The Resurrection of Segata Sanshiro (at SEGA FES 2019 at least…)

I have some fond memories of playing the Sega Saturn back in the day; mostly at friend’s houses and the karate studio as I had a PlayStation at home (along with a Genesis and Game Gear). I had fun playing Nights: Into Dreams, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Sonic Jam (believe it or not), Sega Rally, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and the like. Now, we are approaching the 25th anniversary of the Sega Saturn’s launch in Japan, and Sega’s going to turn back time and bring back a “dead” character.

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‘Sonic Mania’ and ‘Project Sonic 2017’ to come out next year?! C’mon 2017; I’mmm Waaaitinnnng…

At the Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Celebration — which I’m required to write to further perpetuate the notion that The PractitioNERD secretly operates as a Sonic Fan Site — that happened at San Diego ComicCon 2016 this past week (which not only included celebrating the character’s 25th anniversary, sing-a-longs, a God-awful livestream — contrary to the better live experience on-location —  and a merchandising crossover between Sonic the Hedgehog and Sanrio characters, like Hello Kitty), two new Sonic video games were officially announced. The first game that will celebrate the 25-year-old franchise will be Sonic Mania, in which the above trailer starts with an awesome remix of the end theme to the Genesis version of Sonic 3D Blast, and is slated for release in Spring 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Continue reading “‘Sonic Mania’ and ‘Project Sonic 2017’ to come out next year?! C’mon 2017; I’mmm Waaaitinnnng…”