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"Sonic Generations" redirects here. For the Nintendo 3DS version, see Sonic Generations (3DS).

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Fast Facts on Sonic Generations
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Publisher: Sega
Developer: Sonic Team, PC Devil's Details
Producer: Takashi Iizuka
Director: Hiroshi Miyamoto
System(s): Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Microsoft Windows–based PCs
Genre: Action
Release Date RRP Code
Microsoft Xbox 360 US 2011-11-01  ? ?
Microsoft Xbox 360 KR 2011-11-01  ? ?
Microsoft Xbox 360 AU 2011-11-03  ? ?
Microsoft Xbox 360 EU 2011-11-04  ? ?
Microsoft Xbox 360 JP 2011-12-01 ¥7,329 with tax ?
Sony PlayStation 3 US 2011-11-01  ? ?
Sony PlayStation 3 KR 2011-11-01  ? ?
Sony PlayStation 3 AU 2011-11-03  ? ?
Sony PlayStation 3 EU 2011-11-04  ? ?
Sony PlayStation 3 JP 2011-12-01 ¥7,329 with tax ?
Valve Steam US 2011-11-03  ? ?
Valve Steam EU 2011-11-03  ? ?
Valve Steam AU 2011-11-03  ? ?
Valve Steam KR 2011-11-03  ? ?
PC EU 2011-11-25  ? ?
PC AU 2011-11-25  ? ?

Sonic Generations, called Sonic Generations: Shiro no Jikuu (ソニック ジェネレーションズ 白の時空) in Japan, is a platformer commemorating Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary. Developed by Sonic Team for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and personal computers running Microsoft Windows, the game allows players to experience both "classic" and "modern" styles of Sonic gameplay. Classic gameplay in Generations is reminiscent of the 2D side-scrolling platforming first introduced in the series’ inaugural 1991 title Sonic the Hedgehog, whereas the modern side of Generations utilises the 3D forward-moving gameplay of the 2008 title Sonic Unleashed and its successors. A version of Sonic Generations for the Nintendo 3DS was developed by Dimps alongside the main edition for home game consoles.

Sonic Generations allows players to control both the pre-Sonic Adventure and post-Adventure designs for Sonic the Hedgehog and features remastered levels from Sonic's previous adventures. The game is divided into three eras: the Classic Era (pre-1998), the Dreamcast Era (1998–2005), and the Modern Era (2005 onwards). "Classic Sonic" plays through the levels from a 2D (or 2.5D) "classic" perspective; whereas "Modern Sonic" tackles them in a 3D and sometimes 2D perspective, similar to those of Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colours.

The game was first announced in a teaser video posted by Sega on April 7, 2011 on Sonic's official Facebook page. The game was announced for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and was scheduled for a 2011 release. An announcement of Sonic Generations for the Nintendo 3DS later appeared in an issue of the Nintendo Power magazine, paired with a November 2011 release date for all platforms. At E3 2011, SEGA revealed a trailer revealing City Escape from Sonic Adventure 2, with a further trailer appearing in mid-August detailing other levels. On October 11, 2011, Sega confirmed that Sonic Generations would also appear on the Steam platform for PC.

A fourteen-day demo was released to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consumers on June 23, 2011, the official date of Sonic's 20th anniversary. A second demo was released on October 18 on Xbox Live, October 19 on the European Playstation Network, and October 25 on the Playstation Network in North America.

The original Sonic the Hedgehog is included as a bonus game in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. [1]

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Gameplay

The gameplay is split into two separate gameplay styles, separated by the character used.

The Classic gameplay style is strictly 2D/2.5D. Sonic controls more like his Mega Drive/Genesis counterpart, including his ability to use the Spin Dash and Spin Attack to battle enemies.

The Modern gameplay style takes place in 3D, with occasional transitions to 2.5D. This gameplay style is akin to that developed in Sonic's more recent titles Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors, where you use the Sonic Boost and the Homing Attack to advance.

Homages to past games

Each level and boss in Sonic Generations is reminiscent of one previously appearing in the Sonic series.

