Sonic Generations
Sonic Generations City Escape Screens and Trailer Speed in From E3
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As Dan and I gear up to bring you a veritable banquet of previews, here's a small primer for our Sonic Generations coverage, which we're happy to report was actually a rather pleasant surprise. Taken through the City Escape section by Producer Takashi Iizuka behind closed doors, we got to see first-hand how the Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic sections will work in the game.

We also had the chance to go hands-on with the re-imagined Green Hill Zone too, which evoked all kinds of fond blue hedgehog-related memories. It's the City Escape section from Sonic Adventure 2 that's the focus for these latest assets though, with a host of screens and a new trailer showing off the updated version of the level.

Check out all seven super-speedy screenshots in the gallery and take a look at the new trailer showing the brand new 2D version of the 3D City Escape stage from Sonic Adventure 2, which Dreamcast and Gamecube owners will remember vividly, no doubt. Sonic Generations is out later in 2011, with 3D support. Look out for our E3 preview soon!

[Trailer via SEGA America Blog | Thanks, Chris]


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Comment #1 by pined5551
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:28:12 PM
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Comment #2 by Verdinial
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:31:48 PM
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This actually looks pretty fun, I'll probably buy it when it's cheaper, though. Hate to miss out on Sonic, he was my good childhood friend, he was. >:D

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Comment #3 by MaleficLuxuria
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:33:31 PM
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Not going to lie - it looks really good. I'm glad that Team Sonic are finally getting it right this time.

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Comment #4 by UberPirateNinja
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:41:05 PM
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is this retail or arcade?

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Comment #5 by BackerMan
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:41:50 PM
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I'm glad to see two different verison in this game so you can choice which to play. This will be on the list but I'll probably busy with another new games this year.

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Comment #6 by Floodclaw
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:43:22 PM
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Interesting. Very interesting. You know, at first I was skeptical, but they can't mess up the Classic Sonic stages. All the have to do is make sure the Modern Sonic ones functional and we'll have an awesome game. :D

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Comment #7 by littlejay
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:44:29 PM
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I am happy.

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Comment #8 by Frozenghost001
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:48:18 PM
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finally they're returning to the way sonic adventure was! the second one was one of my favorite games back in the day! i might actually get this one as it looks to be really fun compaired to the previous few games!

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Comment #9 by IceKingz
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:51:44 PM
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I don't get why people are saying that it's finally 'right'. SA1 and 2 were great games that were different from classic sonic but still great. 06 was a diamond in the SEVERE rought which is understandable. Unleashed was fantastic but the haters of hack and slash gameplay decided to declare it awful and Sonic 4 was another amazing game.

tl:dr stop being unpleasable sonic fans....

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Comment #10 by merzitar
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:51:54 PM
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Yay! Glad you got my e-mail! This game looks too awesome not to post news ^_^
I can't wait for this... I'm a massive Sonic fan.

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Comment #11 by Verdinial
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:54:45 PM
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@4 By the looks of the casing, retail. But I'm not too sure.

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Comment #12 by merzitar
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:56:07 PM
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@4: Yes, #11 is correct. This will be a full retail release.

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Comment #13 by Faliphor
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 05:06:31 PM
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Sonic 06 sucked ass, Sonic 4 was a rehash the felt horrible. Never played Unleashed.

Adventure 1 and 2 were great though. This looks pretty good as well.

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Comment #14 by Cyano Khaar
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 05:18:52 PM
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So basically Sonic fans have bitched so much that Sega has decided to let the players play as both versions of Sonic, and is just re-making all of the levels that people like.

I know lots of people will probably give me thumbs down because of this ,but why on earth did some fans complain about Sonic 4 and Sonic Colours? Those were not bad games by any means. Now Sonic 06 and Unleashed's werehog parts, those were awful.

I wish they'd just make Sonic Adventure 3. They had the controls and gameplay down perfectly in Sonic Adventure 2 in my opinion, so why can't they go back to that formula?

