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2005

    February 4:
    • Title: Sonic Mega Collection Plus
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox
      Developer: VR-1 Japan
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 12+
      Retail: ???



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Yojiro Ogawa

    August 11:
    • Title: Sonic Gems Collection
      Region: Japan
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube
      Developer: Sonic Team
      Publisher: Sega Corporation
      CERO Rating: 全年齢
      Retail: 4,800



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Mizuki Hosoyamada
      Notes: A compilation containing the first home port of Sonic the Fighters along with the PC versions of Sonic CD and Sonic R, 6 Game Gear games, and 6 unlockable Mega Drive games. The Game Gear games include: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic Spinball, Sonic & Tails 2, Sonic Drift 2, Tails' Skypatrol, and Tails Adventure. The hidden Mega Drive games include: Vectorman, Vectorman 2, Bonanza Bros, Bare Knuckle, Bare Knuckle II, and Bare Knuckle III.

    August 16:
    • Title: Sonic Gems Collection
      Region: North America
      Platform: Nintendo GameCube
      Developer: Sonic Team
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E
      Retail: $29.99



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Mizuki Hosoyamada
      Notes: In this version, the Japanese Sonic CD soundtrack is replaced with the US Spencer Nilsen score, apparently due to licensing issues. Bonanza Bros and the 3 Bare Knuckle (Streets of Rage) games were removed, ostensibly to preserve the game's E rating. Only the GameCube version was released.

    September 30:
    • Title: Sonic Gems Collection
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube
      Developer: Sonic Team
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: ???
      Retail: ???



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Mizuki Hosoyamada
      Notes: This is identical to the US version, with the Spencer Nilsen score for Sonic CD and no sign of Bonanza Bros or the three Bare Knuckle games.

    November 15:
    • Title: Sonic Rush
      Region: North America
      Platform: Nintendo DS
      Developer: Dimps
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E
      Retail: ???



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Akinori Nishiyama
      Notes: Unlike the Sonic Adventure games, Sega outsourced voice production to 4kids Entertainment, US distributors of the Sonic X anime. As such, the game cast is the same as the English Sonic X cast.
    • Title: Shadow the Hedgehog
      Region: North America
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2,
      Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox
      Developer: Sega Studios USA
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E10+
      Retail: ???


      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Takashi Iizuka
      Notes: Nuby released a licensed Shadow the Hedgehog PS2 controller to coincide with the game.

    November 18:
    • Title: Sonic Rush
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Nintendo DS
      Developer: Dimps
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 3+
      Retail: ???



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Akinori Nishiyama
    • Title: Shadow the Hedgehog
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2,
      Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox
      Developer: Sega Studios USA
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 12+
      Retail: ???


      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Takashi Iizuka

    November 23:
    • Title: Sonic Rush
      Region: Japan
      Platform: Nintendo DS
      Developer: Dimps
      Publisher: Sega Corporation
      CERO Rating: 全年齢
      Retail: 4,800



      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Akinori Nishiyama
    • Title: Original Groove Rush
      Source: Sonic Rush
      Artist: Hideki Naganuma, Teruhiko Nakagawa
      Publisher: Wave Master
      Retail: 2,500

      Notes: Available exclusively through Sega Direct. The cover is reversible, featuring Sonic on one side and newcomer Blaze the Cat on the opposite. The first 7 tracks are "Digital Remakin' Trax", enhanced versions of the game music unhindered by the DS's paltry sound chip.
      1. Right There, Ride On (remake)
      2. Back 2 Back (remake)
      3. What U Need (remake)
      4. Jeh Jeh Rocket (remake)
      5. Ska Cha Cha (remake)
      6. Vela-Nova (remake)
      7. Wrapped in Black (remake)
      8. A New Day
      9. What U Need is Remix
      10. Right There, Ride On
      11. Right There, Ride On (Blazy Mix)
      12. Groove Rush #1
      13. Ska Cha Cha
      14. Ska Cha Cha (Blazy Mix)
      15. Enemy or Friend?
      16. Ethno Circus
      17. Ethno Circus (Blazy Mix)
      18. Metal Scratchin'
      19. Metal Scratchin' (Part 2)
      20. Groove Rush #3
      21. Back 2 Back
      22. Back 2 Back (Blazy Mix)
      23. I Wanna Breathe
      24. Just a Breath! (SE)
      25. Jeh Jeh Rocket
      26. Jet Jet Rocket (Blazy Mix)
      27. Groove Rush #7
      28. Get Edgy
      29. Get Edgy (Blazy Mix)
      30. A New Day (Intermission)
      31. What U Need
      32. What U Need (Blazy Mix)
      33. Vela-Nova
      34. Vela-Nova (Part 2)
      35. Groove Rush #2
      36. Groove Rush #8
      37. Bomber Barbara
      38. Bomber Barbara (Part 2)
      39. Groove Rush #4
      40. Raisin' Me Up (Prologue)
      41. Wrapped in Black
      42. Wrapped in Black (Part 2)
      43. Groove Rush #5
      44. Raisin' Me Up
      45. Medley Rush #2

    December 15:
    • Title: Shadow the Hedgehog
      Region: Japan
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2,
      Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox
      Developer: Sega Studios USA
      Publisher: Sega Corporation
      CERO Rating: 全年齢
      Retail: 6,800


      Producer: Yuji Naka
      Director: Takashi Iizuka
      Notes: The game's launch was preceded by a number of promotional events featuring m-flo, a Japanese hip hop band. A remixed version of the song "Tripod Baby" (from the Beat Space Nine album) was recorded as part of the campaign.

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