327 New Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Screenshots

SEGA has released a whopping 327 screenshots of the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games ahead of its release in just over two weeks time. The screenshots show a large variety of the game’s Olympic events, as well as an in-depth look at the early parts of the Story Mode. Check out all of the screenshots in our gallery after the jump.

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New M&S 2012 3DS Screenshots Reveal Rouge the Bat Presence in Story Mode

Some new screenshots have surfaced online for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and as well as showing more of the game’s various events, we get our second screenshot of the game’s Story Mode. The screenshot reveals Rouge the Bat will make an appearance and that the dialogue may just be in text form rather than voice.

You can check out all of the new screenshots after the jump.

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3 New Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Images

UK video game retailer GAME has some new promotional display cases in their stores for various upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, and one of them is the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. On the back of the case are three new screenshots showing the Cycling event, the Football/Soccer event and what appears to be a cutscene from the game’s Story Mode featuring Sonic, Tails, Charmy, Mario and Luigi. You can view some photos of the images in our gallery below.

Sonic Advance Now Available on Android Devices in Japan

Siliconera reports that Sonic’s first Game Boy Advance title Sonic Advance is now available on Android devices in Japan. The game was released on the Android marketplace on Friday, and is absolutely free of charge. It’s currently unclear if this port will be released outside of Japan.

Source: Siliconera

Thanks to SuperGuzzi for the heads up!

New Sonic CD Xbox 360 Screenshots

Microsoft has sneakily put up an Xbox Live product page this week in the US for SEGA’s upcoming Sonic CD port on Xbox Live Arcade and many other digital platforms. There’s no new information to be found, but there are six new screenshots from a bunch of the game’s stages and the Xbox Live Arcade ‘box art’. You can view all of the images in our gallery below.

Source: Xbox.com

New Sonic Generations Japanese Trailer & 150 3DS Screenshots

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SEGA Japan has released a new trailer which gives a look at some gameplay footage from the console and 3DS versions of Sonic Generations to promote the game’s release over there in a couple of weeks. SEGA Japan and SEGA Europe have also together released one hundred and fifty new screenshots of the 3DS version, which showcase all seven stages in the game, as well as the game’s multiplayer mode. You can view all of the images in our gallery below.

Sources: SEGA Press & SEGA-Mag.com

New Sonic Generations Planet Wisp Screenshots

The console and PC download version of Sonic Generations may have already been out for a few weeks now, but SEGA’s not done showing it off just yet. The publisher has released forty new screenshots of the game’s Planet Wisp stage in both Classic and Modern flavours, and in them we can see Classic Sonic using the Pink ‘Spike’ Wisp and Modern Sonic using the Orange ‘Rocket’ Wisp. You can view all of the images in our gallery below.

Source: QTE Gamers

New Screenshots Reveal New Dream Events in M&S London 2012 Wii

SEGA has today released many new screenshots of the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In the screens we see the return of some Olympic events, but we also get to see some new Dream Events featured in the game. Dream Space Walk and Dream Rafting are based in levels seen in the Super Mario series and Dream Fencing is held in Sonic Heroes‘ Ocean Palace stage. You can find the 80 new screenshots over at Sonic Wrecks.

SEGA has also released two US TV ads for the game, which we have for you below. One has a Mario ending and the other a Sonic ending.
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Source: Sonic Wrecks and SEGA Blog

SEGA Japan Shows Sonic Generations’ Collection Room

SEGA Japan has today opened the ‘Collection’ part of their Sonic Generations website. The update shows four screenshots of a room featured in the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of the game which holds all of the bonuses you unlock in the game, like character profiles, concept artwork, music and cutscenes. An update for the same feature in the Nintendo 3DS version has also been made. This version contains 3D character models for players to view.

Here are Google translations from the page:
Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Collected in the play “Character Profiles” and “illustration” “BGM” you can enjoy the collection room.
And development of concept art, fan, etc. lots of content past the title BGM happy! In addition, this collection room, which appears only in the private collections of the password! ? The password is coming soon so enjoy!

