Amazon Spain offering Rime Collector’s Edition for Switch
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When Rime eventually makes its way to Switch, Amazon Spain will be selling a special release. The retailer is currently taking pre-orders for the Rime Collector’s Edition.
The package naturally contains a copy of the game. Aside from that, you’ll also receive an exclusive box, an art book, and a map of the island.
You can pre-order the Rime Collector’s Edition here. For those interested, it can be imported to the United States.
Thanks to axel for the tip.
Full Sonic Mania behind the scenes panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017
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At San Diego Comic-Con last week, SEGA hosted a special behind the scenes panel for Sonic Mania. Many fans were unable to attend, but thanks to a recording, the full event is now available for viewing. Check it out below.
Video: Rime developer experiences interview
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A new Rime video recently went up in which the team at Tequila Works spoke about the experience of what it was like working on Rime. See it below.
First direct-feed screenshot of Special Stages in Sonic Mania
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At Comic-Con on Saturday, SEGA revealed that Special Stages will be included in Sonic mania. We now have the first direct-feed screenshot, attached above.
Source: SEGA PR
New Sonic Mania music – Special Stage (“Dimension Heist”)
Following up on last night’s news about Special Stages in Sonic Mania, SEGA has prepared new music that can now be listened to on YouTube. “Dimension Heist”, the theme being used in these levels, is included in the video below.
Sonic Mania introduces Special Stages
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SEGA gave fans a first look at Special Stages in Sonic Mania during a panel at Comic-Con today. They’re inspired by titles on the Saturn and CD. You’ll collect rings for more time and Blue Spheres for more speed while chasing down a UFO for a Chaos Emerald.
New Sonic Mania music – Hard-Boiled Heavies theme
SEGA is back with another piece of music from Sonic Mania. After sharing the piece created for Studiopolis Act 1, today’s video is the Hard-Boiled Heavies theme. Listen to the music below.
SEGA shares first music from Sonic Mania OST – Studiopolis Act 1
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SEGA has been posting music from Sonic Forces on YouTube as of late. The same treatment has since been extended to Sonic Mania as well. Listen to the music from Studiopolis Act 1 below.
SEGA will be looking at the reception of Sonic Mania to determine the direction of the series
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Sonic Mania is a pretty big deal. It’s the first true 2D Sonic game in a very long time.
According to Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka, the reception and reaction to Sonic Mania following launch will help SEGA determine the future direction of the franchise. Iizuka almost views the game as a gamble since the team is unsure if “it’ll be accepted positively in the market.”
Iizuka’s full words are as follows:
“[laughs] In the past two decades Sonic games have been trying to target a broader audience from kids to adults. And Forces has that same idea, so that means a wider range of characters that we know children like. Even if other fans may not be quite as keen.
But for Mania it’s kind of like a new approach. To target specifically 2D fans. So we don’t know whether it’ll be accepted positively in the market. We’ll find out after the game’s released, and we can figure out the direction of future titles after seeing the reaction.”
Sonic’s original designer draws new art for Sonic Mania
Naoto Ohshima is best known as the original designer for Sonic. Although he’s no longer with SEGA, Ohshima certainly hasn’t forgotten the franchise. And in celebration of Sonic Mania’s launch next month, he’s drawn up some special art, which we have above.
I am grateful to Mr. Iizuka & Mr. Aaron & Sonic Mania team. And I am grateful to everyone who supports Sonic Mania.
Thank you very much!!! https://t.co/EqbqJvfFLJ
— Naoto Ohshima (@NaotoOhshima) June 30, 2017