Sonic Generations Playable at Summer of Sonic ’11

Summer of Sonic is once again shaping up to be yet another top notch event, with the announcement yesterday that Sonic Generations, the highly anticipated multi-format title will be available for event-goers to play hands-on during the day.

You honestly thought we would host the world’s greatest Sonic the Hedgehog party and not give you the opportunity to play the game that everyone is talking about? Of course not! This year, at the Summer of Sonic 2011, you will be able to play Sonic Generations – months before it hits the store shelves!

Sonic Generations is the 20th Anniversary game that sees our beloved blue hero join forces… with himself! That’s right, you’ll get the chance to play as two distinctive styles of hedgehog. Get reacquainted with modern Sonic, and blitz through colourful 3D landscapes at mach speed while the world warps around you! Or take it back to the old school with classic Sonic – 2D platforming action just like you remember it!

Whichever Sonic you pick, the adventure will be filled with classic badniks, colourful set pieces and recreations of traditional stages such as Green Hill Zone. As far as Greatest Hits compilations go, it doesn’t get any better looking – or come with more attitude – than this!

There will be several gaming pods on the Summer of Sonic show floor with demonstration copies of Sonic Generations installed. Make sure you take the time to come down and enjoy the first few levels of the game in public before anyone else in Europe! You’ll be the envy of all your friends – all while you’re making brand new friends at Summer of Sonic!

As stated on the blog, we aren’t anywhere near finished with our announcements for Summer of Sonic – keep your eyes peeled for more exciting news!

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Adam Tuff

With a decade under his belt, Adam is one of The Sonic Stadium's most seasoned writers, with interests in the music and merchandise of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Adam is the co-organiser for the Summer of Sonic convention.


  1. Three Zones for this demo:
    Stardust Speedway Zone (Sonic CD)
    City Escape (Sonic Adventure 2)
    and Green Hill Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 1)

      1. That’s his guess. When someone here tells the truth, they put a link on it.

    1. Lol it’s just the green hill zone. It even says in the article that it’s just the green hill zone.

      1. “Make sure you take the time to come down and enjoy the first few levels of the game in public before anyone else in Europe! You’ll be the envy of all your friends – all while you’re making brand new friends at Summer of Sonic!”

        See? Its not just GHZ….

  2. i want to go to summer of sonic, but things came up :/, it missed last years because i went to jamaica :L

        1. Opinions <_<
          Personally, I would take a Jamaica trip over SOS. Can always go to SOS next year while the beauty of Jamaica is in your memory…Sonic would do it :c Then again he could run there and back easily <_<

  3. SEVERAL levels from the game you say? You lucky bastards who have the cash for over-seas plane and hotel fare BETTER realize how lucky your splurging butt’s are… Damn the 2000 and onwards economy… I miss the cheap 90’s…

    1. So does this mean that only Green Hill Zone will be the only stage for E3? :/

    2. Its several podcasts dude, not levels. SEGA said that they are only going to be showing the FIRST FEW levels.

  4. Please I beg of you guys! Bring a HQ camera and record every level they have there! Idc if the person is good at the gameplay or not, I just wanna see some other zones in HQ!! 😀

    I think the few zones are:
    Green Hill Zone
    Starlight Zone
    And Emerald Hill Zone

    ………..Just keep in mind guys, SEGA said the very first levels they started making is what we are going to see!

    1. Ummm I think when the Sonic demo was getting rated, I think that rating was for the demo for Sonic Boom, SOs11. So looks like we won’t be getting a demo 🙁

  5. Wow, I dont know if anyone else visions this like I do, but think of how cool Starlight Zone would look In 3d.

    1. Me too, man. Me too. I just hope each version of the level has the original special stage. I wish the UFO stage was back. That one is my absolute fav.

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