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Sonic X Shadow Generations announced, releases Autumn 2024

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by charcoal, Jan 29, 2024.

  1. shilz

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    Kind of crazy I half-predicted this with my idea of Shadow being a DLC for Frontiers where he'd explore the Starfall Islands for himself and get to basically re-experience his life through Cyberspace (and re-establish a stable storyline for him from an audience perspective) but I could never have expected something so damn cool like this. Then again, the idea was inspired by some vague hints that more stuff with Shadow was coming...

    I'm glad the Terios skin wasn't leaked because that was the most pleasent surprise. Even Flynn didn't expect it.


    I have an idea for a story + additional character that would be PERFECT for that, too bad I would never be able to pitch it.
     
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  2. DefinitiveDubs

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    People aren't asking the real question: will there be never-before-seen development details about SA2 or Shadow 05 as unlockables?
     
  3. The Joebro64

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  4. aria

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    we have never been more back before.

    god i am so hyped
     
  5. Snowbound

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    Visually this looks fantastic. I need to see a full Shadow level in motion to have an opinion. The homing attack delay isn’t a good sign but the levels seem to have lots of cool set pieces. I’m also curious how Shadow’s chaos and black doom attacks influence the gameflow.
    I am once again asking that Sega include photos and/or videos from Sonic 3’s development of when it was going to be a 3D game. I know it’s unlikely (especially since they didn’t for origins) but Sonic 3 is represented in Gens (through Sky Sanctuary) so I can still hope (beg).
    Eh never say never. You never know what opportunities can come down the road. That said if you want to reveal your idea I’d love to hear it.
     
  6. Man, I love how this feels more like a entirely new game than just a "remaster", and the original Sonic Generations just feels like a side-bonus at this point. lol
     
  7. Kilo

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    So apparently this is another Japanese pre-order bonus.
    This is not fair.
    Edit- Not pre-order bonuses, just merch, still Japanese exclusive, still not fair.
     
  8. BRO!!!?????

    I should be happy that they're finally pushing Sonic big in Japan again, but we get none of the cool shit....
     
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  9. GoldeMan

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    That art goes so hard I can't even fathom it
     
  10. Snub-n0zeMunkey

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    there are entire binders of storyboards for SA2 that have never seen the light of day and I'm hoping they finally show them off in this game. Would love to see more SA1 prototype stuff too and some of the videos from Sonic Jam in higher quality but I feel like I'm asking for too much here lol
     
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    Always wanted Kingdom Valley in Gens back when the zone/stage reveals were happening but I still have my 360 copy so I'll wait for a discount.
     
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    I already was planning to buy this game but if they do a Bowser's Fury-type hub-world that'd be awesome
     
  13. Mr. Cornholio

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    Adventure 2 concept art would be lovely since the 'branching storyline' stuff re-emerging here on the threads has me immensely curious if there are still any rough storyboards/level flow charts of some kind that elaborate on the idea? Having new pre-release content catered towards the games that have Shadow as a prominent character makes a ton of sense.
     
  14. I'm wondering if they're adding / expanding a kind of "lore" for White Space, or something. That'd be cool.
     
  15. Turbohog

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    Everything about this release mostly sounds good, but it's too bad the level design is going to absolutely suck ass. Sonic Team hasn't had good level designers since Generations and it's not like they brought them back for this.
     
  16. Deep Dive Devin

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    I'm shocked, intrigued, excited and a little annoyed.

    Shocked: This game is clearly bigger than expected. I didn't see an open-zone or ability upgrades for Shadow coming, and it seems like there's no line separating the open zone style from the actual stages. This might be Final Horizon levels of 'surprisingly big addition'.

    Intrigued: That white space really made me think "Soleanna Castle Town" when I first saw it, but now I'm realizing it's using the same architectural style as the original. I wonder what they're going to do with it narratively. Between that and Kingdom Valley I was originally going to say "I'm shocked there's so much Sonic 06 in here". I dunno, maybe it'll still be connected. I'm also interested in those Doom powers. Shadow is using one of them in the trailer, that green glow in Rail Canyon. Maybe the wings let you glide? There's a lot of open air in Kingdom Valley.

    Excited: These environments! They're as good an upgrade to their stages as vanilla Generations had, and the fact that Kingdom Valley was chosen makes me think this might not even be all of them?

    Annoyed: Yeah digital deluxe sucks. Not only are they locking a stage and a skin behind it, but...they're not even coming out with the game. The digital deluxe gets you a certificate for a free stage and costume two months after the fact. Is anyone else actually going to get the chance to buy it??? I can see the promotion now, the Sonic twitter going "The EGGMAN EMPIRE FORTRESS stage is now available in Sonic X Shadow's Oiled-Up Twerk-Off Generations! digital deluxe" and then the comments are full of people going "I can't get this with the standard edition???" and it's really embarrassing
     
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  18. shilz

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    I'll be honest it's going to be insanely easy to put out good stuff for Shadow Generations, all they have to do is come up with decent bridges between iconic and reimagined setpieces, a lot like base Generations, and the new powers should give some additional tools to play with.

    On top of me disagreeing with this statement in general for various reasons.
     
  19. Terios. Holy fuck.
     
  20. Impish

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    This looks metal as heck. I just finished SA2 for the first time too so I'll appreciate this more than if I hadn't. Was hoping for Sky Rail, but Rail Canyon is essentially the same thing.