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July 7, 2012

Community, Site News

Pre-Sonic Boom Meetup at Yard House 3 to 5 p.m. Friday

Odds are you’ve been following Summer of Sonic‘s festivities through the magic of Internet streams today–and major kudos to the SoS team on pulling off a smooth convention given every obstacle that came up this year! However, if you’re located in America, you’ve probably been wishing you could attend Summer of Sonic without going overseas. Or at least something vaguely like it. If that’s the case, Friday your lucky day–it’s time for the second annual Sonic Boom during San Diego ComiCon!

We’ll be holding a Sonic Retro meetup from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Yard House, located at 1023 4th Avenue in San Diego. That’s about a block from House of Blues. I’m also happy to announce that unlike last year, this is an all-ages venue, so anyone is free to show up and grab a bite, something to drink or just chat and goof off with us.

It’s also a great venue because we like beer, and hey, LOOK AT ALL THAT BEER.

Please keep in mind that parking in downtown San Diego is tricky and often accompanied by a fee in a garage, and that you’ll be battling ComiCon attendees for spots, so showing up early may be necessary. As someone who’s now a veteran of these sorts of meetups, I just want to say that we are minimum creepy and maximum fun, so come out and join us!

eta: For some reason the permalink on Facebook says “2 to 5”; this is incorrect and the time is 3 to 5. Thanks.

Game News

NiGHTS Appears as a Vehicle in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

NiGHTS Into Dreams getting a re-release isn’t the only NiGHTS-related news this week. SEGA revealed at Summer of Sonic that NiGHTS and Reala will both be playable in vehicle form in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. NiGHTS also appeared in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, but only as the flagman. Like all the other vehicles in the game they’ll transform into a plane when in the air and into a boat when in the water. A Nightopian can be seen driving NiGHTS and a Nightmaren is driving Reala.

The game will also feature a NiGHTS stage, one that goes through Spring Valley, Gilwings Lair and Wizeman’s boss arena. Both flying sections and water sections were shown. Gameplay footage can be seen here at this link beginning at 1:17:40. This post will be updated with a higher quality video when it is available.

[Source: SEGAbits]