You waited patiently enough and, as is the nature of online games reporting, it’s just not good enough to wait until the game is out to absorb every detail of it. So, to feed your insatiable hunger for all things Sonic Generations, we bring you this video courtesy of German website Gameswelt.
Thanks to a tip from forum member TimmiT, we get our first look (and listen!) to both the classic and modern version of Chemical Plant and City Escape. Let me tell you, Chemical Plant has never looked better–or worse, if you approach it from a pollution-generating plant. The modern version, which looks to be Chemical Plant in the middle of a critical meltdown, has quite a few references to Sonic Unleashed‘s Eggmanland in look.
And of course, the music. Chemical Plant’s iconic theme was touched up not unlike Green Hill’s theme and it doesn’t sound too bad, even if the loop back is still a little strange sounding. In the brief burst we get to hear the Modern version, it sounds like they went with a full rock and techno remix.
Before you panic that Modern Sonic sounds different, they didn’t fire Roger Craig Smith and replace him with what sounds like Lance Bass’ Sephiroth. This is a Japanese build of the game. Obvious statement, I know, but people do panic over small things like this. Rest assured, Smith will keep his wise ass role ready for the English-speakers. [UPDATE: Apparently this really IS a German dub of the game, part of a cluster that includes Spanish and French dub of the game in Europe. Neat!]
If you wish to download the 720p version of the video for whatever, simply follow this link.