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November 4, 2011

Game News

First Look At Sonic CD In The Wild

I don’t know how many people were aware that Gamestop was making their own gaming tablet until someone noticed that Sonic the Hedgehog CD was being included for free on it. I know I certainly didn’t, but then again I don’t really pay all that much attention to the tablet scene. Well, the tablets were meant to be released today, and already the demo units are up and running. Soon enough all the juicy details of this port will be up on YouTube. And by soon enough, I mean starting right now.

YouTube user Spindash54 woke up bright and early, deciding to record footage from his nearest GameStop with his trusty cell phone. While there is the same footage of Palmtree Panic we’ve all seen, we get our first look at the snazzy new menus within the release. Pausing has never looked so good, my friends. And the main menu, along with an extras list? Yes, you can make out the return of D.A. Garden and the Visual Mode on there, but two more remain with the illustrious question mark. One is assuredly Miles “Tails” Prower, but the other? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see.

All I do know is that Christian Whitehead certainly isn’t unlockable. Look at his name scroll by. You certainly deserve it, Tax ol’ boy.

Oh man is that Brand-new World in your credits sequence oh man that is fancy.

Game News

Sonic Generations Japanese Commercial Airs, Shows Off Final 3DS Stage

It’s November 4th, which means that if you live in Europe, you’re not reading anything about Sonic Generations – you’re now living it, experiencing each reimagined level yourself. Of course, we all seem to forget that if you speak Japanese, you’re still out of luck. In one more move that celebrates the month delay of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Japanese gamers still have to wait until December 1st to get their hands on this Sonic celebration. Will that month be spent including extra moving clouds? Who knows. But until then, the Japanese get to watch commercials for it.

It’s a bit of a shame that they didn’t decide to take the marketing all the way, and do classic/modern versions of their old ads, but it is fairly straightforward. And it does reveal the final level for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game – Apotos, aka Windmill Isle. Of course, regardless of where you live, you still have to wait until you can get your hands on that 3DS cartridge, so the party isn’t over until SEGA says so.

[Source: WounChannel, via YouTube]