We’re excited to reveal one of the rivals you’ll be facing in Sonic Generations – Shadow!
Classic Sonic vs. Modern Shadow!?
Hey he looks just like future you!
not this time warp similar hedgehog thing again…
Posted by Kolma on September 12th, 2011 at 10:02 am
Well that didnt go as planned
Classic Sonic – !!!!
Classic Tails – Hey he looks just like future you!
Shadow – not this time warp similar hedgehog thing again…
Posted by Kolma on September 12th, 2011 at 10:03 am
Lol, I wish I have a PS3 or 360
Posted by Indra on September 12th, 2011 at 10:16 am
Yay, new render! 😀 Still awesomeness, hopefully it’ll be the race on the Space Colony ARK like Adventure 2.
Posted by Tracker_TD on September 12th, 2011 at 10:20 am
Before this is over….. I’ll show you the TRUE POWER OF CHAOS CONTROL!! I bet Shadow’ll be spamming that In the Ark Race xD (Please Allow Modern Sonic to use Chaos Control? That’d be frigging epic!)
Posted by Rikki on September 12th, 2011 at 10:21 am
This should be cool, I must say I’m surprised… I didn’t think Shadow would make an appearance. Having said that, I’m liking the new look, and the hover shoes look good with a few chips off the edges.
Posted by Clastic on September 12th, 2011 at 10:28 am
Aww, come on, Sega. Shadow is far too new to be in a classic-styled Sonic game. If you’re going to do rivals, Knuckles is the best choice, considering Mushroom Hill Zone is in the game.
Posted by Danielle on September 12th, 2011 at 10:30 am
Dude, we want to see classic heroes and villains first!!!
Where’s Fang the Sniper??? DO WANT this villain. Where’s Classic Knuckles?! I love this game, but SEGA, please, these two characters are needed in this hommage to the 20th anniversary.
Posted by chibisake on September 12th, 2011 at 10:30 am
What’s the story of the paint on Shadow’s shoes flaking off? Is he dying?
Posted by CHiLL on September 12th, 2011 at 10:33 am
This isn’t the least bit exciting all things considered
Now Fang the sniper however WOULD be pretty kickin
Posted by Bae on September 12th, 2011 at 10:33 am
I hope he’s gonna be voiced by Jason Griffith.
Amazing pic 😀
Posted by Juan on September 12th, 2011 at 10:35 am
I hope Griffith voices shadow too he has the best shadow voice ever I miss him
Posted by India on September 12th, 2011 at 10:43 am
I’m surprised Shadow the Hedgehog isn’t a “European exclusive” too…
…or anything later revealed for that matter… but yeah, where is my US collector’s edition SEGA? I still want to know why we got left out and why your US fan-base got betrayed.
What are you going to do to make up for this? I’m still angry and no, don’t tell me to import a game I most likely can’t play and have to pay extra money for. I shouldn’t have to go through the inconvenience of importing if you just treated your US fan-base with the same service. There is nothing preventing you from making a US collector’s edition, you have plenty of enough time to sort out this mess. If nothing has been done, then you guys obviously don’t care about us. Not to mention, you have set up online stores on Ebay and Amazon and can easily sell a US Collector’s edition exclusively there or go through the process of importing so it makes it easier for us.
Also, the “Sonic Boom” event shown that “you do have a loyal fanbase here in the United States”, so whats the problem?
Then again, the only reason we had the event was because June 23rd was around the same time as E3 which happens to be in America and was more convenient to hold there then some place else… Not to mention SEGA of America is located around there. too.. In any other case, I don’t see another proper Sonic event in America for a “VERY LONG TIME” if ever…
As for the render, its nice, but nothing special. I rather have a boss game-play trailer.
Anyways, there isn’t going to be any Generations news that’ll make up to me the loss and betrayal of not being offered a US CE.
Posted by Bobby on September 12th, 2011 at 10:44 am
So is he going to appear in the 3DS version of the game as well?
Posted by Some Dude on September 12th, 2011 at 10:51 am
This was seen coming, Shadow couldn’t be left out of this awesome game called Sonic Generations, the game looks pretty fun and well designed like every Sonic game.
He’s got his angry and serious attitude as always he’s been, and let’s see where the battle arena between these two rivals will take place, could be in Prison Island, Space Colony ARK or simply City escape….. MAN, CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS GAME!!!
