Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka announced at SEGA France’s Paris Games Week presentation over the weekend that the original Mega Drive/Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog game will be an unlockable bonus in Sonic Generations. This won’t be news to those who followed the June demo leaks, but for those who didn’t, this should be very welcome news. That is unless you own the original or one of the many ports out there already.
Source: Destructoid (via PSX Extreme)
Thanks to SSMB member Blur of Blue for the news tip!
As we reported October 19th, SEGA France and Sonic team head Takashi Iizuka held their Sonic Generations presentation at the Paris Games Week yesterday morning, and thanks to attendee funkyjeremi83 we have video footage of it. The “new” stage shown was Rooftop Run, which had previously only been shown in screenshot form.
As you can see in the video, Rooftop Run has changed greatly compared to its Sonic Unleashed counterpart. The stage has been given a big facelift in presentation and because it’s one of the last stages in Sonic Generations, the difficulty has been increased.
The full 9 stage hub world was also shown at the presentation, and again thanks to funkyjeremi83, you can see footage of that, too.
Thanks to Guito, dbgtsonicx and SSMB member Ryan91 for the heads up!
SEGA France has unveiled all of their Paris Games Week offerings via The Blue Room (their blog). Attendees will be able to go hands-on with the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS versions of Sonic Generations, both Wii and Nintendo 3DS versions of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the upcoming digital download port of Sonic CD and Virtua Tennis 4 for PlayStation Vita.
The creator of the Yakuza and Super Monkey Ball franchises Toshihiro Nagoshi will also be there to give the first public presentation outside of Japan for his latest game Binary Domain and Sonic fans will get their first public demonstration of a new stage from Sonic Generations by Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka. As we’ve seen all of the game’s stages in trailers, this stage won’t be completely “new”, but there are still four stages we’ve not seen very much of, like Speed Highway, Crisis City, Rooftop Run and Planet Wisp, so it will likely be one of those stages.
Here’s the full schedule for the presentations and autograph sessions below:
Saturday 10:15: Presentation of a new level of Sonic Generations
Saturday 10:45: Autograph session of Iizuka san to Space Dedications
Saturday 16h30: Presentation of Binary Domain Conference Room
5:00 p.m. Saturday: Autograph session of Nagoshi san to Space Dedications
Sunday 13h15: Presentation of Binary Domain indoor demo
1:45 p.m. Sunday: Autograph session in the Space Nagoshi san Dedications
Sunday 14h00: Presentation of a new level of Sonic Generations
Sunday 14:30: Autograph session in the Space Iizuka san Dedications
Will you be attending the event? Which Sonic Generations stage are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments section below.
Sources: The Blue Room (aka SEGA France’s blog) and SEGA Mag
If you are attending and are able to to film the Sonic Generations demonstration, we’d greatly appreciate if you could send us your footage/photos to email@example.com or tweet us at @dreadknux or @Shadzter. We’ll give you full credit on the site in our report.
SEGA France announced on their blog “The Blue Room” on October 15th (yes, we’re a bit late noticing this) that they will be attending the Paris Games Week event that begins this Wednesday October 26th and ends on Sunday 31st. SEGA will be bringing along some of their recent and upcoming titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog‘s latest bunch.
The full list of titles and pods available include:
Sonic Colours (Wii) = 4 pods
Sonic Colours (DS) = 4 pods
Sonic Free Riders (Xbox 360 Kinect) = 2 pods
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 = 2 pods
Crazy Taxi = 1 pod
Space Channel 5: Part 2 = 1 pod
Vanquish (PS3, Xbox 360) = 3 Xbox 360 pods and 3 PS3 pods
Virtua Tennis 4 (PS3) = 2 pods with PlayStation Move and 3D support
Yakuza 4 (PS3) = 2 pods
Also, Atsushi Inaba, the co-founder and Producer of Platinum Games developed title Vanquish will be in attendance on Saturday and Sunday to make some presentations and sign your copies of the game or posters that you can only get exclusively at this event.
Finally, Atsushi Inaba, co-founder and Producer of PlatinumGames VANQUISH come specially from Japan on Saturday and Sunday to make several presentations-hourly news soon-but especially to sign copies of VANQUISH you’ve purchased per thousand and / or large posters printed exclusively for this occasion.
Source: SEGA France’s “The Blue Room” blog
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For more information about Paris Games Week, head over to the events official website.
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