Sega returning to PAX West with a diverse lineup of titles

Sega is paving its way to PAX West under a unified banner and with a few exciting titles, including two new Sonic the Hedgehog games.

Sonic the Hedgehog is blasting his way back to the gaming forefront

Sonic the Hedgehog is blasting his way back to the gaming forefront

Fans of Sega can expect to see five new titles featured at the September 2nd through September 5th convention.

The title lineup includes:

Endless Space 2 – A turn-based, 4X strategy game that sends players into the era of space colonization of multiple civilizations. Endless Space 2 will feature eight playable major factions, each with their own asymmetrical gameplay, storyline, spaceships, heroes and technologies.

Developer: Amplitude Studios / Publisher: SEGA of Europe

Platform: PC / Release Date: 2016


Motorsport Manager – The game puts the player into the role of manager for a motorsports team. Players will hire drivers, build cars and more.

Developer: Relic Entertainment / Publisher: SEGA of Europe 

Platform: PC / Release Date: 2017


Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III – Dawn of War III pits players against their foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.

Developer: Relic Entertainment / Publisher: SEGA of Europe

Platform: PC / Release Date: 2017


Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice – Exclusive to Nintendo 3DS, this title features the cast of characters from the animated TV show Sonic Boom. The game infuses the characters with the elements of fire and ice, giving them new abilities to do battle against the evil Dr. Eggman and a new foe, D-Fekt. The game features both a single player experience as well as a two-player competitive mode. It will release on September 27th in the North America and September 30th in Europe.

Developer: Sanazru / Publisher: SEGA of America

Platform: Nintendo 3DS / Release Date: September 2016


Sonic Mania – Sonic Mania is a return to roots for Sega. This sees the return of Acts and Zones from the original games, while also boasting new zones altogether. The game features an 8-bit style and altogether is a fantastic dose of nostalgia, featuring three classic characters: Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

Developer: PagodaWest and Headcannon / Publisher: SEGA of America

Platforms: Digital Download for PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and PC / Release Date: Spring 2017

Excitement is definitely ramping up as the new Sonic titles come. Sonic Mania is particularly something to be excited about for any players that prefer the classic Sonic style over the newer 3D games. Players got a dose of Sega’s ability to put out some good classic Sonic in Sonic Generations, so we can only hope that this game will feature the same level of precision that comes with modern gaming, while also featuring that sights, sounds and play style of the “good ol’ days”.

Fans of Sonic can also be excited about Project Sonic 2017, a project that not much is known about at the moment, but comes from the developers who made Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. The debut trailer features a dystopian vibe as everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog runs his way into the fray of battle against giant robots, and as he is about to be taken out by a giant piece of concrete, classic Sonic bursts his way into frame, giving a solid thumbs up to his taller, leaner self. They then run alongside each other into danger as the screens blackens and text fades in to say: JOIN THE RESISTANCE.

While it doesn’t seem like there will be anything about Project Sonic 2017 at PAX West, this is definitely an exciting time for Sega fans and, in particular, Sonic fans. It seems like finally the character that once represented a gaming giant is getting the revival that he truly deserves.

Look out for Sega at PAX West on September 2nd through the 5th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

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