Sonic Generations Original Game
Levels
Green Hill Green Hill Zone Sonic the Hedgehog
Chemical Plant Chemical Plant Zone Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sky Sanctuary Sky Sanctuary Zone Sonic & Knuckles
Speed Highway Speed Highway Sonic Adventure
City Escape City Escape Sonic Adventure 2
Seaside Hill Seaside Hill Sonic Heroes
Crisis City Crisis City Sonic the Hedgehog
Rooftop Run Rooftop Run Sonic Unleashed
Planet Wisp Planet Wisp Sonic Colours
Casino Night Zone DLC Casino Night Zone Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Bosses
Metal Sonic Metal Sonic boss Sonic CD
Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Adventure 2
Silver the Hedgehog Silver the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog
Death Egg Robot Giant Mech Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Perfect Chaos Perfect Chaos Sonic Adventure
Egg Dragoon Egg Dragoon Sonic Unleashed

Voice actors

Role English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor French Voice Actor Italian Voice Actor German Voice Actor Spanish Voice Actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Roger Craig Smith Junichi Kanemaru Alexandre Gillet Renato Novara Marc Stachel Jonathan López
Miles "Tails" Prower Kate Higgins Ryo Hirohashi Marie-Eugénie Maréchal Benedetta Ponticelli Anke Kortemeier Graciela Molina
Miles "Tails" Prower (Classic) Kate Higgins Takuto Yoshinaga Marie-Eugénie Maréchal Benedetta Ponticelli Anke Kortemeier Graciela Molina
Dr. Eggman Mike Pollock Chikao Ōtsuka Marc Bretonnière Aldo Stella Hartmut Neugebauer Francesc Belda
Knuckles the Echidna Kent Hampton Nobutoshi Canna Sébastien Desjours Maurizio Merluzzo Claus Peter Damitz Oscar Muñoz
Amy Rose Cindy Robinson Taeko Kawata Naïké Fauveau Serena Clerici Shandra Schadt Meritxell Ribera
Shadow the Hedgehog Kirk Thornton Kouji Yusa Benoit Du Pac Riccardo Lombardo Klaus Lochtove Manel Gimeno
Blaze the Cat Laura Bailey Nao Takamori Delphine Braillon Tania De Domenico Greta Gallisch Carme Ambrós
Silver the Hedgehog Derek Allen Daisuke Ono Hérvé Grull Davide Albano Roland Wolf Angel de Gracia
Cream the Rabbit Michelle Ruff Sayaka Aoki Marie Millet Alice Bongiorni Nicole Hannak Jenny Rey
Rouge the Bat Karen Strassman Rumi Ochiai Marie Lenoir Jasmine Laurenti Marianne Graffam Ana Vidal
Vector the Crocodile David Keefer Kenta Miyake Philippe Roullier Diego Sabre Andi Krösing Alfonso Vallés
Espio the Chameleon Troy Baker Yuki Masuda Antoine Nouel Silvio Pandolfi Andreas Hofer Daniel Albiach
Charmy Bee Maggie O'Connor Youko Teppouzuka Marie Millet Emanuela Pacotto Luisa Witzorek Graciela Molina
Omochao Laura Bailey Etsuko Kozakura Delphine Braillon Sabrina Bonfitto Tabea Börner Sofía García
Wisp Power Announcer Roger Craig Smith Fumihiko Tachiki Roger Craig Smith Roger Craig Smith Roger Craig Smith Roger Craig Smith

Physical scans

Xbox 360 version

Xbox 360, US
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Xbox 360, JP
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Xbox 360, EU
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Xbox 360, EU (Collectors' Edition)

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Complete Package
Xbox 360, DE
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Xbox 360, KR
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Promotional Materials

PlayStation 3 version

PlayStation 3, US
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PlayStation 3, JP
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PlayStation 3, EU (Collectors' Edition)

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Complete Package
PlayStation 3, DE
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PlayStation 3, KR
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PC version

PC, EU
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Artwork

20th Anniversary artwork

Early screenshots

Links

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Main Article
Levels
Enemies
Bosses
Bug List
OST/Album
SCHG

Sonic games for the Sony PlayStation 3
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) | Sonic Unleashed (2008) | Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (2009) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)
Pre-release Sonic games for the PlayStation 3
Sonic Generations (Demo 1/2)
Sonic games for the Xbox 360
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) | Sonic Unleashed (2008) | Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (2009) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Free Riders (2010) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)
Pre-release Sonic games for Xbox 360
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006 Xbox Live Demo) | Sonic Generations (Demo 1/2)
Sonic games available on Steam
Sonic the Hedgehog (2010) | Sonic Spinball (2010) | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (2010) | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (2010) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2011) | Sonic 3 & Knuckles (2011) | Sonic Adventure (2011) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic 4: Episode 1 (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD (2012) | Sonic 4: Episode 2 (2012) | Sonic Adventure 2 (2012) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2013)
Pre-release Sonic games for Steam
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II (Beta 8)
Sonic games for the PC
Sonic the Hedgehog CD (1996) | Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver (1996) | Sonic's Schoolhouse (1996) | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (1997) | Sonic R (1997) | Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (2003) | Sonic Heroes (2004) | Sonic Riders (2006) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Adventure (2011) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD (2011) | Sonic Adventure 2 (2012) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2013)