Sega comments on THAT Sonic & Knuckles video

The internet was rocked yesterday by a fan video of Sonic & Knuckles, apparently running in a 2.5D game engine. It was, sadly, only a rendered video and not a playable game (yes, I found out after seeing the video too), but it certainly got a lot of attention, primarily because it's exactly the kind of Sonic game the series' fans have been clamouring for for over a decade. But what did Sega think of it? Well, they did see it - and here's the response...

Above: The very fact people were rude just shows how much the fans care about the series still

It's all very well agreeing that it's awesome - we need action to come from it. We're still stoked for Sonic 4, which has excited a lot of people around the GR offices. But Sonic 5 has no excuse for being anything other than a game that looks and moves like this:

26 Aug, 2010


  • thefreakysurgeon - October 8, 2010 9:49 p.m.

    watch something like this get released in the future.
  • Genericide - August 26, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    Aren't you guys being a little hostile? Pleading for the game is all well and good (although I personally don't care whether or not such a remake would be made) but Sega was perfectly friendly in their response and yet there still seems to be a lot of shouting at them as though the fact that this video is pre-rendered is there fault. Make a petition to get such a game made if you want, but Sega didn't start doing badly because of this video, and they didn't actually say anything about whether or not such a game is a possibility or anything about it at all other than compliments.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 26, 2010 6:45 p.m.

    No extra lives, Sonic... whaddaya gonna do now?
  • CoryRX8 - August 26, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    Sega needs to get a clue. We already know that it's not an actual game, but they don't seem to grasp that it could and SHOULD be one. Those huge losses that Sega racks up annually? Yeah, those would stop if they'd just release the first four games with this treatment.
  • Lionzest7 - August 26, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    Personally I would love for it to look like this, but at the same time as long as sonic 4 follows what people are playing for, no problem?
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 26, 2010 5:53 p.m.

    @DRAKULAxx: It's "cease-and-desist", dude. Do you research next time. Looks alright, but it looks a little too claymation-y for my taste.
  • DRAKULAxx - August 26, 2010 5:36 p.m.

    No seize-and-dismiss order? I'm shocked, Sega.
  • oufour - August 26, 2010 5:02 p.m.

    you couldn't tell it was a rendered video by just looking at it?
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 26, 2010 4:55 p.m.

    It has a very Wallace and Gromit/ the Neverhood claymation look to it. No doubt Sonic 4 will be pretty good, but this video's art direction just seems more intriguing. Maybe if this was sharpened a little with the HDs...
  • DarkTone - August 26, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    Theres clearly great credentials here. Run with it!
  • CandiedJester - August 26, 2010 3:13 p.m.

    That DOES look awesome. So sad it isn't real. ]: sigh.
  • thedonut - August 26, 2010 3:01 p.m.

    Sega should take some notes from that video
  • Cyberninja - August 26, 2010 2:51 p.m.

    well sega should hire the person who made the video.
  • CAPST3R - August 26, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    While I'm not a big fan of any Sonic games, I do prefer the 2D ones, and this looks better than them. I still wouldn't buy it, but I'm sure a lot of people would.
  • getlefty - August 26, 2010 2:15 p.m.

    Honestly, while it looks nice and retro, Sonic gets old very fast when it's more than "hold right, keep running damnit, jump, jump, no you jumped too soon AHHHH!!!" because when he's supposed to be this fast guy and he spends most of the game doing puzzles or similar things as such it's boring as hell.
  • popcornuk - August 26, 2010 2:13 p.m.

    When I see this yesterday my jaw dropped. I actually thought this was the new sonic. Then I searched for sonic 4 footage at the game sega are making looks utter pants by comparison (for one his legs don't spin when he's running fast and he looks like a tit when falling). I've already bought sonic 1&2 on XBLA. But if they brought a remake like this out I would defiantly consider buying it!
  • zayleffein - August 26, 2010 2:13 p.m.

    Sonic needs to hurry the hell up!
  • myguyfromthe80s - August 26, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    I think this is last chance saloon for Sega and Sonic. Get Sonic 4 wrong and it'll be time to bury the Blue Hedgehog once and for all. (Hoping they've ditched the mine cart level)
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 26, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    You could totally make that, but it'd take a while and cost a bit more than Sonic 4 is likely to.

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