Why Sonic Generations isn’t releasing on Wii…

Sonic has had a fantastic run (no pun intended) on both the Wii and Nintendo DS systems, with players enjoying the speedy blue hedgehog’s Secret Rings, Unleashed, Black Knight outings as well as his return to form in the recently released Sonic Colours. That’s not to mention the successful partnership with Nintendo’s iconic Italian plumber in the Mario & Sonic games either…!

It was a surprise therefore that, with SEGA this year celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, their latest game, Sonic Generations, won’t be releasing on Wii alongside its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 counterparts.

Having been queried as to the reasons for such a decision, the response from a SEGA representative was that “the game is fully HD,” and, of course, the Wii doesn’t support such output resolution.

“A SEGA rep told me there’s no Wii version because the game is fully HD,” Stephen Totilo, Editor of Kotaku, explained.

We must remember, however, that SEGA have stated that they were to release a number of Sonic games this year, so perhaps Nintendo fans are to be rewarded with a separate game – we’ll have to wait and see. We certainly want to get in on the anniversary celebrations regardless!

So, that’s that. Now, what was that about a new Nintendo console again…!?

[Thanks, Kotaku]

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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