Now i’m waiting for Silver the Hedgehog to be announced and obviously Crisis City, i know that Sonic 2006 was for some people the worst game ever but if you take the positive look it was still fun and had the “Adventure” series gameplay and still was part of the Sonic Universe videogames and 15th anniversary of our beloved Blue Hedgehog
Posted by GonzaloP93 on September 12th, 2011 at 10:56 am
Wait what.. why doesn’t he have the red srtipes on his arms and legs?
Aren’t those kinda important bits of shadow’s details? I hope they’ll get added in.
And yeeah, I guess this is kinda like complaining about green eyes (which I’ve never had anythin against), but come on.. D: This is removing a detail Shadow has always had..
Posted by Metal on September 12th, 2011 at 11:13 am
I wonder if he’ll use Chaos Control? This game just keeps looking cooler, keep it up Sega, you’ve got my money lol
Posted by aKiBa55 on September 12th, 2011 at 11:17 am
Where’s the character that appear on triple trouble, i think it was Nack the Weasel, know in Japan as Fang the Sniper.
Posted by Uriel_Itachi on September 12th, 2011 at 11:34 am
Another reveal….. anything else new you want to reveal? Don’t suppose Silver will be a rival? Will Perfect Chaos and Egg Dragoon be in this?
Crap aside… how about something that wasn’t already leaked? There are interviews saying the leaks weren’t completely accurate so I’m waiting for that to hold true.
Posted by Kyd on September 12th, 2011 at 11:50 am
Y NO CLASSIC KNUCKLES.
Posted by Cyrus Parker on September 12th, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Metal, I think he still does have the red stripes on his legs. Compare the chips on his shoes to this render from a different game:
They’re the same. Even the little fringe on his head where the red band starts is there in both. And in the linked picture, he clearly has the red stripes.
They’d have to be pretty dumb to take ’em off. 😉
Posted by LeopardX on September 12th, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Hope there is a lot of Shadow in this game – one of the best games was SA2B on NGC so think ill be playing the level alot. Maybe even get to play Shadow in some DLC- maybe… please…
Also a little side note to Bobby really and the rest of the US people complaining, Europe gets let down by Collectors Eds and even full games all the time. Complaining or not buying a game cus of it isn’t gonna make a difference and besides they’ve probably got something lined up – but until then HAHAHAHA.
Posted by Brett Ayres - SonicShadow191 on September 12th, 2011 at 12:36 pm
Now, I wonder what levels he’ll be in…
Posted by Deven Ciufalo on September 12th, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Shadow is the rival, and the next is: SILVER? or Perfect Chaos, lets see the future xD
Posted by Some change but... Miles prower is aproved ;) on September 12th, 2011 at 1:11 pm
We basically already knew this
Posted by unknown on September 12th, 2011 at 2:13 pm
and he looks awesome in HD ^_____^
Posted by unknown on September 12th, 2011 at 2:14 pm
Oh hell yeah gamers!!! Shadow is my favorite character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, ever since he made his debut in Sonic Jam. I hope he’ll be wielding guns again like he did in Sonic Adventure DX and Shadow the Hedgehog.
Posted by Chris Bores on September 12th, 2011 at 2:36 pm
We need the IRATE gamer in this imagine the epicness fighting Chris Bores.
Posted by JC Denton on September 12th, 2011 at 2:38 pm
well, that’s terrible news. just throw some money towards the guys that made Sonic Fan Remix, because i think those guys can handle the franchise better…
Posted by jojones88 on September 12th, 2011 at 2:40 pm
This is yet the beginning of the sonic cycle.
DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT put more friends into this game until you have re-established the main players of the universe.
SONIC, TAILS, ROBOTNIK, THATS IT!
Once you have a SOLID game that involves only those 3 characters, than you can diversify the game franchise. People have to be able to attach and endear themselves to their heroes. They do not endear themselves to gigantic clustering’s of personalities thrown on the screen. Just look at the reason for rebooting the spiderman movie franchise, too many characters, villains, heroes, all on the screen.
MARIO, LUIGI, BOWSER
SONIC, TAILS, ROBOTNIK,
Posted by Marc on September 12th, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Take a dump on a mythos I used to love, why don’t you? Sega, you’ve been doing this for ten years. Shadow represents every wrong turn you’ve made with this franchise. I never thought I’d give up, but now I have; Sonic is beyond saving.
Posted by stinn on September 12th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
Good job Sega just don’t make me regret buying a 360 I did that for you guys
Posted by segasonic52000 on September 12th, 2011 at 2:52 pm
THIS is the Shadow I like! Attempting to beat the dookie out of Sonic!
