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Sonic Wins Golden Joystick Award, Generations Site Shows Off Time Eater

Though it was announced beforehand, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise was recognized today at the coveted Golden Joystick Awards held in London, England. Though not winning for any specific game, the franchise was given Outstanding Contribution Award, in honor of the 20 years of influence the gaming mascot has had in the industry.

For those keeping track, this is actually the third Golden Joystick the Sonic series has received in recent years, the first two being awarded in 2004. The first for Handheld Game Of The Year (Sonic Advance 3), the second for “The Sun Ultimate Gaming Hero.” Wow, Advance 3 even beat out Superstar Saga!…but digress. Who knows if Sonic Generations will play a part in next year’s ceremonies, but since we have less than two weeks before that game comes rolling out, it only makes sense for Sega to throw up some new shots on the official site for the game.

Though nothing entirely new, we do get to see some more screens from the brilliant Sky Sanctuary from the home console version, as well as another look from the 3DS’ version of Emerald Coast. But on the character side of things…sure, we get another render of Silver the Hedgehog. Nothing too out of the ordinary. But now for the first time, we get to see the Time Eater in its full glory outside of a half-second tease at the end of a trailer. Avert your eyes if you wish to avoid our latest antagonist!

The site also gives a look into the story, showing Sonic at his birthday party thrown by Miles “Tails” Prower and the rest of his friends. Accompanied with some stills from the opening cutscene, it looks that the party (along with a spread of chili dogs) is interrupted by the thing that eats time. Will time finally catch up to Sonic the Hedgehog?!

Take a look below at the gallery to check out the latest shots from both sides of the Generations train, and stay tuned as the build-up will surely be something to behold. Especially since there is at least one more trailer coming up…shown at the Golden Joystick Awards but not yet online, seems the trailer shows off Super Sonic in all his glory. So keep an eye out for that, boys and girls! November can’t come soon enough.

[Source: CBBC Newsround & Sega of Japan’s official Sonic Generation Site]

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    I’ve have already prepurchased it in Steam. Go it and grab it, they gifts Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic 3 & Knuckles if you do prepurchase. 

    Sky Sanctuary looks pretty good in HD eh. 😛

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    I wish that picture at the top of both Sonic’s was available in Wallpaper size without looking like blurry crap. 

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    Can’t wait to see Time Eater and Super Sonic!!! (Sonic Advance 3 won an award!?

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    Emerald Coast again. YAY! Hopefully they improve the graphics and look of it. The first classic shot looks buggy

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    Some of those screens from Sky Sanctuary are really pretty 😀

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    I’m so ready for this to be out already.

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    Time eater looks sick! cant wait till nov. 1st!

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    I bet the new trailer is going to finally this game’s theme song performed by Crush 40! (JK) Still, SEGA is going to make people go insane when this game hits stores! 😀

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    Finally some Generations 3DS screens of emerald coast, it looks pretty good but sort of empty imo

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    Watch out for – SUPER SONIC.
    I am hyped to see that trailer. And Sonic shines again with a new award.

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    That Sonic costume has quite an emerald there.

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    I’m not surprised about SA3 winning the award in 2004, that game was fuckin’ awesome 🙂

    That said, the more screenshots of Emerald Coast are revealed the more excited I get, it’s so full of nostalgia XD

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    i got the picture on my PS3 it looks great

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    The only thing missing from SA3 was playable Super Sonic, and maybe Shadow for any fans out there.

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    This whole time eater business is reminding me of the langoliers by Stephen King, is that weird?

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    Trailers were meant to hype us up for the game release. Now I’m actually hyped up to see the last trailer!

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    Wow. The new mobile version of Sonic Retro blocks out almost all of the text <_<

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    @SegaSonic27 The Hedgehog Engine PS3 is a port for the original (360) all images are of 360

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    Time Eater looks epic.

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    i hope one thing to be real.. i want that exclusive zones for 3ds come to consol by dlc at least 🙁

    specifically mushroom hill zone.. my favorite zone for ever :’(

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    Cool i did not know that.

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    @ SEVEN-UP: They’re exclusive for a reason… if they’re DLC, they’re not exclusive anymore. 

    I want those zones at the console version too, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen. I hope for lots of DLC for this game, lots. 

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    You, know, i noticed in the first picture of artwork near the top of the page, shows the different Sonics running in 2 different directions, Classic Sonic’s is path is thin, like his 2-D gameplay, and Modern Sonic’s is wide, like his 3-D gameplay.

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