Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have unofficially announced the release of the upcoming platform arcade Sonic Generations on PC.
Yesterday evening, Destructoid employees found PC version of the game available for pre-order on several game retail websites, together with system requirements.
Sony were considering whether to port Sonic Generations to PC way back in spring, when the game was first announced. And now we have a confirmation. The game will hit all major platforms at the same time, November 1 in the US and November 4 in Europe. That’s PC, PS3 and XBox 360 versions developed by Sonic Team (a part of SEGA), and Nintendo 3DS version developed by Dimps.
Sonic Generations is a gift to the fans, celebrating 20 years of the series. Classic Sonic the Hedgehog came out on Mega Drive way back in 1991. The new game will link together various adventures of the hyperactive blue hedgehog, featuring both 2D sidescrolling levels and 3D environments we have seen in the later games.
It starts with Sonic celebrating his birthday. Of course, all of the familiar characters are in attendance. Just when the guests are about to eat cake, a giant time warp/black hole sort of thing appears and sucks everything in. Sonic travels to the past and meets a younger version of himself (which looks like the classic Sonic from the nineties). Together, the pair will attempt to fix numerous time/space paradoxes while re-living moments in the eventful history of the franchise.
The game will feature locations from nine different games, starting with the original. Every level can be finished by either Classic Sonic or Modern Sonic, with completely different gameplay styles, abilities and techniques.
The hedgehog definitely knows how to celebrate his birthday in style.
Oh, and here are the system requirements:
- Minimum Requirements
Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2×2.0GHz) 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
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