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    Sonic Generations likely coming to PC

    Edit: As of 11th October, Sonic Generations is officially coming to the PC. I've tidied up this post to reflect that so new readers actually have a good idea of what is going on.

    Potential system requirements:
    Minimum Requirements
    Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2x2.0GHz) or AMD equivalent 2GB RAM (Windows 7/XP)/3GB RAM (Windows Vista) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2900 11 GB free hard drive space

    Recommended Requirements
    Microsoft Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz 3GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 11 GB free hard drive space
    Confirmed details, as declared by Sega themselves:
    -Steamworks and Steam Cloud.
    -'Full stereoscopic 3D'
    -Resolutions up to 1080p (I wonder how long it'll take before the community breaks that one)
    -Achievements
    -Online leaderboards
    (-Controller support - Not officially confirmed, but button prompts on PC press release shots)

    Digital release date:
    US - Nov 1st.
    Europe - Nov 4th.

    Europe will be getting a boxed copy. Release date TBC, but sometime in November. (Wearing my speculation hat, the 3DS version is due out on the 24th, which would seem like a reasonable time to also distribute the PC version)

    Pre-orders are currently available at greemangaming (16.95) and Direct2Drive (19.95). There will also be pre-order available on Steam with certain incentives, but it is yet not up.

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    I don't know who cares about this, but as someone who still has a fondness for the blue blur, I'm hoping there might be some others out there who also share the love.

    So Generations is the 20th anniversary title for Sonic. Primarily for 360/PS3, some material was found that looked like it was coming to 3DS and PC too. The 3DS version was later confirmed, but nothing heard of the PC version. Following a thread on NeoGAF, I found this post. It's a registry for the beta on Steam.

    There's been no word of any beta for any platform, but the actual anniversary isn't too far away, so it's not entirely unlikely that they'll announce something then. Either way, the potential is fantastic. Other than the game looking amazing, which it does already, supposing the game is moddable in any feasible way, it might be possible to have a true HD remake of the older Sonics...and I guess the newer, crapper, ones if people actually want those. (I take exception to Sonic Colours on the Wii, released last year, which was actually pretty good)

    So yeah. Here are some videos released so far. Worth noting that the game plans to convert stages so both 2 and 3D can be used. For older levels, that means them imagined in 3D, for the 'younger' levels, 3D levels are imagined in 2D. The music changes aswell - Classic levels are made 16-bit sounding and vice-verca.

    Green Hill Zone in both 'Classic' 2D and 'Modern' 3/2.5D.


    City Escape (from Sonic Adventure 2)


    City Escape 'Classic'
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    I'm waiting for Sonic Fan Remix to come to PC myself.

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    You mean the way the episodes were supposed to come to PC? -.-

    I'm not holding my breath

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    I'm a big fan of Sonic and I'm a primarily a PC gamer but I still have no desire to actually play Sonic on the PC. Wouldn't just feel right in an irrational way for me.

    In general Generations chattery, I am excited.

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    So long as it has controller support, I'd rather play it on my PC than on my 360. I actually bought Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles via Steam (yes, I know, I'm sad) and I was fine with it, especially with a controller. Generation is looking pretty fantastic though.

    As for episodes, Creeping Death, which I'm guessing you're referring to Sonic 4? Firstly, I have no idea about that on the PC front. Secondly, you're really, really, better off not playing it and not having it crap on your memory of classic, actually good, Sonic. Playing the demo alone was so depressing. I gave it a chance, but it just wasn't there.

    In regards to other playable PC Sonic's, the Sonic Fan Remix demo can be downloaded on the clicky. There's also Sonic 2 HD, whenever that's due. Whilst I really like these projects, we have no real clue when they're out. SFR shows a lot of potential, but either Sonic Team took some inspiration on what the community was doing, or they just happened to be going in that direction anyhow and the results are pretty similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    In regards to other playable PC Sonic's, the Sonic Fan Remix demo can be downloaded on the clicky.
    I'm waiting for the whole thing with all Sonic 2,3,CD,Knuckles levels. I'm greedy like that.

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    I don't blame you.

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    Whilst certainly less proofy than the Steam registry, Game.co.uk seem to have a listing for 18. The price goes in line with the RRP in the US for the console versions being $50, so it stands to reason that the console version over here will be sub 40 (35?) and that the standard 25-30 for PC will be lower still.