Nintendo 3DS

Missions by collecting 100 coins in the game and miss communication,
different content is added. Art and history, BGM successive title,
and 3D models of characters, the fans can watch a nice content.

You can view all of the new screenshots below.

Source: SEGA Japan’s Sonic Generations website [HD version, 3DS version] (via Sonic Paradise)

SEGA Date 3DS Games, New Screenshots

Via press release, SEGA has today revealed release dates for some of their upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, including Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games which will hit Europe and the US mid-February 2012.

Here’s the list of games and dates below:
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Europe: February 10th 2012
US: February 14th 2012

Sonic Generations
Europe: November 25th 2011
US: November 22nd 2011

Crush 3D
Europe: January 13th 2012
US: January 10th 2012

Shinobi
Europe: November 11th 2011
US: November 15th 2011

SEGA’S BLOCKBUSTER GAMES TO HIT NINTENDO 3DS

Release Dates Confirmed for Shinobi™, Sonic Generations™, CRUSH™3D and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (Oct 27th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are delighted to announce final release dates of several highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS™ titles. Coming out this year and early 2012 each of these exciting new titles have been specifically designed for the Nintendo 3DS experience and feature favourite classic SEGA characters as well as brand new heroes.

Shinobi™ is the long anticipated return of the fan favourite series and includes the classic side-scrolling action gameplay players have loved since the original. Coming to stores in Europe on 11th November 2011 and 15th November for North America, Shinobi introduces several exciting new features such as StreetPass™ and a large assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock.

SEGA’s much loved mascot Sonic the Hedgehog™ makes his way onto Nintendo 3DS for the very first time as part of the celebrations for his 20th anniversary. Speeding through many levels designed exclusively for the Nintendo system, Sonic Generations™ allows fans to play as both Classic and Modern Sonic across a range of iconic and memorable levels – all re-imagined for a completely new experience. Sonic Generations for Nintendo 3DS launches on 22nd November in North America and 25th November across Europe.

CRUSH™3D, the critically acclaimed puzzle platformer game, redesigned for Nintendo 3DS will hit stores on 10th January 2012 for North America and 13th January for Europe. Help Danny solve brain-teasing puzzles by ‘crushing’ your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again with the touch of a button.

And finally, the record-breaking duo of Mario and Sonic join forces for the first time ever on the Nintendo 3DS with the eagerly anticipated launch of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™. The much loved pair head to stores on 10th February 2012 across Europe and 14th February 2012 in North America and are sure to continue their formidable partnership for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ for the Nintendo 3DS contains over 50 original Olympic Games themed events for players to compete in for a coveted gold medal!

SEGA’s exciting line up for Nintendo 3DS means you will never be short of something to do during the long, dark evenings and cold winter days of the upcoming months! For more information please visit www.sega.com, and for press assets please visit the SEGA press site at www.sega-press.com.

SEGA also released some new screenshots from the four titles, which you can view in our gallery below.

Source: SEGA Press

New Sonic Generations HD & 3DS Screenshots, Including Both Shadow Rival Battles

SEGA Japan has released many new screenshots of both the HD and Nintendo 3DS versions of Sonic Generations. The screenshots include Speed Highway, Radical Highway and both versions of the rival battle with Shadow the Hedgehog.

Check out all of the screenshots in the gallery below.

Source: Siliconera

Thanks to Will, Denilson, Luke and Indigo Generations at the SSMB for the heads up!

First Sonic Generations Review is in, New Screenshots

German website VideoGamesZone.de has today provided the world’s first review of the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC version of Sonic Generations and the game earned a high score of 85%. The website praised its many unlockables and hidden secrets, its stage selection and the combination of 2D and 3D gameplay. Negatives include its “inconsequential story” and the controls.

VideoGamesZone.de has also shared three new screenshots, which you can view below.

You can read a Google translation of the full review here.

Thanks to SSMB member Neon for the heads up!

New Sonic Generations Screenshots & Artwork

UPDATE: We also have the above piece of new artwork from CBBC Newsround. (Thanks to SSMB member Neon for the heads up!)

