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Shadow Crashes the Party, Second Rival in Generations

Considering the hodgepodge of characters celebrating the fact that Sonic is one year away from boozing it up in America, it’s natural that the series original the character with a darker, edgier tone joins Metal Sonic in crashing the festivities.

Sega officially revealed the long-known fact that Shadow will be out to thwart his goody blue counterpart, bringing with him a new slightly edgier look in small details, such as paint stripped off from his hover skates, and some more jagged lines across some of his red stripes. A subtle way to tell the player that he’s not here to emo up a party or play support character;  he’s here to kill Sonic.

With Metal Sonic and Shadow now officially revealed, it’s only a matter of time before the time traveler with psychokinesis crashes the party and sends Sonic into space.

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    Shadow will STORM the party. As it seems, the encounter will be the one in Adventure 2, rather than other times, when he became the hero.

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      Ditto.

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      Best idea for it would be the last Shadow fight in SA2, when there was a “Rift-Connector Sonic” (a sonic that was 3D but had same elements as classic Sonic).

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    Will be great to see him trying to defeat Sonic once again! He certainly got boring after he turned neutral.

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    Am I the only one that wants to be able to play as a supporting character like shadow? Not as a main part of gameplay, but maybe as an unlockable as a clone of sonic. Same with metal sonic. These are characters we haven’t been able to play as for years, I’d like to be able to play as them again.

    Also, I demand a Multiplayer Race Mode. Think Sonic R but better.

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      totally agree

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    Shadow will toatally rock Sonic Generations!!!!!!

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    The Question is that which Shadow is it?
    Sa2 Insane Shadow?
    Heroes/spinoff Amnesia Shadow?
    Or
    GUN Agent Shadow?

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      Very likely the cocky smug Shadow people liked from SA2. He’s the only one that kept picking fights. The others amount to crap or a furry Solid Snake.

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        What’s wrong with a furry Solid Snake?

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    I’m interested to see how this plays out. Is this Shadow the one from SA2 (which would explain his unfriendliness to Sonic) or did he just go back to being evil?

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    Oh goody. We’ll actually be able to KICK Shadow’s butt this time. Wonder where we’ll be fighting him…Shadow’s encountered twice in the game, but knowing SEGA, they might even place him in Big Foot’s arena.

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      i think it will be at the end of the heroes story on the endless pathway

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    How can it be the SA2 Shadow if his shoes are damaged? SA2 Shadow did not had damaged shoes after Sth and Sonic 06 did. This Shadow seems more like the recent Shadow to me. But in any case Shadow is Shadow and its going to be wild racing Shadow with Modern Sonic and his boost speed. I’m seeing SA2 Sonic and Shadow final fight turned extreme! Shadow might have a boost power too. Shadow is the only creature able to race side by side with Sonic after all. (Oh and Metal Sonic too) I NEED THIS VIDEO GAME!

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      Character and look usually don’t correlate.

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      That’s because the graphics weren’t capable of high quality textures like that at the time.

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        Besides, we should be more worried about Shadow’s new voice actor (yikes!).

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          He sounds like a Twilight vampire.

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          Oh come on, he’s not THAT bad. Better than Jason Griffith’s

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          @itsjustsomerandombatfan  No. Jason Griffith IS Shadow the Hedgehog.

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    It could be possible this due to time eater fucking with the time stream that this Shadow never fought with Sonic in Space, so he is still that angry mofo, or possible this happened earlier in the game, and during his run through radical highway got them chipped. Like I said, dunno.

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    Well Shadow wasn’t in the birthday party, so i assume that he wasn’t a forced time travel victim, and Metal Sonic rival battle is the classic version probably around CD time. So i guess it’s safe to assume it’s SA’s Shadow.

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    You know, at first, I was like “Oh wow, they’re making him evil again. Why would he do that? He’s gotten past his demons. Is SEGA dis-acknowledging character development AGAIN?”.

    Then I read the comments inquiring about which Shadow it’ll be, thinking “Yeah, there sure are some inconsistencies, but they’re not actually different characters.”

    *tick*
    *tock*
    *tick*
    *tock*

    …OH YEAH! THIS IS GENERATIONS! YES THEY ARE! I LITERALLY COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG ABOUT SEGA’S ATTENTION TO CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! THE IRONY!

