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SEGA Showcases Fall Gaming Lineup at PAX Prime

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SEGA is heading to 2014 PAX Prime in Seattle with its fall lineup in tow and ready to unleash on all in attendance! Gamers will be given the chance for hands-on demos of Alien: Isolation, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal creating a unique experience for fans as they get a detailed look at the hottest games of the year.

Coming off the heels of its national debut at San Diego Comic-Con, Alien: Isolation will be showcased in amazing, spine-tingling fashion at Booth #232 with game demos in a custom-designed, giant-sized Alien egg pod. The pod creates a self-contained, fear-inducing, immersive gaming experience for the newest title of the Alien™ franchise. As gamers tremble in fear, the Alien: Isolation booth will have a live on-site stream feeding on-lookers and fans the POV gaming perspective, prepping gamers for the intense experience before they enter one of several gaming stations.

To help extend the demo experience onsite, SEGA will host a “Survive the Demo Competition,” giving gamers the chance to win exclusive limited edition Alien jackets (while supplies last). Alien: Isolation is available worldwide on October 7, 2014 for Xbox One, PlayStation4, Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation3.

When it comes to SEGA’s iconic Blue Blur, Sonic the Hedgehog will be racing into PAX at top speeds in Sonic Boom, a brand-new extension of the Sonic Universe. Touching down at Booth #652, fans will get an exclusive first-look at the brand new multiplayer capabilities of Sonic’s newest adventures Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. The new games Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce two unique and epic adventures as Sonic and team work together to stop the evil villain- Lyric! Play as multiple characters, each with their own abilities, as you explore, fight and speed through an undiscovered land. Each game features its own individual story and gameplay features. As an added extra for Hedgehog fanatics at PAX, SEGA will also preview the newest trailer for Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Be sure to tune into Sonic’s first-ever CG-animated television series debuting on Cartoon Network this fall.

In addition, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will both be featured on The Next Level’s live stream! Tune in at the following times (times approximate and Pacific Time) at http://bit.ly/THENEXTLEVELTWITCH to see the games played live!

Friday 8/29: 12:35 – 1:00pm
Saturday 8/30: 2:55 – 3:25pm
Sunday 8/31:  1:25 – 1:55pm
Monday 9/1:  2:10 – 2:40pm

See you at PAX!

 
   
   
 

New Trailer, Screenshots, and Concept Art for Sonic Boom

In conjunction with Gamescom 2014, SEGA is pleased to reveal an all-new Sonic Boom trailer! We also have new screenshots and concept art that  features the powerful villains and enemies that Sonic and his team will be up against. They will have to band together like never before to defeat them!

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Concept Art - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Concept Art - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Concept Art - Gamescom

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Concept Art - Gamescom

You can see all of the images released today on our Flickr.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U developed by LA-based Big Red Button will be released in North America on November 18th and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS developed by Sanzaru Games of San Francisco will be released in North America on November 11th. Both games will be released in Europe on November 21, 2014.

 
   
   
 

Sonic Boom Pre-Order for United States and Canada

Pre-Order Sonic Boom in the US or Canada to get an exclusive game-inspired Sonic Boom figure from TOMY!

Gamestop Sonic Boom Pre-Order

In the US, pre-order Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric or Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from Gamestop to get this exclusive item.

EB Games Sonic Boom Pre-Order

In Canada, pre-order Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric or Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from EB Games to get this exclusive item.

 
   
   
 

Pack Fronts and North American Release Dates for Sonic Boom Games

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will be in stores November 11, 2014 in North America. (European/other dates coming soon.)

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be in stores November 18, 2014 in North America. (European/other dates coming soon.)

 
   
   
 

Behind the Scenes with the Sonic Boom TV Animation

Take a look behind the scenes of the Sonic Boom TV animation!

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Meet Characters in the Sonic Boom Universe

You know about Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and Sticks. But now it’s time to meet some of the other characters you’ll encounter in the Sonic Boom universe! These characters are non-playable in the Sonic Boom games, and some of them also appear in the Sonic Boom TV animation.

Old Tucker

Old Tucker is a happy go lucky farmer who mistakenly took the easy route to grow his village’s crops. Despite some setbacks, he is still able to spread his funny, southern charm with the villagers. Old Tucker is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Hayward

Hayward, the hopeless farmhand, is a dreamer who constantly wants to go above and beyond to prove himself to others around him. Always looking to be a part of something bigger, something that makes a difference, he is in search for a reason or way to help to just show what he can do. Hayward is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Salty

Salty is the self-proclaimed captain of the ocean. He is overly confident in his domain and does not care to take the opinions of others around him into consideration. His egocentric attitude is apparent, even though his words and actions are not always justified. In Salty’s world, it’s his way or the seaway! Salty is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Pepper

Pepper, a sailor like his brother Salty, was raised by his father to sail the open seas, but was never respected by his brother. When left a nautical compass by their father, Salty took it for himself and they haven’t spoken since. Now Pepper captains his own ship with a keen understanding about the ways of the seas, a poetic sensibility, and occasional battle with Salty on the open waters. Pepper is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Q-N-C

Q-N-C (pronounced “Quincy”) is the main guide through both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Sonic Boom. Created by the evil mastermind Lyric, Q-N-C is an ancient robot whose wires were crossed and can now think for itself. Shedding its evil past, Q-N-C aims to please and help people whenever possible. Q-N-C is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.

