New Sonic Generations HD & 3DS Screenshots, Including Both Shadow Rival Battles

SEGA Japan has released many new screenshots of both the HD and Nintendo 3DS versions of Sonic Generations. The screenshots include Speed Highway, Radical Highway and both versions of the rival battle with Shadow the Hedgehog.

Check out all of the screenshots in the gallery below.

Source: Siliconera

Thanks to Will, Denilson, Luke and Indigo Generations at the SSMB for the heads up!

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  1. 1st time across the moon: sonic smiles shadow doesn’t
    2nd time across the moon: no smiles
    oh sh*ts going down ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    1. Sonic grinding a rail in space kinda reminds me of final rush,shame that they didn’t put it as a full stage ๐Ÿ™
      well,at last we get to fight Shadow above the ARK ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I played Shadow The Hedgehog before I actually played Sonic Adventure 2, So I kinda thought this was the Final Rush from Shadow The hedgehog ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. AHHHHH ^o^- The screenshot with Sonic and Shadow is awesome! Only a week and 2 days to go (UK)

  3. and i love the speed highway pics with lots of refrences! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And radical highway with nights in the bg ;’)

  4. You are missing the 2 screens of the HD Shadow battle that shows each of them powering up in a way that makes it look like they are going Super!

  5. I like the screenshot where classic is in the middle of the road and a van is coming at him. He’s gonna be ROADKILL!

    1. No, hedgehogs are actually very proficient in the highway code. I’m sure he’s playing it safe.

      (Those outside of the UK will completely miss the joke here.)

  6. The Sonic & Shadow across the moon looks epic, aswell as Speed Highway with all the character refrences like Chip, Omega ect.
    Radical Highway looks alright but they could have some more background scenery because it looks kind of bland but I love it that they put the Nights building in there again.

  7. Hey wait! I thought that the moon was missing half of it. So how does it go from missing half of it to fully back together?

    1. Darnit you beat me to it. lol. Sega how dare you forget?!! Most things aren’t exactly accurate to the original anyway, and it’s just an anniversary game, not exactly super well thought out story details. Gonna be pretty fun though

  8. Thanks for the nods Shadzter.

    I’m extremely excited for Radical Highway. Way more than I was when it was first announced. I also like Shadow’s battle on Radical Highway. It looks like the race has alot of obstacles. I also really love the Shadow Vs. Sonic rival fight at Final Rush. I hope I can get the PC version to experience this again.

  9. Too bad I can’t use the Shadow and Sonic crossing the moon pic as my wallpaper, it’s too small.

    1. except sonic was smiling. other than that This looks absolutely beautiful, speed highway and the ark( it looks like an actual course).

  10. Regarding the one of Sonic and Shadow looking like they’re about to go super, I have this to say…
    “Chaos… SPEAR!”
    “Sonic Wind!”
    Oh SEGA, I love you if this is true. I still love you anyways, but even moreso if it’s true.

  11. radical highway looks bland, makes me wish it was on console so it could get the speed highway treatment. the backgorund just doesnt look good like copy and paste from the original stage while speed hwy brand new background buildings =/

    1. It not copy paste. plus it looks fine for what it is. Its really annoying that everyone seems to expect the 3DS version to pull of the graphical engine of the console verison.

      If you people get that out of your heads you’ll see that the 3DS verison is perfectly fine as it is.

      1. See it’s not the game itself we have the issue with. The graphics are fine and the gameplay looks decent, but IT’S NOT WORTHY TO BE CALLED SONIC GENERATIONS! The true Sonic Generations (the console version) is as close to perfect as possible, every possible ounce of effort was put into it and it shows, the 3DS version doesn’t look any more special than a Sonic Advance title. It’s kind of an insult to all the people who put so much effort on making the true version of the game so great and then a much lesser title gets the same honor as it.

        1. have you taking into consideration that 3 plus years have been spend on this while the 3DS was probably planned on last year?

        2. somebody understands what i meant lol. i am not insulting the 3ds version per se i am just syaing if radical highway was on console it would get the complete graphic overhaul the background wouldnt look like real life picture just put in the back, sure that was in the original which is accepted but when you see 25 screenshots of a new rebuild of a level, and then look at one that not so new kinda a let down

  12. Hi shadow, it’s me, the moon. Recognize me? No? Well of course not, you blew half my face off

  13. Would be funnier if the Moon was half blown up in those screenshots. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Also the Chao Garden is 1/2 a mile from Speed Highway? I wanna go there!!

  14. I dont know if anyone notice but i like how the moon in picture of sonic and shadow crossing is kind of symbolizing for something. As you can see, shadow is on the dark side of the moon and sonic is on the light. Also i can recongnize shadows chaos spear….but im not sure what sonic’s supposed to do. The Ark looks AMAZING and it actually looks like a level rather than a straight line like in SA2. I cant wait to see what goes down.
    Now for speed highway, It looks GLORIOUS, and well polished to if i might add, look at all those details and cars.
    radical highway on the other hand, even though its on the 3ds, DOES look kinda bland to be honest…it looks like im looking at a SA2 graphic style.
    Only six more freaking days until i can get my hands on this game…then life would be sweet!!!

