Sonic Adventure – With Ariane http://withariane.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:03:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://withariane.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Sonic Adventure – With Ariane http://withariane.com/ 32 32 Sonic the Hedgehog Reminds Us Why Cartoons Matter https://withariane.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-reminds-us-why-cartoons-matter/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:03:09 +0000 https://withariane.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-reminds-us-why-cartoons-matter/ Sonic the Hedgehog has always been a goofy cartoon animal with a pension for ‘tude. But with its leap from video game protagonist to video game protagonist and star of a couple of hugely popular movies, we see how his fast persona can affect people. In a live show for the Dead Eyes podcast (where […]]]>

Sonic the Hedgehog has always been a goofy cartoon animal with a pension for ‘tude. But with its leap from video game protagonist to video game protagonist and star of a couple of hugely popular movies, we see how his fast persona can affect people.

In a live show for the Dead Eyes podcast (where comedian Connor Ratliff tries to figure out why Tom Hanks kicked him out of band of brothers) Nicole Byer appeared on stage with fellow comedian Ben Schwartz — the voice of the movie for Sonic.

Byer, in a joking but heartfelt way, explained how the Sonic movies brought him to tears many times. Not necessarily because of the plot, but because Sonic made him – someone with ADHD – feel seen.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m moving too fast to make real connections,” Byer said. “And I love that Sonic wants a friend and has one, and now I’m crying now. I love Sonic.”

Schwartz then spoke to Byer in character, telling her how he wants to go fast like she does. And how his friendship with Tom – also known as The Donut Lord – gives him someone to be himself.

The entire clip (posted by Schwartz on Twitter) is incredibly sweet for being a panel of comedians talking about a fake blue rodent with superpowers. But it serves as a powerful reminder of what characters like Sonic can mean to people.

Sonic doesn’t necessarily have ADHD in the movies, but it’s easy to draw the comparison if you’ve ever known someone with ADHD — or, as in Byer’s case, you have it yourself. See not only what Sonic is able to accomplish despite his energetic “I gotta go fast” mentality, but also because of it, makes for a powerful on-screen representation.

What’s even better is that these movies are aimed at kids – kids at the age where they’re potentially in trouble for already being “hyperactive.” And what Sonic does is give them a character that they can relate to and connect with. He gives them hope and recognizes that not only are they not alone, but they are not broken either.

Dismissing characters like Sonic or other fictional cartoons is an easy mistake to make. But these characters matter because they act and sound like real people. And their popularity can help validate those who are constantly told by teachers, coworkers, or even family members to be less “lively.”

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Sega Sammy: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Box Office notice tops $400 million worldwide, surpassing its predecessor’s record for highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time https://withariane.com/sega-sammy-sonic-the-hedgehog-2-movie-box-office-notice-tops-400-million-worldwide-surpassing-its-predecessors-record-for-highest-grossing-video-game-adaptation-of-all-time/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:55:57 +0000 https://withariane.com/sega-sammy-sonic-the-hedgehog-2-movie-box-office-notice-tops-400-million-worldwide-surpassing-its-predecessors-record-for-highest-grossing-video-game-adaptation-of-all-time/ June 23, 2022 (Translation) Dear All, Company Name: SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS INC. Name of representative: Haruki Satomi, Group President and CEO, Director Representative (Code No. 6460, Tokyo Prime Stock Exchange) Further investigation: Makoto Takahashi, Executive Vice President, Executive Officer, general manager of Corporate Planning Division (TEL: 03-6864-2400) […]]]>







June 23, 2022

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Dear All,

Company Name:

SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS INC.

Name of representative:

Haruki Satomi,

Group President and CEO,

Director Representative

(Code No. 6460, Tokyo Prime Stock Exchange)

Further investigation:

Makoto Takahashi,

Executive Vice President,

Executive Officer,

general manager of

Corporate Planning Division (TEL: 03-6864-2400)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Box Office Notice Surpasses $400 Million Worldwide, Surpassing Its Predecessor’s Record for Highest-Grossing Video Game Adaptation of All Time

SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS INC. (the Company) is proud to announce that the movie “Sonic the Hedgehog 2“, co-produced with Paramount Pictures Corporation in association with SEGA of America, Inc., the Company’s group company, has achieved worldwide box office success. $400 million (54 billion 400 million yen) in the first three months of its release.

