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Sonic the Hedgehog is turning 30 years old in 2021, and SEGA is slowly starting to detail how it intends to celebrate.

Yesterday we heard about the new Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Other merchandise is planned, including toys, collectibles, apparel, and much more.

Here’s the full rundown:

An Amazon listing has revealed Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia, an upcoming book coming from Dark Horse Books. Ian Flynn, the head writer for the IDW Publishing Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, is the author.

Those that pick up the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia can expect “a full-color hardcover historical retrospective that explores nearly every one of the blue speedster’s video game appearances”. Amazon’s listing provides the following overview:

During PAX Online today, SEGA unveiled new information about Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Specifically, we have an update on the game’s Adventure Mode.

Adventure Mode will feature the return of characters Ringo, Tee, and more “as they embark on a colorful journey.” As part of the story, “players will navigate a new map, experience special mission conditions and test their skills in Skill Battles for a whole new layer of gameplay”.

Here’s some additional information about Adventure Mode, along with a trailer:

Sonic the Hedgehog is about to celebrate a big milestone. The series will have been around for 30 years in 2021, and it looks like SEGA has big plans in store.

Tails Channel spotted an interesting advertisement included in Licencing Source Book Europe. SEGA is planning “new games, digital content, events, major announcements, and a tailored licensing program.”

Sonic the Hedgehog has collected over $6 billion in franchise revenue to date. There have also been over 920 million games sold. The recent movie brought in over $300 million worldwide.


Amazon has posted the boxart for Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Double Pack, which appears to be on track for October 26. Pre-orders are open here.

Also remember that SEGA has another similar release incoming with the Sonic Mania + Team Sonic Racing Double Pack. That one should arrive on the same day as well. If you’d like to pre-order, you can reserve that one here.

Earlier this week, SEGA unveiled Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. You can learn all about the game here. We also have a look at the boxart above.

If you’re interested in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, you can pre-order it on Amazon here or GameStop here. It’s confirmed to cost $39.99 – just like the original. Remember that with the Launch Edition, you’ll be getting a pack of rare Item Cards, including three special cards featuring items from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 launches for Switch on December 8.

SEGA debuted a new gameplay video for its recently-announced puzzle title Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 during the Future Games Show. Check it out below.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is slated for December 8 on Switch.

Footage has emerged for SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei, the final entry in SEGA’s re-release line for Switch. View the gameplay below.

SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei is out now for Switch via the Japanese eShop. Look for a western launch in the near future.

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Herzog Zwei has launched as the latest SEGA Ages game for Switch, and SEGA has prepared a trailer to celebrate. View it below.

SEGA Ages Herzog Zwei is out now on the Japanese Switch eShop. A western release will follow later.

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Following its reveal in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, SEGA has sent out an official announcement for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. It includes the news of a Launch Edition, containing three special cards featuring items from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Here’s the full press release, along with some screenshots: