Sega has no plans for “Classic Sonic” after Sonic Generations

Tomorrow marks the US release of Sonic Generations, the game that celebrates 20 years of blue hedgehogs by teaming up the 16-bit Sonic with the current version. We thought it was the best Sonic game in years, giving it 8/10 in our review, as it brought 3D Sonic levels to new heights of playability and recreated the 2D feel we loved on the Genesis/Mega Drive. So now that “Classic Sonic” is back, this is only the start for the portly original, right? Not so, says one Sega rep.

In an interview about Generations, Sega Europe’s David Corless was asked about Classic Sonic’s future. He replied, “Do you know what? There are no plans, to be brutally honest, to bring Classic Sonic back. The reason for bringing him back for this game was because this is a celebration of 20 years of Sonic. It was a real fitting time to do it. He’s really well loved. Let’s see how Generations does. You can never say never in this industry, but at the moment there are no plans.”

So there you go. Never say never kids, but don’t expect fat, black-eyed Sonic to become the star of Sonic 4: Episode 2 all of a sudden, should that game even exist anymore. Of course, if Sonic Generations sells considerably more than the last few titles in the franchise, who knows, maybe Sega will recognize a demand for the original version. Or maybe they’ll ignore fans and bring back the Werehog. You really can’t predict what Sega will do with Sonic.

Source: Spong


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  • hrvoje-stefanec - March 31, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    Oh great another crappy classic sonic fans . You know sega is doing fine job so far classic sonic shouldnt come back . I mean people c mon he is outdated and thanks god that there is some normal peoples that thinks that sonic should move on . Modern sonic is way to awsome and his game as well . You are just some bunch of assholes that are never pleased . And you know its true classic sonic fans are constantly complaining and if you ask me there should be new more modern sonic after generations and only thing that would be more awsome is to put more playables .
  • Fafnir - November 1, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    Classic Sonic >>>>>> Modern Sonic Seriously what are they thinking? Isn't Sonic supposed to look anything like a blue hedgehog? Modern Sonic looks like a clown's nightmare. SEGA should also stop refering to Dr. Robotnik as "Eggman"
  • IceBlueKirby - October 31, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    Sadly, the notion that you can't predict what Sega will do with Sonic is too true. Maybe they'll bring Classic Sonic back, maybe they won't, maybe they'll make a Shadow the Hedgehog sequel and a handheld LCD Big the Cat fishing game with the money they make from Generations. It's sad. Regardless, I'm looking forward to picking up Generations.
  • XanderGC - October 31, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    But... just look at how friendly/pudgy classic Sonic is! Why ignore his nostalgic potential? Why keep milking the "Extreme" Sonic? Why can't we have both? Mario has many, many appearances and yet there is room for them all. Sigh. Sega why do you want to hurt us?
  • ManhattanTheStarr - October 31, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    Honestly, I think Classic Sonic has good potential for appearing in more games. Sonic Team can just make classic versions of their future Sonic games featuring Classic Sonic instead of the modern one and the original play style.
  • Pwnz0r3d - October 31, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    Now now, nowhere does it say bluntly that he's gone for good, simply that there aren't any plans for him right now. Like Henry pointed out, if the demand is high, why would Sega say no? Also; I can't seem to find the sigma key on my keyboard to complete this reCAPTCHA.
  • NotBraze - October 31, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    I mentioned this in the review, but it bears repeating here: It's really disappointing that SEGA has said this will be the last appearance of Classic Sonic. If you were to ask me, it'd make all sorts of sense to scrap the template from Sonic 4: Episode I and make Sonic 4: Episode II much closer to the Classic Sonic levels from Generations. You can keep modern Sonic for the full 3D games, but utilize Classic Sonic for anything 2D.
  • PanzerDSS - October 31, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Mark my words, SEGA will find a way to screw this up!

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