Additionally, the film’s U.S. box office surpassed $190.56 million (25 billion 916.16 million yen), breaking the record for the highest-grossing video game-based film adaptation of all time.

*Exchange rate: 1 USD = 136 yen

For more information, please refer to the attached press release from SEGA.

Attached material: SEGA press release,

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Box Office Surpasses $400 Million Worldwide, Surpassing Its Predecessor’s Record for Highest-Grossing Video Game Adaptation of All Time”

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-PRESS RELEASE –

June. 23, 2022

SEGA CORPORATION

sonic the hedgehog 2 The film’s box office exceeds $400 million worldwide, surpassing its predecessor’s record for the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.

SEGA CORPORATION (Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo, COO Chairman: Yukio Sugino,) is proud to announce the movie “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, co-produced with Paramount Pictures Corporation in association with SEGA of America, Inc., has recorded a successful worldwide box office of $400 million (54 billion 400 million yen) in the first three months of its release.

Based on SEGA’s global hit video game franchise, the “Sonic the Hedgehog” film series tells the story of the world’s fastest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, a sequel to the 2020 release “Sonic the Hedgehog”, was theatrically released on April 8, 2022 in the United States and sequentially from March 31, 2022 outside the United States. The film’s US box office exceeded $190.56 million. (25 billion 916.16 million yen)breaking the record for the highest-grossing film adaptation based on a video game of all time.

The film was a smash hit worldwide, debuting at No. 1 in 47 markets including the UK, France, Australia and other countries, with strong sales in Mexico and Brazil. .

It also recorded $209.45 million (28 billion 485.2 million yen) internationally and has reached $400 million worldwide.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2″ arrives in Japan on August 19. Don’t miss it!

*At the rate of 136 yen per US dollar

Movie “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”

■Director: Jeff Fowler“Sonic the Hedgehog”

■Screenplay by: Pat Casey & Josh Miller and John Whitton

■History: Pat Casey and Josh Miller

■Produced by: Neal H. Moritz“Fast & Furious” seriesToby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Hitoshi Okuno

■ Executive producers: Haruki Satomi, Yukio Sugino, Shuji Utsumi, Nan Morales, Tim Miller “Dead Pool”

■Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Colleen O’Shaughnessey with Idris Elba and Jim Carrey

■ Voiceover: Taishi Nakagawa, Koichi Yamadera, Subaru Kimura, Ryo Hirohashi, Yuichi Nakamura, Marina Inoue

■Child themeg: DREAMS COME TRUE

■US release: April 8, 2022 ■Original title: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

■ JP release: August 19, 2022 ■ Distribution: Towa Pictures

■Official website: Sonicmovie.jp

■Copyright: ©2022 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION AND SEGA OF AMERICA, INC.

Annex

“Sonic the Hedgehog”, SEGA’s most famous and fastest hedgehog video game character.

Since the release of the first “Sonic the Hedgehog” game in 1991, the Sonic series has grown in popularity around the world, with SEGA producing

1.38 billion units/DL of the series to date. In addition to games, SEGA is developing a variety of initiatives globally, including movies, animations, music and merchandising.

2020

Feb.

Feature film released sonic the hedgehog worldwide

*In Japan, it was released in March.

Worldwide box office gross is nearly $320 million

Highest-grossing domestic video game adaptation of all time (at the time)

2021

June.

The 30th anniversary of the Sonic worldwide series

Sep.

Spear Sonic Colors: Ultimate worldwide

2022

Tue.

Feature film released sonic the hedgehog 2 worldwide

*In Japan, it will be released in August.

June.

Sound origins launched worldwide

Winter

sound borders will be launched worldwide

This year Prime Sonic will be streamed worldwide via Netflix

After 2023

Prepared for the release of the third feature film and live-action Sonic series with Paramount +

About SEGA CORPORATION

SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and is a global leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes a variety of games for consoles, PCs and wireless devices, as well as the development and distribution of arcade machines, merchandise and various other products. Additionally, SEGA distributes a range of game content developed by its domestic and overseas studios worldwide through its global publishing bases. The SEGA CORPORATION website can be found at https://www.sega.co.jp/

About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of motion picture entertainment, is a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences around the world. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in motion picture entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc. and Paramount Studio Group.

