Monday, August 13, 2012

ALL AGES ASSAULT: The Sonic The Hedgehog / Mega Man Crossover

Back in my highly-addicted Sega MegaDrive days (or Sega Genesis for you U.S. based readers), there was one hero who ate up my free time more than any other; Sonic The Hedgehog. While collecting every ring on every level was often a challenge, sometimes my goal was nothing more then amping him up as much as I could, holding my finger on 'right', and letting him fly (albeit in a running type of way).

Now Archie Comics, long time publishers of said sprightly blue speedster, are about to publish his first meeting with Capcom's all ages friendly video game superstar; Mega Man. Set in a 12 part crossover scheduled for 2013, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man and Sonic Universe will be home to amazing covers by Patrick Spaziante, on a bumper tale by writer Ian Flynn.

With a battle between the hyper-active hedgehog and the pacifist protector a given, the crossover's actual adversaries will be not only a tonne of robots, but the maniacally moustached menaces of Dr Wily and Dr Eggman (aka Dr Robotnik to certain parts of the globe - Australia included).

Bright fun characters in bright fun adventures mean this crossover will be something the whole family can enjoy, without worrying how many lifes you've got left to use in the process.

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