Original story:
As well as story intro spoilers for Sonic Generations, SEGA Japan has today also released some other new assets, including new artwork for Rival character Silver the Hedgehog and new enemy Time Eater, new Xbox 360/PS3 & PC screenshots for Sky Sanctuary Zone and new 3DS screenshots for Emerald Coast.

You can view them all in our gallery.

Source: SEGA Japan’s Sonic Generations website

Thanks to SSMB members The Dead Skin and Torcano Sanctuary for the heads up!

SEGA Releases 16 New Sonic Generations 3DS Screenshots

SEGA has released 16 new screenshots for the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations via the game’s product page on their website. The images showcase a variety of the game’s stages we’ve seen so far, including Emerald Coast, Mushroom Hill Zone, Casino Night Zone and Radical Highway, all in both Classic and Modern Sonic flavours.

Check out all of the screenshots below.

Source: SEGA’s Sonic Generations product page

Thanks to TSS commenter WizzleKidd for the heads up!

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New Sonic Generations PS3/Xbox 360 & 3DS Screenshots

Courtesy of Andriasang, we have some new screenshots and artwork from both PS3/Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS versions of Sonic Generations. Some of the screens and artwork are old, while others are new, so we’ve picked out the new ones for you and shared them here. In the images, we get a look at of the other areas of Seaside Hill (PS3/Xbox 360) and Casino Night Zone and Mushroom Hill Zone (Nintendo 3DS).

You can view all of the screenshots and artwork below.

Seaside Hill (PS3/Xbox 360)

Casino Night Zone (Nintendo 3DS)

Mushroom Hill Zone (Nintendo 3DS)

Artwork

Source: Andriasang [PS3 & Xbox 360 screens, Nintendo 3DS screens]

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Sonic Generations: New Speed Highway Screens, Radical Highway Officially Revealed

SEGA Japan has updated their official Sonic Generations website and with it dished out some new screenshots of Speed Highway in the Xbox 360 and PS3 version, as well as officially unveiling Radical Highway from Sonic Adventure 2 for the Nintendo 3DS version. Speed Highway in particular has seen a big transformation and is filled with more little references for you to spot.

You can view all of the screenshots below.

Speed Highway (Xbox 360/PS3)

Radical Highway (Nintendo 3DS)

Source: SEGA Japan’s Official Sonic Generations website

Thanks to Intrepid Goat at the SSMB and lolwut in our comments section for the heads up!

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New/Old Sonic Generations Screenshots, Including Emerald Coast

We’ve got a collection of screenshots from both console and handheld versions of Sonic Generations for you today, including some you may or may not have seen from Tokyo Game Show 2011 that slipped our notice and some more recently released Emerald Coast screenshots, which show the stage’s whale is just as passionate about attacking Sonic as it ever was.

You can check out all of the screenshots below.

3DS: Emerald Coast

3DS: Various stage screens from Tokyo Game Show 2011

PS3/Xbox 360: Various stage screens from Tokyo Game Show 2011

Sources: Sonic Scene, GameSpot [ PS3/Xbox 360, 3DS]

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Sonic Generations: New Seaside Hill Screenshots

German gaming website PlayFront.de has released seven new screenshots from the Seaside Hill stage in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Sonic Generations. In this batch, we get another peek at Classic Sonic in the new underwater section. We can also see a new section where Modern Sonic will have to dodge past rolling rocks through a narrow path.

Check out all seven of the new screenshots below:

Source: Play Front

Thanks to Neon at the SSMB for the heads up!

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Sonic Generations 3DS: New Green Hill Zone Screenshots

SEGA has released 23 new screenshots of Green Hill Zone from the 3DS version of Sonic Generations.
In this latest batch we can see that a lot of visual improvements have been made to to the level. We also get our first look at the level select menu in this version of the game.

Check out all of the screenshots below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Source: SEGA Press

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New Sonic CD Screenshots, Plus New Details For iOS and WM7 Editions

SEGA Europe has opened a product page on their website for their new re-release of Mega CD/SEGA CD title Sonic CD. On the page the publisher has release five new screenshots from the console/PC version version and the iOS/Android/Windows Mobile 7 version, which we’ve shared for you here.

