Xbox.com Releases Two New Sonic Adventure 2 HD Screenshots

Sonic Adventure 2 has returned to Xbox.com after a long time away following its initial leak on the website back in June. Ten screenshots were posted back then with one of them of Sonic and Shadow racing showing a PlayStation circle button, but this time that screenshot has humorously been replaced with one of both characters jumping so as to not show the brakes option. The Chao Karate screenshot has also been replaced with one of Sonic in the Chao Kindergarten. You can view both new screenshots in our gallery below.

Source: Xbox.com

ASR Transformed: Xbox Avatars & DLC Confirmed, New Screenshots & PS Vita Info

Some new screenshots and details have been released online regarding SEGA’s upcoming racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The US official PlayStation website has put up product pages for both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game which reveal that the Sony handheld version will support motion steering and will make use of the touchscreen for firing weapons and activating your character’s All-Star move. DLC support is also revealed. The PS3 page confirms the game will not feature 3D TV support.

The official Xbox website has also put out a product page for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and within are 12 screenshots and the confirmation that Xbox Live Avatars are returning. DLC support is also revealed for the Xbox 360, and the overview states that the game will support up to ten players online, while the online features section oddly lists 8 players. The PlayStation pages also state 8 players for both PS3 and PS Vita. We’ll try to get this cleared up with Sumo Digital and update.

You can check out all of the new screenshots in our gallery after the jump where we also have screencaps of the new information in case it is taken down.
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Xbox.com Releases First Screenshots of Sonic 4: Episode 2, Co-op Play Also Revealed

The Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 product page over at Xbox.com has received a significant update today. In the update, ten screenshots have been released, the game’s final ‘box art’ and new details about the game. The screenshots give us a look at the four various levels, including an ice type stage, a carnival type stage, a desert/oil field type stage, an Aquatic Ruins type stage and a special stage. A chase with Metal Sonic on Tails’ rocket is also shown. New details revealed include offline and online co-op play and combo attacks Sonic and Tails can pull off together.

You can check out the new info and screenshots after the jump.
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No Multiplayer or Co-op in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2?

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 now has a product page on Xbox.com and in it there is yesterday’s trailer up for download to your Xbox 360 console as well as a few more details about the game. It seems the game won’t feature multiplayer or co-op, despite Tails’ inclusion. Online leaderboards are returning and the game will also support full 1080p resolution and in-game Dolby Digital.

The product description reads:

The Sonic 4 Saga continues in Episode II, with the return of Tails and Metal Sonic! In the follow up to Episode I there are surprises in store with the arrival of Sonic’s legendary sidekick Tails! Race across all new zones and defeat the evil forces of Dr. Eggman and fearsome rival Metal Sonic. The wait is finally over when the game releases in 2012

Source: Xbox.com

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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Leaderboards and DLC Confirmed For Sonic Generations

An update to Sonic Generations‘ product page at the official Xbox website Xbox.com has confirmed the Xbox 360 version’s Xbox Live features. The game will feature online leaderboards and support downloadable content, though whether the downloadable content support will extend beyond the Casino Night Zone pinball mini-game being given away through pre-orders in the US and via Special and Collector’s Editions in Europe is unclear.

Source: Sonic Generations Xbox.com product page

Thanks to SSMB member K.K. Driller for the heads up!

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Xbox.com Updates Sonic Free Riders Multiplayer Info

You may remember our previous article regarding new offline and online details for SEGA’s Kinect title Sonic Free Riders being revealed at the games product page at the official Xbox website but if you look at the page today you’ll see some changes have been made to offline and online multiplayer numbers. The developer listing has also been changed from O-Two to Sonic Team.

Old listings –

Offline features:
– Players: 1-4
– Players Co-op: 1-4
– Multiplayer Versus
– In-game Dolby Digital
– HDTV 720p
– Storage Device

Xbox Live Features:
– Players: 2-12
– Content Downloads
– Leaderboards
– Voice Messaging
– Voice Support

New listings –

Offline features:
Players: 1-2
Players Co-op: TBD
Multiplayer Versus
In-game Dolby Digital
HDTV 720p
Storage Device

Xbox Live features:
Players: TBD
Content Downloads
Leaderboards
Voice Messaging
Voice Support

Could Kinect be causing some trouble for the games development? Stories have been going around the net since E3 regarding the multiplayer capabilities of the device with most saying it only performs well with 2 players at one time, SEGA representatives that were playing the Sonic Free Riders demo at their E3 booth were only showcasing the single player and 2 player split screen modes despite Xbox.com’s now previous claim of support for up to 4 players.

Judging by these changes we can only guess that SEGA were aiming for 4 player split-screen but the device couldn’t handle all of the players actions too well but why would possible changes to online multiplayer numbers have to be made? We’ll keep an eye out for any clearance on this and report back.

Source: Xbox.com product page

New Sonic Free Riders Info At Xbox.com

The U.S. Official Xbox site Xbox.com has put up a product page for SEGA’s first Kinect for Xbox 360 title Sonic Free Riders where there are some juicy new details about it’s online and offline modes revealed which you can take a look at below –
Offline features:
– Players: 1-4
– Players Co-op: 1-4
– Multiplayer Versus
– In-game Dolby Digital
– HDTV 720p
– Storage Device

Xbox Live features:
– Players: 2-12
– Content Downloads
– Leaderboards
– Voice Messaging
– Voice Support

The page also reveals the game is being made by Japanese developer O-Two and will be an Xbox Live Arcade title, which is odd as since the games announcement there has been a temporary retail type boxart going around plus SEGA’s product page has the platform listed as Xbox 360 instead of Xbox Live Arcade like they usually list downloadable titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. The official Xbox forum staff have also placed the games sub forum under the Xbox Live Arcade section.

That’s the new info for Sonic Free Riders, we’ll keep you up to date as more info is revealed.