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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 "Sonic and Raid Boss" gameplay

Just the other day, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 got a content update that included Sonic the Hedgehog, Raid Bosses, and more. You can check out some of that new content in the gameplay video above.

Netflix's upcoming Sonic animated series won't be based on the IDW comic series

Sorry, comic fans

We really don't know anything about Netflix's upcoming 3D animated Sonic series, other than its existence. While we wait for more official details from SEGA or Netflix, we do have some info on what the series won't be.

Comic book writer Ian Flynn recently did a Q&A about all things Sonic, and the topic of Netflix's series came up. Flynn outright said that the series is not going to be based on the IDW comic line. It's looking more and more like the series is going to be yet another original take on Sonic.

SEGA's Toshihiro Nagoshi "wouldn't mind" working on the F-Zero franchise again

We wouldn't mind that either!

Many fans of F-Zero look to F-Zero GX as the franchise's finest installment. The GameCube entry was extremely fast and just as challenging, and it's the product of a collab between SEGA and Nintendo. SEGA's Toshihiro Nagoshi was the producer on that project, and in an interview with Red Bull France, he reveals that he'd be down to work on the franchise once more.

“Mmm… Putting aside the odds of it happening, I must admit I have a lot of affection for F-Zero GX. If the opportunity were to present itself, I wouldn’t mind. And in that case, I’d like to make it a challenging game. I believe that if Nintendo just wants a racing game that is ‘fun and accessible’, they already have Mario Kart for that purpose.”

Of course, as far as we know, nothing is in the works. Nintendo hasn't done much of anything with F-Zero in a very long time. Let's hope someone at Nintendo is reading these comments, and it sparks interest in bringing the franchise back.

Knuckles rumored to have a sizable role in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel

Punch it up

We know for a fact that the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is getting a sequel, and there's a pretty good chance Tails will have some time in the spotlight. That said, it seems another big Sonic character will be getting some love as well.

Rumors are floating around concerning Knuckles, who will supposedly have a notable role in the sequel. This is going to be considerably more than a cameo, although details haven't been shared. It does seem that Knuckles gliding and wall-climbing abilities will be showcased as well.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Updated translation of Yakuza creator's comments on Switch show the statement in a different light

Let's try this again

UPDATE - An update to this story can be found here.

Just yesterday, we featured a story about Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and his comments on Nintendo and the Switch. Comments were made during an internal interview with SEGA, and SEGA Europe had shared the following translation.

I think even now the Nintendo platform is still a game console that is played by a wide range of age groups, but basically, I think it’s hardware for kids and teens.

While the above translation gives the basic gist of what was said, a new translation of the original statement has come in from Gaijinhunter. Their translation aims to get closer to the spirt of what Nagoshi was saying.

Nintendo's platform has, and continues to be, played by a wide range of age groups, but I think in general their hardware is strong when it comes to kids and teens.

Again, roughly the same sentiment, but some changes to the delivery and tone do give a different feeling for the original statement.

Sonic the Hedgehog franchise moves over 1 billion units in its lifetime

And that's REAL good!

SEGA has confirmed that the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has hit an incredible milestone. Across all game releases on all platforms, including spin-off games and mainline entries, Sonic has moved over 1 billion units worldwide. From the original cartridge sales all the way up to digital downloads on consoles and mobile, Sonic has reached an incredible number. Not many franchises can claim the same!

SEGA reveals the most popular titles in the SEGA AGES lineup

Games for the AGES

SEGA has wrapped the SEGA AGES line, which brought numerous classic SEGA games to Switch with a host of improvements. The line was somewhat extensive, including numerous titles from SEGA's history. Which ones turned out to be the most popular? That all depends on what part of the world you're talking about.

In an interview with NintendoEverything, Rieko Kodama (producer/director), Yosuke Okunari (supervisor), and Tsuyoshi Matsuoka (M2 director) talked about some of the biggest hits in the brand. Over in Japan, Virtua Racing was the leader of the pack. As for the overseas market, Sonic the Hedgehog was the biggest hit, followed by OutRun. OutRun saw a lot of attention in Europe particularly. SEGA notes that the two Puyo Puyo games in the lineup also got a lot of attention, but that was in Japan only.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 "Pre-Order" trailer

Buyo buyo today

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 isn't far off from launch. The game releases on Dec. 8th, 2020, and you can pre-order it right now! You'll have to cough up $40, and make sure you have 1.2GB of space to accommodate the game. If you need to see a bit more gameplay, you can check out the trailer above.

Another Japanese trailer for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 released

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is coming to Switch on December 8th, 2020, and SEGA is keen to show off some more gameplay before launch. Check out the latest Japanese trailer for the game above.