Hokey and Pokey

Hokey and Pokey have been married for over 175 years and have an everlasting spark between them…until that spark is lit and the bickering begins! Always poking fun at each other and arguing over who knows best, this elderly couple proves there is a soul mate for everyone. Hokey and Pokey are in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Perci

Perci is beautiful yet tough as nails; her street smarts and tough exterior allow her to be ready to protect the town when the time comes. Perci is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Foreman Fred

Foreman Fred is in way over his head and knows it. Promoted too early – and probably without merit – he knows the rules and regulations but just doesn’t know how to apply them. The fact that he’s not the quickest on his feet, only makes matters worse. Foreman Fred is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Doc Ginger

Doc Ginger’s strong southern charm and kindness should never be mistaken for weakness. Even during the most frantic of situations she remains calm, levelheaded and unafraid to provide the team with sweet but stern direction. Doc Ginger is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Cliff

Cliff is the wise and well -educated elder statesman of the village who knows the history of Lyric and his metal army. Respected and trusted, he’s been searching for something for a very long time and will fulfill it anyway he sees fit. Cliff is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Chef Woody

The French master chef has prepared nearly every dish in the world and seen every kitchen. A true perfectionist of his craft, Chef Woody wants no person or thing to come between him and the perfect dish. Graceful and eloquent by nature, hot blooded in the name of cuisine. Chef Woody is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Fastidious Beaver

Fastidious Beaver is a fussy, uptight beaver with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fastidious Beaver is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Mayor Fink

Mayor Fink is a typical politician – a fast talker out of both sides of his mouth. Loud and confident, he feels in control no matter what the situation, even if he has no idea what he’s doing. Mayor Fink is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will be out this November. The Sonic Boom television series, co-produced by SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season.

 
   
   
 

SEGA Unleashes Alien: Isolation and Sonic Boom at San Diego Comic Con

From the outer reaches of space to a fantastic ancient land, SEGA fans will get a chance to see the  hottest games of the year at San Diego Comic-Con International. SEGA is pulling out all the stops, giving fans their first chance for hands-on demos of Alien: Isolation, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and a variety of ways to experience these franchises, both onsite and off. Alien: Isolation will be showcased in amazing, spine-tingling fashion at the FUTURE US booth #241 with game demos in a custom-designed, giant-sized Alien egg pod. SEGA is also taking its presence to the next level this year, partnering with NERD HQ to give fans even more chances to have fun with some of the year’s most anticipated titles.

SEGA will invade Nerd HQ from July 24-27 at Petco Park, just steps away from the Convention Center. Presented by The Nerd Machine, this popular fan-focused event provides guests an additional destination to interact with brand-new titles as well as hands-on opportunities with never-before-seen games. Nerd HQ will be the official home for SEGA throughout the show, spotlighting its games and hosting panels discussing the new titles.

Alien Isolation Egg

Following overwhelming excitement from its debut at E3, the newest title of the Alien franchise, Alien: Isolation, will come to life and showcase the true meaning of fear with an immersive gaming experience. A replica version of the iconic egg from the Alien series will be onsite at the FUTURE booth, immersing gamers into a solitary gaming pod for a unique, chilling, fear-inducing event. Enter if you dare! Alien: Isolation is available worldwide on October 7, 2014 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Sonic Boom - Sticks Reveal

When it comes to the fastest bipedal blue star in the world, SEGA has a big year ahead. To set the stage, SEGA will introduce playable versions at Comic Con.  The new games Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce new gameplay and the most vile and formidable villain in Sonic history — Lyric.

Announced earlier this year, Sonic Boom is a brand-new extension to the Sonic Universe that will introduce new video games, the first-ever CG-animated television series debuting on Cartoon Network in the 2014/2015 season, and a robust merchandise program anchored by master toy partner TOMY.

 
   
   
 

SEGA at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

SEGA is headed to San Diego for Comic-Con from July 24th to July 27th!

Just like previous years, we will have our entire 2014 lineup available available to anyone to play! This year, we’ve partnered with NerdHQ, located inside Petco Park. No Comic-Con badge is required, so come and check everything out!

