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Sonic Team’s next “Sonic the Hedgehog” game not coming until 2021

In a recent interview with Game Informer during E3 2019, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka indicated that SEGA has big plans for Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary 2021. According to Iizuka: “2017 was a big year for Sonic. The next big year for Sonic is 2021. That’s the 30-year anniversary for Sonic. We are now preparing”. The interviewer noted that

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Furry-phobic trolls are already attacking the new “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie trailer (humor)

Here we go again. It’s barely been a day since Paramount released the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer, and there is already a brigade of Furry-phobic, literal Nazis “thumbing down” the trailer on video hosting sites, and slandering the movie with hate speech like “Sonic’s design is ugly,” “Didn’t laugh once,” and “I don’t want to see it.” Careful, boys.

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SEGA removes “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” from all digital storefronts over Michael Jackson connection

Did Sonic just get #MeToo’ed? Despite being uncredited, it’s widely known in Sonic fan circles that Michael Jackson was a contributor to the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtrack. Originally released on the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1994, Jackson was ultimately not fully content with how his contributions turned out, and asked for his name to be stricken from the credits as

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New SEGA survey will finally determine the future of Sonic… probably

This week, SEGA started an open online survey to get fan feedback on some of their most popular franchises. The survey is intended to help SEGA “determine the next steps for some of our most popular series.” Several SEGA staples are included in the survey, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Yakuza, Bayonetta, Puyo Puyo, Shenmue, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star, etc. It’s also pretty telling

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SEGA reveals the final 12 games included with the Genesis Mini

Before we start, who called Alisia Dragoon being added to the SEGA Genesis Mini? This guy! … Well, we didn’t so much “call it” as we put it on our wishlist. Either way, it’s still great that Alisia Dragoon is even a small part of the current gaming conversation, because it’s excellent. All that gloating aside, SEGA has announced the

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Our wishlist for the last 10 Genesis Mini games (SEGA Week Special)

SEGA has been knocking it out of the park with the games announced for their upcoming Genesis Mini. The first 30 of the 40 pre-installed titles have now been revealed, with the list of confirmed games below: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Altered Beast Beyond Oasis Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Castlevania: Bloodlines Comix Zone Contra: Hard Corps

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Announcement! Next week is “SEGA Week” at The Splintering!

We’ve never had a “theme-week” here at The Splintering, but now that we’re a fully-ripe one year old, let’s change that! Starting Monday, 20 May, we’ll be launching SEGA Week! We’ll be posting reflections, features and other SEGA-themed content covering all eras of the gaming giant’s history from Master System to modern era! (It won’t be all Sonic the Hedgehog

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Streets of Rage 2, Contra Hard Corps, Earthworm Jim & more confirmed for the SEGA Genesis Mini

On Thursday, SEGA revealed ten more titles included with their SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive mini. Here’s a list of the newly-confirmed games. Castle of Illusion World of Illusion Thunder Force III Super Fantasy Zone Shinobi III Streets of Rage 2 Earthworm Jim* Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Contra Hard Corps Landstalker This is in addition to the ten games already announced, so

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SEGA negotiating to have “Earthworm Jim” included with the Genesis Mini

SEGA unloaded quite a few details regarding the Genesis/Mega Drive Mini at SEGA Fes last week. The SEGA Genesis Mini is scheduled to release on 19 September 2019, and it comes with two classic wired 3-button control pads, USB power adapter, power cable, and an HDMI cable. SEGA has confirmed that the Genesis Mini will ship with a total of

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IDW considering possible sale amid millions in losses

IDW Media Holdings has hired J.P. Morgan to explore future strategies for the company, including the possible sale of the company. This news comes just weeks after the IDW board and management received a letter from one of its largest shareholders, ADW Capital Partners, pushing for the sale of the company. ADW holds approximately a 9% stake in IDW. The

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IDW loses millions; CEO steps down after only seven months on the job

IDW Media Holdings CEO Kerry McCluggage is stepping down after assuming the position in July 2018. McCluggage will be replaced by IDW’s chairman and largest stockholder, Howard Jonas. This action comes as the company’s 2018 annual report shows a $36 million loss, including a loss of $28.8 million in its fiscal Q4 alone, according to a breakdown by ICv2. The primary

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“SEGA Ages: Phantasy Star” now available for Nintendo Switch in Japan; new trailer released

As of 31 October, SEGA Ages: Phantasy Star is available on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop. To mark the occasion, SEGA released a new trailer (below) which highlights some of the Switch port’s features, including the sound test and monster codex.   Here is list of the game’s features* from SEGA’s official website: • The Original Phantasy Star Comes to

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The strange state of modern gaming – SEGA publishes “Crash N.Sane Trilogy” for Nintendo Switch in Japan

It doesn’t seem long ago that SEGA fans were asked to get used to seeing Sonic the Hedgehog appear on Nintendo and Sony consoles. Only a few years later, SEGA would actually be producing a game featuring Mario in the form of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games while Sonic himself would become a regular in the Super Smash

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25 years after Mortal Monday – the home versions of “Mortal Kombat” celebrate silver anniversary

While the arcade version of Mortal Kombat celebrated its silver anniversary last year, today marks the 25th anniversary of Mortal Kombat‘s release on home consoles. The one-on-one martial arts fighting phenomenon Mortal Kombat landed in stores on September 13, 1993, for the SEGA Genesis, Super Nintendo, Game Boy and Game Gear. Publisher Acclaim spent millions to market their port of

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IDW’s new leadership have their work cut out for them

In late April, comic book publisher IDW announced that John Barber would be the company’s new Editor-in-Chief, and Anita Frazier would be the new Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Barber in particular has a long resume in the comic book industry, including well-regarded stories at Marvel Comics such as Old Man Logan and Marvel Zombies as well as

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Doug TenNapel reveals plans for “Earthworm Jim” comic book

It’s a great month for Earthworm Jim fans. Hot off the heels of the release of his Bigfoot Bill graphic novel, comic book author and Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel has revealed that an Earthworm Jim comic book is in the works. This news comes just days after Intellivision announced that a new Earthworm Jim video game is in development

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