This past December we broke the news that Shout! Factory's new "direct to consumer" online sales program would exclusively be offering The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog - Volume 3 on DVD. This 4-disc set finishes off the run of the popular animated series, which was spun off from Sega's classic videogame character.
Now Shout! Factory has revealed that this title will be available to begin shipping on March 16th. And the timing couldn't be better, either, since Sega is working on a Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode 1 videogame, available via digital purchase this summer for WiiWare, XBox Live and the Playstation Network.Finally US fans can complete their collection and fill that empty space between Volume 2 and the saturday morning series. While a region free complete set has been available for a while, Volume 3 outdoes that set by including a bonus "How to Draw Tails" with Milton Knight as well as the holiday special "Sonic's Christmas Blast"! Don't forget, volume 3 also includes the epic time travel arc. The episode "Blackbot the Pirate" has some of the best animation seen in the series, even outdoing the SatAM series in my opinion.
Pricing for the DVD release of The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog - Volume 3 isn't available yet, but the studio kindly sent over the high-res cover art found below. Pre-orders aren't being accepted at this time, but when they begin taking them shortly you'll be able to pre-purchase your copy exclusively via Shout!'s website.