There are also new details revealed about the iOS and Windows Mobile 7 versions. The iOS version will feature Retina Display and GameCenter support for achievements and leaderboards, while the Windows Mobile 7 version will have Xbox Live trophies and leaderboards.

As for a release date, there is still nothing clearer than ‘Late 2011’.

You can check out the full product description and screenshots below:

It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD!

At the end of a long adventure, Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet – a mysterious world where it is said that past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it.

Sonic arrives with a star struck Amy Rose in tow only to find the once beautiful world chained and imprisoned beneath a twisted metallic shell. Sonic’s nemesis, Dr. Eggman (a.k.a Dr. Robotnik), has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself!

The fate of the world is determined by the choices you make throughout your adventure! Fight through the past, recover the Time Stones, and defeat the evil Metal Sonic in order to save the future from Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes!

Features:

Classically Updated:
Sonic CD has been restored to bring you a classic gaming experience in 16:9 native widescreen with gameplay optimized for today’s consoles and mobile platforms!

Play at Home…
And earn Xbox Live Achievements, PSN trophies or Steam Achievements!

Or On the Go!
Featuring GameCenter achievements, leaderboards, and Retina Display for iOS and Xbox Live trophies and leaderboards for WM7

By Popular Demand
Sonic CD now features the original, acclaimed Japanese soundtrack!

Source: SEGA Europe’s Sonic CD product page

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Five New Sonic Generations Screenshots Leak at Xbox.com, New Stages Revealed

Five new images from the Xbox 360 version of Sonic Generations have been leaked via the game’s product page at the official Xbox website Xbox.com. The images were quickly removed, but K.K. Driller over at our very own SSMB managed to grab them beforehand.

The images show the Rival battle against Shadow the Hedgehog at the Ark from Sonic Adventure 2 and our first glimpse of Planet Wisp from Sonic Colours. We also get to see Classic Sonic battling the previously teased Eggman mech battle at Sonic 2’s Death Egg and get a peek at a cutscene which sees Modern Sonic looking at his Classic self. Finally, we have another image of the picnic scene.

You can check out all five images below:

Source: Xbox.com

Big thanks to K.K. Driller at the SSMB for grabbing the images and to Edward for the heads up!

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M&S London 3DS Gameplay Footage, English Website Updated

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We’ve got two pieces of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games news this evening. First, we’ve got some new gameplay footage and screenshots of the Nintendo 3DS version from Nintendo’s 3DS Conference, which was held early this morning.

Check out the screenshots below:

And second, we’ve just got word that SEGA has given the EU and US website for the game a huge update. There’s not much new in terms of screenshots and videos, but you can check out some profiles and new artwork of the characters in the game, as well as their stats for the Wii version of the game.

Sources: Nintendo’s 3DS Conference 2011 website and EU & US Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games website

Thanks to Sonic Wrecks for the YouTube upload and thanks to YoshiUnity ’06 at the SSMB for the heads up on the website update!

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SEGA Japan Updates Sonic Generations Website, New Screenshots

SEGA Japan has given a major update to their Sonic Generations website, and while there’s no new media for the console version outside of a single Rooftop Run screenshot, there are plenty of new screenshots for the portable Nintendo 3DS version.

PS3/Xbox 360

Nintendo 3DS

*Possible final boss spoiler below*

SSMB member Solofiveo also found a small image hidden in the website’s coding of what could be Sonic Generations’ final boss ‘Time Eater’, which SEGA has now removed. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t click the below image link.

Link

Source: SEGA Japan’s Sonic Generations Website

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up on the website update and to Solofiveo, also at the SSMB, for finding the boss pic.

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New Sonic Generations 3DS Screenshots and Details

Nintendo UK has put up a product page for the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, which contains 3 new screenshots of the game’s Casino Night Zone and Mushroom Hill Zone stages. The page also reveals that the game will support the Play Coins feature of the 3DS to unlock ‘new challenges, and says that using the 3DS’ StreetPass feature will allow you to receive new unlockable content including new missions when you interact with other players. The game’s Versus Mode is said to feature a status points system, which sounds similar to the one used in Sonic Rush Adventure and the DS version of Sonic Colours.

