Sonic Generations

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Sonic Generations
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, Steam
Genre: Platform

Sonic Generations is the name of a Sonic the Hedgehog video game currently in development by Sonic Team for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. A different but similar Nintendo 3DS version is being worked on in parallel by Dimps. Both titles exist to commemorate Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th Anniversary. It is rumoured (though not confirmed) that a PlayStation Vita version of the game may also be released. A listing for the game was found in Steam registries, possibly confirming a PC release too (which was officially confirmed by SEGA on October 11, 2011). While the game's name is just Sonic Generations in the West, in Japan the 3DS and PS3/360 versions have different names, with the 3DS release called Sonic Generations: Ao no Bouken (ソニック ジェネレーションズ 青の冒険) and the PS3/360 release called Sonic Generations: Shiro no Jikuu (ソニック ジェネレーションズ 白の時空).

Sonic Generations allows players to control both the pre-Sonic Adventure and post-Adventure designs for Sonic the Hedgehog and will feature 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" playing through the levels from a 2D (or 2.5D) "classic" perspective, "Modern Sonic" tackling them in a 2D/3D perspective, similar to Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colours.

The game was first announced in a teaser video posted by Sega on April 7th, 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. It was announced later for the Nintendo 3DS in 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.

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 scheduled for release October 18th on the Xbox Live, October 19th on the European Playstation Network, and October 25th for the Playstation Network in North America.

The original Sonic the Hedgehog was announced to be included as a bonus game.[1]


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

The Classic gameplay style will be strictly 2.5D. Sonic will control more like his Mega Drive/Genesis counterpart, using Spin Dashes and the Spin Attack to hit enemies.

The Modern gameplay style will be 3D with transitions to 2.5D. This gameplay style represents his more recent titles Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors, where you use the Sonic Boost and the Homing Attack to advance.


The levels between the PS3/360 version and the 3DS version, besides Green Hill Zone are different:


Both the console and 3DS version have different bosses, which take place in their originated zone:

Physical Scans

Xbox 360, US
PlayStation 3, US
Xbox 360, EU
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20th Anniversary artwork

Early Screenshots


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Main page
Downloadable content

Promotional material

Hidden content
Hacking guide



Sonic games for the following systems
Sony PlayStation 3
 2006  Sonic the Hedgehog     2008  Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed    
 Prototypes  Sonic Generations (Demo 1/2)
Microsoft Xbox 360
 2006  Sonic the Hedgehog     2008  Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Free Riders     2011  Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed    
 2010  Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Spinball | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles | Sonic Adventure | Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Adventure 2     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2015  Sonic Lost World     2017  Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces     2019  Team Sonic Racing