Earlier today, gaming website IGN posted online the latest trailer for Sonic Generations, and game that is now only a little more than a month away. Styled in a similar manner to the “Classic Era” trailer uploaded earlier this month, the hallmark Dreamcast titles Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and the multi-platform like-it-or-hate-it Sonic Heroes are showcased for those who first fell in love with the hedgehog in the land of three dimensions. And what music accompanies this trailer?
Oh man, now they’re going to make me wait for them to say “up and down and all around.” Curse you Sega and your clever marketing campaigns to make me buy the game!
While the City Escape footage is extremely familiar, the Seaside Hill recreation is the first time we really get to see it in more than two second bursts, further showing that it is more than just a Green Hill knock-off. But the main show here is, of course, the Speed Highway footage. The first level even hinted at when Sonic Adventure was being developed, it soon became the defining moment to many. Sonic jumping onto helicopters? Awesome. Sonic running down a building like a crazy person?! Even awesomer.
We might not see any helicopter jumping action in this trailer, but there is certainly building running. And hey, look at that! Instead of just running by random helicopters floating in air, Sonic is being chased by a bevel of E-10 Cop Speeders! Makes a bit more sense since…well, in Adventure, all Sonic was doing was wandering around looking for Amy, and he didn’t even do that.
That man who owns the Cyber-Netic building must be extremely happy right now. The people living in the apartments Classic Sonic is breaking into? Not so much. Hey, could be worse. Could be Shadow smashing through their windows. Not because it’s Shadow, mine you, but because that would mean their apartment was in space. Sounds cool until a hedgehog crashes through it.