It also appears the game will have some form of replay value involving other characters. According to the game’s description, players will rescue Sonic’s friends in each level. You’ll then be able to “see the levels in a different light”, with the friends then able to join him when replaying a level.

You can read the full description and view the new screenshots below:

It’s two decades since Sonic first sped onto your screen, and in honour of the world’s favourite hedgehog, the best of past and present have been combined in a 3D sprint down memory lane, in Sonic Generations for Nintendo 3DS. Strap yourself in for the ultimate Sonic adventure as you ‘see double’ and experience the sound barrier-breaking fun in a whole new dimension.

Strange things are afoot in Sonic’s world as mysterious time holes appear, whisking Sonic and pals back in time. Our spiky blue hero will meet all sorts of familiar faces, both friend and foe, as well as his younger self. Past and present will need to team up to fight for the future against the forces of evil.

Jaw-dropping tricks and traps await you on each inventive level, whether you’re racing round brand new courses or revisiting old favourites. You can play as either Classic Sonic or Modern Sonic, each with their own track through the levels and their own stylish skills and mega moves. You’ll use old-school spin-dash attacks with Classic Sonic, or master the ‘Sonic Boost’ move with Modern Sonic. You’ll also get to see the levels in a different light as Sonic rescues his captured friends, who can then join him in replays of the levels.

This Nintendo 3DS adventure includes an unlockable special stage as well as missions and collectables available via StreetPass. The 3D Screen display gives your Sonic experience more depth, meaning you’ll be fully immersed in the action as the levels take on glorious stereoscopic dimensions.

Whether you’re a longstanding fan of Sonic, or you’re new to his fast-paced world, Sonic Generations on Nintendo 3DS is the perfect way to experience Sonic gaming in fifth gear.

* Multi-Card Play offers a two-player Versus Mode so you can take on a friend to earn status points and compete to see who’s the fastest hedgehog on the block

* Receive new unlockable content including new missions via StreetPass as you interact with other players when you’re out and about

* Use Play Coins to unlock whole new challenges

* Legendary levels from Sonic’s history come alive in glorious stereoscopic 3D

Source: Nintendo UK Sonic Generations product page

Sonic Generations Picnic Image, 3DS Casino Night Zone Screen, Emerald Coast Revealed?

3 new images of Sonic Generations have been released by SEGA Japan today. One gives us our first look at the previously revealed picnic scene from the opening of the game, and the other 2 give us our first look at Sonic Generations 3DS’ Casino Night Zone, as well as a previously unknown stage, which looks to be Emerald Coast from Sonic Adventure. Apart from some Mega Drive/Genesis stages, the Nintendo 3DS version has been said to celebrate the Sonic the Hedgehog series’ handheld history, so for a Dreamcast era stage to be in there is quite odd.

Check out the screenshots below and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Source: Sonic Scene – Link 1, Link 2

Thanks to Woun for the heads up!

Grabber Returns in New Sonic Generations Chemical Plant Zone Screenshots

Following last week’s official unveiling of the Chemical Plant Zone in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Sonic Generations, we now have 19 more screenshots of the stage from SEGA Japan, courtesy of Andriasang. In this set there are 10 Modern Sonic and 9 Classic Sonic images, giving us a look at some new areas and the return of the Grabber badnik. Those who have played the original Chemical Plant Zone may or may not be happy to see the return of a certain platforming puzzle involving lots of blocks.

Check out the screenshots below:
Modern Sonic

Classic Sonic

Source: Andriasang

M&S London: New Screenshots, Wii Release Dates & Box Art

SEGA has today announced US and EU release dates for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The game will hit the US first on November 15th and Europe 3 days later on November 18th. The 3DS version still has no clearer date than the month of February.

A couple of new screenshots for both versions of the game, together with yellow box artwork (yes, yellow) for the Wii version and a press release marking 365 days to go until the opening of the Olympic Games in London were also released today. All of that is available below. UK readers will be happy to see some London themed differences have been made to the UK box artwork.

