SEGA Officially Reveals More Sonic Generations Details

SEGA has updated their Sonic Generations product page and added some more details, most notably in the ‘Key Features’ sections for both the PS3 & Xbox 360 versions and the Nintendo 3DS version. Those who have been tracking all of the information leaked from the PS3 and Xbox 360 demo in various forums will find the details for that version very familiar, but for those who haven’t, the page reveals that throughout the story players will free Sonic’s friends, fight some of his rivals and revisit big boss battles. After saving each of Sonic’s friends, you’ll then be able to have them join you in some of the game’s other missions.

For the Nintendo 3DS version, SEGA’s website reveals both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic will each have a track in the game’s unlockable special stages and 2 player versus mode is said to feature ‘status points’ you earn through playing with your friends. The game’s Street Pass feature gives you the ability to collect new content and unlock bonus material, which SEGA says increases “variety, interaction and replayability”.

Sonic Generations™

The ultimate celebration of 20 Years of Sonic gaming, Sonic Generations delivers the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans new and old.

Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power comes into force, creating ‘time holes’ which take Sonic and his friends back in time. Whilst there, Sonic runs into some very familiar characters from his past including a younger version of himself! Now they must team up to defeat their enemies, save their friends, and find out who is behind this diabolical deed.

Key Features

Twice the Fun
Play as both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic in the ultimate Sonic experience. Master the moves of each character as they race through each environment on their own specially designed track.

The Best Bits Just Got Better
Iconic environments from gaming history come to life in beautiful HD for the ultimate Sonic adventure, each revisited, recreated and re-imagined with stunning results.

All New Experience
Play some of your gaming’s most iconic environments in a whole new way with famous Sonic stages presented in stunning new stereoscopic 3D.

Unlock New Adventures
Once you complete each level and ‘free’ Sonic’s captured friends, you’ll get to go back and take on more challenges with them at your side.

Infamous Bosses and Rivals
Take on some of the most notorious characters from Sonic’s past as you fight for ultimate supremacy.

Master Your Moves
Master Classic Sonics famous spin-dash attack and utilise Modern Sonic ‘s ‘Sonic Boost’ as you complete the all new tracks.

Additional Key Features for 3DS

All New Content
With new and exclusive environments for the Nintendo 3DS, including an un-lockable ‘special stage’. Each includes two tracks – one for Classic Sonic and one for Modern Sonic – designed to showcase each Sonics’ unique features.

2 Player Versus mode
Take on your friends and earn valuable status points.

Street Pass
Collect new content and unlock bonus material, increasing variety, interaction and replayability.

Source: SEGA’s Sonic Generations product page

69 Comments

  1. Wow, I was wondering about boss battles, I hope there’s a few “Final Boss Battles” re imagined.
    Unlikely, but I’d really love to see Mephiles rear his ugly head! =)

    1. Not a few but a couple. Well, I guess a few if 2 of them are actually from games where you fight them at the end and not in the middle of the game, and if we’re also talking about final bosses of a specific story like SA1 or SA2 in addition to the final boss of the final story. x) lol

  2. When it said, “You can have Sonic’s friends by your side in missions” That’s gonna make it feel like Sonic Advance 3 😛

    …Though it makes me wonder how Sonic’s friends will be able to keep up with him, especially when Sonic boosts! XD this should be interesting. I hope you could actually use the secondary characters, or at least SEGA could program them to fight the badniks as you go through the stage haha.

    1. OH… Sonic’s friends = Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream, Rouge, blah, blah, blah. I thought “Sonic’s friends” meant flickies, Johnny Lightfoot, woodland creatures, etc.; Of course. That’s disappointing. Now I’m not nearly as excited about this game.. damnit, why do I get excited about this stuff…??

      1. Okay, so I unintentionally posted those Sonic friend characters in the exact order that they’re appearing on the confirmed list before ever even reading the spoiler page at all! I tried deleting my own post but it looks like I can’t. Block it if you want to.

      2. What’s your problem dude? They are only at your side during challenges/missions. Chill out. Are you pissed because you don’t get to use woodland creatures at your side? Grow up. This isn’t Sonic the Hedgehog 1, its Sonic Generations. How would tiny little animals be useful to Sonic?

        Its people like you that make the Sonic fanbase horrible. “No, I WANT THIS!! NO, SONIC LOOKS GAY WITH THE WISPS, sega is lazy, wah wah wah!”

        If your complaining so much about this game, then get out of this website, don’t buy the game, and live happily ever after 🙂

  3. Didn’t we know most of this stuff before? 😛 Still excited and staying positive woop 🙂

    1. Yeah, but those avoiding leaks and only following official information for the console version didn’t, so we’re still going to report on official info for those readers 🙂 The 3DS stuff is definitely mostly new though.

    2. Have you already seen the video of Classic Sonic’s [Deleted]?

      Shadzter edit: Please don’t post leaked details in the comments outside of articles discussing them.

      1. Sorry to edit your post, but that info’s not been announced yet 🙂

        As for your question, I’ve seen the video, but I’ve not posted it up since it’s leaked stuff. We’ve already had to remove leaked images containing those and other things on SEGA’s request, so I don’t think they’d like us posting that video up either.

  4. I wonder what the “friends at your side” thing meant. I wonder if player 2 will be able to control these friends like Sonic 2 and 3 with Tails.

  5. I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that you get another character following you by opening up a power-up box with his/her name and keep them for a few seconds.

