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SEGA shares mores screens and details on SEGA AGES: Sonic the Hedgehog 2's modes, rankings, and more

The best version of Sonic 2 yet

More screens here

SEGA is finally ready to share full details on the upcoming SEGA AGES: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. You can check out a batch of screens above, as well as details on the various old/new modes that this game will include below.

■ Modes Overview

The standard mode. Start playing from three different game types. The Sega Ages version also allows you to use the “drop dash” action added in Sonic Mania. Additionally, a window has been added to display your “Ring Chain,” the amount of rings you pick up without getting hit, and your “Max Ring Chain,” your greatest amount during that play session. Two-player co-op is also supported.

The additional elements that are not in the Mega Drive version can be turned off in the Option settings.

—01. Original Mode

A faithful reproduction of the Mega Drive version.

—02. Ring Keep Mode

A beginners mode in which you can enjoy a more casual Sonic the Hedgehog 2. You start the game with 10 rings and lose only half the amount of rings when damaged.

—03. Super Sonic Mode

A special mode in which you play as Super Sonic. This will be unlocked by clearing either Original Mode or Ring Keep Mode. Super Sonic Mode lets you play with possession of all the Chaos Emeralds and 50 rings from the beginning of the game. By jumping when you have 50 or more rings, you will transform into Super Sonic, who has overwhelming speed and strength.

A mode that reproduces the special mode originally only playable by locking-on the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 cartridge to the Sonic & Knuckles cartridge on Mega Drive. This allows you to play every stage of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as Knuckles. By using Knuckle’s glide ability, you can reach places Sonic and Tails cannot, and maybe even discover some new secrets. Just like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, this mode offers three modes: Original Mode, Ring Keep Mode, and Super Knuckles Mode. (Super Knuckles Mode can be unlocked by clearing Original Mode or Ring Keep Mode using Knuckles.)

Challenge Mode

A Sega Ages-original mode where you compete against the time to collect 100 rings to make it to the goal. You can play as either Sonic or Knuckles.

Rankings

Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 also features online rankings. “Ring Chain Ranking,” which was well received in Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog, now allows you to see replays. There are also Challenge Mode rankings for both Sonic and Knuckles.

Sega Ages-Original Elements

In addition to being able to switch between the Japanese and western versions of the game, you can also turn on the Stage Select feature previously accessible through a cheat code. You can also enable “Vintage” picture mode, which emulates the image produced by a CRT TV. There HD Rumble support, which creates comfortable vibrations whenever Sonic does a spin dash, jumps off a spring, destroys an item box, and so on.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

SEGA AGES: Puyo Puyo Tsu - more gameplay footage

SEGA AGES: Puyo Puyo Tsu is available now in Japan, and will be making its way to North America and Europe sometime later this year. If you want a look at what this version of Puyo Puyo has to offer, check out the new round of gameplay above.

Puyo Puyo/Sonic dev retweets Masahiro Sakurai's mention of the upcoming Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Presentation

Well this would be an interesting reveal

We've got just one day until we see who the final fighter is for Smash Bros. Ultimate's first Fighter Pass, and we've got something that's potentially juicy to mull over.

Mizuki Hosoyamada, a man who has worked on numerous Puyo Puyo and Sonic games, has retweeted Masahiro Sakurai's mention of the next Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Presentation. That certainly has raised some eyeballs among fans, with many thinking the upcoming reveal is going to tie into Puyo Puyo or Sonic somehow. It seems that Hosoyamada is died more to Puyo Puyo, so if his retweet is indeed a tease, I'd expect some sort of Puyo Puyo reveal for Smash.

SEGA bringing Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to the World Hobby Fair Winter 2020

Play the game and get some goodies!

SEGA has announced that they'll be bringing a playable demo of Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to the World Hobby Fair Winter 2020 event. Those who stop by SEGA's booth to play the game will get a free ticket holder and neck strap. If you play the demo that's in the Competition Corner, you'll get a set of puku puku stickers. Finally, you'll be able to take your picture with Mario and Sonic statues at the booth as well. You can check out the goodies below.

Check out more pics of the latest athletes added to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game

As was announced earlier in the week, SEGA has updated Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game with a new batch of athletes. The game now features sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu, judoka Yasuo Inoue and Shinichi Shinohara, and swimmer Katsumi Nakamura. You can check out more screens of each athlete here.

