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Sonic the Hedgehog

What’s up, hedgehogs and werehogs! That’s right, it’s time to talk about Sonic… but first we kick things off with info on our giveaway for Hob: The Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch!

In this episode of NEP, we dish out our opinions on the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and the director’s response that it’s going to be fixed in such a short amount of time. This leads us to talk about industry crunch, along with CG artists’ and 3D animators’ responses to this situation. We then talk all the weekly news, including Forza Street, Bloodstained and more. We finish things off with talking about Epic Games purchasing Psyonix, creators of Rocket League, and general discussions of the Epic Store and what the controversy is there. Oni learned something, so we hope you do, too! Galen then has an existential crisis for good measure as we go over our listener mail!

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The first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog was finally shown this week, and the reaction has not been pretty. Fans have taken issue with the design of Sonic himself. Complaints have noted that he simply looks off and not in line with what’s expected of the character.

The good news is that the team behind the movie has been listening. On Twitter just a short while ago, director Jeff Fowler thanked fans for their support and promises that there will be changes.

Paramount Pictures has posted the very first trailer for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie. Have a look at the video below.

The Sonic The Hedgehog movie hits theaters this November.

SEGA’s SXSW panel for Sonic the Hedgehog has officially wrapped up. There was quite a bit of news on Team Sonic Racing, but if you were anticipating brand new announcements, you might be a bit disappointed. That being said, Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka did leave fans with a small team.

According to Iizuka, work has started on the next major Sonic title. He added that SEGA will be excited to share more news in the future. Other than that, he thanked fans for their patience until the company has something to show.

The Sonic the Hedgehog panel from SXSW 2019 will be kicking off not too long from now. The fun starts at 11 AM PT / 2 AM PT / 6 PM in the UK / 7 PM in Europe.

Fortunately, the panel will be live streamed, and you can watch the event as it happens below. At the very least, we should be hearing about Team Sonic Racing and the upcoming Sonic movie. It’s unclear if anything brand new will be shown, but if there is, we’ll have it on the site assuming it’s Nintendo-related.

Hello, my Toy-cons and Joy-cons! This week on NEP, we discuss Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, images of Sonic from the upcoming film, Octopath Traveler for Mobile and much more. Oni is a bit jetlagged and Galen is a bit sleepy, so we talk a little crazy in this one… but we make it work!

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New images of what appeared to be a look at Sonic the Hedgehog in his upcoming movie leaked earlier this week. Following up on that, we have another render – attached above.

The source of the image stems from a promotional document. While it’s unclear where exactly it came from, a Paramount employee has apparently confirmed its validity.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie debuts November 8.

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Update: A full body render has been added to the end of this post.


Original: The new Sonic the Hedgehog movie is eight months out from its premiere. But believe it or not, we’ve yet to see what the character looks like in the film. We’ve gotten glimpses here and there, but that’s about it.

Our first look at the popular character in his big screen role may have been discovered today. Hamagami/Carroll, a marketing services firm, has a couple of images on its website – including the one attached above. We haven’t seen this design for Sonic before, and the site says it created some packaging “for all of the licensed retail products within the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise”.

Sonic the Hedgehog has been a mainstay at SXSW where a panel has been held in recent years. SEGA has made some notable announcements at the event, including Sonic Mania Plus, one of the first teases for Team Sonic Racing, and more.

Sonic will be back at this year’s SXSW with the “Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel” next month. Once again, it sounds like fans can look forward to announcements.

Yuzo Koshiro has worked on a ton of music for a wide variety of games over the past 30 years. That includes Streets of Rage, Ys, Etrian Odyssey, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and so many more.

Over on Twitter, Koshiro recently posted a piece imaginging what it would be like for Mario to appear in Sonic’s world. Have a listen to his creation below.


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