  6. There are pictures of [Deleted] and Rooftop Run in both Classic and Modern on Sonic Wiki

    [Deleted] actually looks pretty badass in it’s Modern Version

    Shadzter edit: Please don’t post spoilers/leaked info. It spoils it for those avoiding the leaks.

          1. lol I’m Just messing with ya I read your comment properly I realise I’ve already seen the stuff on S-Wiki I didn’t find much in Retro though :/

        1. Just wondering lol, because I watched episode 78 yesterday, and I didn’t know if that was the last one, but thank you for telling me 🙂

  7. By “captured friends” do you think they just mean the animal friends you rescue in the end of each level of the old games, or do you think they mean like Tails and Knuckles and everyone?

      1. Woohoo!! Finally, the others are back and are probably involved in the storyline! Not just Sonic and Eggman (and sometimes Tails)

        1. So those 2 awsome bosses a.k.a __ __ __ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ __ __ probably don’t get captured, unlike everyone else.

          1. Cmon man, like that other guy said, if Fang, Mighty, Nack, and Ray can make it in the game, then so can Omega and Big! ( I love Big because he’s so clueless all the time 😛

          2. @haloteen – No, …well….im not sure. Maybe in the mission mode, you could play, but most definetly not in the story mode.

          3. Omega and Big weren’t on the list so it looks like they may not be included in the game as much as I want them to be included I don’t think they will be but maybe that could all change 😛

          4. Well Nack, and Mighty and Ray have been spotted on posters, and Bean and Bark… but i wouldn’t really call that “being in the game”.. it’s more like a big tease really. I would love to see Nack come back as a boss/antagonist in a new game. But i spose it is better than nothing, and shows someone still remembers them.

  8. “Once you complete each level and ‘free’ Sonic’s captured friends, you’ll get to go back and take on more challenges with them at your side.”
    does this mean Classic Sonic is going to have Tails or Knuckles next to his side during gameplay? and Does that mean Moders Sonic will have partners like on Sonic Hereoes? Hope so. if not, SEGA needs to pick there words more carefully next time. or at least show an example

  9. lol, to people who wanna see the pics: Just go to the Sonic wiki and then go to generations and scroll down intill you see pictures for the game.

  10. I’m still confused on why Omega and Big aren’t in Generations…

    Everyone loves Omega, he is a f*cking homicidal robot looking for answers, hmmm who else do we know has that exact same personality?

    Idg2s about Big but he does have fans and he appeared in a bunch of Sonic games, comics, and shows so why not add him in? I mean seriously, your adding Sonic Adventure into this bitch, you think no one remembers the repetitive fishing for Froggy levels Sega!??!

    1. Well…. I dont think so, Omega is not a bad character but if not the worst i mean… And Big is cool, i really apreciate that cuz those froggy levels were so cool BUT just like omega, any other character is better and coolish than them, so if sega needs to keep them out, so be it.

  11. Sounds like something along the lines of Sonic 2 and 3 with Tails following you around. Sounds neat.

    Oh, and thank you Shadzter for editing posts with leaks and spoilers. It really means a lot for me since I’m trying to stay more “pure” this time around as far as knowing what this game is about and stuff. Keep it up! ^_^

    1. LOL sure, as long as no one deletes them XD. *Coughcough Jason Berry*

      The whole point of my script is just to act as the opening/first cutscene in Generations.

      What im trying to do is bring all of the characters together, and when the time holes come, everyone(not literally everyone, just Sonic’s closest friends) they will all get sucked up 😛

      …So ya, when the next post comes in, i will definetly post another script 🙂

  12. Btw, do any of you guys have Xbox Live? If so, here’s my gamertag: AvidJames (write exactly as is)
    lol i know, weird name 😛

  13. Too frickin’ bad that it will never be for the Wii. I just hope that the 3DS version isn’t THAT watered down.

  14. Still sore about the no Game Gear games represented in the 3DS version. And with time travel involved it would be a great opportunity for Sonic to “find” Mighty, Nack/Fang, Ray, Bean and Bark, since according to that interview way back when on Sonic Central, Sonic doesn’t know their whereabouts. They at least deserve a cameo a bit better than a poster. Especially Mighty and Nack who have been in more than one game.

    1. Remember though, the 3DS version is only going to show the characters that are inagural to the story….so I doubt we will even see mighty, fang, nack, or ray.

  15. Didn’t look at the spoilers list because…Well, I have it preordered for my 360. Don’t want to spoil it.

    Does this mean Shadow will return as a boss again? …*Shudders* All right, I love Shadow to death…But he was really hard as a boss…First fight was easy. Second one…Not so much. Meteors, narrow path in space that’s collapsing, and the fact he becomes smarter the more he is hit.

    It’s a race gone terribly, terribly wrong Oo’

      1. Well, I believe it was actually in 1999…But it was re-released for the Gamecube in 2001 (I still have the game. Oldest one I have).

        So, it could be considered the 10th anniversary of that fight, in a way :/

        I can almost guarantee the Biolizard will reappear as a boss, though. FinalHazard, not so much…I don’t know how Classic would fight it. The two Sonics would work together instead of Sonic and Shadow (he’d probably take the role of Omochao and give advice XD), but that’s all I can think of :/

  16. I want the animal friends to appear, they were a big part in Classic Sonic’s life… WHERE’S SALLY ACORN AND JOE SUSHI!!!

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