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SEGA and IDW Publishing have announced that the new Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series will debut in April 2018. IDW will be releasing the first four issues in the span of four weeks.

Tying in with the news, fan favorite scribe Ian Flynn has been brought on to work on the new comics. Those initial issues will be written by Flynn and a team of artists to be announced at a later date.

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We haven’t heard much about the Sonic movie as of late. However, Hollywood Reporter has a new scoop about the project. The site says that Paramount will be producing the film after Sony Entertainment put it into turnaround.

Most of the staff working on the Sonic movie while it was still at Sony are still in board. This includes producer Neal H. Moritz, executive producer Tim Miller (the director of Deadpool), and director Jeff Fowler. Toby Ascher will also be executive producing while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers.

As for the original goal of the movie, it remains a mix of live action and CGI. No further details have been announced.

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Earlier this week, SEGA and Archie Comics ended their 24-year relationship on Sonic comics. That wasn’t the end of the Blue Blur’s appearance in comics as a whole, however.

SEGA announced a new partnership with IDW Publishing today that will see a new line of Sonic comics starting in 2018. Teams are currently being formed and a publishing plan is being put into place. SEGA says that additional details will be shared later.

Something you may have seen in today’s Nintendo Downloads report was the new Sonic eShop sale. We had prices and the lineup of games for Europe, but now we have the same for North America. Also, while it was mentioned in the Nintendo Download PR, 3DS themes have also been discounted in the states.

In any case, we’ve rounded everything up for both North America and Europe. All sales prices are listed below.

The Sonic movie is something that’s been talked about for quite some time. We hadn’t previously heard when the film would debut, but a new interview offers a vague window.

The wait for Sonic’s new movie is still a couple of years away. In an interview with GamesIndustry, SEGA Networks’ chief marketing officer Mike Evans said that it’s “coming in 2019.”

Details about the Sonic movie are still mostly under wraps. One thing we do know is that it’s planned to feature a mix of CG and live-action segments.

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Yesterday, First 4 Figures unveiled its new statue for Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary. Get a closer look at the upcoming product with the documentary video below.

First 4 Figures is expanding its Sonic the Hedgehog Diorama line. Today, the company unveiled a special 25th anniversary statue.

Pre-orders will be kicking off next Tuesday, June 6. First 4 Figures’ website intends to take orders at the following times:

– 8 AM PT
– 11 AM ET
– 4 PM in the UK
– 5 PM in Europe

An hour before pre-orders begin, First 4 Figures will be hosting a live stream to talk about a Day One Edition and more.

Source: First 4 Figures email

The Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account has just posted a curious message. While the post was a vague image, it seems that something will come tomorrow regardless, as alongside the picture were the words “Tomorrow.” You can see the post for yourself below.

It seems that we’ll likely see new concept images of Sonic Forces tomorrow. That being said, nothing has been confirmed yet. Whatever it is, we’ll find out tomorrow.

Sonic the Hedgehog wasn’t always the character that we know of today. Originally, series artist Naoto Ohshima came up with a design and concept that was more dark and aggressive.

SEGA America ended up pushing for a change over concerns about Sonic being unable to connect with a global audience. Because of this, Sonic lost his fangs, his girlfriend Madonna, and his band. However, SEGA Japan was apparently dissatisfied with Sonic’s updated design and pushed back when possible.

Speaking with Polygon,

“[I] think they resented the fact that we changed him from being aggressive, and having fangs and [a] very sharp personality – and to some degree a menacing personality – to being soft and friendly. I think they resented that. But I don’t know [if] I’d carry it so far as to why they didn’t do the things that should have been done. I think it might have been part of it, however.”

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Much like Pikachu and Eevee, Sonic the Hedgehog now has his own plush from Build-A-Bear Workshop. The official website has it listed for $35. Note that this is an online exclusive bundle. It contains the 17-inch Sonic plush, gold ring accessory, and an exclusive print created by Sonic Team.

That’s not all though. Build-A-Bear is also offering a pre-stuffed, 13-inch Miles “Tails” Prower doll for $15. You can also nab a T-shirt wearable by any Build-A-Bear doll and featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles sells for $7 at retail. Last but not least, a digital sound clip playing the “Special Stage” theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is being sold for $7.

Stores will begin carrying the Sonic-related merchandise on December 3. A closer look at the goodies can be found below.

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