With Sonic Generations’ release creeping ever closer, this week’s been a busy one for Sega, and they certainly haven’t been sitting down either. Here’s what made the news here on TSS over the last seven days.
- Sega finally caved in and told us what we’ve known for months: Generations will be seeing a PC release in addition to the 360, PS3 and 3DS offerings. It’ll also get a disc-based version after the initial release on Steam.
- A new demo will hit XBLA and PSN this Wednesday, Sega France revealed at a recent game show.
- Sega published the anticipated Boss trailer, featuring Shadow, Silver, Metal Sonic and Perfect Chaos.
- Cnet and Gaming Clerks posted video previews, showing new footage of Seaside Hill, Sky Sanctuary and the Death Egg boss.
- The 3DS version didn’t see much activity, but there is a set of new screens featuring Emerald Coast, Casino Night, Mushroom Hill and Radical Highway.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
- Sega revealed a trailer for M&S 2012’s Party mode showing off the city-based free roaming party games.
- Nintendo are throwing their usual support behind M&S, announcing a new blue Wii bundle for the game.
Merchandise and Shopping
- Sega show no signs of stopping their 20th Anniversary milk-fest – they’ve announced yet another audio CD in Japan. This time it’s a “best-of” album spanning the whole of the game series.
- First4Figures have released their new Classic Knuckles statue, which in F4F’s typical style looks like a mighty fine bit of material.
- The XBLA and PSN versions of Sonic 4 Episode 1 have seen a permanent price drop to about £6.50. To be honest, it’s about time in my opinion.
- With the huge demand for it, another couple of European retailers have joined the Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition party.
But the fun doesn’t end there…
- Sega’s Hype-O-Matic seems to be working on reaching a level not seen since the 90s, with them announcing sponsorship of the televised “Sonic Generations of Skate” half-pipe event.
- Meanwhile, out in the ‘hood, volunteers from Sega will be helping build a Sonic-themed playground in California.
- Finally, The Sonic Show asks which 3D Sonic fangame engine, based on Blitz Sonic, is better?
Keep an eye on the skies. I’ll see you next week.