    In related note, the demo is available on the PS3 and 360 (although the 360 appears to play better due to some issues on the PS3) for a limited amount of time, ~19 days as of this post.

    Worth considering that unless the product is removed, you will pay that price unless it goes lower. That is to say, if it IS coming out for PC and they raise the price, pre-ordering now will mean you won't have to pay any more. It says this in the payment/checkout section, so if you're interested no harm in laying it down, especially considering money isn't taken until just before release.
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    *Wipes dust*

    D2D also has a version up for pre-order but only for access to countries that appear to fit in with GFWL. I don't want it to, but this is one of the few exceptions I'd make for GFWL.

    This also follows a blog update by Sega whereby they said the game was coming out which platforms, including the PC and then promptly removed the PC tag. Presumably it'll be coming out slightly later than the console releases, but I'm cool with that.

    I know, I know. It's Sonic. But I find it fun. And so does my inner 5 year old...and outer 21 year old self.
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    Oh dear god. I had no idea.
    I freaking grew with SEGA, and I cherish my DreamCast like it's made of gold and dreams [fanboyism]AND ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE WILL DIE BY MY HANDS[/fanboyism].
    If this comes to PC, day 1 for me, GFWL or not.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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    17.95. Yep, that'll be a day one purchase for me then. I can put up with GFWL for a bit of Sonic.

    Seen a few videos here and there of the remade classic levels, and it all looks really good to me so far

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    Steam dataminers have uncovered some possible preorder compilation bonuses.

    Each trailer they bring out just makes me more and more excited over this game. And the soundtrack, which sounds like it's going to be marvellous. Really love the new Modern era trailer. I might end up getting it on console-box though, really not sure how well the controls would be ported on PC.

    Oh man I want this so much.
    Give me steam and how you feel to make it real.

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    I cannot, at all, imagine it not having controller support. That would be mind bending. Even so, there can hardly be many buttons. Arrows for movement (or WASD), space to jump and again to homing attack/spin dash when holding down.



    I'm just amazed at what they've done with a level that's really just a boss rush. And that music.

    Just, this game is going to look amazing on a PC. And, think of the mods.
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    Oh yeah, it's 100% going to have controller support, but I'm just not fond of using a pad on the PC (not because of any MUST KEEP PC GAMING CLEAN inanities, I just find it uncomfortable to use). Have to see though. Might just get a console copy now and get the PC version a year or two down the line when it gets cheap in sales.
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    Very tempted by Generations. I still have my huge collection (only missing Sonic Spinball and Knuckles Chaotix, neither of which I liked) on Genesis and Sega CD.

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    Welp, this I didn't expect. Not today, at least
    Sonic Generations preorder at D2D

    Personally I'll wait for it to show up on Steam, still, nice to see D2D already listing it.

    P.S. For fun and kicks: notice all those "stereoscopic 3D" details, and the street pass? seems they were too lazy to write their own resume about the game, so they copy-pasted the 3DS version's details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rauten View Post
    P.S. For fun and kicks: notice all those "stereoscopic 3D" details, and the street pass? seems they were too lazy to write their own resume about the game, so they copy-pasted the 3DS version's details.
    If I buy this on D2D and there aren't stereoscopic 3D effects, will D2D refund some of my moneys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icupnimpn2 View Post
    If I buy this on D2D and there aren't stereoscopic 3D effects, will D2D refund some of my moneys?
    That would be hilarious beyond measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flint View Post
    Oh yeah, it's 100% going to have controller support, but I'm just not fond of using a pad on the PC
    The brilliant part is we've already have this conversation in this very thread previously! I guess I really was wiping the dust off this thread!

    The link above for the pre-order at GAME no longer works, but at the time I did put down a pre-order. I got an e-mail a bit later saying the date had been changed, but only to November 4th, the release date for the other platforms. Anyhow, I went to Amazon.uk to see if I could find it. The English version was not there, but there was an option to import it from Germany. Interestingly, or not, the main image shows the age rating and something about 3D. It's very possible that it's simply a cut from one of the other cover arts, or, it really will have 3D.

    EDIT:

    Heh. Also this.

    ...CURSE YOU GFWL!
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    Oh, well, I can bear with GFWL; I dislike it, but I can bear with it. Specially for what seems to be a GOOD Sonic game.
    What I fear the most, is if it'll be a good SEGA port. I still have nightmares thinking about the horrible Sega&Sonic All Stars Racing port *shivers*.

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