New Game has Old Name
New game simply called Sonic the Hedgehog
SonicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next-gen game is to be simply titled Sonic the Hedghog
. Announcing the game in a press release
, Sega Japan state that the new game aims recapture the thrill of speed and graphical advancement that was present in the original Sonic game. Reusing the title is SegaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s way of communicating its desire to return to the starting point of the series.*
Sonic the Hedgehog
was originally announced at SegaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Consumer Strategy Exhibition 2005. Watch Impress have these pictures and a report
of the event:
Meger selection of Sega gifts for this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s TGS
As with previous Japanese gaming events, visitors will receive a free gift for playing the Sega games on display at this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s TGS. However, in contrast to previous years where Sega offered a different gift for each game on display, the selection of freebies available this time around is fairly limited.
Visitors who play any of the Sonic games on display will receive this rather bland Sonic Channel sticker:
This Puyo will be given to all visitors who try out the Puyo 2
In addition, attendees that bring their DS will be able to download a demo of Sonic Rush
allowing them to play as either Sonic or Blaze on the first forest level.*
More information can be found here
Sonic X-treme Demo for sale
Early build of cancelled Sonic game uncovered
An anonymous former Sega employee managed to procure a demo of Sonic X-treme
and is now selling it to whoever can make him the highest offer, which he expects to be at least a four figure sum.
Stored on an ordinary CD-R disc, the playable demo mostly consists of a basic test level. It was originally produced to demonstrate the concept to Sega Japan and is also the same build that was shown when the game was first announced at the 1996 Gamer's Day event.
Pictures of the disc, together with details of how to make an offer, can be found here
[*Disclaimer: Information obtained via machine translation and so may be partly inaccurate].