Sonic X Shadow Generations Release Date Speeds In

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SEGA has confirmed a release date for Sonic X Shadow Generations, which is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.

Pitched as the “definitive blend of Shadow, Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic gameplay,” this is a complete remaster of the original Sonic Generations that will introduce a brand-new Shadow story campaign with “never-before-seen powers and abilities.”

Black Doom – Shadow’s old nemesis – has returned, threatening to take over the world. You will have the chance to play as Shadow, dive into his dark past to unlock his inner powers, explore his backstory and confront familiar foes to save the world – proving why he is known as the Ultimate Life Form.

With upgraded visuals, new challenges and more bonus content, the original Sonic Generations centres around the blue blur and friends as their universe is thrown into chaos. Faced with a new threat, they are taken on a journey through time and dimensions – combining Sonic’s iconic 2D era with the “blistering excitement” of modern 3D Sonic gameplay.

The publisher has outlined the game’s key features, which include:

  • The Return of Shadow
    • In this new standalone campaign, Shadow’s nemesis, Black Doom, has reemerged and threatens to take over the world once again. Shadow must journey into his past, confront his painful memories, and unlock new dark powers to save the world.
  • Shadow Evolved
    • Harness Shadow’s new Doom Powers to battle hordes of enemies and tackle platforming challenges like never before. Surf on water, fly over obstacles, and stop time with the return of Chaos Control!
  • A Journey Through Time and Dimensions
    • Relive signature levels from Shadow’s previous adventures and accelerate through mind-bending stages in both 3D and 2D, warped by Black Doom’s influence as Shadow works to piece together the timeline and thwart his evil plans.
  • Explore the New White Space
    • Stretch your legs in an all-new hub world inspired by the open-zone gameplay of Sonic Frontiers™. As Shadow gains new powers, he can explore further and uncover the secrets hidden throughout!
  • The Best of Both Worlds, Remastered
    • Spin dash through a greatest-hits collection of 3D and 2D versions of iconic stages from past Sonic games, now with updated visuals and reworked cinematics.
  • New Collectibles, Bonus Content, and more!
    • Rescue Chao hiding in every level, rack up the highest pinball score in the Casino Nights Zone, and check out the museum for behind-the-scenes art, music, and more!

Sonic X Shadow Generations will be released at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 25 October 2024.

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