This morning, Sonic the Hedgehog film director Jeff Fowler tweeted out that the movie, which was panned by many Internet mobs for the design of Sonic, will be delayed to February 14, 2020. This is several months after its original release date of November 8, 2019.
|All of my previous screenshots of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie have a 2019 in the file name.|
This just ruins everything.
At least no one is complaining about the design of Sonic's hand.
The reason is that Paramount Pictures is redesigning Sonic to try to salvage the movie's viability. The day of the redesign announcement, I wrote that the redesign would end up delaying the movie. Really obvious prediction, but not everyone believed me.
I told you so. You can't escape the basics of project management.
In fact, we still don't know how they'll improve Sonic's looks. But we do have that release date, and the basic information about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie should remain the same.
Contrast that to the other minor news of the week: Town, the upcoming (when?) Nintendo Switch RPG developed by GAME FREAK got a new screenshot revealed to the public by the Famitsu magazine. What super-informative revelation is contained in it?
|This doesn't add net-new knowledge on Town.|
Since it looks very different than the Town Direct battle scene from September 2018, it erases everything we thought we knew.
This new screenshot, the only new update in 2019 about Town, shows that it's clearly still in development. Hence it looking different than Town in 2018. Do you know what that means?
Everything we knew about Town based from 2018 is probably wrong. Which was everything we knew about Town.
So now we just have this screenshot, and it's all in Japanese. But it's from a magazine article, right? Then what does the Famitsu article say about Town?
Unfortunately... nothing. The article is about GAME FREAK having its 30th anniversary, and most of the article is about GAME FREAK's Pokémon history. All Town gets is a reference that GAME FREAK has other intellectual property, too.
I just published an article on Wednesday about how GAME FREAK does nothing but spoil everything about their games before their release, based on Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and how I hope they're more tight-lipped about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Town is in the exact opposite situation. We don't even know if the game's final name is actually going to be Town! It's still a provisional title, even in the Famitsu description.
So, yes, we know what Town at least looks like, but we don't know when it's releasing or anything else. We don't know what Sonic the Hedgehog (the movie) will look like, but we do know when it's releasing and plenty other details.
Which do you prefer?
This article reeks of “Ludwig took a nap before the start of Memorial Day weekend and then woke up very late and needed to put something on the website before it turned Saturday.” That may or may not have happened. Regardless, KoopaTV will be publishing on Memorial Day on Monday, so please be sure to check that out, since that article will have a lot of thought put into it. But if you think the article you just read inspired any thoughts in you, go ahead and share those in the comments!
Here is that pretty good Memorial Day 2019 article.
Maybe you think that Town will appear at E3 2019 since it's supposed to be releasing in 2019. You'd be wrong.