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Comment #15 by DOA_Rose
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 05:20:45 PM
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City Escape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, I loved this stage in SA2. The music is still one of my all-time fave non-Nintendo tunes

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Comment #16 by GameStyle91
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 05:37:36 PM
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HORRAYYY! the picture with the truck looks like sonic adventure 2: battle.

anyways. . . . . i cant wait.

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Comment #17 by pocket rocket
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 05:55:18 PM
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i just want adventure 2 for the arcade

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Comment #18 by Cinderkin
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 06:02:30 PM
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I'm so hard right now! I can't wait for this. No stupid Werewolf, or falling through levels... or riding motorcycles. I will be playing this day one!

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Comment #20 by PhantomNemesis
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 06:27:21 PM
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If they keep the original City Escape music I might need to take off my pants.

*bursts into song*

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Comment #21 by slycooper20
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 06:46:26 PM
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It's supposed to be a remix of the original theme, according to what I've heard.

Also, I've heard that they actually gave the truck buzzsaws.


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Comment #22 by x Akwellen x
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 07:07:17 PM
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The song in the trailer is it a MCR remix or am i going slightly crazy?

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Comment #23 by aosiding
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 07:26:54 PM
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Just bring SA2 (and preferrably Sonic R) as live arcade titles and you wont need new sonic games for years

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Comment #24 by Eksdee
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 08:21:52 PM
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Is anyone else disapointed that the trailer did not have the City Escape song....I mean..that was half the fun on that stage

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Comment #25 by Suplemental
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 08:28:04 PM
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I will stay up all night waiting for this outside the shop and it will be MINE!

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Comment #26 by Kit Ballard
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 08:31:51 PM
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Sonic 4 was a pile of trash. it was not a sonic game by any means. if it was going to be a "4th" sonic game, it'd feel like it did back when Sonic 3 was out. Sonic team really messed it up on it. Sonic Colors was actually a fun game. It was the first they got really close to feeling SA'ish. And the way this stuff looks, I think Sonic Team finally got their heads out their asses and pulled out a great game.

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Comment #27 by Masterchief950
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 08:51:06 PM
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My question is will it have the Chao garden? if not where is my sonic adventure battle 3

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Comment #28 by iNf3Rn0 Lan
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 10:00:14 PM
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City Escape!? Sweet! SA2 is by far my favorite Sonic game.

Anyways, I'm really looking forward to this now. If it's released in October, I may consider buying this. November and it's either getting the buy+wait treatment or a rental.

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Comment #29 by Rob1610
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 11:16:38 PM
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I've always loved the music Sega's done for their Sonic games, both the in-game music 8-bit and current and the songs they do like Listen To Your Heart (SA1), Live and Learn (SA2) and His World (StH), but this time...maybe it's just for the trailer or the actual games song, I don't know...don't get me wrong, I've no complaints about the actual song. Just not really liking the "out-sourcing" part.

@22, it's not just you. I checked it, it's definately the music from My Chemical Romance's "Na Na Na".

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Comment #30 by Pieville
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 12:29:09 AM
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This looks surprisingly good, I haven't played Sonic for quite some time as I've felt the quality drop with each new title they bring out. (With a couple of exceptions)
But this game looks like it may make me enjoy sonic once again, and the concept of 2D and 3D gameplay is very creative and I can't wait to play this.

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Comment #31 by Casper Jazz
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 06:40:06 AM
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Looks in-croy-ablé! Zut alors!!

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Comment #32 by E10phoenix
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 10:29:00 AM
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I've been waiting for this game for years! now the only thing they need to do is release sonic adventure battle 2 on xbla and everything will be perfect!!!

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Comment #33 by DaRKSWeeNeY
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 10:40:03 AM
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I dislike how they didn't put SA's controls. It was so much more fun.

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Comment #34 by Dabeast999
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 02:44:50 PM
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God I hope this doesn't fail. I really want Sonic to be the game that it once was

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Comment #35 by airrr13
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 10:44:13 AM
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this looks amazing :D

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US November 01, 2011
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