X360, PS3, WII Thursday, April 3, 2008 | 5:37 PM

Sonic Unleashed announced

Sonic Unleashed announced

Sega has finally announced Sonic Unleashed from Sonic Team, which for some reason already had images and a trailer online weeks ago. The game will be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Wii late this year, and more information, images and a better-quality version of the first trailer with some new footage can be found inside.

Announcement trailer
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Commented on 2008-04-03 17:50:24
Commented on 2008-04-03 17:51:26
sonic meets viewtifull joe visuals and sidescroll play... thats the only time i will pick this blue turd up again
Commented on 2008-04-03 17:53:00
The graphics meninds alot Blue Dragon. I hope most part of the game is played on lateral scroll...
Commented on 2008-04-03 17:53:18 In reply to Burglarize
Pretty much. :(

Let's hope it's more like Rush than Rivals though.
Commented on 2008-04-03 18:01:02
Those visuals ... Wow.

Colourful :)
Commented on 2008-04-03 18:12:03
I'm stunned Sega actually worked on a Next Gen engine.

I take it cooleo didn't play the earlier sonic games? It has never been like that.
Commented on 2008-04-03 18:30:11
looks great, wonder what version to get Wii or 360
Commented on 2008-04-03 19:53:58
"As the sun sets in Sonic Unleashed, a different type of adventure will awaken in Sonic’s newest quest…."


Well its seems theyve listened to the crys of the fans. 2d sonic is the way it was meant to be. Should be interesting to play.
Commented on 2008-04-03 20:09:21 In reply to Optimusv2
Posted by Optimusv2
I'm stunned Sega actually worked on a Next Gen engine.

I take it cooleo didn't play the earlier sonic games? It has never been like that.
Haha. I was only joking. I love the original sonic games!

You've got to admit though, the more recent incarnations have pretty much been the definition of "the suck". They seem to caught up on the idea of speed to the end of making a lot of the game just holding a direction.

To be fair to this title, it's looking a lot more interesting than the last few.
Commented on 2008-04-03 20:18:07 In reply to Burglarize
You're right on the money. Rush and Rivals both succumb to the idea of ALWAYS RUNNING, which seems to be what people's expectations on sonic has morphed into.

The fact of the matter is that the early Sonic games had plenty of pretty methodical platforming elements to break up the insanely speedy sections, and that made them soooo much better paced than a lot of the later 2D Sonics (which people obviously haven't played).

That said, I thought Rush did a really good job of incorporating new mechanics to go with the speed, making "fighting" and tricks into something rewarding and intuitive. In fact, Hideki Naganuma's sountrack wasn't the only thing that made Rush feel a lot like a Jet Set Radio game.

Hopefully this keeps the same things in mind and is more akin to Rush than any of the other recent 2D Sonics.

Oh and on a side note, if the PS3 or Wii version has any Secret Rings like features in them I am SO there.
Commented on 2008-04-03 21:02:20
Reminds me of pandemonium. Hopefully its better than sonic fully 3d games. Which are crap. I do like the rush games but then I dont think there is enough platforming elements.

Like in the original sonic you could sort of go up and down and collect rings and find secret stages. Where in rush its just sort of run for it and get to the end.
Commented on 2008-04-03 23:35:21

I loooooooooove sonic games

This is gonna be a classic!!!
Commented on 2008-04-04 00:17:38 In reply to Ezekiel_Xz
Posted by Ezekiel_Xz
Reminds me of pandemonium.
Aaaaa, what a game that was ...

Good times.
Commented on 2008-04-04 00:43:13 In reply to Ezekiel_Xz
Posted by Ezekiel_Xz
Reminds me of pandemonium.
What a shite game that was, lets hope its nothing like that.
Commented on 2008-04-04 02:21:23
Wow, did they just upped the speed x10? It looks like they added a sprint feature. i loved the old sonic games when I was a kid too, but i didn't think the focus was always going so fast... Or have i been playing it wrong?

Anyway, this does look ALOT more promising than the previous crap games Sega had been selling...
Commented on 2008-04-04 02:58:59
Hopefully, the PS3 version mimics the Wii controls. The Sixaxis can handle standard left and right tilts no problem.
Commented on 2008-04-04 09:21:04
lets hope the ps3 donr use the tilt action and uses normal controls or at least hope there is an option not to use the sixaxis as i feel that ruines games
Commented on 2008-04-04 10:49:19
Wheres the HD trailer guys??? Gametrailers have it but Id love to see this in 720p XD
Commented on 2008-04-04 11:59:11
woohoo im gonna feel like a spotty nosed kid again! Can't wait!
Commented on 2008-04-04 17:56:27
I kinda wish they hadn't given up on delivering games like Sonic Adventure...
Commented on 2008-04-05 02:43:19
Holy crap, ive been wating for them to do this with sonic games for so long, now hopefully they keep all those other worthless characters out of it...Those other ones made no sense lol...now ill play this, lookin forward to it...
Commented on 2008-07-30 06:43:41
it's about time the sonic team made a game worth having

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