    1. Well playing the Hero story on SA2, Sonic never used “Sonic Wind” against Shadow, he just homing attacked the life out’a him. Speed Highway looks incredible, I’ve only seen a few screen-shots and little footage of the Stage and I’ve already decided its my favorite Stage (although i’ll wait for the real game to be released to back up my comment). Radical Highway, to me, looks rather bland and lackluster even back on SA2, my personal opinion but the music to the Stage wasn’t the best either. I’ve gotta say i’m a little jealous you get your copy 2 days before us Europeans, at least that means i’ll have two days worth of real game-play and maybe the odd one or two cut-scenes, cant ruin the game as much as i already have, so i may aswell indulge myself in spoilers of Sonicy-goodness!!!

  15. Speed Highway looks good, but am I the only one that thinks they completely changed the colour scheme of the level? you can barely see anything compared to the purple sky and light blue concrete of the original. It’s much darker.

  16. Yo Shadzter, and rest, you guys just missed a livestream video from Sonic Generations from IGN. They showed off Perfect Chaos, Speed Highway, and Crisis City, and a cutscene.

      1. @Codeman – I didn’t wanna be spoiled, so I was looking off the corner of my eyes.

        – Perfect Chaos – It had some platforming involved. Yes there is a remix of Open Your Heart!
        – Cutscene – Sonic’s friends got sucked up by Time Eater.
        – Speed Highway – It was cool, and I also saw “At Dawn”
        -Crisis City – I did not look at this one. I just couldn’t. However, I heard a TON of jumping. So either the guy sucks, or this stage is heavily platformed. ๐Ÿ˜›

        1. Cool beans dude! Can’t wait to hear the open your heart remix. and at dawn part of speed highway? I can imagine it really sunny and just beautiful there. ๐Ÿ˜€

          1. Yeah! ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t sspoil myself all the way, because the game is now only days away, so I can be patient ๐Ÿ™‚ Its gonna be awsome!

    1. Expect a proper review from IGN very soon. Btw, IGN had THE WHOLE GAME. You could see the ps3 box, and whenever you passed a level, it would save.

          1. HEy, since the game was live streamed, does that mean you could hear the guys playing it and commenting on it at the same time, or was it JUST the game being shown?

          2. It showed the people playing the game ๐Ÿ™‚ As soon as I heard about the livestream, I only had time to go on my phone. I put my volume REALLY high, and all I could hear was the music, I didn’t recall anyone commenting, but maybe they did. On second thought, maybe they didn’t comment, because at the end of the vid, they showed a piece of paper saying “That’s all folks!” Instead of just saying it on video. So they probably didn’t talk.

    2. Although, as I was sitting there watching the cutscene, TO ME, it seemed the cutscene went along to fast and they just got done with “just like that”

        1. I haven’t watched the video but I’m hoping the same thing that you are hoping for I hope the opening isn’t too short…

    3. Thanks. It was archived and I’ve just posted it up.

      If you have any new info, can you please send it to ? ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re trying to cut down on the comments sections getting de-railed like this one has. We’ve updated the Contact TSS tab with all contact info.

  17. I sorta see a Reference to Westopolis in Speed Highway Screenshot 20.It… sorta looks like after you go through the Black Aliens and fall down with the bombs exploding, along with the curve, but thats just my thinking.I can’t explain it very well but its also before a checkpoint.

    1. Thanks. I’ve just posted it up and credited you. In future though, can you please send news tips to ? ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re trying to cut down on the comments sections getting de-railed. We’ve updated the Contact TSS tab with all contact info.

  18. I skimmed through the ign stream. I watched crisis city and the person was good but there was a part where you had to quick step and the person kind of sucked. i sure hope he/she doesn’t vote the game down because they suck lol. I didn’t watch the cutscenes, i wanna save those for myself ;). the open your heart remix was pretty nice.

  19. OMG YES YES OH MAN YES ๐Ÿ˜€ These screenshots look amazing, the first one similar to the SA2 one except the moon is yellow or green? :O lol OMG only a week left I CAN’T WAIT I can’t believe next week is GONNA BE SOOO GOOD Wow those pics of Sonic and Shadow look incredible I’m going crazy ๐Ÿ˜€ haha the release is near….Next week is gonna be great for all us Sonic fans WOOO!

  20. Stars don’t twinkle and the moon doesn’t shine.
    Stars don’t twinkle and the moon doesn’t shine.

  21. On regrads to
    Ah Ha! I can finally work out what tha Mid-air hazard/DANGER sign is! The reuse of the orginal Sonic sprite is inspired!
    I’ve seen it before, and I knew it was some kind of mid-air hazzard to rival the rainbow rings, but I’ve never seen it so close up. COOL!

  22. i reckon they should give shadow the classic treatment for a rival for classic sonic, he can show him how it’s done in the green hills!

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