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Sonic Generations trailer dares you to remember recent Sonic games

When we first heard of Sonic Generations, we figured Sega would use it to celebrate Sonic’s two decades of existence while glossing over the less memorable bits of his history. But after last week’s Dreamcast Era trailer featuring a cameo by Shadow the Hedgehog, it looks like Sega is embracing all of Sonic’s life. Further proof is today’s video which focuses on Sonic’s “Modern Era,” meaning Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors, and the infamous Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)…

We have to give Sega and Sonic team credit for even recognizing these games exist after the way they’ve been treated by many Sonic fans and the press. But can they spin crap into gold by remaking stages from those three games in 2D and 3D? And will Generations even recognize the fan hate for Sonic's interspecies kiss? With just weeks till the game’s launch, we’ll know soon.

Oct 7, 2011

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.