Sega has "no plans" to bring back Classic Sonic - Gematsu
Sega has “no plans” to bring back Classic Sonic
posted on 10.28.11 at 04:49 PM EST by (@salromano)
But "never say never," said Sega brand manager.

The return of Classic Sonic in Sonic Generations looks to be a one-time thing… for now. Sega of Europe Brand Manager David Corless has said that the publisher has “no plans” to bring back the fan-favorite.

“Do you know what? There are no plans, to be brutally honest, to bring Classic Sonic back,” said Corless, speaking to Sonic Stadium. “The reason for bringing him back for this game was because this is a celebration of 20 years of Sonic. It was a real fitting time to do it. He’s really well loved. Let’s see how Generations does. You can never say never in this industry, but at the moment there are no plans.”

Sonic Generations is due November 1 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, and on November 22 for 3DS.

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  • FaithlessMr

    I really think that sometimes, Sega just likes to loose money. lol srsl.

    I understand them, they don’t want to get stuck in the past and keep living off classic Sonic’s fame and fortune, but….when the new Sonic projects have been underwhelming to say the least ever since the Sonic Adventure games on the Dreamcast, I don’t understand how they can simply move away the hypothesis of breathing some life into the formula that has worked ever since the Mega Drive days. More so when they’re probably looking into some easy cash here.

    I know the fans can be really hard to please. Sonic 4 failed miserably, but that was because the price tag was elevated as can be, and the game lacked that speedy flair of the Sonic classic games (something which they seemingly fixed in the Generations game, judging from the demo).

    So….I don’t understand you, Sega. First Valkyria Chronicles 3 and now this? :(

    inb4 I realize this is an industry and I’ll just have to shrug it off and deal with it.

    • Devoted

      @FaithlessMr: Mostly, I’d say you’re right.

      But I just read this thinking “they won’t bring the character back, not necessarily the gameplay type”… but maybe this is just whishful thinking on my part :p

      • FaithlessMr

        I’d like to think you’re right, but…what would be the point in bringing the gameplay type back if not with the most iconic character they have that has always been associated with said type of gameplay?

        And then there’s the whole “Sonic Generations is the Sonic game with the most pre orders in the history of the Sonic franchise” news. Which further proves how much everyone is looking forward to this game for bringing back what we, the fans, have been asking for ever since like….1998?

        • Devoted

          @FaithlessMr: All I’m saying is that I don’t care if my Sonic’s chubby or fat :p

          It’s still “Sonic” as long as the games are good and not another travesty like sonic unleashed or the like. Sonic 4, if cheaper and/or faster would have been a good (great, maybe?) Sonic game without Classic Sonic.

          I think Sonic fans are just tired of the Sonic Cycle of hope-hype-sadness of the past few years. If Sonic Generations is any good, they’ll probably keep up with the classic formula with a twist here and there.

          I hope.

          • FaithlessMr


            “If Sonic Generations is any good, they’ll probably keep up with the classic formula with a twist here and there.

            I hope.”

            Sega has shown us so many times they simply don’t like to make a profit out of their IPs, so as much as I’d like to agree with you there, I think it’s kinda random. I mean, even if generations sells a lot (I’m positive it will), I’m not even sure anymore if Sega will take that into consideration to actually get the franchise back on track.

  • NCloud

    I’d take Classic Sonic over Modern Sonic any day.

    • Sal Romano

      @NCloud: I like Modern Sonic, as long as they do it right.

      Like Sonic Adventure Modern Sonic.

  • InternatlGamer3

    I don’t mind Modern SOnic though I prefer classic Sonic Overall. Me I’ve grown up on SONIC since Jan. 1994 when Sonic The Hedgehog 3 launched on the SEGA Genesis. That game blew me away, then in the following months I played Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic & Knuckles, even Sonic Spinball.

    I hope for Stardust Speedway that they keep the song from the JP OST.
    I enjoy Sonic Adventure 1, 2 Modern Sonic
    Sonic Adventure 2 the last good SONIC game on console. I’ve pre-ordered SONIC GENERATIONS for my PS3. Can’t wait for the game, I’m quite stoked, but not getting too hyped up over this game. Cause every time I get way hyped up over a video game I become too dissapointed. That’s why i’m hyped for “Final Fantasy Versus XIII’ for PS3 only. But every time i remain underhyped on a game it tends to do better than anyone thought.

    IGN gave SONIC GENERATIONS a 8.5/10.

    • Sal Romano

      @InternatlGamer3: I saw. I lamented over the site’s (probably two-day) exclusive review.