Just a quick update on the second demo for Sonic Generations
. 360 users have had access since the 18th, but now it's available for the PSN crowd as of October 25th. Sega is really hyping this game which means they actually feel confident about it--I hate to say it, but most recent Sonic games, with the possible exception of Colors, just kind of slithered their way onto the market without much fanfare.
I think Sega was kind of guiltily aware that they were using their mascot for a quick buck instead of giving him the front-and-center triple-A treatment he deserves. Say what you will about Nintendo and how much they trot out their mascots, but Mario games are at least always good and most of the times they're fantastic. Maybe Sega has finally figured out how to translate the blue blur into modern game mechanics, and that gives them the confidence to hype Generations. In any case it's an interesting strategy--retool all the classic levels from the last 20 years, maybe as a stepping stone to a truly next-gen Sonic game? All I know is I've been fooled before.
SONIC GENERATIONS CONTINUES To CELEBRATE SONIC’S 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH DEMO #2!
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (October 17, 2011) – SEGA® America, Inc. & SEGA® Europe Ltd., today confirmed that a second demo is being released prior to the launch of the highly anticipated Sonic Generations™ game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
The first demo, released on June 23, 2011 – the anniversary of Sonic’s 20th year – allowed fans to play as Classic Sonic only. Now the second demo means fans can finally play as Modern Sonic – as well as Classic Sonic again – in the stunning environments of the iconic Green Hill level from Sonic Generations. Demo #2 for the game will be available in North America via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 on October 18 and PlayStation®Network on October 25.
Gamers will be able to get their hands on the full game on November 1, 2011 when Sonic Generations finally hits stores for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Windows PC digital download. Sonic Generations for the Nintendo 3DS™ system will be released later in November 2011.
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