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  1. TSSZNews

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    http://www.cutefluffykittens.com/2009/01/14/another...s-out-on-sonic/

    tl;dr - Purported localization rep speaks on 4chan, claims the next Sonic will be announced in time for Sonic's 20th anniversary, SBK, Unleashed Wii, any future games not made by the Unleashed team are only to make money, and they DID scour the Internets for fan MIDIs in Sonic Chronicles.

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  2. PsychoSk8r

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    So they're keeping the unleashed team? Awesome! =P
     
  3. Tweaker

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    Interesting story, but why would he post it on 4chan, of all places? Seems like an elaborate troll to me—a lot of what he said can just be inferred from general observation, even by people "on the outside." As a result, I'll be taking this with a grain of salt. It'll be interesting to see the fan reaction if this testimony ends up being true, though—even if only by chance.

    One part I found particularly interesting was what he said about the Chronicles MIDI debacle. See, there's some videos laying around on YouTube (preview trailers, I guess) of totally different music for the different maps in the game. It was high quality, making use of real guitar, bass, drums, etc, and actually sounded extremely fitting and well done. I don't know what reasonable explanation they have for not getting the music in (space issues? General incompetence?), but it makes sense that they initially had a full soundtrack that had to be gimped for the final release.

    As for the message in general... well, let's say I'll be looking forward to that alleged upcoming main series game. If it's as promising as it sounds, then I guess Sonic really does have a bright future ahead of him. :)
     
  4. TSSZNews

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    Even though I'm classifying it as rumor, I'm leaning *less* in the BS category, as Sonicophage over at SSMB did take the time to talk to him privately and got a few nuggets of info out of it. I'm prolly going to give that a shot as well.
     
  5. evilhamwizard

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    I found it strange that he kept using different images that have been used on either CulT or Retro in some of his posts (lol jimmy's sonic shuffle model). He even mentioned about CulT/Retro liking Unleashed a lot. Which means he's obviously visiting these sites.

    If he's the real deal, which I can't say otherwise, then at least we have someone from Sega looking at our posts. :\
     
  6. Digiku

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    Personally I'd wait until the "next primary Sonic game in 2011" part comes true. If this information is false, it won't be long 'til it's disproven. Sega could announce the next Sonic game in Q2-3 2009, of all possibilities!

    Anyways, if it's the elaborate hoax it could possibly be, the perps behind it usually cave within a short time. I'd bet on it.
     
  7. Vaiz

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    I say keep hammering him with questions, since he seems happy to answer, barring anything compromising his identity, anyways. If he's a troll, he'll either cave or make a mistake eventually. A contradiction of his own earlier words or something.

    Also, upon reflection, I'd think if an insider was to speak out, a place like 4chan really would be the safest place for them to do so. It's not exactly easy to trace if you don't want people to know who you are.
     
  8. OSM

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    I spoke to this guy last night asking him a few questions, I was in the exact thread when he was answering questions too. The guy certainly knows his shit, so I trust him. Didn't think this would get public discussion until much later though.

    He told me that Unleashed actually uses parts from the "true" Sonic 06. Eggmanland is actually comprised of recycled parts from Aquatic Base. Also, they were able to say Unleashed was being developed for 4 years because Unleashed is, to an extent, the true Sonic 06, so they were able to pick up on resources and get more done.

    Also, he's closely affiliated with Sonic Team, but I don't think he actually is part of Sonic Team.
     
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    I don't know that I entirely believe everything said here as it seems to be riding on the bandwagon of the last guy a bit. Plus it's 4chan

    Sonic and the Black Knight seems to have a lot of dev time for a project thats only supposed to make money. I can believe that of Unleashed Wii maybe due to the lack of certain levels. But the Wii games and spin-offs have hardly been so bad to be cynical cash ins.

    Also I know Sonic Chronicles had less than inspiring music but it didn't really seem that bad? I figured it was a space issue or something (considering Bioware isnt really used to DS development and Richard Jacques hadn't really done audio on anything below a saturn before)
     
  10. DimensionWarped

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    I'm calling it right now that this character is nothing but absolute bullshit. The day SEGA has kids as an incidental audience instead while an aging fangroup in its mid-twenties is the primary audience is the day I'll eat my own shit.
     
  11. Soselocke

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    Iiiiiiiiiiiiiii don't know about this one.... I mean, 4chan? Really? I'd much more expect it on some forums related to Sonic the Hedgehog (*wink*). That's happened before on other sites.... but having it on 4chan is like having Yuji Naka show up at some kid's doobie-ridden basement and interrupt a group of teens masturbating to pirated porn to spill the beans on his entire involvement in Sonic Team and whatnot.
     
  12. Lyrica

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    As much as I like to hear about what's next, I want to hear about Unleashed DLC.
     
  13. Elratauru

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    Well, I think I trust him, He know what he's talking about... I mean, he knows a lot about Sonic Team, and other Sonic games, its seems that he even like the Sonic games... Its strange though...

    But, as he said before, lets archive this shit, and when the new horrible new Sonic game comes out, lets hold against him.
     
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    As said, 4chan would probably be the safest place for him to report it. Being anonymous, and all. It's not like he's claiming the exact title, characters, plotline, and so on of the next Sonic game. He's just giving general information, probably so people bitch less about "OMG SONIC IS FAILING OMG HELL NEVER BE GEWD AGAIN". Which, y'know, is kind of a good idea.

    I think the only thing to really do is just wait and see what the next "Main Sonic" series game will be. I really hope he's atleast right about the part of them taking more time to develop a "Main series" Sonic game, since those should take awhile to develop, in my opinion.
     
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    I don't think changing gameplay styles is necessarily going to wildly change the audience that these games are going to appeal to. Remember—we were all kids once, and the simplicity of Sonic games with one or two characters still managed to appeal to us just fine. Even as the generations go on, I still see young kids enjoying Genesis games, with the bright colors and old-school gameplay.

    Kids just like simplicity; they have to be raised to expect "EXTREEEEEEME" graphics. The way I see it, having colorful graphics in the form of pretty 3D graphics (ala Unleashed) is the best of both worlds—especially for kids new to the franchise.
     
  16. Dude

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    God damnit we've got sega insiders and nobody is trying to get me on the dev team for the next 3d sonic game? come on guys! I'll make all your dreams come true =D

    (lol music pun)
     
  17. Lostgame

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    I'm sorry, but this was posted on 4chan.

    4chan.
     
  18. GeneHF

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    Mega Man ZX was first revealed on 4chan, got from 2chan, a week before it was formally shown off in... Famitsu, I believe.

    They don't have a good rep on credibility, but it's certainly not impossible. As always, take it with a grain of salt.
     
  19. Sciz

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    Someone posted the same sort of stuff over on GAF, though I couldn't say if it's the same guy or if he just copied it from /v/.
     
  20. Vaiz

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    You know, I'd never gone on GAF before clicking that, and the jackass overusery (It's a word now.) of the laughing smiley gif makes me want to punch everyone there.

    Also, he said he loosely quoted it, so... Not the guy.
     
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