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2’s Siberian Stage Was A Showcase Of Improv https://withariane.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-2s-siberian-stage-was-a-showcase-of-improv/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 22:01:00 +0000 https://withariane.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-2s-siberian-stage-was-a-showcase-of-improv/ Paramount Pictures In the first “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) and Green Hills Sheriff Tom Wachowski (aka “Donut Lord”, James Marsden) are on the run from Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). During a pit stop at a tavern frequented by rabid motorcyclists, the couple find themselves in a fight in a bar. […]]]>

In the first “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) and Green Hills Sheriff Tom Wachowski (aka “Donut Lord”, James Marsden) are on the run from Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). During a pit stop at a tavern frequented by rabid motorcyclists, the couple find themselves in a fight in a bar.

In “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, the search for the Master Emerald leads Sonic and Tails to Russia, where they stop at another sinister pub in Siberia. However, this time a precarious situation with Russian patrons ends not in fistfights … but in dance cuffs. Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” provides the beat as Sonic and Tails strut their stuff in a dance routine that captivates the entire pub. It’s the most enjoyable scene in the movie – and it turns out it was improvised. Colleen O’Shaughnessey, the voice actress who voiced Tails, revealed in a interview with Insider:

“The best thing was recording that scene in Siberia. It was so much fun, and they just let us go. We really stuck to the script for a few bits, and then they said, ‘Go ahead. “Especially the parts in the middle where we meet, we really have to go, and it was so much fun.”

Since the actors weren’t physically on set, Schwartz and O’Shaughnessey’s improvised klutziness in the recording booth was brought to life by the animators later on. “I think I went back to it a few times to add a few bits here and there once they were animated,” O’Shaughnessey said. “But yeah, it was so much fun. You’re like, ‘this way’, ‘no, that way’ or ‘oops!'”

Ben Schwartz is no stranger to improvisation

Aside from the legend himself, Jim Carrey, if there’s one “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” cast member who can be trusted with improv, it’s Ben Schwartz. Schwartz is a comedian who, in the early 2010s, had a segment called “Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz” on HBO’s comedy show “Funny or Die Presents.” He’s also recognizable to many as the rich kid and budding entrepreneur Jean-Ralphio on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation.”

But Schwartz really showcased his improv chops in 2020 when he teamed up with fellow actor Thomas Middleditch to create comedy show “Middleditch & Schwartz,” landing a special on Netflix. In front of a live audience, Middleditch and Schwartz would ask an audience member for a prompt. After spending a while asking the audience member questions related to the prompt, the duo would then perform a comedy segment on the spot. Schwartz also has a solo act that he takes on tour. Because he routinely handles the pressure that comes from improvising jokes in front of a live audience, improvising while doing voiceover is likely a walk in the park for Schwartz.

Colleen O’Shaughnessey is no slouch either

Colleen O’Shaughnessey is best known for his voiceover work. She voiced Sora Takenouchi in the “Digimon” series along with a host of other anime, film, and video game characters, and she first voiced Tails in two “Sonic” video games in 2014.

But O’Shaughnessey is also a comedian with improvisational chops. As she explains in another interview, after moving to Los Angeles to start her career, she joined an improv collective called Social Extortion. At the beginning, the group played pieces inspired by the ideas of the public. Later, the group moved on to a weekly sitcom where the public again chose the subject of each show, much like “Middleditch & Schwartz”. Social Extortion eventually disbanded, but O’Shaughnessey expressed his continued appreciation for improv. “I think it helped me a lot with the voiceovers,” she says. “Improv liberates you, gets you out of your head, so you don’t think, you just do…I tend to overthink, which doesn’t work for me as an actor.”

O’Shaughnessey also expressed in this interview that she would like to improvise again at some point. The Siberia scene in “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” gave her a little taste of what it would look like, and she was happy to share that moment with Ben Schwartz. “We both have improv experience, so it was easy,” O’Shaughnessey told Insider. “[Ben Schwartz is] it’s so wonderful, and when you have a great pro like that you work with, it makes your job even easier, you know?”

Improv scenes often make the best; they are so organic and spontaneous. And since “Sonic the Hedgehog 2″‘s post-credits scene teases a third film, it looks like fans can expect more from the improv duo “O’Shaughnessey & Schwartz.”

