Sonic Generations is 2D and 3D, 360 and PS3, 2011 and fall

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 18 April 2011 18:22 GMT

Sonic Generations, the next major Sonic game, will release this holiday for PS3 and 360, Sega said today.

The game is being delivered as part of Sonic’s birthday celebration, and will apparently deliver “the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new,” according to this press release.

Generations sees the mascot playable in both his classic 1991 form and his modern guise: basically, it’s both 2D and 3D.

The game’s inspired by “three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog video game history,” and is all playable in either 2D or 3D. In full HD.

Special moves are faithful to history, so Classic Sonic has a Spin Dash and Spin Attack, and Modern Sonic has a Homing Attack and Sonic Boost.

“Favourite characters and hidden treasures” will be “revealed throughout the game.”

“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”

Yes, it has a story.

“Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power creates ‘time holes’ which pull him and his friends back through time. As a result he encounters some surprises from his past history including Classic Sonic, Sonic as he appeared in 1991. Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic must defeat this strange new enemy, save their friends, and find out who really is behind this diabolical deed.”

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