Posted by Vincent Paganelli on September 12th, 2011 at 3:04 pm
You almost had it this time. You were so close. Why won’t you ever learn?
Posted by Anonguy on September 12th, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Awesome, though I saw this coming :3
And to all those people complaining that their not getting the collector’s addition, oh well. If you had it exclusive to you you wouldn’t care for the other countries that don’t get it. It’s nice for SEGA to actually acknowledge the European and Australian customers (moar monehs >:D).
Ah well, good job SEGA, just keep doin’ whatcha doin’.
Posted by BlastTHedgehog on September 12th, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Posted by Gamescook on September 12th, 2011 at 3:14 pm
What the hell, SEGA… You really know how to crap on your fans after showing games with so much promise….
Posted by John on September 12th, 2011 at 3:15 pm
Guys for all those who say shadow is going to ruin everything and start the sonic cycle again i think we’re only gonna see him becuase it’s a special celebration game (some might forgot and only consider it a game from the mainstream) and shadow will be a side of the story not the actual gameplay i mean you can throw a skin and replace shadow by metal sonic it’s just the same. while alots of people hates shadow alots of others like him. he is not gonna be playable anyway, i think that they gave us classic sonic gameplay back is enough to make this game worth buying. i also think cause they got 4 + colors right they know what there issues so they are not gonna fall into it again.
-Greetings from the middle east.
Posted by ahmad on September 12th, 2011 at 3:19 pm
I seroiusly bet everyone that is hating on this is a 100% classic sonic fan. The sonic vs shadow 2 boss fight in sonic adventure 2 was one of the best boss fights in sonic. Go screw yourself if you’re planning on buying this game for only classic sonic. If you’re a true fan you would like every sonic game that sega has published.
Posted by Red on September 12th, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Woops, and thus, another game ruined.
Sonic cycle runs again.
Posted by Videogames on September 12th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
Having a certain character in a game doesn’t ruin it. And shadow is pretty badass anyway.
Posted by Haseeb on September 12th, 2011 at 4:02 pm
Oh for crying out loud.
Guys, or the Shadow haters especially, are you simply going to turn your gaze away from Sonic Generations just because of the inclusion of Shadow?
Considering the whole altered universe/decaying timeline this game is presenting, I think it’s pretty obvious Shadow isn’t going to be a “friend” here. He looks like he’s ready to kill (without guns, guys! look at his hands! all I see are gloves!) Sonic with everything he’s got, as if he’s definitely in the way. It practically screams Sonic Adventure 2. Forget Heroes, his spinoff and everything else! Just plain old Adventure 2!
If you hate Shadow that much, wouldn’t you actually take your time to beat the everliving crap out of him? He’s a BOSS character. No friendliness, definitely not a playable character: you beat him up as you would any other boss. Be happy for that at least.
Geez, ruining the mood for everyone else: aren’t you guys ashamed? Besides, this and practically all levels and bosses have been LEAKED, it’s been months! Why choose to complain now? Whether you like it or not, Shadow plays an integral part in Sonic’s history. That’s what the premise of the entire game is! It acknowledges and revisits each and every detail of the canon games!
I love the franchise, but I hate the fanbase. No one’s happy.
Remember: HE’S A BOSS: YOU FIGHT HIM. PERIOD. NOT A PLAYABLE CHARACTER. HE DOESN’T TAG ALONG FROM THERE. Chances are, you won’t see him for the rest of the game afterwards. If anything, only the ending!
What a bunch of picky pansies you are.
To SEGA: you’ve done well in including Shadow as a boss/rival character. Don’t listen to these guys.
Posted by Jeffhog on September 12th, 2011 at 4:03 pm
jeez talk about overreaction.
He’s just a Boss people.
Want to whine about his red eyes too?
Posted by Mr. Sobo on September 12th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
This is why I hate this franchise.
Posted by b3ansprout on September 12th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
100% Agree with Jeffhog. Some of you seriously need to calm down with this whining.
Posted by F-OpaOpa on September 12th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
Wha?…w-why are people complaining…Idiots this is definately the a representation of the fanbase its kind of sad..these people (most not all) cant be happy with what they get….
P.S Whats with the coversations on shadows shoes?…WHO CARES…
Posted by SONICTH18 on September 12th, 2011 at 5:18 pm
Another thing..there is nothing wrong with a good supporting cast….Sometimes 2 heroes..(mainly one) can get kinda boring sometimes
Posted by SONICTH18 on September 12th, 2011 at 5:21 pm
ITT – “fans” crying because Shadow appears as an enemy. You know, considering the fact he was one in Sonic Adventure 2, and all. Also, maybe this has something to do with that Sonic Birthday Party picture. Silver and Shadow are missing, but everyone else is there. Which, by the way, means everyone of the past games are in the game, in some form. If only they included a multiplayer with skins of everyone and an alternate pallete/costume, just to piss these babies off.
