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Sonic Generations is two genres in one game

Friday, 24th June 2011 03:07 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said Sonic Generations aims to appeal to the blue hedgehog’s two very different types of fans.

“Classic Sonic and modern Sonic are almost like a different genre of the game,” the director told Siliconera, possibly winning a small award for understatement.

“Think of games with cars, there are driving games and racing games, each has a different type gameplay. With Sonic Generations, I’m trying to get two different games into one title.”

The producer said he “appreciate[s] how both game styles have their own fanbase”.

“Even if there was a new style of Sonic in the next ten years that wouldn’t be bad either, it would broaden the audience of Sonic the Hedgehog,” he added.

Sonic Generations is due in November on 3DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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  1. Gurdil

    I’m to buy Sonic Generations for the 2D gameplay but who knows? Maybe I’ll like the 3D one too

    #1 3 years ago
  2. NeoSquall

    I’m still picky about the price, but I think I’ll get Generations as well.
    I had much fun yesterday with the demo.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    Its a trap!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Sonic 4 couldn’t beat the Sonic Curse/ Cycle. Early release of the demo is a positive sign of confidence but still… Is Sonic really in a good main game? (Sonic Colors is the only redeeming entry in Sonic’s recent record).

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Loved the demo. Only complaint is framerate. They need to smooth it out, it’s very choppy to look at.

    #5 3 years ago