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Sonic Mania release date revealed, watch the pre-order trailer here

Sonic Mania release date revealed, watch the pre-order trailer here

Sonic Mania is, perhaps, the most exciting thing to happen to the Sonic the Hedgehog series this side of Sonic Generations. Sonic Mania will be the first 2D console game in the series in quite some time, and because of that, it has a lot of people excited. Imagine their disappointment, then, when Sonic Mania was delayed from its spring release date earlier in the year.

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Sega plots revival of major IPs in coming years

Sega plots revival of major IPs in coming years

After spending a couple of years on the decline, Sega's latest round of financial results shows that the company is once again on the upswing. This is thanks, in large part, to the beginning stages of planned structure reform, which is plan that will carry Sega through the year 2020. In a presentation to investors given shortly after its financial results dropped, Sega outlined what this "Road to 2020" plan involves, and it sounds like a major component will be reviving classic IPs.

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Vanquish PC port confirmed – watch the trailer here

Vanquish PC port confirmed – watch the trailer here

Sega is on something of a PC-loving roll lately. Last month, it brought the much-loved Bayonetta to PC after seven years of exclusivity to consoles. When that happened, a lot of Platinum Games fans began requesting the same treatment be given to Vanquish, an Xbox 360 and PS3 action shooter that has turned into something of a cult classic over the years.

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New footage of canned Sonic hoverboard game surfaces

New footage of canned Sonic hoverboard game surfaces

It isn't exactly a secret that tons of video games die before ever leaving the prototype stage, and today we're learning more information about an old Sonic the Hedgehog prototype that first surfaced six years ago. Avid Sonic fans might already be familiar with the footage on display here, but now the third-party developer behind the prototype is sharing the story of why the game, known as Sonic Extreme, never saw the light of day in a new video from Unseen 64.

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After seven years, Bayonetta finally arrives on PC

After seven years, Bayonetta finally arrives on PC

Back in the days of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, you may remember gamers making a lot of noise about a game named Bayonetta. The Platinum-made action game found a lot of fans when it first launched back in 2010, but one notable oversight is the fact that it never made it to PC. That all changes today, as Sega and Platinum Games have release Bayonetta on Steam.

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8-bit Bayonetta released free on Steam as April Fools’ surprise

8-bit Bayonetta released free on Steam as April Fools’ surprise

Sega has bucked the trend of lame April Fools' pranks this year by doing something that's actually cool. The game publisher has released an 8-bit version of the popular 3D action game Bayonetta on Steam. While the 2D game is very limited in mechanics — "Jump! Shoot! Score! Being bad never felt so retro," the description reads — it is completely free to download, making it a nice surprise for fans.

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Sonic Mania hit with delay as Sonic Forces gets official reveal

Sonic Mania hit with delay as Sonic Forces gets official reveal

Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog panel at SXSW 2017 brought a bit of good news and a bit of bad news. The bad news is that Sonic Mania has been delayed. Originally scheduled for a spring release, the 2D Sonic adventure that serves as a throwback to Genesis-era Sonic games now won't be arriving until sometime this summer.

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Have a look at Sonic Mania’s version of Green Hill Zone

Have a look at Sonic Mania’s version of Green Hill Zone

Sonic Mania is coming up later on this year, and it has Sonic fans excited. That's because Sonic Mania represents a return to form for the Sonic the Hedgehog series, bringing the blur blur back to his 2D sidescrolling days. Besides a few gameplay trailers here and there, we really haven't seen too much of Sonic Mania, but that all changes today as Sega has posted a video that walks us through Sonic Mania's Green Hill Zone.

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Sega just made a must-listen playlist on Spotify

Sega just made a must-listen playlist on Spotify

If, by chance, you find yourself feeling a little nostalgic on this Thusday morning, you might want to jump over to Spotify. That's because Sega just added a bunch of game soundtracks to its Spotify library, and many gamers will hold a soft spot for some of these classics. The collection of soundtracks being added spans nearly two decades of Sega games, so there's a lot to get through.

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Sega Genesis manufacturing begins again in Brazil

Sega Genesis manufacturing begins again in Brazil

The coolest cartridge-based gaming system that I ever played back in the day was the Sega Genesis. In countries other than the US that game system was called the Sega Mega Drive. Unless you live in Brazil you might not know just how popular this retro console is in that country. Word is that the Sega Mega Drive sell about 150,000 units per day in Brazil.

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Sonic Utopia fan game revealed – here’s how to download the demo

Sonic Utopia fan game revealed – here’s how to download the demo

Those who have been disappointed by Sonic the Hedgehog's 3D escapades may want to take a look at Sonic Utopia, a new fan-game announced today. Sonic Utopia looks to fix some of the problems 3D Sonic games have, offering players an open world to run, jump, and go fast through. If that has piqued your interest, you might like to know that there happens to be a demo you can download to try Sonic Utopia for yourself.

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Sonic Mania Genesis-themed collector’s edition release made official

Sonic Mania Genesis-themed collector’s edition release made official

It's safe to say that Sonic Mania is a game that has old-school Sonic fans more excited than they've been in a long time. It's been a turbulent road for the Blue Blur ever since he made the jump to 3D, with many hoping to see a return to his 2D platforming roots. Sonic Generations got us halfway there, while Sonic Mania fully embraces the character's 16-bit past. If you've avoided gameplay videos thus far, one look at the freshly revealed collector's edition of the game is all you need to see just how much of a throwback Sonic Mania is to the 16-bit era.

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