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TGS 2011: Generations 3DS Trailer, U.S. Release Info

Tokyo Game Show is about to go down in Japan, but Nintendo yesterday held a TGS Kickoff conference which brought with it a trailer of the 3DS version of Sonic Generations giving viewers a chance to see Green Hill, Mushroom Hill, and the Special Stage in motion. Listen to that Sonic Heroes Special Stage remix.

Pictures released also include glimpses of Casino Night Zone, additionally confirming that players will be challenged by Metal Sonic in a race to the death within the neon lit gambling city, a change from the console version which features the race in its famous Sonic CD setting, Stardust Speedway’s Bad Future.

For Americans, Sega confirmed that the tentative retail date of Nov. 1 is when the PS3 and 360 versions of the game will be arriving for consumption. The fate of the Nintendo 3DS title isn’t so clear, as it has been given a more ambiguous release of Late 2011.

With signs that the game isn’t quite complete in the trailer itself–Modern Sonic’s Mushroom Hill is still using a recording of the original zone’s music from Sonic & Knuckles and fans have noted that Classic Sonic brings up homing attack reticules–this isn’t terribly surprising, but a positive sign that Sega and DIMPS are working to make the portable version of the game more than just a quick cash in version.

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    Well,nice to see hear some of the music, especially Mushroom hill Act 2….But I digress. Nice to see that when classic Sonic gets out of the tunnel he is still curled…to bad his doesn’t have a springing up animation….

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    Wait if the US Generations Release is November 1st, then what was the December 8th I read about on the Japanese Sonic Generations Website?

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    I find it weird that Metal Sonic is actually fought IN CNZ

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    Modern Sonics Mushroom Hill music is still totally a placeholder. It doesn’t change when he boosts whatsoever.

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    I’m getting worried at the lack of mentioning a pc version.

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    erm. why are targeting reticules popping up on the classic sonic gameplay?

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      The game is likely still getting cleaned up code wise. I’ve little doubt that they’re using some sort of Sonic Rush or Sonic 4 as a base for the 3DS version.

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    I heard Radical Highway might be on the 3DS version. Im not sure if its true but i guess thats cool, only other speed stage besides city escape that i consider cool

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      Just a rumor, but I wouldn’t doubt it. So far, each stage on the 3DS version offsets a trope on the console version in some form, Casino Night aside.

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