They be mad ‘cuz Sonic be revisiting his history.
Posted by Gator on September 12th, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Did someone seriously say Shadow is way too new to be in a classic styled game?
Whoever said that is an idiot :/
Shadow appeared like what, 10 years ago? How the hell is that new?!
Anyway, I can’t wait to hear the story behind his chipped hover shoes, maybe because of his race on the ARK against Sonic? SEGA, your doing what you do best, giving us exactly what we want, so keep this trend going and give us the boss battle race on the Space Colony ARK.
Do that, and I will officially love you until I die
Posted by Nuzamaki90 on September 12th, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Where’s the Shadow’s classic version??????
Whom it’d appears only ingame??????
Posted by Yagami on September 12th, 2011 at 7:08 pm
Nice render of the Black Blur! I, for one and glad his shoes are scuffed. He’s had ’em for a while, so it’s only natural that they show a bit of wear. Same with the rest of the cast. It shows how much attention Sonic Team gives to overall detail.
(Side Note: The Sonic fanbase is best left ignored, for the most part. They’ve been holding their series back for 10+ years and will continue to do so until it ends.)
Posted by Ryan Brown on September 12th, 2011 at 11:30 pm
“Before this is over… I’ll show you the true power of CHAOS CONTROL!!!!”
I absolutly CAN NOT WAIT to hear the new voice say that!
Posted by Naxal710 on September 13th, 2011 at 9:51 am
Don’t listen to the whiners here, Sega. They won’t be satisfied until you strip everything changed or added after Sonic & Knuckles away and go back to making Genesis games. And they STILL won’t be satisfied then, because one pixel somewhere will be off. I for one love Shadow, and Silver, and Metal Sonic, and the whole cast of the series, really. I’ve missed the characters and am thrilled to see them back.
Posted by 2BIT on September 13th, 2011 at 10:48 am
Oh come on.
Yuh bunch whiny babies(yeah dats right) it ain’t that bad having a game here and there having more than sonic tails and eggman. IN fact I kinda like having these guys in here. Sheesh I woulda thought that you guys woulda figgered that out when they released the cutscene snapshot.
SO WHINERS, IF YOUR GONNA HATE ON THIS GAME. DON’T BUY IT!!!
Like the saying goes: COMMON SENSE JUST ISN’T COMMON ENOUGH.
That is all… whiners. -__-
Posted by unknown on September 13th, 2011 at 2:07 pm
heheh shadow has mud on the front of his shoes
Posted by unknown on September 13th, 2011 at 2:08 pm
I also have missed the supporting cast…its been kinda boring without them
P.s SERIOUSLY im not complaining Im just curious…WHATS WITH THESE CONVERSATIONS ON SHADOWS SHOES…THEY’RE FRAYED..SO WHAT…
Posted by SONICTH18 on September 13th, 2011 at 2:09 pm
Posted by BIGB on September 13th, 2011 at 3:08 pm
GUYS! IT’S ON SPACE COLONY ARK!
THE ECLIPSE CANNON SHOWDOWN! ;A; IT’S BEAUTIFUL!!
Posted by Jeffhog on September 13th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
Yes…Yes…..YES!! the Ultimate Lifeform finally Returns 😀
Posted by C.J on September 13th, 2011 at 4:57 pm
Awesome! Optional 2P racing mode perhaps now? Why not add the extra characters in for extra stuff?
Classic Sonic vs Classic Knuckles or Classic Tails like in sonic 2 and 3.
Modern Sonic vs Shadow like in SA2.
I always wished there was 2P racing mode for Unleashed, it could be epic!
Posted by WBE on September 13th, 2011 at 10:49 pm
Needs more http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iWA42v0OUVA
Posted by Skylace on September 14th, 2011 at 11:23 am
Yeey! a Sonic game without shadow is like a swimmer without a swimming suit<3
Posted by Sonny on September 14th, 2011 at 11:25 am
I hate to say this guys (i know i started it) but let’s not feed the trolls. They are buying the game anyway and they’re gonna like it. They just wanna start flame wars because they just know we can’t handle these kind of comments.
Just wanted to make it clear and short.
