Sega has begun releasing
downloadable content for Sonic Generations, with Andriasang
previewing the first batch of bonus content newly available for
Japanese players. Included are the Spinball-style bonus stage some of
you will have picked up as a pre-order bonus, and some animal costumes to
sort your XBLA friends into “angry Internet nerds” and “cuddly
Internet hipsters and/or furries."
You most likely knew Casino
Night Zone was coming: the level was a pre-order bonus for GameStop
customers. The Sonic 2 stage has been reinvented for Generations in
the style of Genesis spinoff Sonic Spinball, which would have been a
pretty great game if it had cost somewhere around $5. Japanese
players are paying 320 MSP for the stage, which means it'll probably
run you $4 when it comes to America, which technically makes it a pretty great value.
Above: We're so scared right now
Also available are avatar costumes that will
make your XBLA avatar look pretty darling. Slap some thick glasses
and badges for a couple of indie bands on that Amy Rose outfit and
boom, instant hipster chick. Of course, it also comes with a furry
hedgehog cowl, as do the Sonic and Super Sonic varieties – which,
if you're that terrified of people thinking you might be a
fur-fetishist, could put you off paying 240 MSP for it. But it
shouldn't, because they're delightful.
Finally, there are themes
for XBLA and PlayStation 3, which are commanding prices of 240 MSP
and ¥200 ($US2.50) a piece. These all ought to hit Western consoles
soon, so start saving up your real money for digital goodies!