Friday, 12 February 2010

AoStH 3 - Cover Art and Release Date!

Exciting news for Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog fans in the United States, the Volume 3 DVD has been given a release date as well as cover art. TVshowsonDVD.com broke the details:
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.

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.
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.

3 comments:

The GagaMan(n) said...

The reason that particular episode has such good animation as it was handled by Toei Animation in Japan, who also did some episodes of Tiny Toons, Ducktales and many other cartoons at the time.

Nice that this set also includes the Xmas cartoon, the one cartoon missing from the British set.

Barry the Nomad said...

Ah, right! Toei! I remember recognizing the similarity between the higher quality Tiny Toons episodes, Black Bot and the 80's TMNT 5-part mini-series. Their Real Ghostbusters intro was also excellent.

ashraf said...

I liked this when I was a child , to me this series is even better than SonicX