Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The newest Sonic the Hedgehog platform game, "Sonic Generations", is released today on the Sony Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in North America. It will be released in Europe and Australasia over the next couple of days. A Microsoft Windows version will be released everywhere during the next three weeks and a Nintendo 3DS version should be available everywhere at the end of this month.
In case you weren't aware of it, this year is Sonic's 20th Anniversary, and this game is a celebration of that important video gaming milestone. It is the first ever Sonic game to support stereoscopic 3D graphics, which is utterly amazing I think!.
The game features levels derived from all 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog platform gaming history, spread across the three main Sonic eras of Classic, Dreamcast and Modern, and these are played as either Classic Sonic or Modern Sonic. Classic Sonic's levels are two dimensional side scrolling stages (of course), using classic moves like the Spin Attack and Spin Dash, while Modern Sonic's levels follow the 2D/3D style gameplay of Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors.
Since you're currently here online, you might like to know that there are lots of Flash online versions of classic Sonic games which you can play for free at the MarioSonicGames.com website.