Yeah, I totally forgot about Sum-Up Sunday this week, and judging by the title I don’t even know what day it is today (although if you’re in the UK, it makes perfect sense)! But that won’t stop us from rounding up last week’s news, just a little later than normal.
- And we begin with the news that a number of Best Buy stores in the US started selling Generations soon as they got it, causing much
mayhem, droppin’ dramaexcitement among the US fanbase.
- A German game site was the first to review the game, giving it 85%, and crazy Sonic fans got angry. IGN followed suit, giving it 8.5, and crazy Sonic fans didn’t get angry. Guess there’s something to this 10-point scale after all…
- Likely contributing to those pretty cool scores is the revelation that the original Sonic on Megadrive is an unlockable in the game.
- Plenty of previews, as you’d expect from the week before a major release. We got footage of a Green Hill race against Knuckles (which actually shows Knux for about… half a second?), a Jp showing of the Collection Room, and a load of rival battle screens.
- Meanwhile, IGN went as far as streaming their live gameplay of the game… at least before they assumedly realised what they were doing, and abruptly shut the stream down.
- On the 3DS, we found out how the StreetPass function is used for its mission mode, but didn’t really get much else. Then again, we still got a whole month before this version sees the light of day.
- In the week Sega announced that Generations is the most pre-ordered Sonic game ever, an employee at the UK’s biggest retailer Game Group reveals why they weren’t particularly interested in the shit-hot Collector’s Edition. We at TSS had no such qualms however, posting our buyer’s guide
in a feeble attempt to make money.
- And to close with the subject of Sonic after Generations, we hear that Classic Sonic won’t be seeing a return in later games. Hopefully that doesn’t mean Sonic will peak with Generations and then slide back into mediocrity…
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games didn’t see much news… apart from a new trailer showing footage of some of the new events.
The Other Stuff
- Remember that skateboard event we reported that Sega were sponsoring? Brad and a few guys decided to head up there and see what’s what.
- Over the pond in France, Sega’s teamed up with French restaurant chain Flunch to promote Generations.
- Our sister site The Sonic Show celebrated getting 1000 subscribers on Youtube, by doing… well, what any Sonic fan in the 90s probably wanted to do.
- And in one of the weirdest linkups I’ve seen for a while, artificial crooner Hatsune Miku will be “singing” Sega songs including Live and Learn in a new CD.
So that’s it for what happened last week. Let us know what you thought of the week’s news, and the Sum-Up will be back this Sunday. Promise…