While we can do nothing but wonder why the US omits their ‘u’ in words like honour and release video games on the Tuesday of every week (bit random), lucky Americans will be waking up to find that the next generation Sonic the Hedgehog is released today.
The press release we got sent this morning pretty much alludes what we already know, but humorously includes such continuity gems such as this: “For the first time in the franchise’s history, Sonic and the rest of the cast will also enter the human realm.”
Indeed. Early birds that pre-ordered the game over the pond will be able to grab some limited edition postcards, in a deal that appears to be mirrored in GAME stores across the UK. EB Games are also promising a free 15th Anniversary figurine with purchases of Sonic the Hedgehog in their stores.
In Europe, we’re still kicking back for the game’s 360 release on 24th November. Your friendly British resource (that’s us, by the way) will be on hand to give you the full scoop on the game as we are given a playtest of the game a week ahead of our domestic release. A special week of information, media and contests are planned so even those who own the US copy and have played it to death (or not) will have a reason to watch this space over the next week.