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Dr. Eggman’s Darkest Moments Come From Sonic Comics https://withariane.com/dr-eggmans-darkest-moments-come-from-sonic-comics/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:51:18 +0000 https://withariane.com/dr-eggmans-darkest-moments-come-from-sonic-comics/ Dr. Ivo Robotnik – also known as ‘Dr. Eggman’- has become an iconic character the world over, with his long-running rivalry with Sonic the Hedgehog being one of the most well-known hero/villain relationships ever established in media. However, although Dr. Eggman is mostly depicted as a light-hearted, comedic villain in the majority of sonic the […]]]>

Dr. Ivo Robotnik – also known as ‘Dr. Eggman’- has become an iconic character the world over, with his long-running rivalry with Sonic the Hedgehog being one of the most well-known hero/villain relationships ever established in media. However, although Dr. Eggman is mostly depicted as a light-hearted, comedic villain in the majority of sonic the hedgehog media, there’s a trend in his comic book appearances taking a drastic turn.


Dr. Eggman’s numerous comic book appearances in various comic book titles cast the notorious villain as a much darker character who was willing to go the extra mile that few of his counterparts in other media would attempt. The mad doctor has managed to pull off a sizable list of particularly heinous acts in his various comic book appearances, ranging from betraying family members to attempting planetary genocide on numerous occasions.

Related: How Sonic the Hedgehog’s Biggest Reveal Can Change Robotnik Forever

During one of Archie Sonic’s earliest comics, Sonic the Hedgehog #29 (by Angelo DeCesare, Michael Gallagher, Rich Koslowski, David Manak, and Bill Golliher), Dr. Eggman had created a fox-like badnik named Fiona in an attempt to emotionally manipulate Sonic’s longtime partner, Tails the Fox. He planned to make Tails fall in love with the robot, so he could lure him into a machine to turn him into a robot as well. When the plan failed, the Doctor had Fiona beat young Tails with a club and try to drown him near the beach. Tails managed to survive the ordeal, but the emotional trauma he suffered was evident by the end of the issue.


Another of Sonic’s allies that Eggman went to great lengths to hurt was Antoine D’Coolette. During an attempted custody of ex-King Elias Acorn, Antoine found himself battling the menacing Metal Sonic. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to hurt another of Sonic’s allies, Dr. Eggman ordered his robotic ally to blow himself up just so Antoine would be caught in the blast. Although the Freedom Fighter survived, Antoine remained in a coma and was unable to recover until the reboot of the Archie comic series in 2011.

Related: A Powerful Sonic The Hedgehog Ally Returns To Its Roots


However, Tails and Antoine should count themselves among Sonic’s lucky allies, as during Sonic the Hedgehog #225 (by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matthew Herms), while Sonic’s girlfriend Sally Acorn was infiltrating Eggman’s “Death Egg” station, Eggman had Sally shot by a turret. The comic ended with Sonic arriving at the scene with Sally’s glasses shattered and shadow art censoring her corpse. However, Sally was resurrected in Sonic the Hedgehog #230, when Eggman turned her into a robotic variant of herself and forced her to try and kill Sonic.


Even Eggman’s family was not spared his wrath. During the 40th issue of the spin-off series; sonic universe, he had his nephew, Snively, permanently imprisoned in a jail cell for the remainder of the Archie Comic run after learning that he planned to betray him for Iron Queen Regina. Additionally, he also had his half-brother Colin Kintober, turned into a metal statue, leaving him to be destroyed by a nuke from Station Square of Eggman’s base.

Related: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Writers Tease the Film’s Controversial Shadow Inspiration

IDW Publishing is the latest comic book company to secure the rights to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and IDW. sonic the hedgehog comedy series made an effort to feature the definitive characterizations. Despite this, IDW Publishing also seemed to have followed the unspoken rule of portraying Dr. Eggman as far more ruthless than his more cinematic video game counterparts.


During the metal virus scenario in Sonic the Hedgehog #16 (by Ian Flynn, Diana Skelly, Jack Lawrence, Matthew Herms and Shawn Lee) Dr. Eggman terrorized Windmill Village. The town had already adopted Eggman into their community after suffering amnesia, and he thanked them by unleashing a torrent of nanobots on the town. The nanobots then turned the peaceful community of Windmill Village into mindless robotic zombies, showing that Eggman is not one to be grateful.

