Sonic Generations and Shinobi confirmed for 3DS

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by soulx, May 25, 2011.

May 25, 2011
  1. soulx
    OP

    Member soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,130
    Country:
    Canada
    [​IMG]
    The latest issue of Nintendo Power confirmed the release of Sonic Generations and Shinobi on the 3DS[/p]

    Sonic Generations looks pretty fun. I probably will purchase it. I can't comment on Shinobi, though as I haven't played any games from that series.

    [​IMG] Source
     


  2. Ikki

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,797
    Location:
    Montevideo
    Country:
    Uruguay
    I don't see where that says Shinobi is coming to the 3DS.
     
  3. soulx
    OP

    Member soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,130
    Country:
    Canada
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Sheimi

    Member Sheimi A cute Vixen!

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,866
    Location:
    Tachikawa
    Country:
    Japan
    o.o I am so reserving this:D
     
  5. Ikki

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,797
    Location:
    Montevideo
    Country:
    Uruguay
    I don't see where that says it's for the 3DS
     
  6. machomuu

    Member machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,437
    Location:
    The Courtroom
    Country:
    United States
    Now that you mention it, I guess it's only an implication.
     
  7. soulx
    OP

    Member soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,130
    Country:
    Canada
    It is pretty obvious that it is for the DS.
     
  8. Hydreigon

    Member Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    500
    Location:
    THE MOOOOOOOON!
    Country:
    Antarctica

    EDIT: My bad. You were talking about Shinobi. There is no confirmation that Shinobi will be for the 3DS, but seeing as MM: Legends and Sonic Generations is on the cover, I can assume it will be released on the 3DS also.
     
  9. Ikki

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,797
    Location:
    Montevideo
    Country:
    Uruguay
    The list says classic revivals. And the Wii still has a year to go before it's successor comes out.
    It can very well be for the Wii.


    Edit: Okay, you got me with the third point.
     
  10. BrightNeko

    Member BrightNeko Popcorn ball

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    911
    Location:
    Texas
    Country:
    United States
    Shut up and take my money nintendo/sega >:T

    thank you for the news.
     
  11. granville

    Member granville GBAtemp Goat

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,977
    Location:
    Naples, Florida
    Country:
    United States
    The question here is whether Sonic Generations 3DS will be a port of the 360/PS3 version. The HD version uses the "Hedgehog Engine" which powered Sonic Unleashed and gave that incredible sense of speed. Or whether SEGA will just hire Dimps and gimp the game for the 3DS market (perhaps pull a Sonic Rush/Colors DS and just make it 2D and nothing like the console at all. Wii got a totally different version of Unleashed made by Dimps and it was considerably different (and not as good).

    I figure 3DS can probably pump out some really great visuals that replicate the style at least, but i'm curious as to whether it's the same engine. I really want to see some screenshots, hoping scans are made soon of the NP article (if any screens are in there).
     
  12. dgwillia

    Member dgwillia The Bacon Lover

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,171
    Location:
    Columbia Station, Ohio
    Country:
    United States
    I kind of liked the Sonic DS games......they werent bad, but they werent great either. (Atleast compared to the awesome GBA ones)

    No idea how they plan to make this game play, but if they include a Portable Chao Garden, im sold
     
  13. Ikki

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,797
    Location:
    Montevideo
    Country:
    Uruguay
    It won't use the same engine, I'm sure the 3DS can't take it.

    It may have either a toned down version of the engine or a built from the ground engine specifically made for the 3DS to use with future games.


    Either way, it has to be 2D and 3D since it's what the title is based on. What would they make if not, just change the characters? I don't think Sega is that stupid.
     
  14. granville

    Member granville GBAtemp Goat

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,977
    Location:
    Naples, Florida
    Country:
    United States
    I'm curious about the engine actually. Capcom got their MT Framework engine running on 3DS with some major tweaks and even got the RE5 demo running, a feat they claimed could not be done on Wii. I wonder if SEGA managed to get the Hedgehog engine modded enough to run on 3DS.

    In the pessimistic side of things, this could possible be JUST a classic Sonic game and only 2D. As in not even have the modern 3D Sonic bits at all. We really can't say anything about it yet until we've got shots/videos. Sonic Colors was made on the DS with the Rush engine, anything's possible here. The NP cover art doesn't have modern Sonic on it... [​IMG]

    I felt the Colors engine on Wii was very well done and a decent substitute for the Hedgehog engine. Would be neat if they could port the game to that engine and put it on 3DS. We'll see.
     
  15. KingVamp

    Member KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    9,603
    Country:
    United States
    Sent them the idea!!!!! [​IMG]

    I'll definitely getting this. [​IMG]
     
  16. Scott-105

    Member Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,943
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    I'll likely buy Sonic. I can't wait until it comes out.
     
  17. Neo_Ch!p

    Newcomer Neo_Ch!p Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Location:
    Inside Your Motherboard™
    Country:
    United States
    Skipping the handheld, I want to play this in HD and dolby digital [​IMG]
     
  18. mysticwaterfall

    Member mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,868
    Location:
    Right behind you
    Country:
    United States
    So, I got this issue in the mail today (subscribed last year during Amazon's 5$ sale) and here are the things everybody wants to know:

    *Classic Sonic is the same as he is in the console versions, that is similar to the Genesis versions with a platforming emphasis. NP says it's more faithfully "old school" then Sonic 4 was, especially in regards to the physics. The 3D is used in this mode, but only modestly.

    *Modern Sonic is different from the console versions and is more similar to Sonic Rush/Sonic Colors DS with an emphasis on speed. The 3D is used a lot more in this mode, such as with the first boss (Giant Fist) going towards you. Sonic will also be able to move between the background foreground.

    *The Bosses are all unique to the 3DS version.

    *There will be some unique stages on the 3DS version - Casino Night Zone and more to be revealed later.

    *There will be "Special Challenges" that can be unlocked via StreetPass and/or Play Coins

    *There will be a local wireless racing game


    Sounds pretty good to me, I'll probably pick it up unless it gets bad reviews.

    EDIT: They also confirm Shinobi for the 3DS, but don't say much about it other then that it will be a 2.5D side scroller.
     
  19. Juanmatron

    Member Juanmatron Slater Color

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,667
    Location:
    SEGA's World
    Country:
    Spain
    Can the 3DS run perfectly RE5 or just a version of that on the console? Remember that the Wii can also run Black Ops but can't run the Black Ops of PC/PS3/360.

    Bah, I don't believe Capcom with his shit about MT Framework on Wii.

    1º We have Framework MT Lite.
    2º Capcom and many companies hate the Wii.
    3º Epic says they can't port UE to 3DS, but Ubi Soft did. Heck, they even ported UE 2.x to the GCN/Wii.
     
  20. Ikki

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,797
    Location:
    Montevideo
    Country:
    Uruguay
    Because Epic doesn't want an older version of their engine to be used in their games. For them if it can't run UE 3, it can't run UE.

    ________________________


    However. Here's all the screens for Sonic Generations shown in the magazine. Credit to the uploader.

    Looking pretty good. Specially for them being probably early screens, extracted from not great quality scans and not to mention all the 3DS games look much better in motion.

    And here are Shinobi screens.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I want to get both. I'll get Generations for sure.
     

Share This Page