Sonic Generations Becomes Most Pre-Ordered Sonic Game In History

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    SEGA'S SONIC SPEEDS TO NEW HEIGHTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

    SEGA Puts Full Support Behind Sonic Generations With Multiple Large-Scale Marketing Initiatives; Game Breaks Franchise Pre-Order Record

    SAN FRANCISCO (October 27, 2011) –SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Sonic Generations™ has exceeded all previous pre-order records from the 20-year Sonic catalog, making it the most anticipated title in Sonic the Hedgehog's iconic history. The company also announced that, celebrating two decades of the iconic blue blur, SEGA has invested in a number of high-profile brand initiatives surrounding the anniversary and the game itself. Sonic Generations has already been extremely positively received by critics: Complex.com calls it "the perfect mix of old school and new school Sonic" while IGN determined that it is "the best of Sonic."


    "Sonic Generations is the ultimate title to cap off Sonic's 20th anniversary and we have put our full support behind it with a number of truly amazing initiatives," said Alan Pritchard, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at SEGA of America. "This year is a milestone for Sonic and we want to make sure this is the best title that Sonic fans, old and new, have been waiting for."


    The campaign began with the colossal 20th anniversary celebration for the game's fans, Sonic Boom, which saw over 1,000 people singing Happy Birthday to Sonic and reunited the original development team of the game. The celebrations will continue with the following large-scale initiatives that will lead to the culmination of Sonic's 20th anniversary year and the release of the upcoming videogame:

    · Six Flags Partnership, throughout October: Nationwide theme park brand implementation with Sonic Generations game zones for hands-on experience and marketing messaging across the Six Flags Digital Networks.

    · Sonic Generations of Skate, October 22: The nationally broadcast (November 25 on FOX Sports Net) professional skateboarding tournament featuring legendary skaters Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Andy Macdonald, Mitchie Brusco and more, united skateboarders from multiple generations to compete in an event celebrating Sonic Generations and Sonic's 20th Anniversary. (Venice Beach, CA)

    · Custom Sonic Playground, October 28: SEGA and KaBOOM! have partnered to build a custom Sonic-themed playground for kids in East Oakland, CA at the Youth UpRising community center. (Oakland, CA)

    · Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade – November 24: Modern Sonic will be making his debut as a helium balloon in this year's parade. In 1993, Classic Sonic was the first-ever video game character in the annual event. (New York, NY)

    Sonic Generations will be released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC digital download on November 1, 2011 nationwide. The game will be available for Nintendo 3DS™ on November 22, 2011.

    For more information about the game, please visit www.sega.com/sonicgenerations

    Source: SEGA Press Release
     


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    wow, I might actually give this game the time of day now.
     
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    So it will be the most disappointing sonic game since heroes?
     
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    The Sonic Cycle broke when Sonic Colours released.
     
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    Just goes to show how much people love Classic Sonic
     
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    Actually, I couldn't give two shits about classic sonic, the modern sonic stages look (and from the demo, are) amazing.
     
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    Let's just hope Sonic Team is finally gonna treat the damned guy with respect.
     
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    now my pre-orders feel a bit more special ^^
     
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    Hmm~ cant wait to play this~

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    why? 1st it was uncharted 3 and people getting thier game early and now this, i can't play both games till they are released :(
     
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    Sonic Colours Wii was fantastic and the best sonic game since Sonic Advance and Sonic Pocket Adventure.

    This game is going to to be another welcome addition to the franchise and I've pre-ordered it on Steam. Of course the Classic Sonic levels look to be the most fun but its good that they have seemed to have fixed the best parts of the Adventure games that were ruined by shitty controls and camera.
     
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    As expected.

    Lots of people love dat Classic sonic.
    Already have the game Preordered on Steam.

    Sonic Colours didn't break anything because it was just decent
     
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    If only it was coming to the wii also.
     
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    You guys got Colours. :angry:
     
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    I'm another one who doesn't give half of a shit about Classic Sonic.

    The game looks fun as fuck, and fuck is pretty fun. So I'm getting it.
     
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    Could care less about classic Sonic. I'm excited for the modern side though.
     
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    The classic sonic levels look good but I've evolved into a pure speed whore since the 3D titles and they out did themselves this year with the Modern Sonic stages.
     
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    Wii U may have a chance to have it.

    I like both Sonics, so yeah...
     

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