Sonic's 'Through the Ages' trailer is pure joy. Bonus: TAILS!

In accordance with my geeky journalistic duties, I was more than ready to tear this 20th Anniversary legacy trailer a new asshole had Sega dared to not included a particular Sonic game. But damn! Today’s Hedgehog lovefest is a remarkably thorough zip through Sonic’s (mostly) proud history. They even went so far as to acknowledge the atrocious 2006 rebootthe dumbass Werehog game, and that first Wii title no one remembers.

Sure, I would’ve liked to have seen a nod to Sonic R, however, that would open up a ridiculous fanboy disussion and I really would prefer not to have to acknowledge whether or not that one game with the sword is part of the "Main" series. And there’s no time to debate that now, as Sega’s also sent over your first look at a new classic level and TAILS!

Above: One of these Tails is blatantly better than the other. Can you guess which one?!

If that weren’t enough to send folks into a fangasm fit (or a needless argument over pupil color, your choice) Sega’s also unveiled the first look at Chemical Plant Zone, which I personally associate with having one of the finest musical themes this little medium of ours has ever produced.

I implore you to head here to see more shots of the famous factory in both 2 and 3D. And I'd expect more Sonic fan service to be announced at Comic-Con, which we head out to tomorrow. Come say "Hi!"

Jul 20, 2011


  • IceBlueKirby - July 21, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    I think I just had a nostalgiagasm of epic magnitude. I simply cannot wait for this game any longer. I must know if it's going to be as kick ass-ly amazing as it appears. And I must know if the Chemical Plant Zone is going to use a remix of the old music, because if not, then all is lost. Speaking of music though, I thoroughly enjoyed that Live & Learn remix.
  • JornnyRamone - July 21, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    Shame they DID leave out Sonic R, and even Sonic Rush. Can understand why they left out Spinbollox! Still, I feel Sonic was too small in Generations, it just didn't look right!! So, why did the hedgehog cross the road?
  • Scammeleon - July 21, 2011 1:08 a.m.

    They actually remembered Sonic CD!! This is a very good sign.
  • ParanoidAndroid - July 20, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    Hmmm... I'm as old as Sonic. I also peaked 18 years ago.
  • AssBugers - July 20, 2011 11:12 p.m.

    Generations is looking good so far and is definitely showing the usual promise of a Sonic release. I like how you can see that the 3D Sonics control poorly from the video (so many missed rings). Also no nod to Sonic 3D Blast (the cleaner Saturn version of course)?
  • tehgamer - July 20, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    What the fuck? No Sonic's Schoolhouse?! Fuck you, Sega.
  • WTeen8 - July 20, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    Anyone else notice Sonic looking kinda mad and impatient after sonic adventure 2 and before heroes? He knows, and he wants to make it up to us. Also I think they left out sonic 4 because the game isn't actually fully released. (only 1 out of 5 or something) And Sonic and the black knight was more or less a non-cannon side story sequel to Secret Rings. Which itself was kind of a spin-off too.
  • DirkSteele1 - July 20, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    I believe only earlier today I said the inclusion of Tails was acceptable, if only to facilitate some 2 player competitive action like Sonic 2. And Chemical Plant Zone had an amazing theme. Brought back good memories to hear it again.
  • OhUltra - July 20, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    They should have just done a sort of soft remix of Sonic Boom for that trailer. Sonic CD has always been my favorite Sonic Game. "It's all right, take a chance, cause there is no circumstance that you can't handle." I had it on PC so I used to put the disc in a CD player and listen to Sonic Boom on repeat. Also I'm excited for Generations but whatever.
  • Cyberninja - July 20, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    i am going to go out on a limb here but i am guessing all the games here with have a level in one of the sonic generations(PS360 or 3DS)
  • SolarPoweredShitMachine - July 20, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    I'd prefer Sonic Generations if it was a collection of remastered Sonic games than random remastered levels. However... :fanboyish drool:
  • CancerMan - July 20, 2011 9 p.m.

    Opened the Chemical Plant music in a background tab, scrolled down, *sees new chemical plant zone*, music kicks in simultaneously, *ejaculates all over the keyboard*.
  • sternparez - July 20, 2011 8:45 p.m.

    yeh Sonic 4 is quite an ommission, it was a fine game too! Not as good as the 1st 4 but still
  • Ded - July 20, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    Interesting that they missed a few there :D
  • Burdmayn - July 20, 2011 7:51 p.m.

    I just noticed the screens in the "Latest screenshots" sidebar. As if I wasn't excited enough! Is that a race/boss battle against metal sonic?!
  • 8bitBaby - July 20, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    sonic and the secret rings?! wh-when did THAT happen?
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - July 20, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    I can't express how rad the new Chemical Plant Zone looks... CRAP, I shoulda posted more pictures!
  • SparkleDevon - July 20, 2011 7:38 p.m.

    BRILLIANT! They used a remix of the instrumental "Live and Learn"<3 Gah. I'm so jealous that I don't have a PS3 for the real version of Sonic Generations.</3
  • Burdmayn - July 20, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    Besides the fact that this article just made me jizz my pants, I would like to take a moment to reflect on why I love GamesRadar so much. I watched this trailer earlier today, and saw the pictures of Tails, but that isn't the point. The point is that dear Christopher Antista took the time to include ALL of this information into one comprehensive, factual, and quite frankly time saving article. I love you guys <3
  • dizzzydragon - July 20, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    after adventure 2 in the video my joy slowly turned to anguish. HOWEVER! iam not only looking forward to generations but dare i say am even a little excited! Sega don't fuck it up!.... again!

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