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Sonic Generations to Include Original Sonic

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Matrarch
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Last post: Yesterday at 15:47
Posted on 24 October 11 at 14:34
The game, not just the character model

Sega appears to be striking all the right chords with their upcoming Sonic Generations. We know already that we'll be seeing reimaginings of the franchise's Mega Drive, Dreamcast, and Modern Eras, but what about actually playing a classic game from that time? It's not that it's hard to boot up those good ol' XBLA titles (certainly more convenient than dragging out your retired Genesis/Master System), but wouldn't it be much more convenient if one of them, say, Sonic The Hedgehog (Arcade), was actually available in Sonic Generations itself?

Takashi Iizuka, who is producing the game, revealed during Paris Games week that the original Sonic the Hedgehog will be an unlockable title in Generations. Details as to how to unlock that game are not available at this point, but it's nice to know it's in there, isn't it?

Sonic Generations will be available November 1st in the US, November 3rd in Australia and November 4th in Europe. The limited edition of the game will only be available to those in Europe or Australia. Don't forget that you can try out the game's second demo, which has classic or modern Sonic speeding around the original title's Green Hill Zone, right here.

External link: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Sonic-Generations-...

Credit goes to Hustlinonradio for this story
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 14:38
I was gonna send in a story I found floating around somewhere but this seems to be it.

Some hackers apparently found some information inside the demo that contained info on an emulator inside the game that's going to house a few of the Sonic oldies.
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 14:38
Nice!
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LethalBizzzzzle
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 14:41
I've already bought the original Sonic but it will be a nice extra for those who haven't
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 14:44
Can't. Freaking. WAIT FOR THIS GAME!
Got my preorder of the Collector's edition in, now just have to play the waiting game! :D
Hail Dixon
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 14:53
If it included Sonic 2 that would be awesome, I think it' the second best Sonic game next to Adventure 2 battle(which needs to come to the arcade ASAP)
Shame I thought the 3D Sonic section in the new demo was awful, I'll wait until it's much cheaper before I think about buying it.
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 14:55
Nice feature!
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 14:57
Even though I already have pretty much every one of the old Sonic's on the Arcade this is still an epic move on Sega's part. Glad to see them rewarding their loyal community. Hope it's unlocked in a cool way, and there's an achievement for it or something!
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 15:00
I have pre-ordered the special edition for this and i can't wait for this bad boy and wish I could pre-order collectors edition :(
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 15:02
Can Sega just let this old fossil of a game rest. Sonic was great back in the day, it's been milked to death now.
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 15:10
I love the collectors edition, very nice
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 15:14
Hail Dixon said:....next to Adventure 2 battle(which needs to come to the arcade ASAP)
OH GOD YES.

On topic, I've already got the original Sonic game on the XBLA, but it's a nice bonus for people who don't! This is looking good.
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 15:26
It'd be nice if the save crossed with the XBLA versions but I doubt it will
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 15:46
Blah blah blah...seriously?
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 16:18
Was gonna end up buying the original sonic soon, guess i can wait!
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 16:21
Hail Dixon said:If it included Sonic 2 that would be awesome, I think it' the second best Sonic game next to Adventure 2 battle(which needs to come to the arcade ASAP)
Shame I thought the 3D Sonic section in the new demo was awful, I'll wait until it's much cheaper before I think about buying it.
Yes Sonic Adventure 2 does need to come out on XBL Arcade ASAP, would buy that for sure and am looking forward to playing the game when it comes out.
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Last post: 12 Aug at 15:09
Posted on 24 October 11 at 16:27
Nice addition but I already have the old Sega Megadrive Sonic games on the Xbox 360 because I've got the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection game :)

Looking forward to getting this next week though, had it pre-ordered for a few weeks now.
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Last post: 04 May at 18:43
Posted on 24 October 11 at 16:33
I think that's a pretty poor extra. Giving away a DVD of some of the old cartoons would be better, anything's better than giving away a game all your hardcore fans already own 3 versions of...I mean... seriously?
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Posted on 24 October 11 at 16:49
RootsRockRiot87 said:I've already bought the original Sonic but it will be a nice extra for those who haven'tThis.

Which reminds me, I need to get around to the last couple achievements in Sonic 1 and 2. Blasted time-based playthroughs...
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Last post: 25 Jun at 21:52
Posted on 24 October 11 at 16:58
If SEGA wanted me to buy it they would have made the CE available in the states.

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