Latest Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix trailer reveals 10 new songs

10 more songs in the mix

SEGA has released a new trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix, and it includes confirmation of 10 new songs. The songs are as follows.

- “Catch the Wave” by kz (livetune)
- “Alien Alien” by Nayutan Seijin
- “39 Music!” by Mikito-P
- “Hibana” by DECO*27
- “Teo” Omori and Sakurai
- “Roki” by Mikito-P
- “Jigsaw Puzzle” by Mafumafu
- “Dreamin’ Chuchu” by emon (Tes.)
- “Ohedo Julia-Night” by Mitchie M
- “Jitter Bug” by Nanashi Hachiya

Along with the songs, the trailer shows off the game's updated graphics, 300-plus modules (costumes), Arcade, Mix, and Practice Modes, “Extreme” difficulty, T-Shirt Edit feature, and music video playlist.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Original Soundtrack now available to stream/purchase in Japan and Europe

Monkey around with these tunes

SEGA has released the Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Original Soundtrack on various platforms. You can stream it today on Apple Music, Spotify, LINE MUSIC, amazon music unlimited, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, KKBOX, AWA, RecMusic, and dBeats, or you can download on iTunes, amazon Music, Google Play Music, RecoChoku, and mora. Check out more details on the soundtrack below.

- Single tracks: 150 Yen (regular quality) / 200 Yen (HQ)
- Album: 2,000 Yen (regular quality) / 3,000 Yen (HQ)

Track list

Landing On A New Island!
Mysterious bird
BEGINNER SHOT
Jungle maze
Freezing paradise
Yeti
Khafre’s Trials
Desert dinosaur
Sea grave
Mollusk king
EXPERT BOAT
Annoying diva
Lava paradise
WHEEL
Cosmic corridor
General Nikarsa
Swamps Of Side Chain
skies
Bonus!
Excited Race
BEGINNER BOAT
BASEBALL SELECTOR
MONKEY TARGET
EXPERT SHOT
SMALL WAR

Latest Sonic the Hedgehog movie promo features a joke about The Rock, and The Rock responds

The Rock smells what Sonic's cooking

A new promo video has been released for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and it includes a quick joke about The Rock. Not sure why Sonic wants to know what The Rock is up to, or how he even knows who The Rock is, but that's besides the point. Turns out Sonic can easily get his question answered, as it reached The Rock himself.

Finally, rounding out the saga for now, the director of the Sonic movie has offered the Rock a cameo in the film.

Another official Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster pops up

Looking better every day

While we might be living in the worst timeline for all sorts of stuff, I think we're living in the best for the Sonic movie. It may not have started out great, but we're definitely experiencing the turnaround now! Yet another great looking poster has been released, once again showing of Sonic's redesign. Looking good, blue blur!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

SEGA and Atlus detail their Black Friday sale

Switch and 3DS games to pick from

SEGA and Atlus are in on the Black Friday action as well with their own sales, which run until Dec. 5th, 2019. Check out the game lineup below.

Switch

Citizens of Space – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – $49.99 (was $59.99)
Puyo Puyo Champions – $3.99 (was $9.99)
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder – $7.49 (was $14.99)
SEGA Ages Alex Kidd in Miracle World – $3.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Columns II: A Voyage Through Time – $5.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Gain Ground – $3.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Ichidant-R – $5.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar – $3.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Out Run – $5.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Phantasy Star – $5.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Puyo Puyo – $5.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog – $5.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Space Harrier – $5.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Virtua Racing – $5.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land – $3.99 (was $7.99)
SEGA Genesis Classics – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Shining Resonance Refrain – $19.99 (was $29.99)
SolSeraph – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Sonic Forces – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Mania – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – $29.99 (was $39.99)
Team Sonic Racing – $19.99 (was $39.99)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 – $14.99 (was $29.99)

3DS

3D After Burner II – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Altered Beast – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Ecco the Dolphin – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Fantasy Zone – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Fantasy Zone II – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Galaxy Force II – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Gunstar Heroes – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Out Run – $2.99 (was $5.99)
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Etrian Odyssey Nexus – $19.99 (was $39.99)
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Persona Q – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Persona Q2 – $19.99 (was $39.99)
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – $19.99 (was $39.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux – $19.99 (was $39.99)
Shin Megami Tensei IV – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – $19.99 (was $29.99)

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