creator Yuji Naka has expressed his interest in creating a sequel to both Rodea the Sky Soldier and also his other pet project, Ivy the Kiwi. Naka said that both games are very special to him and if he was given the chance he would create sequels to both. I suppose it all depends on how well Rodea the Sky Soldier does next week in North America and Europe for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Ivy the Kiwi and Rodea are two titles that have a special part in my heart, so I would love to try creating sequels if I am given the opportunity. I constantly have ideas for new titles. Though I cannot say them here, please look forward to the day I can show them to the public.
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Ever thought you wanted to play as Mario in the reasonably well-received Sonic Generations? Well, now you can thanks to a mod! You can watch Mario dash through the levels at the speed of light in the video embedded above and admittedly it does look like a lot of fun. As you would expect the mod only works with the PC version of Sonic Generations.
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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SEGA has released a statement on their blog announcing that Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be delayed until 2016, instead of its intended release date for the last quarter of this year.
“Alright, classy people – today we’ve got some news for you. Some of you might initially see it as a negative, but I’m here to tell you why it’s a good thing.
The team at SEGA has decided to delay the release date of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, which we announced for Nintendo 3DS earlier this year. In order to make sure the game has the time and polish needed, we’re moving it out into 2016. No exact window from us, just yet – it’ll be ready when it’s ready!
In the grand scheme of things, while the downside is that you won’t be playing the game this year, the upside is that what you’ll play next year, and what fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game, will be a stronger, more enjoyable experience.
We think that’s important, not just for this one game, but for all future Sonic titles.
Questions? Comments? Favorite desserts? We welcome them all in the comments, and we’ll have more news on Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice as we move towards next year!
This could potentially mean that SEGA has learned a valuable lesson after the issues with Sonic Boom: Rise of The Lyric. The extra time they have given themselves could be the difference between a rushed and a great game.
The various costumes from Super Mario Maker are popping up like wildfire over on the game’s Miiverse page for reviewers. The latest costume that has been revealed is the Sonic costume which sees you playing Super Mario Maker as if you were Sonic minus the ludicrously fast speed. Check him out in the image above.
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Unreal Engine 4 is capable of producing some stunningly realistic visuals once developers have got a grasp on using the tools at their disposal. YouTube user CryZENx has used Epic Games Unreal Engine 4’s open world “Kite” environment and has combined it with SEGA’s spiky blue mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. As you can see from the video below the results are both stunning and slightly amusing.