SEGA made an announcement on Monday, outlining a number of features as well as the general plot. Nostalgic fans are set to be hyped!Â The press release is below the awesome footage (which, as mentioned, does contain details of the general plot, so if you’re spoiler-sensitive don’t read it. But seriously you’re missing out on the oh-so-goodness!)
“LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (April 18th, 2011) â€“ SEGAÂ® Europe Ltd. & SEGAÂ® America, Inc., today announced details of Sonic Generationsâ„¢, the highly anticipated video game title in development to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehogâ€™s 20th Anniversary. Delivering the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new, Sonic Generationsâ„¢ 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 Generationsâ„¢ will speed into stores for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStationÂ®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 Generationsâ„¢ 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 Sonicâ€™s most recent adventures. Each incarnation of Sonic in Sonic Generationsâ„¢ 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 Sonicâ€™s universe with favourite characters and hidden treasures gradually being revealed throughout the game.
â€œSonic Generations will certainly be a fitting celebration for Sonicâ€™s 20th Anniversaryâ€ commented David Corless, Global Brand Director for Sonic. â€œBy 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 Sonicâ€™s universe in a truly unique and imaginative wayâ€
Sonicâ€™s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power creates â€˜time holesâ€™ 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…