Press release

SEGA Europe and SEGA America are celebrating exactly 365 days to go before the official opening of Olympic Games in London next year with new packaging, assets and the release date named!

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ for the Wii™ will be available in a unique yellow casing, a first for the series and for third party games publishers.

New screenshots are also now available with Mario, Sonic and their friends on the starting line and ready to compete in the new enhanced 100m sprint for the Wii™ and, for the first time ever, the 110m hurdles for 3DS™. These are just two of the classic Olympic events that appear alongside a host of brand new Olympic and Dream events in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™.

Over 19 million people worldwide have bought video games from the Mario and Sonic series and the latest instalment, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™, will hit stores on 15th November in North America (18th November in Europe) for the Wii™ home video game system. The Nintendo 3DS™ platform will release in February 2012.

For more information please visit: www.olympicvideogames.com

Wii screenshots

3DS screenshots

UK

France and Europe

Australia

US

Sources: SEGA Press, SEGA’s website and SEGA’s Flickr

Sonic Generations: Chemical Plant Zone Officially Revealed For Xbox 360/PS3, Tails Art, 3DS Boxart

SEGA’s officially unveiled the Chemical Plant Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Classic Metal Sonic Rival Battle at Stardust Speedway from Sonic CD for the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of Sonic Generations. This level and battle were revealed with a batch of new screenshots SEGA dished out today, as well as artwork for Classic Tails and Modern Tails and the boxart for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. You can check all of that out below.

Classic Tails and Modern Tails artwork

UK Nintendo 3DS boxart

Chemical Plant Zone screenshots

Classic Sonic vs. Classic Metal Sonic Rival Battle at Stardust Speedway

Sources: SEGA Twitter and SEGA Flickr

First Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Screenshots

Official Nintendo Magazine UK has gotten hold of the first screenshots of both Wii and 3DS versions of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The screenshots were posted on their website this afternoon, together with details of new events (including Dream Events) shown off at a recent press event SEGA held for the game.

New 3DS events include 1000m Kayak, Breaststroke, the Race Walk, Judo and Balance Beam (this event not shown in screenshots). New Wii events in the game are canoeing, equestrian, Dream Long Jump and Dream Discus.

ONM confirms that no new characters have been added to the game and online multiplayer will again not be included, but the game will feature 4 player local multiplayer. The website also reports that the Wii version doesn’t support Wii Motion Plus.

For full details of the various events, head over to ONM. (Wii, 3DS)

Check out the screenshots below and see if you recognise the Dream Event locations:
Wii

3DS

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up!

New Hi-Res Sonic Generations Green Hill Zone Screenshots

Some more screenshots of upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game Sonic Generations have hit the net. Most of them are new, while a few are old, but are now available in hi-resolution. The screens show us more of both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic speeding through the Green Hill Zone, and we can even see Classic Sonic displaying the return of both of the classic ledge balancing animations. How cool is that?

Check out the screens and individual artwork of Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic below.

Sources: Sonic Scene and Aussie Gamer

Thanks to Woun for the heads up!

Sonic Generations Japanese Website Open, 2 New Screenshots

SEGA Japan has opened an official website for Sonic Generations. There’s not much there right now apart from the game’s trailer and six screenshots, but there’s bound to be more added in the coming months. Two of the screenshots are new and show us more of Classic Sonic speeding through the Green Hill Zone. Check them out and share your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Sonic Generations official Japanese website

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up and for grabbing the screenshots!

Sonic Generations Announced For Japan, 2 New Screens & Artwork

Andriasang reports that SEGA has announced that Sonic Generations will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan this Winter. Along with the announcement, SEGA’s shared four screenshots (two old, two new) and a piece of artwork featuring both Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic. You can check out the new screenshots and artwork below.

Source: Andriasang (via CVG)

3 More Sonic Generations Green Hill Zone Screenshots

It appears GameSpot managed to grab three more Sonic Generations screenshots after the game’s proper unveiling on Monday. The three images show more of the Green Hill Zone in both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic versions and the above screenshot in particular really shows how pretty the game is graphically.