Posted by ahmad on September 15th, 2011 at 1:17 am
Shadow is/was the ultimate Sonic rivial Yeah I know others will say Metal or Knuckles but did they really do anything worth noting?
Posted by Than on September 15th, 2011 at 6:08 am
SONAMY IN GENERATIONS SOON
Posted by Ryan on September 15th, 2011 at 1:59 pm
srsly idk why people are so bothered by shadow being in the game. i mean knuckles has gone downhill anyway, he is just a bonehead now. and tails the same i really don’t see why people have a problem, even if it was just tails sonic and knuckles. i would find that so boring, shadow needs to be in it to add some action, besides i don’t know if this is just me but. i want sega to make a sonic and shadow game or remake sonic adventure 2 just for those epic action sences of sonic and shadow!
Oh and on another note. i think it’s right for shadow to be in it no matter how much he is hated. After all. he was sonic’s 10th anniversary prezzie :3. Also shadows shoes have been like that since shadow the hedgehog guys. sonic obviously polishes his shoes.
Posted by f-sonic on September 15th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
WHAT IS YOUR FREAKIN PROBLEM!?
WHO THE HECK LIKES SONAMY?
(well actually alot of people…with no brains)
SEGA WILL NOT PUT SONAMY IN A GAME. UNLESS SOME NUTJOB THERE DECIDES TO BE EVEN MORE STUPID. -_______________-
Posted by unknown on September 15th, 2011 at 5:37 pm
What I don’t like about sonic fans in general is that
they complain about the smallest things like
this one guy on youtube complaining about the buckle on classic sonic’s shoe
always wanting classic sonic back(i say that would get old really fast. no pun intended).
nobody’s perfect you know.
personally i like the green eyes, it’s okay to have games with his friends here and there, don’t give a crap about physics(as long as they’re not outragous), omg who cares about the buckle, classic’s sonic’s cool but seriouly MOVE ON. I heard sega will try new things. now quit complaining about sega doing a good job.
Sonic Generations for PC please.
Posted by unknown on September 15th, 2011 at 5:45 pm
Just wanted to point out a few details:
1) Sonic Generations was a game that was designed to bring together both the modern and classic audiences in which both can get what they want.
2) I understand that some people are upset about Shadow being there, but realize haters that this game is NOT a classic one. If you prefer classic sonic, PLAY AS HIM THEN OR GO PLAY SONIC 2 OR SOMETHING!
3)I’m a modern fan so it’s a lot easier for me to accept this and I’ll say it brought me much joy. SEGA/Sonic Team can’t please everyone you know. There will always be criticism
4) why are his shoes dirty or scratched?
5) fan girlishness moment: Shadow just appeared so fierce in this picture. 😀 <3
Posted by Alexis on September 16th, 2011 at 4:03 pm
I have always liked Shadow as my fav. Sonic character. And now he’s gonna face Sonic and Classic Sonic!! It would be cool If I had an Xbox or a PS3 why can’t you SEGA realese it also for the Wii? That would be awsome 😀 Or PC!!!!
P.s Is he gonna be playable or is he just a rival again?
Posted by Susanna on September 22nd, 2011 at 10:56 pm
@comment70 hes just a rival again and you vs shadow on the space colony ARK
Posted by Liam on September 25th, 2011 at 2:30 pm
You must have the silver the hedgehog in a bad game but will be equal to the other games sonic.incrivel play with the silver in Sonic The Hedgehog Xbox 360 and Ps3.Se place this will be the best Sonic game ever made
Posted by Rafael on September 28th, 2011 at 10:47 am
The three hedgehogs certainly playable
Posted by Rafael on September 28th, 2011 at 10:48 am
Silvers gonna be in it too!! He’ll yeah 😀
Posted by PowerShot325 on October 31st, 2011 at 3:50 pm
If anyone else starts whining about shadow one more time i’m gonna rip their bollocks off(if you have any ya bunch of shadow hating poofs)he’s in most of the games included in sonic generations and is only a rival/boss, and whoever Rafael is is an absolute moron thinking the three hedgehog will all be playable, it’s sonic geerations not fuckin silver generations and i don’t think anyone wants to bring back memorys of sonic the hedgehog(2006)shit gameplay with shadow and silver sure they’re good characters but they ruined the meaning by introducing guns and wierd shit, thankfully SEGA have gotten rid of that shite but it was still an important part of sonic’s history and the story of the game so if you ask me you can all fuck off
Posted by Tom on December 27th, 2011 at 4:37 pm
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