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02/22/2016

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History of Sonic Panel With Yuji Naka, Takashi Iizuka and Others to be held at SXSW

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As you might have noticed, on one of the boards at Tomy’s booth at Toy Fair 2016 a “History of Sonic” panel that’ll be held at SXSW was mentioned. And it turns out that the SXSW event schedule website includes details about who’ll be there and what it’s about. The panel will be held on March 19th at Austin Convention Center, and it’ll have some very interesting presenters.

According to the website, the presenters are:

  • Aaron Webber – Sonic Social Media Manager
  • Austin Keys – Sega Prod Dev Dir
  • Mike Pollock – Voice of Dr Eggman
  • Roger Craig Smith – Voice of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Takashi Iizuka – Head of Sonic Team
  • Yuji Naka – Sonic Original Creator

Like the name of the panel suggests, it’ll focus mainly on the history of Sonic through the evolution of gaming, the rise of online (oh geez) and mobile, and multiple TV series. They will “celebrate the past and look to the future”, and with those presenters it definitely seems like it’ll be worth attending.

Game News, Miscellaneous

New Sonic 25th Anniversary Event/Release Details From Toy Fair

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Because SEGA decided that they’re no longer releasing new Sonic games annually to give developers more time to properly finish the games, there hasn’t been a big new Sonic game in the past year. The Sonic fanbase doesn’t seem to be used to not having a new game to complain about play for longer than a year, meaning that they’re desperate for news. So desperate that they’d even look for info at the Toy Fair.

That being said: we’re part of that Sonic fanbase, and we also happen to be just as desperate, so time to look for new info at the Toy Fair. Thanks to the Flickr of Paul Nicholasi of Idle Hands, we know all the new details from the Tomy booth at the event. And it turns out that there’s quite a bit of new stuff to know about, though nothing about the new big 25th anniversary game everyone wants to know about. Continue Reading