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2007

    January 8:
    • Title: Sonic Riders - Zero Gravity (Shooting Star Story)
      Region: North America
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E
      Retail: $39.99 (PS2), $49.99 (Wii)



      Producer: Kenjiro Morimoto
      Director: Kenjiro Morimoto

    January 17:
    • Title: Mario & Sonic at Beijing Olympic
      Region: Japan
      Platform: Nintendo DS
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Nintendo
      CERO Rating: A
      Retail: 4,800



      Producer: Osamu Oohashi
      Director: ???
    • Title: Sonic Riders - Shooting Star Story
      Region: Japan
      Platform: Nintendo Wii
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega Corporation
      CERO Rating: A
      Retail: 5,800



      Producer: Kenjiro Morimoto
      Director: Kenjiro Morimoto
    • Title: Zero Gravity Tracks
      Source: Sonic Riders - Shooting Star Story
      Artist: Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Hideaki Kobayashi, Tomonori Sawada
      Vocals: Cashell, runblebee
      Publisher: Wave Master
      Retail: 2,200

      Notes: Final Sonic-themed soundtrack distributed through Sega Direct, which closed two months later.
      1. Un-gravitify
      2. Meteor Falls
      3. When Robots Attack
      4. Through Traffic
      5. Spiral Madness
      6. Mystery of the Meteorite
      7. Gadget Around
      8. Aquatic Time
      9. The Divine Wings
      10. Give Me the Power
      11. Sealed Ground
      12. Full Speed Ahead
      13. Dive into Gravity
      14. Babylon Garden
      15. The Lightless Black
      16. Stop the Black Hole
      17. The Core
      18. After the Storm
      19. Wish and Hope
      20. Catch Me if You Can
      21. Blast Town
      22. Multi Attack
      23. Un-gravitify electro extended

    January 22:
    • Title: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
      Region: North America
      Platform: Nintendo DS
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E
      Retail: $34.99



      Producer: Osamu Oohashi
      Director: ???

    January 23:
    • Title: True Blue
      Source: Various
      Artist: Various
      Vocals: Various
      Publisher: Wave Master
      Retail: 2,500

      Notes: A compilation album containing vocal themes from pretty much every single Sonic game with a vocal theme, plus a few remixes to boot. The package includes a fold-out lyric sheet.
      1. Live & Learn
      2. It Doesn't Matter (SA2 Version)
      3. Escape from the City
      4. His World
      5. Super Sonic Racing
      6. Sonic - You Can Do Anything
      7. Sonic Boom
      8. Sonic Speed Riders
      9. Race to Win
      10. Sonic X Theme
      11. Right There, Ride On
      12. Sonic Heroes
      13. What I'm Made Of...
      14. Seven Rings in Hand
      15. His World (Zebrahead Version)
      16. It Doesn't Matter (SA1 Version)
      17. Open Your Heart
      18. A New Venture (Surfin' S.R.A. Remix)
      19. Angel Island Zone (SSBB Remix)
      20. Seven Rings in Hand (Crush 40 Version)
      21. Open Your Heart (Crush 40 vs Bentley Jones Remix)

    February 8:
    • Title: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Nintendo DS
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 3+
      Retail: 29.99



      Producer: Osamu Oohashi
      Director: ???

    February 22:
    • Title: Sonic Riders - Zero Gravity (Shooting Star Story)
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 3+
      Retail: 19.99 (PS2), 39.99 (Wii)



      Producer: Kenjiro Morimoto
      Director: Kenjiro Morimoto

    May 19:
    • Sonic Live!, an electronic pachislot machine, is released in Japan. The game is developed by Rodeo and published by Fields. It features a monitor that displays short cutscenes constructed with graphics from Sonic Adventure 2 and music from Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes. Bonus events include skits starring Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman, Shadow, Metal Sonic, Big, and Omochao.

    July 7:
    • Sonic the Hedgehog, an edutainment title for LeapFrog's tyke-based Didj handheld, is released in the US along with the console. The game features simple spelling puzzles mixed into stages from Sonic's 1, 2, and 3. LeapFrog also rereleased the original Leapster Sonic X with enhancements for the Leapster 2 handheld.

