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Who are all of the characters that will be in “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” on Switch? Read our list!

The debut trailer of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch during E3 revealed how enormous the roster will be for this franchise’s latest entry. Just how deep does it go? Check out this absurdly long list of everyone you can play as:

Bayonetta
Bowser
Bowser Jr.
Captain Falcon
Cloud
Corrin
Daisy
Dark Pit
Diddy Kong
Donkey Kong
Dr. Mario
Duck Hunt
Falco
Fox
Ganondorf
Greninja
The Ice Climbers
Inkling Boy and Girl
Ike
Jigglypuff
King Dedede
Kirby
Link
Little Mac
Lucario
Lucas
Lucina
Luigi
Mario
Marth
Mega Man
Meta Knight
Mewtwo
Mii Fighter
Mr. Game & Watch
Ness
Captain Olimar
Pac-Man
Palutena
Peach
Pichu
Pikachu
Pit
Pokémon Trainer
Ridley
R.O.B. the robot
Robin
Rosalina
Roy
Ryu
Samus
Sheik
Shulk
Snake
Sonic
Toon Link
Villager
Wario
Wii Fit Trainer
Wolf
Yoshi
Young Link
Zelda
Zero Suit Samus

ICYMI Here is the official video from E3 for more details on what to expect from this game:

Diamond Select at NY Toy Fair 2018 – Ghostbusters, Marvel & DC Comics, Pacific Rim, and more

Diamond Select unveiled more prototypes from their Ghostbusters 2 line of action figures, as well as the new figures from their Real Ghostbusters series. All of these will come with pieces of a diorama to make the front door of the Ghostbusters Firehouse.

DST debuted a huge amount of new statues and products from DC comics, including the animated and cinematic universe, and even the 1966 TV series! Items include statues from Batman Beyond, The Justice League, and their own take on classic DC characters!

Check out Diamond Select’s offerings from Toy Fair 2018 of characters from Kingdom Hearts and Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as Jaegers and Kaiju from Pacific Rim 2: Uprising.

Diamond Select’s expansive line of products based on Marvel Comics characters continues to grow, with all new statues and minimates from a variety of Marvel properties.

Shown here are statues and minimates of Venom, Deadpool, Black Panther, Carnage, Wolverine, X-23, Magneto, Elektra, Punisher, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Spider-Man, Squirrel Girl, Rogue, Dazzler, Domino, Cable, Lady Deadpool, Thanos, and many more.

For all of our NY Toy Fair 2018 video coverage, check out our huge playlist with over 50 videos – http://bit.ly/2CpzFHi

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SEGA Reveals New Sonic Forces Infinite Battle Footage

Today, SEGA® released brand new Infinite battle footage from Sonic Forces™, showcasing the Bird Hero Character battling with the Lightning Wispon, and the Cat Hero Character attacking with the Cube Wispon. Players can take advantage of two different Hero Characters’ abilities and Wispons thanks to the “Rental Avatar” Hero Swapping feature.

The new free “Rental Avatar” feature allows access to Hero Characters built by players around the world, granting them the ability to use their Wispons and swap between their character and the “Rental Avatar” at any point in the level. Besides seeing some gorgeous and/or hilarious characters as a result, this feature will let players utilize two different Wispons in a single level to find secret paths and overcome any obstacles in their way.

From the team that brought you Sonic Colors™ and Sonic Generations™, Sonic Forces has players experience fast paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful gadgets as their own Custom Hero Character. The game will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 7. Both Digital and Physical Bonus Editions of the game can be pre-ordered on sonicthehedgehog.com.

SEGA of America is pleased to announce the launch of its long awaited e-commerce store, SEGA Shop, which is live for the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand. The online store features products from current and classic SEGA brands including Sonic The Hedgehog, SEGA Genesis, Golden Axe and more titles to roll out in the upcoming months. Visit shop.sega.com today for new and exclusive products for the ultimate SEGA fan!

IDW Publishing and SEGA Welcome Ian Flynn for New Sonic the Hedgehog Comic Series

Sonic the Hedgehog™ and IDW Publishing are excited to reveal today that fan favorite scribe, Ian Flynn, has come on board to take the blue blur and his friends in a fresh, exciting direction.

