Sonic Boom to air in Taiwan, Portugal, French-speaking Canada and Southeast Asia

It has been confirmed that Sonic Boom will air in Canada on French language channel Ici Radio-Canada Télé today.

Also the show will air in Taiwan and Southeast Asia (except Malaysia which already aired it earlier) on April 11th. Portugal (via kids channel SIC K) will also air Boom in either May or June, making it second country in Europe, after France (in November 2014), to air it.

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Sega Restructuring now in effect

Sega Sammy Holdings has announced that is restructuring its businesses. The following changes have been announced:

  • The company has now divided itself into two businesses: Sega Holdings (which includes all of the entertainment businesses, including Sega’s main video game business) and Sega Live Creation (which includes the resort business)
  • Sega’s consumer gaming division will be known as Sega Games.
  • TMS Entertainment (known for Sonic X and Detective Conan (Cased Closed)), Marza Animation Planet, Sega Toys and Sammy Networks (a mobile brand) will all now become part of Sega Holdings.

Similiary, Sega has bought a domain for Sega Games (www.segagames.co.jp), while Sega’s western websites (North America/Europe/Australia) have been going under maintenance following this, with all western Sega websites being mirrored to a notice saying that the website is currently unavailable due to maintenance work with links to various Sega franchises, social network links, plus smaller links (such as Cookie Policy and UK and US Careers) below them.

[Source: TSSZ News]

Ryo Hazuki DLC now available

For PC owners of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed. The long awaited Ryo Hazuki DLC is now live. Ryo drives around in vehicles based on various classic Sega arcade machines which are also found in the original Shenmue title.

If you fancy picking up this one, it’s very reasonably priced at only 99p.

And before you ask, So far only the PC & Mobile version of the game are to get Ryo at this time. However if this changes we’ll let you know.

Source: Steam, via The Sonic Stadium.

Greg Martin, Box Art Ilustrator has died

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Yesterday we learnt from The Sonic Stadium that Greg Martin had died in May 2013. He was best known for designing the American and some European box arts of classic Sonic titles. He also designed box arts for other videogame franchises (inc. Pac-Man). In addition to box arts, he also did illustrations of Sonic in various Western Sonic the Hedgehog advertisements.