Source: GameSpot

Thanks to Blue Blood at the SSMB and Rickyrick in the comments of a previous article for the heads up!

SEGA Officially Announces Sonic Generations for Xbox 360 and PS3

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SEGA has just officially announced the title of their new Sonic game for Xbox 360 and PS3. As leaks and rumours suggested, the game is titled Sonic Generations and will be released Holiday 2011. SEGA’s also issued a press release revealing details about the game and its plot, as well as some screenshots and a trailer.

Check out the press release below:

Celebrate 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog with Sonic Generations™

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (April 18th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. & SEGA® America, Inc., today announced details of Sonic Generations™, the highly anticipated video game title in development to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary. Delivering the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new, Sonic Generations™ sees Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become in this exciting new fast paced adventure. Sonic Generations™ will speed into stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for Holiday 2011.

Set across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog video game history, the instantly recognisable environments of Sonic Generations™ have been re-built in stunning HD and are now playable in both classic side scrolling 2D from 1991, as well as modern 3D style found in Sonic’s most recent adventures. Each incarnation of Sonic in Sonic Generations™ comes complete with his trademark special move, Spin Dash and Spin Attack for Classic Sonic, and Homing Attack and Sonic Boost for Modern Sonic. An innovative new interactive menu system allows for complete immersion in Sonic’s universe with favourite characters and hidden treasures gradually being revealed throughout the game.

“Sonic Generations will certainly be a fitting celebration for Sonic’s 20th Anniversary” commented David Corless, Global Brand Director for Sonic. “By having the classic 1991 Sonic that many fans know and love team up with his modern day incarnation, we are bringing back the nostalgia of the early days of Sonic and combining it with the innovation and stunning HD technology of the modern gaming era. Sonic Generations will bring to life the last twenty years of Sonic’s universe in a truly unique and imaginative way”

Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power creates ‘time holes’ which pull him and his friends back through time. As a result he encounters some surprises from his past history including Classic Sonic, Sonic as he appeared in 1991. Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic must defeat this strange new enemy, save their friends, and find out who really is behind this diabolical deed…

Screenshots can be seen at the games product page at SEGA’s website.

Source: SEGA of America Blog

Sonic Colours Wii in High-Resolution

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Since the first screenshots and gameplay footage was shown of Sonic Colours on Wii there have been some fans craving an HD version of the game. While that doesn’t seem to be happening, we can at least now have a glimpse at what Sonic Colours might look like with high-resolution 1080p graphics thanks to screenshots and video from JADS, who ran the game through the Dolphin emulator and shared the images and video at NeoGAF.

What do you think of the pics and video? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Sonic Free Riders: New Screens, Videos & Reviews

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More reviews for SEGA’s first Xbox 360 Kinect title Sonic Free Riders have rolled out to join IGN’s 7.5/10, GameInformer’s 5.75/10 and G4’s 3/5 that we reported about yesterday. GameTrailers put out the above video review, scoring the game 4.5/10. Elsewhere, Kotaku, a site that doesn’t give scores, called the game’s controls broken, but said if SEGA could fix them he would recommend the game. Joystiq put out the game’s lowest scored review yet, with a painful 1/5, but there has been another higher score from the U.S. Official Xbox Magazine that matches IGN’s score of 7.5/10. The main complaint among the reviewers is the controls and how poorly they work, especially the steering. Check out the reviews at the links provided and share your thoughts in our comments section.

In other news, SEGA Japan updated their official Sonic Free Riders website with fifteen more screenshots from the game and two images from later unlocked tracks Final Factory and Metal City. You can check out those screens and images below.

Finally, we have some new gameplay videos from Kotaku, Giant Bomb and GameTrailers:
GameTrailers gameplay video:
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Kotaku gameplay video:
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Giant Bomb gameplay video part 1:
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Giant Bomb gameplay video part 2:
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Thanks to SSMB member Woun for the YouTube conversions and for obtaining the images and screenshots.