Presented by The Nerd Machine, NerdHQ is a popular fan-focused event that provides guests an additional destination to interact with brand-new titles. Nerd HQ will be the official home for SEGA throughout the show, spotlighting its games and hosting panels discussing the new titles. For more information on NerdHQ, head to their website for detailed FAQ and announcements.

Where is SEGA & NerdHQ?

Inside that giant Baseball Stadium! Seriously, the Petco Park stadium is located at 100 Park Blvd right across the street from the San Diego Convention center and right in the middle of downtown.

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Click here for step by step directions.

Play Alien: Isolation!

Alien: Isolation

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Back to the core essence of Ridley Scott’s haunted house in space – you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, under-powered and under-prepared, fighting overwhelming odds simply to survive. With the station in lockdown and a vicious creature on the loose, getting around requires cunning tactics and stealth… and a great deal of courage. The Alien is here, in the shadows, in the vents and the walkways and the slightest noise will bring unwanted attention your way, and fast. Developed by Creative Assembly, out Oct 7, 2014, on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, XboxOne, and Xbox360.

Play Sonic Boom on Wii U & Nintendo 3DS!

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Check out playable versions of Sonic Boom, exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The new games Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce new gameplay and the most vile and formidable villain in Sonic history — Lyric.

Play two unique and epic adventures on Wii U & Nintendo 3DS as Sonic and friends – Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and the newest member of the team, Sticks – as they face their most powerful enemy yet. Lyric is a giant and monstrous snake-like creature from an ancient race. An extremely tech-savvy mastermind who uses a sophisticated robotic body of armor to carry out his own nefarious deeds, he is a formidable enemy and a force to be reckoned with. Switch between multiple characters, each with their own abilities, as you explore, fight and speed through an undiscovered land… all in an effort to prevent Lyric from powering his army of robots and carrying out his plan to destroy the world. The stakes have never been higher, and the only chance to overcome Lyric is to band together and work as a team. Each game features its own individual story and gameplay features, so be sure to experience both!

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Developed by Big Red Button for Wii U. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Developed by Sanzaru Games for Nintendo 3DS.

Play Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd Announcement

Also represented on SEGA’s 2014 booth is the world’s most popular virtual singer Hatsune Miku, produced by Crypton Future Media,INC., returning in an all-new rhythm video game. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd features twenty classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West and twenty brand new songs to the Project DVIA series. In addition to the new songs, the game will feature updated gameplay mechanics and controls, over 80 brand new and remade fan favorite modules, Cross-Save compatibility, Markerless AR Mode and a revamped edit mode ranking system that showcases the most popular user generated content to provide gamers the best music game experience on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems.

See you at the show …

We hope you can make it out to the show to see our games and have fun with us at NerdHQ. See you in San Diego!

 
   
   
 

Happy 23rd Birthday, Sonic!

June 23, 2014 is Sonic the Hedgehog’s 23rd Birthday! Enjoy this birthday video, and then share your birthday wishes and favorite Sonic memories with #HappyBirthdaySonic.

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Introducing “Travel Tuesdays” for Sonic the Hedgehog!

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Sonic is a world traveler. From arcades in Tokyo to amusement parks in London to events in the US, Sonic’s been everywhere and he has fans all over the world. This is your chance to show us Sonic in your world with the new Sonic Travel Tuesday!

The idea is really simple. You take a photo of Sonic and/or his friends (can be a Sonic figurine, plush, whatever), and submit the picture to us! We’d love for you to take a photo with something famous or historic (like this photo, taken at the Tower Bridge in London), but you can send us a photo from your vacation, something interesting in your town, or an interesting situation (eating a giant donut? watching a meteor shower?).

IMPORTANT: All photos must be your own original creation. Do not find photos on the internet and submit them to us.

You can submit your photo one of four ways:

Facebook – Send us a message from our Facebook page with your image attached. Be sure to specify the location the photo was taken in (for example, Tower Bridge in London, UK), any other information you want to tell us about the photo, location, or situation, and how you want to be credited. If you don’t submit how you want to be credited, you will be credited by your Facebook name.

Twitter – Tweet your photo to @sonic_hedgehog with the hashtag #traveltuesday. Be sure to specify the location of the photo, any other info you want to tell us, and how you want to be credited. If you don’t submit how you want to be credited, you will be credited by your Twitter name.

Instagram – Hey, did you know we have an Instagram account now? We do! Instagram your photo and include @sonicthehedgehog and #traveltuesday in the comment, or you can just send it to us via Instagram Direct. Be sure to specify the location of the photo, and any other info you want to tell us. We’ll repost your Instagram post to our feed, and we’ll credit you with your Instagram username.

Email – Email your photo along with where it was taken, how you want to be credited, and any other info you want to tell us to community team@sega.com with the subject line “Travel Tuesday”.

Thanks for participating, and we can’t wait to see your photos!

 

 
   
   
 


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