Sonic Generations gets Euro-only collector's pack

20th-anniversary premium edition of Sega's upcoming mascot platformer packed in with a cross-generational Sonic statue, gold ring, art book, soundtrack, documentary, and more.

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Last month, retailer listings suggested that Sonic Generations would be receiving a special edition exclusive to Europe with an extra stage and other digital goodies. Although that package has since showed up on North American retailer sites as a preorder bonus, today Sega announced that there will be a second premium edition that's definitely exclusive to Europe.

A look at all the schwag packed in with the European premium edition of Sonic Generations.

In addition to the game, the Sonic Generations Collectors Edition will feature a 20th anniversary statue with both modern and vintage versions of Sonic, as well as an individually numbered prop gold ring. Rounding out the package are an art book and soundtrack covering the mascot's two-decade run, a documentary titled "History of Sonic: Birth of an Icon," and an assortment of downloadable content. Sega has not said how much the premium edition will cost gamers.

Sonic Generations will touch upon three different eras of the Sega mascot: the classic 2D Genesis days, the move to 3D with the Dreamcast, and then today's modern HD graphics phase. Sega has rebuilt a number of levels from games gone by for Sonic Generations, and players will be able to speed through these stages in 2D and 3D perspectives. Sonic's abilities will also depend on the incarnation that players choose, as the spin dash and spin attacks will be open to Sonic 2D, while his 3D persona will be able to use the homing attack and sonic boost abilities.

Though the stages will be reimaginings of classic levels, Sonic Generations will feature a new storyline. In it, a "mysterious new power" opens up rips in space time, which pull Sonic and his crew back in time, where he battles new challenges alongside his former self.

Sonic Generations is set for a November release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a Nintendo 3DS edition planned but with an unannounced release window. For more on Sega's latest, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Sonic Generations..

Discussion

65 comments
chazy035
chazy035

Because sega needs europes attention badly...

jma1024x
jma1024x

Game is looking gooooooooodd.

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

@Super-Poke-Bros Yeah, I mean Sega. I was thinking of Assassin's Creed for some reason when I posted it. My bad :)

zzamaro
zzamaro

@XeonForce "This is why console region-locks suck." What are you talking about? PS3 is region free. If you only have 360, then shame on you. I have both btw.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

I'm interested to see how this game turns out. :)

Jebril
Jebril

They should pack in the older Sonic games on the 360 with this as well and release it for NA. :|

soulless4now
soulless4now

I guess Sega doesn't love NA enough to give us this.

Grim_Reaper007
Grim_Reaper007

Dayumn... that looks like a pretty slick special edition package. No North American release is a stupid decision though...

NightFox313
NightFox313

No NA release?! Aw man! I need that package...

BlueBlurX97
BlueBlurX97

****! im from north america and this is "exclusive" to europe! agg how i hate this kind of things! ***** man!

Swifteagle89
Swifteagle89

Looks like a great edition - do want! *grabby hands*

Vickman178
Vickman178

NOOOOO I WANT THAT!!!!! AHHH RELEASE IT IN NORTH AMERICA I DONT CARE HOW MUCH IT COSTS I MUST HAVE IT!!!

Rammone-X
Rammone-X

I don't care what anyone says...lets here it for Sonic with the "pudge" :)

shaks101
shaks101

If they make this game like Sonic Adventure 1 OR 2, this game will be in my hands on release day.

xboxaficionado
xboxaficionado

This Collector's Edition looks sweet, I hope SEGA brings it to other regions so more fans can get it (including myself) :P

Anthrizacks
Anthrizacks

Normally I wouldn't care because I don't buy Collector's Editions...but this is the ONLY Collector's Edition I want and now I probably won't be able to get it. Hopefully I can import it some way.

HoFT013
HoFT013

For all the North Americans that are complaining: we usually get awesome pre-order stuff while the rest of the world is left out, let them have a turn, yeah?

daniel_chacon
daniel_chacon

when is sega bringing back old sonic!!! (not that crappy sonic the hedgehog 4 episode I, which was very short and a copy of sonic 1, 2 and 3) i mean, a true sequel to sonic the hedgehog 3!!!

JixHedgehog
JixHedgehog

"that's definitely exclusive to Europe" someone better update this lest an Aussie misses out :)

CaptainVictory
CaptainVictory

This is terrible...anyone know a European website I can pre-order this from?

otanikun
otanikun

And thus the era of region only exclusives begins.

DragOnfLy358
DragOnfLy358

Dammit. I already preorded it and all im gonna get is a casino night minigame, MINIGAME. and europe gets all this? bullcrap.

iamnessie
iamnessie

That's definitely really cool. But I'm more concerned if they fixed the game since the demo showed problems. And all 3d Sonic games so far have been huge disappointments. Sonics legacy has been tarnished thanks to terrible games and weeaboos. Sonic Sez: He used to be cool.

unreal_master
unreal_master

why is this europe only? what sense does that even make?

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

They need to bring this to the states.

XeonForce
XeonForce

This is why console region-locks suck.

fester420
fester420

I just hope they fix the severe frame rate drop when playing in 3D that I experienced in the demo.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

Will be buying the 3DS version. Classic Sonic all the way.

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

Why can't we have nice collector's editions like that here in North America instead of bland and underwhelming promises of minuscule DLC as the only preorder bonuses?

Superzone
Superzone

Sega, my money is yours if you bring this stateside.

mat989
mat989

won't do any good if the game is as crappy as Sonic Unleashed..... What about this: "Sonic Generations confirmed to have a revamped engine of Sonic CD" now that's some kick'n awesome news! changing 2d to 3d stages...what a laugh,.. fans don't need that, they need good old sonic: 2d platformer at highest speed with adrenaline battles and puzzles

GAMBIT1551
GAMBIT1551

I'm pretty sure US Will get some type of Special edition. Looks great though.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

This needs to come to the states. That or make a US premium edition.

Flint247
Flint247

No US release? Arrgh! >:O

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

just import it people if you want it that bad

A_Belmont
A_Belmont

Why are they putting a story in this? I suppose they have to, but really, what was ever so wrong with "Robotnik is trying to rule the world by turning cute little animals into mean robots, sonic has to go save the animals and stop Robotnik's growing army." That set up the levels nicely, and got us right to the speedy action! At the very least, I hope the story in "Generations" is very, very light.

sagameister3
sagameister3

Disappointed they're not bringing it stateside.