Train2Game News Sonic Central Announcements

Yesterday, SEGA hosted Sonic Central, the company’s second annual virtual fan-centric event unveiling a plethora of exciting projects starring everybody’s favorite hedgehog – Sonic.

Streamed on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube and Twitch channels, Sonic Central was hosted by Sonic Team’s Chief Brand Officer and SVP Sega of America, Inc., Ivo Gerscovich, along with legendary game designer, Takashi Iizuka, who revealed a packed lineup of new experiences coming to the franchise.
 

The stream featured a sneak peek at SEGA’s upcoming remaster of the original games, Sonic Origins, and also revealed a new animated special based on the awaited open-zone-inspired adventure Sonic Frontiers with Sonic Lore. Additionally, SEGA showcased brand new footage from the highly anticipated Netflix animated series,Sonic Prime,which will premiere worldwide later this year, along with much, much more!
 

You can find an overview of all the announcements spanning games, film, television and licensing that were revealed today at Sonic Central, below: 

Games

  • Sonic Origins – Get ready to experience the classic Sonic the Hedgehog™ games like never before! Sonic Origins is the best way to play the original Sonic titles – Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD – fully remastered and redefined. Jump into the non-stop action found in the original titles with fresh twists like Mirror Mode, new animations and much more, available for purchase on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ and PC on Sonic’s birthday, June 23. 
  • Sonic Frontiers – Speed into new realms as worlds collide in Sonic the Hedgehog’s newest adventure game coming soon to PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ and PC! Sonic Frontiers is a massive leap for the Sonic franchise, taking the Blue Blur to accelerated new heights and giving players the freedom to explore the thrill of high-velocity, open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands – landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, expansive deserts and more.
  • Fall Guys This August,players can take the form of Sonic, Knuckles and Tails with the all-new Sonic collaboration in Mediatonic’s massive multiplayer battle royale game, Fall Guys, which will be free to play on all platforms on June 21.
  • Sonic Speed Simulator in Roblox – Celebrate Sonic Central with Sonic Speed Simulator, the fastest game in Roblox, players are able to level up and gain speed by running through unique worlds while racing against friends to earn rewards. Today, SEGA and Gamefam announced the all-new Chemical Plant World content where players can unlock the Amy Rose chao using the provided code. Footage of the new content can be seen here.
  • Sonic Forces and Sonic Dash This summer, unlock special movie-themed characters from Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in the Sonic mobile titles, Sonic Forces and Sonic Dash. This Halloween, keep an eye out for Mephiles the Dark, and in November, Super Shadow joins the battle. Separately, in Sonic Dash along with Sonic Dash+ on Apple Arcade, be sure to show off your greatest achievements with Player banners and give Sir Percival a warm welcome.

Movies and Television

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Paramount Pictures announced Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is heading to Blu-ray and Digital in an announcement from actor Ben Schwartz, voice of Sonic in the films. Check out the home entertainment release, loaded with deleted scenes, hilarious bloopers, fun behind-the-scenes moments and an exclusive animated short taking place right after the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
  • Sonic Prime Get ready to see Sonic in a new light with the all-new Netflix animated series, produced in partnership with WildBrain, coming soon!

Licensing

  • SEGA will be collaborating with a number of partners to release a robust offering of new Sonic-branded products in the coming months. Partnerships will bring forth all-new food and beverage items including a Knuckles-inspired energy drink from G FUEL, along with Tails and Knuckles PEZ dispensers. 
  • Additionally, customers will be able to purchase a variety of collectibles, including hand-made silkscreen prints from Moor Art Gallery, resin statues of Amy Rose and Miles “Tails” Prower from F4F, iconic early 90’s-inspired statues of the Blue Blur from Neamedia. 
  • Our gaming accessory partners are also joining in on the fun with Razer’s Sonic the Hedgehog Wireless Controller and Quick Charging Stand, as well as EXG’s new Cable Guy Controller holder. 
  • Fans can also sport stylish new clothes featuring the Blue Blur with new items from HYPE’s Sonic the Hedgehog capsule collection. 
  • Finally, Sonic fans can go toe-to-toe with Dr. Eggman with the Egg Mobile Battle Set from Jakks Pacific with five configurations straight from the games (available this fall). 
  • Assets of the licensed products are available here.

More!

  • Stay tuned for the return of the Sonic the Hedgehogsymphony, with more details coming soon. 

To stay current on Sonic the Hedgehog news, follow Sonic on Twitter and Instagram, like him on Facebook and subscribe to the Twitch channel and the YouTube channel. For more information, please visit www.sonicthehedgehog.com

Train2Game News Amazon announces midnight Doom deliveries

Doom4Amazon has announced that gamers across the country will be able to get Bethesda Softworks’ DOOM® delivered right to their door from midnight on Thursday thanks to special delivery windows for Prime members.

Fans who can’t wait to get their hands on one of the year’s biggest titles can get the game delivered just as it becomes available at midnight (BST) on the game’s UK release night – Thursday 12 May 2016, using Amazon’s ultra-fast Prime Now delivery service.

Gamers in selected postcodes in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Portsmouth and surrounding areas who place orders using the Prime Now app for DOOM from 22:00 up to 23:45 on Thursday 12 May can choose to receive their order right to their door from midnight until 02:00, while slots remain available. As well as special editions of the game, controllers and consoles, gamers can also stock up on supplies for their DOOM missions by ordering crisps, soft drinks, pizzas, sweet treats and more to be delivered with the game, keeping them well fuelled as they take on single and multiplayer DOOM missions.

DOOM fans planning an early night can instead choose a delivery on Friday morning, starting with the first delivery window between 08:00 – 10:00. For these special DOOM two-hour delivery windows, delivery comes at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members, as with all two-hour delivery slots on Amazon Prime Now. For more information, please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/doom

“We’ll be taking orders for DOOM as soon as it appears in our app, from around 22:00 on Thursday, 12 May 2016 and will continue to take orders while stocks last. Orders placed by 23:45 on the night have the option to get their deliveries within the 00:00-02:00 delivery window, while delivery windows remain available. If you prefer, you can place your order to get the game first thing, with delivery windows available from 08:00 onwards throughout release day” says Jason Weston, Director of Amazon Prime Now in the UK.

“It’s been well over a decade since the last big DOOM release and we want to make sure local fans get their hands on the latest edition of the game in super quick time with our midnight deliveries so they can head into single and multiplayer battles with fellow DOOM fans across the globe as soon as the game is available. Gamers can also take advantage of the food and drink products available for delivery using Prime Now and receive their copy of the game with crisps, soft drinks and more to help them tackle the latest instalment of the iconic game.”

Customers placing their first order of £30 or more on Prime Now are eligible for a £10 discount using the code 30PRIMENOW at checkout. For more information about the promotion. www.amazon.co.uk/30primenow

All Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, to find eligible delivery postcodes and request notification when the service is available in their area. Customers can also visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/primenow to learn more about Prime Now and discover eligible delivery postcodes.

DOOM order information:

• Orders Begin: Thursday, 12 May 2016, 22:00

• Last Order for Deliveries from Midnight: Thursday, 12 May 2016, 23:45

• Late-Night Delivery: Begins at midnight and runs until 02:00 Friday, 13 May 2016 2016

• Release-Day Delivery: Begins at 08:00 and runs up until midnight on Friday, 13 May 2016