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SEGA has shared with the Sonic Stadium the latest hi-resolution images for Sonic X Shadow Generations, including the new key art that will feature on the game's packshot and a whole host of screenshots that showcase the dynamic worlds that Shadow the Hedgehog will explore alongside remastered Classic and Modern Sonic stages.

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Alongside the key art and screens, SEGA also revealed some brand new gameplay information. Shadow's section of the game will run as a standalone campaign, with an all-new 3D White Space hub that's inspired by the open-zone gameplay of Sonic Frontiers. Much like in the original Sonic Generations, Shadow reveals more of the White Space open zone as he completes more stages throughout his campaign.

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The story for Shadow's venture into the White Space goes something like this: Black Doom, the alien army leader that bothers our anti-hero in the 2005 game Shadow the Hedgehog, re-emerges and threatens to take over the world once again. In order to beat him, Shadow had to revisit his past and confront his painful memories.

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Shadow will be equipped with all-new Doom Powers to help him overcome waves of enemies through each stage. Some examples include the ability to surf on water, fly over obstacles and even stop time with Chaos Control. I'm assuming one of the Doom Powers is whatever this winged transformation is.

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As you can see, some of these screenshots just look really freaking COOL. Whoever was in charge of capturing press images for this title at SEGA, they must have been having a really great time. There's some stylish images bundled here.

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While the new Shadow stages are clearly the headlining act, let's not forget that Sonic the Hedgehog is in this game too. And we have some crisp images of the 'Sonic Generations' side of the game in action right here too.

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And yes, as the PlayStation Blog post about the game recently confirmed... the Casino Night pinball table from the original Sonic Generations is indeed back in this remaster, all present and correct:

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On top of this, SEGA says that it is going back and adding updated visuals and reworked cinematics for the original Sonic Generations side of the game as well. You can see this clearly in some of the screenshots below, particularly with the added Chao in the birthday party scene - a nod to the new Chao Rescue missions that will feature Sonic X Shadow Generations.

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Here's the full press release, including details of pre-order bonuses (which we already covered in our breaking news story here) courtesy of SEGA:

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Burbank, California — June 7, 2024 — Today, during the Summer Game Fest 2024 livestream, SEGA® announced SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS is set to release digitally and physically on October 25, 2024, and is available for pre-order for PlayStation®5 (PS5®), PlayStation®4 (PS4®), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems, and PC starting at $49.99 USD.

To celebrate the news, SEGA unveiled a new trailer highlighting more of SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS’ high-speed action: https://youtu.be/6E36fOpk-Yg 

SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS’ Digital Deluxe Edition allows fans to play the game three days early and includes additional iconic music tracks from previous Sonic and Shadow games, a Terios skin based on Shadow’s original concept, behind-the-scenes art, an additional level and Shadow Skin, and more! Sonic fans can also pre-order the Digital Standard or Deluxe editions of SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS ahead of launch to receive a legacy skin for Sonic, based on his look from Sonic Adventure™! Players who pre-order the Physical Day One Edition will receive Gerald Robotnik’s Journal, a 28-page logbook chronicling Gerald’s innermost thoughts and drawings while he created Shadow the Hedgehog and the Ark Space Station, in addition to the legacy skin for Sonic.  

Please see below for more details on each offering:  

SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS - Digital Standard Edition - $49.99 USD

  • Base Game (Digital)
  • Bonus PlayStation Exclusive - Extended Prologue Animations with deleted scenes (PS4 and PS5 only)
  • *PRE-ORDER BONUS - Sonic Adventure Skin

SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS - Physical Day One Edition - $49.99 USD

  • Base Game (Physical Only) 
  • Bonus PlayStation Exclusive – Extended Prologue Animations with deleted scenes (PS4 and PS5 only)
  • *PRE-ORDER BONUS - Sonic Adventure Skin and Gerald Robotnik's Journal (28 pages) 

SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS - Digital Deluxe Edition - $59.99 USD

  • Base Game (Digital Only)
  • Bonus PlayStation Exclusive - Extended Prologue Animations with deleted scenes (PS4 and PS5 only)
  • *PRE-ORDER BONUS - Sonic Adventure Skin
  • Digital Deluxe Season Pass:
    • Play the game three days early
    • An additional character skin and level for Shadow (releasing Holiday 2024)
    • Terios Skin
    • Extra BGM Pack
    • Digital Art Book + Soundtrack
    • Skill Points (Sonic Generations™)

Play as Shadow in a brand-new story campaign featuring never-before-seen abilities that prove why he’s known as the Ultimate Life Form! Speed through iconic stages from Shadow’s history, discover hidden secrets in an expansive hub world, and unlock new powers to take on Black Doom and save the world.

SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS also includes a complete remaster of the highly acclaimed SONIC GENERATIONS, a time-traveling adventure featuring a greatest-hits collection of 3D and 2D Sonic stages, now with upgraded visuals and new bonus content.