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      That’s the fun of time travel when not taken too seriously to make people’s heads hurt. It can be used to undo character development to an earlier state. A lot of people liked Shadow more when he was just a massive dick to everyone and helped in nearly blowing up the planet. Then Heroes came out. That’s where the Shadow bandwagon fell apart aside from a few shipper fangirls.

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      Who cares about character development here? Shadow evolved from a cocky rival who has the occasional angsty moment into a walking load of angst and then into an emotionless character who’s only around because fans love him. Reverting him back to a cocky rival is for the better imo.

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      You both speak for yourselves. Shadow is still cocky, he just prefers to do overall friendlier things after all the events that transpired in the series. I never had real playthrough of Shadow’s part in 2006, I’m sure he keeps his headstrong attitude. As for Black Knight, well, yeah he was freakin’ boring. Chronicles keeps his character intact pretty well, development and all.

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    I hope the battle with Shadow is like the one near the end of the Heroes story, where the two ‘hogs are running down the ‘effin long hallway. Seeing that with Hedgehog Engine graphics would be AMAZING

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    I wonder if we’ll get the “NAIVE, Mission-Comes-First” Silver from Sonic 06, or the “TOTAL DICK, Mission-Comes-First” Silver from Sonic Rivals…

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      Well seeing as how Silver might be the boss for the 06 stage, it’s obviously gonna be the naive one

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    I was hoping Sega would do something really odd like make a classic style shadow as a counterpart to classic sonic ala the fake storylines in dragonball z games, for example.

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      NO! NOO! Why would there be a Classic Shadow if he NEVER appeared in the Classics?

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        That’s why the person said “fake dbz stories” In the DBZ games characters have fake stories that are meant to be different, besides, it’s not like continuity is Sega’s top priority.

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        Well, when did classic Sonic run around City Escape? Maybe the changes in the space-time continuum could bring about something weird such as a classic shadow.

        …WITH A GUN.

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    not to be chewed uo here vut when they mentioned that that o so nasty time travler Silver may be making an apperance in the game i did leave a web likn here about a month or 2 ago where it had most of the cast that was going to be in it and it hasnt changed here so yeah Silver is going to be in the game some form or anothere and that annoying rabbit cream will be in there too as far as how they will be in it that is still the million dollar question here.
    but as far as Shadow being a boss in the game i cant say that im not supprissed since they have on the lst 3 clips showing the egg robo boss from sonic 2 showing up and the half completed one from sonic 3 showing up in the 3DS version here
    and i agree this is generations where all charter development is getting thrown out the window here whats next a psyco Amy chasing here blue blur and him screaming trying to get away from her

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      IMDb can’t be trusted when looking for OFFICIAL character listings

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    It would have been cool if Shadow’s gloves were also a bit dirty to accompany his shoes…as if he got in a fight or something.  Its a bit weird that his shoes are scratched but still oh so clean and everything else is perfect.  Or some scratches on the rings, sticking out fur, etc.

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    This oughta be interesting.

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    In other (more)important news… new casino night zone images have popped up in the sonic generations manga

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      Only two and nothing terribly interesting. As much as other people will shoot at me, Shadow has more stake than two random images of Casino Night.
      That, and with those two images out, we’ll more likely be getting more images released very soon as TGS creeps closer, meaning they’ll be dumped in a future story.
      Gotta space things out when covering something as limited as Sonic, you know?

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    Hey it’s Shadows 10th anniversary. Maybe he’s angry because everyone went to Sonics birthday and not his.

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      I’d actually see that happening in the game, especially since the Colors writers are typing the script for this game

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    Shadow’s nice and all.
    But wtf at Silver. Maybe I’ve been underestimating him all these years… maybe he’s a god.

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    correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t these jagged lines on his stripes around from Sonic Heroes? 😮

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    At some point, the writers are going to make a jab at Shadow’s 10th anniversary. Why? Because it’s Silver’s 5th and I have nothing else to say about that other than “FAKER!”

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    “You’re comparing yourself to me? HA! You’re not even good enough to be my fake!” 

    This is the Shadow that I love and hope to see in Generations, lol. 

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    Shadow: To think it’s been 10 years since I kicked your ass Sonic.
    Well then, it’s now time for your 20th anniversary ass kick sonic

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    I’d personally like to see Classic and Modern Amy in the game.

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      Heh! Me too. Imagine seeing them confused, wondering which Sonic is “theirs”?

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