Sonic Nendoroid figure available to pre-order in Europe

Following a recent announcement, the Sonic Nenderoid figure is now available to pre-order in the Europe via SonicMerchandise.com.

According to a description from that website:

Sonic the Hedgehog will live forever, and this new Nedoroid figure is the perfect way to celebrate the 20th birthday of this immortal video game icon.

This awesome figure comes with both standing and classic running poses, and interchangeable parts include face, hands, item box, point marker goal post, and a Chaos Emerald amongst others for maximum nostalgia factor. The PVC and ABS figure measure 10cm (3.9″) tall.

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Steam disables Sonic the Hedgehog: Episode II Beta from its website.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II has now been disabled on Steam

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If you’ve not been awake for the past nine hours, you’ve probably missed the news that Sonic 4: Episode 2 was leaked onto Steam and subsequently downloaded by those who had pre-ordered it, as well as by people rushing to snag an early copy.

However, if you did manage to download it, you might be in for a surprise when you try to re-launch the game.

We’re now being told that whilst the leak was plugged several hours ago to prevent early downloads of the Beta. Those who got the game before it was taken down are now discovering that it will not start up.

Many users are reporting that the play button on episode 2 has been disabled when they re-launch Steam on their system, even if previously they had been able to play episode 2 for a short period of time.

Obviously this sounds like the DRM or some other [insert a long techno babble tid-bit about disabling games that makes it look like he knows what he's talking about] has been activated to prevent anyone else from playing an unfinished version the game.

Chances are users will be able to re-download it once the game is officially released as this is what tends to happen if the ‘wrong’ version of a game is released on Steam, some people might remember a similar issue when Dead Island was released a few months ago. Just keep an eye on those bank statements to make sure you’re not charged twice when the game is released later in May.

Thanks to members of SSMB for confirming this and Kamicciolo for the image.

[Source: http://www.sonicstadium.org/2012/04/sonic-4-episode-2-beta-copies-disabl…

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Big the Cat to dissapear from Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Team is no longer going to use Big the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog in the future, meaning it might be good day or sad day for Sonic fans. According to recent to interviews with Takashi Iizuka, he says:

“We just have not found a good use for him”. “We tried him as a fisherman and a strongman but nothing worked out.”

They have been various other Sonic characters that were killed off in the end:
These are:

-Mighty the Armadillo (Knuckles' Chaotix)
-Fang the Sniper/Nack the Weasel (1994-1996)
-Bean (Sonic the Fighters/Sonic Championship)
-Bark (Sonic the Fighters/Sonic Championship)
-Marine the Racoon (Sonic Rush Adventure)

Also, Dr. Eggman is said to die in an upcoming Sonic game.

However, Big the Cat will still make his role in the comics.

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