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Sonic Turns 15 Today

He’s fast, he’s blue, he’s sold over 44 million games, and he just turned 15 years old! Tomorrow, SEGA will join millions of fans around the world to celebrate Sonic The Hedgehog’s 15th birthday and his continued success with four bold new upcoming games. Born on June 23, 1991 as the fastest, most technologically advanced character for the SEGA Genesis, Sonic continues to innovate as he prepares to blast onto next-gen consoles and the Sony PlayStation Portable system with groundbreaking new adventures. Additionally, in honor of its beloved mascot’s 16-bit roots, SEGA will release the game that started it all with Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis exclusively for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance this November. The game will feature two new additions to the classic 1991 debut including Sonic’s famous Spin-Dash move and a new save ability, and will retail at the special price of $19.95.

Fans will be treated throughout the year to special 15th anniversary events, culminating with the release of three original Sonic adventures shipping later this year, as well as the original Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis for the Game Boy Advance. Sonic will make his first appearance on next-gen consoles with the dynamic new adventure Sonic The Hedgehog for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall. Sonic The Hedgehog melds top-tier production values with next-gen art, physics, and game design to create the fastest and most intense Sonic experience yet. Featuring brand new interactive 3D environments, Sonic gameplay is taken to a whole new level with a large cast of new and returning characters, and a blistering sense of speed. Sonic will also debut this fall on the PSP with Sonic Rivals, a one-on-one racing platformer that also features Knuckles amongst other rivals combining classic 2D gameplay with 3D worlds. Available in 2007, a new Sonic adventure is also in development for the Wii, combining Sonic’s high velocity with the unique Wii controller and a colorful retelling of the classic tale Arabian Nights.

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