Sega has finally announced a 4th of November release for Sonic Generations which is arguably their most anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog title yet as it aims to blend the vintage 2D side-scrolling Sonic and the more recent 3D offerings of the legendary gaming character. Considering some of the disappointing recent offerings containing our blue hedgehog friend, I am intrigued by this title as the only bits of the 3D games I thought were good (like this bit) are being mixed with the epic 2D side-scrolling ones. The 2D versions are from the more vintage Sonic games that have stood the test of time so Sonic Generations really has the potential to be amazing.
How what plot does Sega come up with to fit both the 2D and 3D versions of Sonic into the same game? Well, it’s an interesting one to put it mildly. Essentially, Sonic and his various friends fall victim to a “time hole”, which sees him and his friends travel back in time where Sonic meets a younger version of himself, “Classic Sonic”. They both team up and attempt to fix the broken time stream with a cool side product of this being that you get to play through the levels in the game with both versions of Sonic.
Sonic Generations is released on the 4th November 2011 and will be available on both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.