“I’ve been a SEGA® kid for life, and Sonic has been my career for over a decade,” said Flynn. “I’m overjoyed to keep running with the little blue hedgehog, and especially excited to be expanding my relationship with IDW at the same time. I can’t wait to show you what I’m made of as we reach for the stars and explore the endless possibilities!”

“Ian has a strong connection with both the character and the fans so there was no hesitation in bringing him on to launch this new Sonic series,” said Sonic the Hedgehog editor Joe Hughes. “Not only is he a great writer, but he genuinely loves these characters. His pitches have been nothing short of amazing and we are very excited to get this out to the Sonic community who have been supportive from day one.”

“When we partnered with IDW a couple months back, Ian was undoubtedly our first choice to take the helm and scribe the new comic series,” said Michael Cisneros, Licensing Specialist at SEGA of America. “His uncanny knack for capturing the spirit of Sonic is evident not only in his work, but in the hearts of our very vocal and devoted fan base. We couldn’t be more pleased to have him setting the stage for many years of compelling storytelling.”

A new era of Sonic comics will begin next April with a four-week event. IDW will be moving at Sonic-like speeds to publish the first four issues of the new series in the span of four weeks. Those issues will be written by Flynn with a team of artists joining him to be announced at a later date.

Sonic Mania Gets New Competition Mode

Today, SEGA announced that Competition Mode will be an additional mode in its upcoming game, Sonic Mania™. The reveal of Competition Mode comes hot off the heels of last week’s announcement of another mode in Sonic Mania, Time Attack.

Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are all playable characters in Sonic Mania’s Competition Mode. Winners are determined by a few factors: clear time, score, number of items acquired, number of rings acquired when clearing the level, and total number of rings acquired throughout the level. Players can adjust the rules of each match by adjusting items in the item boxes and number of rounds that take place.

Check out the trailer for this new mode below:

Sonic Mania is developed by SEGA of America in collaboration with Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games. It will be available August 15 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.

Everything IDW Publishing announced at SDCC 2017

San Diego-based publisher, IDW, was well represented at this year’s Comic-Con International and made some noise, thanks to IDW’s high profile booth signings, in-demand exclusives, and major announcements! Not to mention walking away from the annual Eisner ceremony with awards for Best Anthology – Love is Love, and Best Reality-Based Work – March: Book Three.

As they celebrated the trilogy’s conclusion, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell not only received Eisner Awards for March: Book Three, but also Inkpot Awards for their contributions to the field of comics, before leading hundreds of students, teachers, and fans in an inspiring march through Comic-Con.

Love is Love project organizer, Marc Andreyko, was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his efforts to aid the victims of the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The benefit anthology raised over $167K for those affected.

Legendary comics creator Walter Simonson, whose Ragnarök is published under IDW, was honored during the ceremony as well, being inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in recognition of his long and outstanding career.

With so many announcements hitting during the biggest trade show of the year, we’ve compiled a handy guide to what exciting news IDW/Top Shelf made at the event.

Sonic the Hedgehog — Everyone’s favorite blue blur is returning to comics in 2018, now under IDW’s editorial guidance as SEGA announced a new publishing partnership.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — Award-winning creators Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will conclude their careers in comics with a final storyline, “The Tempest,” beginning in June.

Goosebumps — This October, encounter monsters old and new in IDW’s comic series from the terrifying world of R.L. Stine’s bestselling series.

Black Crown’s Assassinistas — This 6-issue miniseries from writer Tini Howard (Hack/Slash) and newly minted Will Eisner Hall of Famer Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) packs a punch. Ex-hitwoman Octavia comes out of retirement, dragging her college-aged son and his boyfriend along on her mission to kick some serious ass this December.

Black Crown’s Punks Not Dead — Courtesy of writer David Barnett and artist Martin Simmonds, cross the pond this January for this UK-based tale of Fergie, a boy in search of his father, and his companion, the ghost of The Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious (obviously).

TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 — The Heroes in a Half Shell and the original ‘busters will reunite for a 5-week crossover event series this November from Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz, and Dan Schoening.

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call —The heroines of the 2016 feature film are returning to comics this October, now with their own series, from Ghostbusters veterans, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Corin Howell.

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions — The new anthology comic set in Jem’s world will premiere this November, with an all-star lineup of rotating creative teams including Jem mainstay Sophie Campbell, plus Kate Leth and Tana Ford joining the jam session.

The X-Files: JFK Disclosure — This two-part special, written by Denton J. Tipton with art by Menton3, will reveal the truth surrounding one of the greatest conspiracies in American history.

Gears of War — The popular video game franchise will return to comics in January 2018, with writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) scripting new stories. In addition, IDW will be reprinting the previous Gears of War comics into collections.

Glénat — IDW Publishing and French publisher Glénat are teaming up on a new joint initiative to publish original graphic novels in the U.S. and France, publishing genre graphic novels that will fit into both markets. It kicks off with a new fantasy series, The Highest House, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, creators of The Unwritten.

30 Days of Night — Fresh art from the upcoming reimagining of the vampire tale set in Alaska was unveiled. From writer/co-creator Steve Niles and artist Piotr Kowalski (Sex), a new take on the modern classic arrives this December.

Star Trek: Discovery — The first details about the comic book tie-in to the upcoming Star Trek TV series were teased, including a Klingon-centric storyline. It will be written by Mike Johnson and Star Trek: Discovery TV writer Kirsten Beyer with art by Tony Shasteen with more details to come about the October launching title.

Visionaries — Hasbro’s Visionaries return to comics was teased from the creative team of writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and artist Fico Ossio (Revolution).

Unicron is coming! — First Strike, the next major Hasbro comic book event from IDW, will see Unicron enter the picture, which can only mean one thing – destruction!

SEGA and IDW Dash Forward with Partnership Deal – SDCC 2017

Today SEGA® revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog™ and his friends have joined forces with IDW Publishing, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, to begin a thrilling new chapter in the Blue Blur’s adventures in 2018.

Creative teams are currently being formed, and a publishing plan is now underway with more details to come at a later date. Writers and artists will be bringing their considerable talents to the comic book world of Sonic.

“We’ve been speaking with beloved Sonic fan-favorite creators and new creators alike, and are excited to be able to spread specifics about our plans for the comic in the near future,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer.

“We are ecstatic about this partnership with IDW,” said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer for Sonic the Hedgehog. “We know they’ll serve as a good home for the new adventures of Sonic, his friends, and foes.”

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Kidrobot and SEGA Introduce All-New Sonic the Hedgehog Mini Figures and Keychains

Kidrobot, the world’s premiere designer and retailer of limited edition art toys and apparel, and SEGA, the leading interactive entertainment company, have teamed up to present an all-new Sonic the Hedgehog™ vinyl mini series and keychain series in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the original SEGA Genesis game. The new series is now available for purchase on Kidrobot.com and in stores everywhere.

“We’re proud to team up with SEGA to produce a series that celebrates the fun, entertaining and high-speed experience Sonic the Hedgehog™ offers,” said, Allen Richardson, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Kidrobot. “With Kidrobot’s distinctive design and Sonic the Hedgehog™’s widespread appeal, fans can enjoy and collect a unique lineup of characters from the original SEGA Genesis game.”

Key features:

Blind box mini series including 14 unique game characters each mounted on a golden ring as seen in the original game.
Blind box keychain series including 18 figural keychains comprised of characters from the game and classic consoles each containing a detachable clasp for zippers — the perfect accessory for backpacks and jackets!
Medium Sonic the Hedgehog™ figure straight from Christmas Island available in original colorway and a Kidrobot exclusive metallic colorway, limited to 200 pieces world-wide!
Considered one of the most popular video games of the 1990s, Sonic the Hedgehog™ is a video game produced by SEGA centered on a series of speed-based platform games featuring the main character Sonic, a blue hedgehog. Sonic embarks on high-speed adventures with friends including Tails, Amy and Knuckles and battles against evil facing villains such as Doctor Eggman.