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Sonic the Hedgehog 20th anniversary

Sonic the Hedgehog 20th anniversary

It was way back in 1991 when Sega first premiered Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis. From that moment on, Sonic became the company’s most iconic mascot, knocking Alex Kidd from the title, and never looking back. From his first appearance as a dashboard toy in Rad Mobile, to his Sonic X animated series, battling with Dr. Eggman and Dr. Robotnik, meeting up with Tails and Knuckles, through Sega CD and Dreamcast, the Sonic Storybook series, and more — Sonic has been a blue blur of excitement for over 20 years. It’s no wonder Sega is making big strides for the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary. Sonic Generations will help get this point across in a big way, as gamers can play through new and classic episodes as Classic Sonic or Modern Sonic. Will you guys be celebrating his big day at your house?

Two Sonic the Hedgehogs in Sega’s Sonic Generations

Two Sonic the Hedgehogs in Sega's Sonic Generations

Play as Classic Sonic! Play as Modern Sonic! Whether you’re an old school fan from the Sega Genesis and Dreamcast eras, or a new age fan from Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and Sonic Colors, Sega’s latest blockbuster video game, Sonic Generations, has you covered. The title, set to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year, features a giant throwback to old fans while inviting new fans to jump aboard. 3D and 2D adventures mixed with blinding speed can only mean one thing; Sonic the Hedgehog is back – both of them – and they mean business.

Sonic Generations celebrates Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Generations celebrates Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is fast, blue, and just about to turn 20 years old. In celebration of the big 2-0, Sega is bringing out what could possibly be the biggest Sonic game to hit consoles in the two decades he’s been here. The title, Sonic Generations, will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year, readying to pay homage to the storied history of Sonic. The levels are like throwbacks to earlier Sonic games, re-imagining classics like the Green Hill Zone as throwbacks to the Sega Genesis, the Dreamcast, and so many eras between and since. Courtesy of some plot-based time holes, there are also multiple Sonics to choose from; the classic “chubby” Sonic, and the modern “skinny” Sonic, each with their own strengths and paths. The concept merges old with new, 3D with 2D, and all types of super hyper amaze-o speed. Best of all, it looks awesome. Check it!

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 update, new screens

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 update, new screens

The all new episodic adventures of Sonic can’t get here fast enough! Actually, Sonic is fast enough to get here himself by now, but he has to wait for the good folks at Sega. No worries, we’re enjoying every minute of the countdown, as new screen shots of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 are revealed, bringing further happiness! The images reveal the classic 2D styling of the original Genesis games, and areas like Splash Hill Zone, ready for play on the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3. Check out a few more screens of the upcoming game

Sonic & Knuckles hits Nintendo’s Virtual Console

Sonic & Knuckles hits Nintendo's Virtual Console

Every Monday, Nintendo offers gaming fans new and retro titles to purchase on their Nintendo Wii Virtual Console. Today’s adventure in the U.S. is one of the greatest Sonic creations of all time; Sonic & Knuckles. For years, the game was subtitled by fans as “Sonic 4”, but everyone now knows that the true Sonic 4 will be available summer 2010. Sonic & Knuckles was originally on the Genesis, and used this cool “lock-on” cartridge allowing you to connect the older Sonic games, opening new content. Today’s downloadable game features some recreated emulation, and Sega brilliance, so that if you’ve also downloaded Sonic 1, Sonic 2, or Sonic 3 to the virtual console, you can connect them in virtual land. All for just 800 Wii Points. Take a look at the game in action

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