Don your scuba masks, because here comes one hell of a flood.
Earlier, we reported that Nintendo Power confirmed Sonic Generations on 3DS. Now, thanks to forum member Effexor, we have delicious gigantic scans of the article and images of the 3DS version for your consumption.
But for those of you who don’t want to sift through all the text to find whatever tasty morsels of information are in there, just hit the jump for the key details. You can also find the scans down below.
Finally, we can put this rumor to rest.
After much teasing from Nintendo Power of an announcement in their July issue and the usual slip of the hand by Sega through a financial report, the tale of two Sonics is headed toward Nintendo’s depth-delivering handheld.
No screens have been shown on the game, so it’s unknown if this will mirror its console counterpart or follow its own beat akin to Sonic Colors on the DS.
While this confirms a 3DS release for the game, there’s no mention of the PC version also listed on that financial report, but at the moment, it’s safe to say that it’s looking good.
The issue also confirms that another classic Sega franchise is getting a new lease on life in the form of Shinobi. The franchise had a revival attempt back in 2002 on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 and was met with fair reception.
Check out an intenral production trailer for Shinobi with no audio after the jump.
As Sonic’s 20th Anniversary year chugs on, Sega has shown three titles for the franchise in a tease of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, the duel of mascots thrice over in Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and an assault of media for the upcoming PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sonic Generations.
And yet, it seems that aside from a downloadable game and a collection of mini-games that Wii and 3DS owners are hardly getting any love in the form of a substantial Sonic platformer.
That may all be changing as next month’s Nintendo Power magazine includes a rather substantial teaser for the celebration of Sonic’s 20th Anniversary, featuring an edited version of teaser art for Sonic Generations. Could it mean that Sonic Generations is headed to a Nintendo console?
At the moment, it’s unlikely, but considering that Nintendo’s Project Cafe is set to be demonstrated at next month’s E3, and one of its rumored bits of design allows developers to easily port games from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it’s certainly a possibility.
Or it could even be a brand new title. This would go against what Sega of America Vice President of Sales and Marketing Alan Pritchard said in an interview with GameInformer last year stating that the company only had three new titles lined up for the franchise, as we already have three titles for the most part announced.
After the warm reception Sonic Colors got on both the Wii and DS in sales, a Sonic title for any of the console giant’s trinity is all but confirmed.