Additionally, in the third issue of the spin-off comedy miniseries Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle and Whisper (by Ian Flynn, Evan Stanly, Matthew Herms, Leonardo Ito and Shawn Lee) Dr. Eggman was revealed to have convinced the series’ first antagonist, Mimic the Octopus, to lead his team known as “Glass Cutters” in a room full of fake Shadow the Hedgehog androids. These androids then most likely murdered them. Although the deaths of the “Glass Cutters” weren’t seen in the comics, the implications are that they met brutal ends at the hands of androids.


Related: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Prequel Comic Confirms a Chaotic Team Exists in the Movies

With Sega proud of the all-ages relevance of the sonic the hedgehog franchise, it’s shocking that the comics can get away with it as much as they did with the much darker interpretations of Dr. Eggman. Depictions of Robotnik in the comics have sometimes completely rewritten how the character felt as the villain in sonic the hedgehog, turning him from a cartoonish enemy into a legitimately terrifying foe to Sonic and his friends.

However, some sonic the hedgehog fans found themselves preferring the darker version of the iconic character. This interpretation of Dr. Eggman even finds its way into Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the mad scientist in the 2020 sonic the hedgehog film and its 2022 sequel, which portrayed a more serious, yet still comedic iteration of the iconic antagonist. Maybe a darker take on Dr. Eggman could find its place in the new sonic the hedgehog video game Sound boundaries? It may be unlikely, but Sonic fans have already been very persuasive.


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Hotto releases the first track from his upcoming album Ambient https://withariane.com/hotto-releases-the-first-track-from-his-upcoming-album-ambient/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:45:00 +0000 https://withariane.com/hotto-releases-the-first-track-from-his-upcoming-album-ambient/ Melodic mainstay of house and techno, Yotto, takes fans into a new ambient chapter with “Silhouette,” featuring Sansa’s silky vocals that hit straight into the feels. Over the years, Finnish DJ and producer Yotto has mastered the art of creating thunderous progressive house soundscapes, scintillating club bangers, and capturing emotion through sound in a way […]]]>


Melodic mainstay of house and techno, Yotto, takes fans into a new ambient chapter with “Silhouette,” featuring Sansa’s silky vocals that hit straight into the feels.


Over the years, Finnish DJ and producer Yotto has mastered the art of creating thunderous progressive house soundscapes, scintillating club bangers, and capturing emotion through sound in a way few artists have been able to achieve. Now is the time to trade the booming rhythms and powerful energy of the dance floor for polished melodies and an appetite for ethereal sonic adventure. Hotto has officially delivered the first single, “Silhouette», excerpt from his next ambient album Dreams erased drop 11 July on the newly minted label reflections.

Hotto sought inspiration for this new chapter on Dreams erased from The KLF’s Exploratory Album Relax. Formed in 1987, London-based electronic duo The KLF released a variety of tracks ranging from hip-hop to disco and some of the more left-wing projects of early dance music. While Yoto Dreams erased is sure to be more cultured than previous exploratory phases of KLF, it just goes to show that despite being a master of his craft, inspiration can strike at any moment.

The first single from the album, “Silhouette“, was born out of a thirst for something new, different and challenging for the esteemed producer. As the monotony of dance music continues to intoxicate the scene we love the most, Yotto breathes life into a often smoldering circle of house music productions.

Too often, the chaos of our daily lives forces us to miss the finite details that weave together the fabric of our existence. Dreams erased will be a reminder to dance fans everywhere that it’s okay to step back, look within, and take a moment to reflect on ourselves.

Take a trip inside your mind with Yotto’s ambient single “Silhouette” now available on Spotify or your favorite platform, and get ready for an even deeper journey when the rest of Dreams erased falls on July 11.

