After the small bits and pieces of information that have trickled out over the last couple days concerning Sonic Generations, Sega today decided to be nice and show off even more new juicy tidbits, straight from the source. Put together in a trailer showcasing the world of Classic Sonic, we not only get to see the now-familiar footage of Green Hill and Chemical Plant, but the final stage connected the first era of Sonic the Hedgehog – Sky Sanctuary. And yes, you can hear the music.
First seen in Sonic & Knuckles back in 1994, the original version of Sky Sanctuary was the turning point of the entire Death Egg Saga. Knuckles had finally learned of Dr. Eggman’s intentions. The Death Egg had launched once more. Angel Island remained in peril, and the only force that could stop Eggman from succeeding were none other than Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower. So it only makes sense that, if any level were to be revisited in glorious 3D, it would be this saga-defining moment. And that sweeping soundtrack…that’s something not easily duplicated. You know something is going down. The remix just reinforces that fact, even if the trailer only lasts for a minute. How can anyone wait for that whole song to be played in full? Man, that soundtrack can not come out soon enough
With Eggrobos galore and even a hint of the Death Egg in the background, the Classic Era of the game is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Heck, the whole game looks to be shaping up that way, with so much effort in making sure this is the one entry in the series that can please old and new fans alike. Since Generations is only a couple months away, it won’t be long before every level is teased in some way, the Dreamcast and Modern eras of Sonic surely looking for their moment in the spotlight as well. Speaking of teases…yes, the ending of the trailer has Metal Sonic in full motion. The only downside is that we don’t get to see more…but I’m sure that will happen in due time.
Now all we have to hope is that somewhere in the level, Knuckles pops up but only if Sonic crouches between a certain pair of pillars.