    September 26:
    • Title: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Nintendo DS
      Developer: BioWare
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 7+
      Retail: 29.99



      Producer: Dorian Kieken
      Director: Mark Darrah

    September 30:
    • Title: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
      Region: North America
      Platform: Nintendo DS
      Developer: BioWare
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E
      Retail: $39.99



      Producer: Dorian Kieken
      Director: Mark Darrah

    November:
    • "Sonic: Night of the Werehog", an animated CG short, is released on a special website to promote Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure). On a dark, rainy night, Sonic and Chip seek refuge from the elements in an old, derelict mansion. Like most old, derelict mansions, this one happens to be home to a few ghosts: in this case, two would-be photographers who use their Polaroids to snap scare reaction shots of unwitting visitors and present the photos to the young lady ghost of the house in the hopes of being rewarded with smooches. Chip proves to be an easy target, and the prima donna poltergeist is pleased with the prints until Sonic starts showing up in the background, making faces at the camera. When the lady wraith starts refusing to dole out kisses, her two retainers put aside their rivalry to lay some smacketh down upon the intruding hedgehog who has made a mockery of their enterprise. When the full moon causes said hedgehog to transform into a werehog, the two ghosts merge into a green, bipedal bovine for some one-on-one. Sonic soon finds that his punches are unable to connect with his ethereal opponent, and once the ghost warriors turn invisible, all hope seems lost. Chip discovers by accident that the ghosts' light refraction shenanigans don't fool the camera, so he tosses the Polaroid to Sonic who attempts to gauge his opponent's position by wildly snapping photos. Unfortunately, this tactic proves fruitless as by the time the shots develop, Sonic has already been booted in the patootie by his unseen foe. When the Werehog appears to be down for the count, the two ghosts resume their internal bickering and split apart to fight for the opportunity to snap a shot of their defeated enemy. Sonic takes advantage of the quarrel to finish the battle, but when Miss Priss rolls down to investigate the commotion, she becomes immediately infatuated with the Werehog. The next morning, as Sonic heads out, he is joined by a perplexingly clingy Chip - a disguise for his new female phantom companion. The real Chip, meanwhile, remains tied down in the mansion with two very dejected ghost photographers.

      The high-quality animation was produced in Japan at Sega's VE Animation Studio. The cast includes Jason Griffith as Sonic, Tony Salerno as Chip, Kevin Glenz and Ryan Drees as the ghost photographers, and Momoko Ishikawa as the girl ghost. The ghosts (like the NPC's in Sonic World Adventure) were designed by Illustrators unit Gurihiru, a small illustration studio operating out of Saitama. In Japan, the short aired several times over the month of March, 2009 on the TV network Kids Station with the subtitle ソニック&チップ 恐怖の館 (Sonic & Chip: mansion of terror).


    November 18:
    • Title: Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure)
      Region: North America
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2
      Developer: Dimps
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E 10+
      Retail: $29.99



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Toshiyuki Nagahara
    • Title: Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure)
      Region: North America
      Platform: Nintendo Wii
      Developer: Dimps
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E 10+
      Retail: $49.99



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Toshiyuki Nagahara

    November 24:
    • Title: Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure)
      Region: North America
      Platform: Microsoft Xbox 360
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E 10+
      Retail: $49.99



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Yoshihisa Hashimoto

    November 28:
    • Title: Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure)
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 2
      Developer: Dimps
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 7+
      Retail: 19.99



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Toshiyuki Nagahara
    • Title: Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure)
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Nintendo Wii
      Developer: Dimps
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 7+
      Retail: 49.99



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Toshiyuki Nagahara
    • Title: Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure)
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Microsoft Xbox 360
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 7+
      Retail: 49.99



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Yoshihisa Hashimoto
    • Title: Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure)
      Region: Europe
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 3
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega Europe
      PEGI Rating: 7+
      Retail: 49.99



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Yoshihisa Hashimoto

    December 9:
    • Title: Sonic Unleashed (Sonic World Adventure)
      Region: North America
      Platform: Sony PlayStation 3
      Developer: Sega Studios Japan
      Publisher: Sega of America
      ESRB Rating: E 10+
      Retail: $49.99



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Yoshihisa Hashimoto

    December 18:
    • Title: Sonic World Adventure
      Region: Japan
      Platform: Nintendo Wii
      Developer: Dimps
      Publisher: Sega Corporation
      CERO Rating: A
      Retail: 6,090



      Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
      Director: Toshiyuki Nagahara

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