Stream Yoto – Silhouette on Spotify:


Yotto- Dreams erased – List of tracks:

  1. solitary machine
  2. Seat 11
  3. Under trees
  4. the wing
  5. Night walk
  6. Sunburn
  7. Silhouette
  8. Shadow Cycle
Yotto Dreams Erased

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Amazon’s ‘3 for the price of 2’ sale has a ton of Nintendo games, books, Blu-rays and more https://withariane.com/amazons-3-for-the-price-of-2-sale-has-a-ton-of-nintendo-games-books-blu-rays-and-more/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:37:57 +0000 https://withariane.com/amazons-3-for-the-price-of-2-sale-has-a-ton-of-nintendo-games-books-blu-rays-and-more/ Amazon is back with another “Get 3 for the price of 2sale which, as you’ve probably gathered, offers a special discount to customers who add three qualifying items to their Amazon cart. There are many great games here for Nintendo Switch owners, including Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Nintendo Switch Sports, underworld, Bravely Default IIand […]]]>

Amazon is back with another “Get 3 for the price of 2sale which, as you’ve probably gathered, offers a special discount to customers who add three qualifying items to their Amazon cart.

There are many great games here for Nintendo Switch owners, including Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Nintendo Switch Sports, underworld, Bravely Default IIand Triangle Strategy. In addition to the games, the sale also includes the recent book by Reggie Fils-Aimé disrupt the gamevarious Legend of Zelda books and sonic the hedgehog and Detective Pikachu on Blu-ray.

Check out our full list of notable products from the sale below!

Video games

  • Among Us: Crewmate Edition / Ejected Edition / Imposter Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: About time
  • Gear Club Unlimited 2: Definitive Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game 2
  • My universe: puppies and kittens
  • Pokémon Shining Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack
  • Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Double Pack
  • Story of the Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger HD + Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD
  • WWE 2K Games Battlegrounds

Board games, card games and puzzles

  • Monopoly: Animal Crossing New Horizons Edition
  • Monopoly: Super Mario Celebration Edition
  • Pokemon – Pikachu 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Pokemon – 1000 Piece Puzzle Graffiti Evolution Squirtle
  • Super Mario explodes! trembling tower

Books

  • Official Animal Crossing Sticker Book
  • The art of Super Mario Odyssey
  • Castlevania: The Art of the Animated Series
  • Disrupting the game: from the Bronx to the top of Nintendo
  • Kirby: Art and Style Collection
  • The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion/Hero Edition
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Complete Official Guide: Extended Edition
  • The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia / Deluxe Edition
  • Official The Legend of Zelda Sticker Book
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 9
  • Link’s Adventure Book
  • Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Isles – The Complete Collection
  • Pokémon: Guide to Pokémon Legends
  • Pokémon Mad Libs: The World’s Greatest Word Game
  • Pokemon Super Special Chapter Book Collection
  • Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back
  • Pokémon Visual Companion Third Edition
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Villains
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia / Deluxe Edition
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW): Vol. 1, Vol. 2, vol. 3, vol. 4, vol. 5, Vol. 7, Vol. 8, Vol. 9, Vol. ten
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The IDW Collection: Vol. 1 and vol. 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Mad Libs
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic & Tails: Best Friends Forever
  • Super Mario little guest book
  • Official Super Mario Sticker Book
  • Super Mario: The Big Coloring Book
  • Super Mario: Bring on the bad guys!
  • Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years / Limited Edition

DVDs and Blu-rays

  • Castlevania Seasons 1 & 2 [Blu-ray]
  • Detective Pikachu [Blu-ray]
  • Pokemon DP Galactic Battles Vol. 6 [DVD]
  • Pokémon the Series: Sinnoh Diamond and Pearl League Winners [DVD]
  • Resident Evil: 4-Movie Collection / Complete Series [DVD]
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (limited collector’s edition) [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital + exclusive mini-posters]
  • Sonic Boom: Season 1, Volume 1 [Includes Sonic and Eggman figures]
  • street fighter [Blu-ray, steelbook]
  • The Super Mario Bros Super Show! Flight. 1 [DVD]

The discount is valid while supplies last, so don’t wait. Good shopping!


Written by Reece Heather

Lifelong Nintendo fan and longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will be forever grateful to him for somehow dodging the naughty list of Christmas 1998, when Santa gave the gift that changed. his life of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he’s not playing games, Reece usually reads Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or hanging out with his Cocker Spaniel Gracie – the sweetest girl ever!

