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SEGA finding new ways to disappoint us in 2024

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Animated Sonic Frontiers prologue, directed and written by two of the people behind the Archie and IDW Sonic comics.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gjszHTDjzo

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  • shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Suggesting the presence of consistent Sonic lore is more shocking than anything else. This is a series which killed off two of its most popular characters (Gamma in SA1 and Shadow in SA2), and then immediately replaced both with... clones? Completely different characters with similar/ the same names? And just shrugged the whole thing off.

  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    eh, omega's actually pretty different from gamma in terms of characterization

    and for shadow they teased at him maybe being a clone or something for a bit before throwing their hands up and declaring that he just didn't actually die in sa2 and has chronic amnesia problems that he should probably get a doctor to look at

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  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Linking their lore straight to sonic adventure doesn't require them to acknowledge any of that anyway, they'll just include whatever they want and not worry about the rest.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Animated Sonic Frontiers prologue, directed and written by two of the people behind the Archie and IDW Sonic comics.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gjszHTDjzo

    With a third as Creative Consultant, who currently writes the IDW book.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    eh, omega's actually pretty different from gamma in terms of characterization

    and for shadow they teased at him maybe being a clone or something for a bit before throwing their hands up and declaring that he just didn't actually die in sa2 and has chronic amnesia problems that he should probably get a doctor to look at

    Tho tbf the confirmation that he was the original Shadow, not a clone, came from Eggman cheering Shadow on while he saved the planet from an alien invasion. So. Maybe not the most verified of information.

    Oh brilliant
  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    There's apparently a new job posting for Associate Manager of Lore with Sonic Team: Link
    Reporting to the Director of Lore and Creative Strategy, the Sonic Team is seeking an Associate Manager, Lore to support the growing needs of our lore team. With both project management and creative duties, you will be immersed in the organizing and shaping of Sonic lore, canon, characters, and universes, helping to bring consistency, connectivity, and creativity to all things Sonic across various forms of media including games, animation, comics, and more. Codifying the current status while planning for the future, you will help the lore team stay organized, prioritized, and galvanized, all while facilitating transparency and communication across the organization.

    One of the entries in "preferred skills" is "extremely well-versed in all things Sonic (lore, characters, games, animations, comics, movies, etc.)".

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    I posted my thoughts on frontiers in the general video game thread, but honestly they should probably go here too:
    so in an uncharacteristic turn I've stopped talking about the reviews for sonic frontiers and grabbed the game myself

    as far as I can tell I'm about a fifth of the way through the game, just over four hours in, and I'm really enjoying it so far!

    the controls are a bit different for the series and took some getting used to, but it's genuinely a lot of fun to just run around in the open world, collect shit, fight dudes, and solve puzzles

    honestly this feel like the first time a game has let me fuck around and just enjoy the freedom of sonic's mobility since, like... the overworld in sonic adventure one?

    also the boss fights are a blast and that is not normally something you can say for a sonic, even at his best

    the fishing minigame is neat, albeit slight, and honestly the change in the writer is paying dividends (though you can feel him bumping up against what sega will actually allow)

    the weakest part of the package is, both surprisingly and unsurprisingly, the "traditional" levels in cyberspace

    if we get another one of these I'd prefer to see them discarded and more resources put toward filling the overworld with more shit

    and like, I know, I'm a fan, I'm predisposed to like this shit, but like a lot of fans I haven't been happy with the franchise in a long time, and I straight up skipped forces because it looked like doodoo

    and I also know that this franchise has a tendency to show signs of life every few years and then go back to being shit, and I shouldn't get my hopes up, but at least for the moment I'm enjoying this stupid blue rat again

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited November 2022
    Thank you to @TheySlashThem for linking this in the youtube thread

    https://youtu.be/tgLVOQ-acw4

    This was the first "in the wild" gameplay footage I saw and initially I was kinda down on it; it really didn't feel like Sonic to me, from both an aesthetic and a narrative angle

    But then I got to the end of the video and I realised I was completely wrong, this is one hundred and ten percent OG Sonic, it's just that this is a Sonic we haven't seen in literal decades

    Frontiers Sonic is carrying the vibes of ABC tv show Sonic, of earnestly dramatic Archie comics Sonic, but given the production values of a mainline game and the gravitas of fans-turned-writers drawing inspiration from Nier Automata

    this fucking rules

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    Yuji Naka has been arrested for insider trading.

  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    That’s not very way past cool of him

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Lego Sonic progress, gotta go stationary:
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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Finish!
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    Definitely one of the cooler sets I've built, still baffled that it's considered """18+""" though.

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  • ChallChall Registered User regular
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Finish!
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    Definitely one of the cooler sets I've built, still baffled that it's considered """18+""" though.

    Have you Googled Sonic? Definitely an 18+ franchise from what I've seen

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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular

    Holy shit it's actually real. I wish I had a PC, I would love to play that.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Watched the Sonic 2 movie over the weekend and it was a hoot. Looking forward to the 3rd. Given the initially outrageous but ultimately fantastic voice casting of Idris Elba as Knuckles, who do we think Shadow is gonna be?

    I'm voting Nicolas Cage

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  • ChallChall Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Watched the Sonic 2 movie over the weekend and it was a hoot. Looking forward to the 3rd. Given the initially outrageous but ultimately fantastic voice casting of Idris Elba as Knuckles, who do we think Shadow is gonna be?

    I'm voting Nicolas Cage

    Cage would be great, but I'm putting forward Jason Statham

  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Is Robotnik going to be in the third movie? Didn't Jim Carey retire? Are they going to recast or have someone else be the main villain?

