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SXSW Sonic panel: News announcements roundup

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Mar 16, 2018.


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    As previously announced, SEGA's mascot will be at the Texas SXSW convention, where the company is scheduled to reveal their plans for the series. The panel will start today at 3:30pm CDT/8:30pm GMT and will feature Aaron Webber (PR manager), series veteran Takashi Iizuka, and Sonic Mania's intro animator, Tyson Hesse. There's multiple things that SEGA could show off today, seeing as they specifically mention giving a fans "a look into the future for the series", be it a new 3D Sonic game, the rumored Sonic Racing game, or perhaps something Mania related? The official banner for the panel even has the classic depictions of Sonic, Tails and Knuckles on it. What do you think will be revealed? Stay tuned, as GBAtemp will be sure to keep you informed, and will update the thread when the panel goes live.

    The stream of the event is also available to watch below, when it goes live.

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    Already there's some new Sonic art...

    Aaron Webber is here and getting the audience ready for an exciting panel.
    Iizuka, Austin Keys, Jasmin Hernandez, and Tyson Hesse have all taken the stage
    They're talking about successful sales for Mania, and thanking their fans.
    Mystic Jungle is coming to Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
    IDW Comics first issue launches next month.
    November 2018 launch for Sonic movie.
    They're thanking the Twitter team.
    They're teasing an announcement...
    Big the Cat 2059 and Sonic Schoolhouse 2 for the SEGA Pico! Ha ha.
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    They're talking about Mania...
    A physical edition, and extra content to be packed in
    Sonic Mania Plus announced
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    Two new playable characters. Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Squirrel.
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    Even more content: Encore Mode, visual changes, new ways to explore
    4 Player Local Competition Mode
    Physical edition will get holographic slipcover, SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive cover sleeve, and a 32 page artbook.
    It will cost $29.99.
    Pre-orders start next monday.
    Mania Plus launches Summer 2018.

    Sonic Mania Adventures: will be animation shorts done by the guy who made the Sonic Mania opening.
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    Will be free on Youtube this year. Music will be done by Tee Lopes

    IDW Comic series discussion. New character Tangle, a lemur.
    Here's the cover
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    SEGA shop will have a 4 comic bundle and T shirt available to buy.

    Sonic Mania Puma shoes announced. There's a partnership for exclusive Sonic shoes, coming soon. Very limited.

    Attendees get to have a limited print of Sonic Mania Adventures. Stream watchers can buy a Tails poster.

    One last announcement...

    Sonic R...teased. This is a racing related game, but it's not a sequel to any other Sonic Racing game.
     
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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Yes, this is it. Announcement for Knuckles Chaotix in Retro engine PLS! :toot:

    You promised sega :(

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    Or maybe sonic 3 in retro engine for android/ios :ninja:
     
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  2. shaunj66

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    Dream scenario: Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Taxman/Stealth edition)
    Best case scenario: Physical release of Mania with bug fixes, compete level transitions + new levels
    Likely scenario: Werehog DLC for Sonic Forces
     
  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    If there was gonna be a physical release, it should have been last year. Not now when they didn't want to do it. Even the special edition with the statue and the genesis was still digital only game. Besides, $40 for a switch cart of that game when is the same game on eshop for half price? They better be adding something to it. Like sonic CD sonic 1 and sonic 2 mobile games.
     
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  4. Chary
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    I really REALLY hope it's Sonic 3K taxman. Remove all the music, I wouldn't even care. Still sad the game was snubbed from the Sega Genesis collection they announced :/
     
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  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    What is this news about music? :unsure:
     
  6. shaunj66

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    To my knowledge, long story short is the potential reason SEGA refuses/is unable to remaster Sonic 3 is they don't hold exclusive rights to all the music tracks and Brad Buxer and/or MJ's estate are preventing them from using them or asking for extortionately high royalties.
     
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  7. Sonic Angel Knight

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    So is this new or old news? Cause there is plenty of ports of sonic 3 available with the music... except that old sonic and knuckles collection from 1995
     
  8. sks316

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    Unlikely Hopes: Sonic Adventure series is ported to Nintendo Switch, plus a sequel
    More Likely Reality: New DLC for Sonic Forces
     
  9. GamerzHell9137

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    They are gonna announce Sonic Racing 3 >puts money on that
     
  10. StarGazerTom

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    Come on Sonic Mania DLC, we already know you're in development as Project Plus!
     
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    Prepare for a few surprises, guys :)
    100% Guaranteed.
     
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    God I cant wait
     
  13. Niels Van Son

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    Is it really gonna be live ? Saw it nowhere in the schedule. I'm probably very wrong though.
     
  14. shaunj66

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    Apparently it's going be streamed live here
     
  15. DarthDub

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    Sonic Forces 2 confirmed.
     
  16. shaunj66

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    New (or at least previously unseen) classic Sonic art.
     
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  17. Eddypikachu

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    Did they show gameplay footage of the two new characters?
     
  18. jimmyj

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    Unleashed pc????
     
  19. BlueFox gui

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    maybe it's the new SUMO digital racing game???
     
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