Key Features:

  • The Return of Shadow
    • In this new standalone campaign, Shadow’s nemesis, Black Doom, has reemerged and threatens to take over the world once again. Shadow must journey into his past, confront his painful memories, and unlock new dark powers to save the world.
  • Shadow Evolved
    • Harness Shadow’s new Doom Powers to battle hordes of enemies and tackle platforming challenges like never before. Surf on water, fly over obstacles, and stop time with the return of Chaos Control!
  • A Journey Through Time and Dimensions
    • Relive signature levels from Shadow’s previous adventures and accelerate through mind-bending stages in both 3D and 2D, warped by Black Doom’s influence as Shadow works to piece together the timeline and thwart his evil plans. 
  • Explore the New White Space
    • Stretch your legs in an all-new hub world inspired by the open-zone gameplay of Sonic Frontiers™. As Shadow gains new powers, he can explore further and uncover the secrets hidden throughout! 
  • The Best of Both Worlds, Remastered
    • Spin dash through a greatest-hits collection of 3D and 2D versions of iconic stages from past Sonic games, now with updated visuals and reworked cinematics. 
  • New Collectibles, Bonus Content, and more!
    • Rescue Chao hiding in every level, rack up the highest pinball score in the Casino Nights Zone, and check out the museum for behind-the-scenes art, music, and more! 

To pre-order SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS today, please visit the official SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS website or check with your preferred retailer for pre-order availability.

 

Source: SEGA PR

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Ok, ok, they got me this time (and probably the next time, too). I'm probably going to pre order this, but I only ever pre-order physical games; I just can't bring myself to trust the digital game industry. I hope that Terios skin becomes part of a separate package like the Sonic Superstars crap did. It would at least present the option to players who don't feel great buying digital.

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Well, thank you for sharing, SEGA! Apparantly, Shadow just becomes god, (unlike his motives in the snapcube fandub of ShTH 2005), which is pretty cool! AND CHAOS CONTROL IS BACK?! I can't wait!

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It’s funny…I’ve said one of the ways to improve ShTH would be to do away with guns and give him new Chaos Powers instead.

Makes me wonder if someone snooped on this board, read my past post, then decided “instead of Chaos Powers, they’re Doom Powers!” And the executives were like “Brilliant!”

Also, never said this in the Rumor topic, but wings were definitely an unexpected idea over giving him new energy attacks, but like Father, like Son, huh?

Also, we’re revisiting Soleanna? Or am I mixing that up with the White Space open zone?

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If I wasn't already exited for this game, I'm most definitely exited now.

Glad they're adding additional stuff to the original Generations section, and hopefully the "more" isn't just for show.

as for the Shadow content, Looks Soooo Goooooood.

From the new additions of moves and playing into the fact he has Black Arms blood letting him do more weird stuff, funnily enough is stuff I wanted shadow to have for a while but thought they would never do on account that they wouldn't want to reference ShTH ever again.

Plus not only custom skins, BUT TERIOS!! It's so cool and weird seeing Shadows concept art be used in a game and not just as fan-made renders. I feel like casuals are going to be so confused seeing that who don't know.

Final thing of note, after seeing the White Space open zone with familiar architecture, and Wind Valley being another one of Shadows Stages, it makes me wonder. Is Black Doom the only villain Shadow has to face? Or is someone else Waiting in the DARK?

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Aw man, you mean Gerald's journal and these extended animated scenes are only going to be available for PS4/5 owners? Why are they screwing over non-PlayStation fans like this? : (

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I'm confused, is Gerald's journal going to be a real, physical book?

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Soleanna, hell yeah! For someone that actually loves 06 this game is a day 1 for me. The trailer showing off the Train in bullet station was awesome too.

Trying to pre order on the Amazon JP website for the extra stuff but it seems the PS5 version won't ship to my area, only the Switch version.

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This looks like a very worthy re-release and update indeed!!! Roll on Oct.

Same issue as Superstars though...I eant the journal and the digital deluxe goodies. I assime if I pre-order phydical i can just pay extra for the digital deluxe upgrade???

 

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2 hours ago, FireWolf said:

Aw man, you mean Gerald's journal and these extended animated scenes are only going to be available for PS4/5 owners? Why are they screwing over non-PlayStation fans like this? : (

Gerald's journal is for all physical versions of the game, so PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox, only the animations are PS4/5-exclusive

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10 hours ago, cosmichaos said:

Ok, ok, they got me this time (and probably the next time, too). I'm probably going to pre order this, but I only ever pre-order physical games; I just can't bring myself to trust the digital game industry. I hope that Terios skin becomes part of a separate package like the Sonic Superstars crap did. It would at least present the option to players who don't feel great buying digital.

Yes they always have the option to buy a physical copy + upgrade with digital deluxe content separately, only it usually costs a bit more, shame on SEGA. Although it may be worth getting the digital deluxe this time, the new skin and new stage might be movie related.

Also, I'd rather get it physical because...

1 hour ago, Bobnik said:

Gerald's journal is for all physical versions of the game, so PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox, only the animations are PS4/5-exclusive

...of this. It is possible to get most of the content between pre-order, physical and digital deluxe, I'm only missing out on the animations which will be on Youtube anyway.

Now I'm praying the Switch version doesn't look/play like shit.

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