SEGA has today announced details of Sonic Generations, the new game being specifically created to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary.
The new title promises to deliver a definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new, seeing Sonic the Hedgehog playable as the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero.
Sonic Generations will be set across three eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog video game history, all of which 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.
“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 Generations is out later this year for PS3 and Xbox 360.
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