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1998

    ???:
    • Title: Sonic Jam
      Region: North America
      Platform: Tiger Game.com
      Developer: Tiger Electronics
      Publisher: Tiger Electronics
      ESRB Rating: E
      Retail: ???



      Producer: ???
      Director: ???
      Notes: This primitive version of Sonic Jam features stages from Sonic 2, 3, and S&K, and includes Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles as playable characters. (Screenshots thanks to BriPro.com.)

    January 21:
    • Title: Sonic R
      Source: Sonic R
      Artist: Richard Jacques
      Vocals: T.J. Davis
      Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment
      Retail: ???
      1. Can You Feel the Sunshine?
      2. Living in the City
      3. Back in Time
      4. Work it Out
      5. Diamond in the Sky
      6. Super Sonic Racing
      7. Number One
      8. Start Fanfare
      9. End Fanfare
      10. Options Screen
      11. Work it Out (Red Raw Mix)
      12. Super Sonic Racing (X-TRA Club Mix)

    May 31:

    • The trademark law is revised to include 3-dimensional shapes, and Sonic becomes one of the first five 3D shapes to be certified under the new regulations.

    August 22:

    • Sega holds the Sonic Adventure press conference at the Tokyo International Forum. The show featured performances from several Japanese celebrities while merchandise and promotional freebies of all manner were handed out to attendees. Hiroshi Fujioka, Sega's popular Segata Sanshiro, lead the crowds in a chant of "SONIKKU", which was recorded and used in the final battle scene of Sonic Adventure. For those unable to attend, video from the event was streamed live onto the internet.

    November 6:
    • Title: Sonic Team PowerPlay
      Source: Various Sonic Team games
      Artist: Various
      Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment
      Retail: ???

      Notes: "Open Your Heart", the Sonic Adventure theme, is the hidden final track.
      1. Dreams Dreams (Kids version)
      2. Dreams Dreams (A Cappella Version)
      3. Super Sonic Racing
      4. Can You Feel the Sunshine
      5. Number One
      6. Burning Hearts ~Honoh no ANGEL~
      7. We Are Burning Rangers
      8. I Just Smile
      9. Sonic: You Can Do Anything
      10. Cosmic Eternity: Believe in Yourself
      11. Dreams Dreams
      12. Open Your Heart

    November 11:
    • Title: Sonic R
      Region: North America, Europe
      Platform: Windows PC
      Developer: Traveller's Tales
      Publisher: Sega Entertainment, Sega PC
      ESRB Rating: E
      Retail: ???



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Takashi Iizuka
      Notes: This version of the game sports a number of enhancements over the Saturn original, including cleaner graphics, a higher framerate, weather effects, and a 4-player mode.

    December 2:
    • Title: Songs With Attitude
      Source: Sonic Adventure
      Artist: Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani
      Vocals: Johnny Gioeli, Tony Harnell, Karen Brake, Marlon Saunders, John Simpson III, Nikki Gregoroff, Ted Poley
      Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment
      Retail: ???

      Notes: Contains the vocal songs from Sonic Adventure. The manual features commentary from all three composers as well as photos from the recording sessions.
      1. It Doesn't Matter
      2. My Sweet Passion
      3. Lazy Days ~Livin' in Paradise~
      4. Believe in Myself
      5. Unknown from M.E.
      6. Open Your Heart

    December 12:
    • Title: Sonic R
      Region: Japan
      Platform: Windows PC
      Developer: Traveller's Tales
      Publisher: Sega PC
      CERO Rating: n/a
      Retail: 7,800



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Takashi Iizuka

    December 16:
    • Title: Sonic Adventure Remix
      Source: Sonic Adventure
      Artist: Various
      Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment
      Retail: ???

      Notes: Contains remixes of the Sonic Adventure vocal songs. The package includes character profiles and a sticker of the cover art.
      1. Unknown From M.E. - Kevin Moore & Steve Tushar
      2. My Sweet Passion - Kevin Moore & Steve Tushar
      3. My Sweet Passion - Chris Vrenna & Mark Blasques
      4. Open Your Heart - Transmutator vs. Razed in Black
      5. Believe in Myself - Transmutator
      6. Lazy Days ~Livin' in Paradise~ - Mark Pistel
      7. Open Your Heart - Chris Randall & Van Christie
      8. Believe in Myself - Matt Greene
      9. Unknown From M.E. -- Cevin Key
      10. Open Your Heart - Chris Vrenna & Mark Blasques

    December 23:
    • Title: Sonic Adventure
      Region: Japan
      Platform: Sega Dreamcast
      Developer: Sonic Team
      Publisher: Sega Enterprises
      CERO Rating: n/a
      Retail: 5,800



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Takashi Iizuka
      Cast:
      Sonic the Hedgehog Jun'ichi Kanemaru
      Miles "Tails" Prower Kazuki Hayashi
      Knuckles the Echidna Nobutoshi Canna (Nobutoshi Hayashi)
      Amy Rose Taeko Kawata (Taeko Yamada)
      E-102 Gamma Jouji Nakata (Hitoshi Nakata)
      Big the Cat Shun Yashiro
      Dr. Eggman Chikao Ohtsuka
      Tikal Kaori Asou
      Pachacamac Tohru Ohkawa
      Additional voices: Kaho Kouda

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