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited April 2023
    not sure if Carey "quitting" is legit or just a move to pressure them into re-negotiating his contract

    but I think it's pretty clear they've been building up Stone as a replacement for Carey in case something happens that would necessitate a recast

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  • AbsurdPropositionAbsurdProposition Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Watched the Sonic 2 movie over the weekend and it was a hoot. Looking forward to the 3rd. Given the initially outrageous but ultimately fantastic voice casting of Idris Elba as Knuckles, who do we think Shadow is gonna be?

    I'm voting Nicolas Cage

    Keanu Reeves

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Watched the Sonic 2 movie over the weekend and it was a hoot. Looking forward to the 3rd. Given the initially outrageous but ultimately fantastic voice casting of Idris Elba as Knuckles, who do we think Shadow is gonna be?

    I'm voting Nicolas Cage

    Keanu Reeves

    Ehh, giving his performance in Toy Story 4, I don't think he's really up for voice acting. To my memory, there was nothing really notable about his voice work in that movie that would set him apart from anyone else doing that role. Whereas it feels someone doing Knuckles other than Elba would be very noticeable.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Watched the Sonic 2 movie over the weekend and it was a hoot. Looking forward to the 3rd. Given the initially outrageous but ultimately fantastic voice casting of Idris Elba as Knuckles, who do we think Shadow is gonna be?

    I'm voting Nicolas Cage

    Keanu Reeves

    Ehh, giving his performance in Toy Story 4, I don't think he's really up for voice acting. To my memory, there was nothing really notable about his voice work in that movie that would set him apart from anyone else doing that role. Whereas it feels someone doing Knuckles other than Elba would be very noticeable.

    He did good enough in Cyberpunk, though he really just has to play a narcissistic tool for the most part.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Just gotta ponder on who does the best unironic, completely un-self-aware edgelord kinda voice.

    Ooh, maybe Will Arnett

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Christian Kane could do it. He's not unaware, but he could do the voice.

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2023
    Lars wrote: »
    Christian Kane could do it. He's not unaware, but he could do the voice.

    Ooooh, I like that.

    I mean, they're never not gonna cast it as an A-lister, but that's a damn good choice.

    Though I will give them credit for very surprisingly using the actual voice actor from some of the games for Tails.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    I really hope she made bank off the movie

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog was a fun little hour forty.

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited April 2023
    A big day for SEGA leaks today, about the "Super Game" and a very interesting remake
    so for a while, pretty much since the Persona 3 Portable modern rerelease was revealed, there's been rumors of a P3 remake in the works at Atlus.
    On the 4th, a Twitter user tweeted this footage in response to a Persona concert news story:

    The account claims it's from a deleted Reddit post, and their account was made at the end of March with the only tweets being footage/screenshots of what appears to be a P3 remake.
    Today they tweeted this footage, supposedly from an internal SEGA presentation from 2021, claiming they got it from a DM from someone else:


    This footage contains the alleged P3 Remake clip, but also a never-before-seen clip of Sonic Frontiers, and a new look for an older-looking Beat from Jet Set Radio dancing in Shibuya
    There are two VERY interesting things about this footage:
    1. That Sonic clip has a bossfight that was cut from the game, and only revealed in an artbook. If this is fanmade, that's a very specific detail.
    2. The JSR footage apparently lines up with an earlier obscure leak of a survey SEGA put out asking about possible artstyles for a JSR reboot in 2022, this one matches some of the mockups, and is corroborated by SEGA fansite/news site SEGAbits:


    and the original leaker of the survey:



    And then, another Japanese user finds and tweets out a new URL they discovered, http://p3re.jp/ (leads to a holding page for now)
    And the registry info, registered on March 15th,:


    And as it turns out, it lines up with the same domain registry info as the P5R website:


    oh shiiiiiiiit the new JSR is real

    Crippl3 on
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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    A big day for SEGA leaks today, about the "Super Game" and a very interesting remake
    so for a while, pretty much since the Persona 3 Portable modern rerelease was revealed, there's been rumors of a P3 remake in the works at Atlus.
    On the 4th, a Twitter user tweeted this footage in response to a Persona concert news story:

    The account claims it's from a deleted Reddit post, and their account was made at the end of March with the only tweets being footage/screenshots of what appears to be a P3 remake.
    Today they tweeted this footage, supposedly from an internal SEGA presentation from 2021, claiming they got it from a DM from someone else:


    This footage contains the alleged P3 Remake clip, but also a never-before-seen clip of Sonic Frontiers, and a new look for an older-looking Beat from Jet Set Radio dancing in Shibuya
    There are two VERY interesting things about this footage:
    1. That Sonic clip has a bossfight that was cut from the game, and only revealed in an artbook. If this is fanmade, that's a very specific detail.
    2. The JSR footage apparently lines up with an earlier obscure leak of a survey SEGA put out asking about possible artstyles for a JSR reboot in 2022, this one matches some of the mockups, and is corroborated by SEGA fansite/news site SEGAbits:


    and the original leaker of the survey:



    And then, another Japanese user finds and tweets out a new URL they discovered, http://p3re.jp/ (leads to a holding page for now)
    And the registry info, registered on March 15th,:


    And as it turns out, it lines up with the same domain registry info as the P5R website:


    oh shiiiiiiiit the new JSR is real

    I have been listening to the jsr sound track on repeat for the past week. I get that the last one didn't meet sales expectations, but I loved it.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited April 2023
    Also a guy from the professional-seeming XboxEra Podcast claimed out of the blue last week to have seen screenshots of the Skies of Arcadia remaster. They're followed by Mike Mika, MVG and Jeff Grubb so it might be legit?

    edit: my big question wrt a possible full remake of p3 is, will the kids still invoke by magically blowing their brains out with a magical pistol

    august on
  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    don't tease me with skies of arcadia

    I can't take the disappointment again

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