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5 cases in video games where the protagonist had to fight https://withariane.com/5-cases-in-video-games-where-the-protagonist-had-to-fight/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 04:38:32 +0000 https://withariane.com/5-cases-in-video-games-where-the-protagonist-had-to-fight/ Video games have a lot of common tropes that are present in many of their iterations. On the verge of becoming clichés, these are sometimes an integral part of a video game experience. One such recurring trope is when the protagonist is confronted with themselves in battle. This trope has appeared throughout video game history. […]]]>

Video games have a lot of common tropes that are present in many of their iterations. On the verge of becoming clichés, these are sometimes an integral part of a video game experience. One such recurring trope is when the protagonist is confronted with themselves in battle.

This trope has appeared throughout video game history. You could even say it’s a legacy gaming trope. Through trickery, genetic manipulation, or simple reality-defying events, the protagonist is forced into battle with a version of themselves.

The next section dives into a list of games that mirror, sometimes quite literally, the protagonist.


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1) Essej – Control

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Remedy’s Control is full of strange objects possessed by forces from alternate realities, referred to in-game as Objects Of Powers, or OOPs. Some of these objects can be encountered throughout the video game if players wish to explore outside of the main story. One of these Power Objects is a mirror locked in the Synchronicity Lab.

While the lab can be seen early in the lab, Jesse will need to have clearance level 6 to locate the mirror, hidden deep within an area labeled Mirror Test. Once the mirror is located and unlocked, Jesse can intervene and be teleported to a mirror dimension.

A little exploration here will reveal that Jesse is not alone, as a mirror version of her, Essej is there with her as well. Thus ensues one of the game’s most exciting boss fights against Essej.

She has all of Jesse’s powers and abilities and uses them to effect. Defeat this doppelganger and existing Mirror Dimension players with the Asynchronous Suit, the best outfit in the game.


2) A clone – Mass Effect 3

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Mass Effect 3’s Citadel DLC is a different story told before the video game’s main story ends, where Commander Shepard is offered a luxurious apartment and goes to live in the Citadel. It also features a small campaign story, taking a much less serious tone than the main story, and sees Shepard come into confrontation with his clone.

After a confusing turn of events involving identity theft and an assassination attempt on the Commander, it is revealed that an exact clone of Shepard is behind the plot. This clone was apparently bred when Cerberus resurrected Shepard during Project Lazarus. Having escaped confinement, he plans to kill the Commander and take his place.

The final battle takes place on the hangar of the SR-2 Normandy, with the clone and Shepard facing off. In the end, Shepard is victorious, which he credits to his friends, showing how the clone failed because he wanted to pursue his goals on his own. With that handled, Shepard returns to his apartment and prepares to throw a party for his crew.


3) Mimic Tear – Elden Ring

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Elden Ring has a number of boss fights scattered throughout its world, some reminiscent of previous video games in the series. Others, on the other hand, offer a completely new experience and level of difficulty.

It’s a FromSoftware game, after all. Most open world bosses are generally optional and not required to complete the main game. The Mimic Tear is one such boss fight, which also offers a new experience in the Soulsborne series.

Found on the way to Nokron, the Eternal City, a hidden area of ​​the game, players encounter an empty, crumbling structure with a blob-like creature in the center. Then, as the music suddenly kicks in and the golden mist gate seals the way back, this creature suddenly takes on the appearance of the player character, albeit in a colorless spectral form.

Thus, this boss fight sees the player take charge, facing an enemy with the same stats as him, wielding the same weapons and armor. Combat can be ridiculously complex or fairly simple, depending on what players had in their gear when they entered that arena. If fast enough, players can enter the arena with negligible armor and weapons. Once the mimic has copied this, he can quickly switch to his regular gear, which makes combat ridiculously easy.


4) Dark Link – The Legend of Zelda Series

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Dark Link made his first canonical appearance in Zelda II: Link’s Adventure. Near the end of the game, when Link is on a journey to claim the Triforce of Courage, his shadow separates from himself to become his doppelganger. This dark version of him, then known as Link’s Shadow, serves as the video game’s final boss.

Since then, this evil or look-alike version of Link has appeared in several games and inspired certain outfits. For example, Dark Link appears as an alternate costume for Link in Super Smash Bros., while in Breath of the Wild it is an inspiration for the Dark Armor Set.

