Today SEGA® revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog™ and his friends have joined forces with IDW Publishing, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, to begin a thrilling new chapter in the Blue Blur’s adventures in 2018.
Creative teams are currently being formed, and a publishing plan is now underway with more details to come at a later date. Writers and artists will be bringing their considerable talents to the comic book world of Sonic.
“We’ve been speaking with beloved Sonic fan-favorite creators and new creators alike, and are excited to be able to spread specifics about our plans for the comic in the near future,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer.
“We are ecstatic about this partnership with IDW,” said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer for Sonic the Hedgehog. “We know they’ll serve as a good home for the new adventures of Sonic, his friends, and foes.”
**Added 4th December 2016 – According to the Zavvi website the console will not be shipped until end of January – see here for more. **
The Sega MegaDrive is back in time for Christmas 2016, 28 years after the original release.
This is actually a re-release of the console, as it will let you use your Sega MegeDrive game cartridges that you have kicking around in the loft (presuming they didn’t go to the Charity Shop 20 years ago).
Well the actual console being released is the Sega Mega Drive Classic Game Console (Sonic 25th Anniversary).
Not only will it play its predecessors game cartridges but is has a whopping 80 games pre installed including the Sonic The Hedgehog series, and the Golden Axe series.
To increase the value of the package, prices at UNDER £50 there are two wireless controllers!
The Arcade Classic Wireless ‘plug n play’ two player console is the Ultimate Home Retro Games Console, bringing back the glory days of SEGA MegaDrive! This stylish 2 player console features 80 classic SEGA MD (Mega Drive) games and you can also use original SEGA MD cartridges from all regions (Both PAL and NTSC) The console comes with 2 Wireless Controllers, an AV cable and AC Adaptor.
The full list of Sega Mega Drive Classic Game Console Games
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Chakan: The Forever Man
Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
ESWAT: City Under Seige
Golden Axe 2
Golden Axe 3
Mortal Kombat 2
Mortal Kombat 3
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic 3D Blast
Sword of Varmilion
Games List – bonus cartridge games
Adventure in the Park
Cross the road
Break a Fireline
Fight or Lose
Bottle Taps Race
Mega Brain Switch
Hide and Seek
Lost World Sudoku
Mya Master Mind
T-Rex Memory Match
Oh and the answer to our original questions is, Because the MegeDrive was Awesome!