SEGA’s RubyEclipse has revealed in some posts at the SEGA Forums on Monday that pudgy ‘ol Classic Sonic will not be gaining a voice box in the new game Sonic Generations.
Johnny_Boy at the SEGA Forums pointed out that Classic Sonic appears to have a short voice clip in the new Sonic Generations gameplay trailer, but RubyEclipse answered with the below post:
Actually, that’s just the modern voice being used in the trailer during classic gameplay.
Worry not, Classic fans.
The voice clip appears to be an error made during the trailer’s production:
No, I’m not sure why it was added in the trailer. I’ll poke somebody about the nuances of including modern Sonic’s voice alongside gameplay of Classic Sonic.
RubyEclipse goes on to explain the reasoning behind the decision to make Classic Sonic mute:
It’s a big deal for some because Classic Sonic never really spoke in the old games. Save for Jaleel White, who voiced our blue hero in the old Sonic Cartoons, it’s generally taboo to have Classic Sonic speaking. Hope this explained a bit!
Finally, RubyEclipse gives a straight confirmation of Classic Sonic’s silence and acknowledges how much it means to some people out there.
There’s a lot about the game that remains secret. Much of the gameplay is still in that realm, so I can’t offer new tidbits of info you may not have already seen there.
As to voices, it’s been already confirmed that Classic Sonic doesn’t talk, so I was happy to clarify – it means a lot to some people!
What do you think about SEGA’s decision to keep Classic Sonic silent in the voice department? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks to KCG at the SSMB for the heads up!