Dark Link’s most notable appearance is in Ocarina of Time, in which this character appears as a mandatory boss during the Water Temple dungeon. In a room half filled with water, Link stumbles upon this aberration now rising from its reflection in the pool, leading to a somewhat harrowing boss fight.


5) Shadow the Hedgehog – Sonic Series

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Shadow the Hedgehog is an artificial creation of Sonic’s nemesis, Dr. Robotnik, using Sonic’s genetics. This creature looked like Sonic but sported black fur with some red and white highlights. He was first introduced in the video game Sonic Adventure 2, where he was a main antagonist.

Serving with Dr. Robotnik and Rouge the Bat, Shadow was the flip side of the gameplay, which changed the outlook between Sonic’s team and Robotnik’s team. Shadow was Sonic’s counterpart, both playing the same way and reaching a climax at the end of the game.

While Shadow was meant to be a unique villain, he was well-loved by fans, which led to him appearing in later games like Sonic Heroes. He eventually got his own spin-off video game titled Shadow the Hedgehog, though he ditched the Sonic formula and aesthetic altogether instead of taking a much tougher route. He made an appearance in the second live sound film.


Note: This article reflects the views of the author.


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Sonic Frontiers Takashi Iizuka Insight Tomorrow; Open area philosophy and sonic adventure inspiration https://withariane.com/sonic-frontiers-takashi-iizuka-insight-tomorrow-open-area-philosophy-and-sonic-adventure-inspiration/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:02:54 +0000 https://withariane.com/sonic-frontiers-takashi-iizuka-insight-tomorrow-open-area-philosophy-and-sonic-adventure-inspiration/ IGN has announced that its next instance of sound borders the coverage will consist of an interview with Sonic Team‘s Chief Creative Officer, Takashi Iizuka. The video description for this upcoming live stream reads as follows: …learn about the origins of the “Open Zone” design of Sonic Frontiers, the separation between this design and traditional […]]]>

IGN has announced that its next instance of sound borders the coverage will consist of an interview with Sonic Team‘s Chief Creative Officer, Takashi Iizuka. The video description for this upcoming live stream reads as follows:

…learn about the origins of the “Open Zone” design of Sonic Frontiers, the separation between this design and traditional linear 3D Sonic levels, and the lessons learned from Sonic Adventure that have gone into Sonic Frontiers. Find out all that and more in this interview with Iizuka-san for Sonic Frontiers.

You can set a reminder for this upcoming live stream via IGN’s Youtube channel below. Youtube metadata states this video lasts approximately 7 minutes and 31 seconds:

sound borders releases on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Holiday 2022.

Sega announced that Sound originsthe collection containing sonic the hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 and Knucklesand sonic cd, is available for pre-order for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, and PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store for $39.99. Additionally, the release date has been confirmed as June 23, 2022, Sonic’s birthday.

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Sega will air a Sonic Central presentation on Tuesday https://withariane.com/sega-will-air-a-sonic-central-presentation-on-tuesday/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:45:59 +0000 https://withariane.com/sega-will-air-a-sonic-central-presentation-on-tuesday/ Sega has announced plans to host a Sonic the Hedgehog live stream on June 7. Sonic Central‘s latest showcase will kick off Tuesday at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST and will stream on YouTube and Twitch. Sega said, “Tune in for a sneak peek at some of our upcoming […]]]>

Sega has announced plans to host a Sonic the Hedgehog live stream on June 7.

Sonic Central‘s latest showcase will kick off Tuesday at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST and will stream on YouTube and Twitch.

Sega said, “Tune in for a sneak peek at some of our upcoming projects, partnerships and events happening in 2022!”

Sonic Origins – Official Trailer

Sega used a Sonic Central presentation in May 2021 to announce Sonic Colors Ultimate, the retro Sonic Origins compilation, and to tease its next entry in the main series, Sonic Frontiers.

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Sonic Origins will be released on June 23 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The digital versions of the standalone games included in the collection – Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic CD – were removed from sale in May.

Sonic Origins is set to release in Holiday 2022 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC.

Sega said it was aiming for high marks for the game, which features an open-world level design as players battle enemies and explore Starfall Islands, including forests, waterfalls and deserts.

However, some fans have called on Sega to delay Sonic Frontiers following criticism of the first gameplay unveiled this month.