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Rumor: Sonic Genesis Collection Going Next-Gen On PS3, 360

We know Sonic Unleashed is on the way - and we actually have high hopes for it, after doing the research and going hands-on at E3 - but Sega is also known for their compilation/collection releases, especially on the PS2. You should remember the Sega Genesis Collection that released not too long ago, and now, the latest rumor says Sega is bringing their cocky blue mascot's oldest adventures to the new generation.

As Strategy Informer points out, Amazon currently holds a listing for Sonic Genesis Collection for the PS3, and there's also a listing for an Xbox 360 version as well. Now, the site doesn't provide a release date and this is the first we've heard about such a title, but then again, it's not exactly a blockbuster release. This is one of those games that could easily sneak onto store shelves with little or no fanfare, so perhaps information like this is the only warning we'll have. Then again, there are plenty of old-school Sonic fans out there who have the next-gen systems, and maybe they don't still have the old Genesis. In that case, and provided this new collection doesn't cost the standard $60 (we doubt it will), Sonic Genesis Collection should be worth considering. Of course, we have to wait for the official word from Sega, but early retail database listings are often accurate. Well, sometimes.

We have an idea: perhaps it would make sense to release something like this along with Sonic Unleashed. You know, kinda like a video game version of "before and after." Maybe you even issue a promotion of some kind; buy Unleashed and get this collection for $10 less or something. What do you think?

9/23/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Aftab
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 11:01:18 AM
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I've got a mysterious craving for sonic. Actually, I made get in on the psp, because it will probably look better on a smaller screen.

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John Shoemaker
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 11:10:13 AM
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I've been waiting for them to release all his older game on one disc like they should have done on the PS2.
Even though I own most of the ones on the Genesis, it would be better having them all.

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Cavan
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 1:51:42 PM

John Shoemaker
they did release all the sonics on one disc, was a ps2 game, its called sonic mega collection..
Blinkboy - i agree when i read the title i assumed it would be for the psn, would be strange to come out on blu ray when they allready did it for ps2
Also can anybody tell me because this has bugged me for yrs.. why was the sega genesis called that like everywhere in the world, yet in britain, it was called sega megadrive?? anybody?????

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BlinkBoy
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 12:54:32 PM
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Why don't they release them on the PS Store and XBL Marketplace. Maybe they will do that too, it would be easier accessible for most people.
I can't see these older games fill up a blu-ray disc so very much, so don't waste the energy on that.

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www
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 1:28:19 PM
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Classic!

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shaydey77
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 3:42:39 PM
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@ Cavan
I have often wondered the same thing!! Those were the days.First videogame i ever played in my life Sonic The Hedgehog...LEGENDARY

i think they should include it on the Unleashed disk.Surely it wont take up the full amount of blueray and all the megadrive ones couldnt have been that big either!!

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Riku994
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 4:39:46 PM
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I still have my genesis, but I have Sonic Mega Collection on my PS2, so I don't think this will be a necesity for me.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 4:58:48 PM
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i think it's already on xbl,so y bother
@cavan mine was a gift from germany and it was called megadrive also,i think it was called genesis in the NA .am not sure though .

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Cavan
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 6:01:51 PM
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i duno why i never really thought of this ( am probz just lazy) but i researched on wiki why it was called megadrive in europe and genesis is america. apparently the system was called the megadrive, however sega couldnt get the rights to the megadrive name in NA so they called it genesis over their... mystery solved lol. also an intersting fact since i been researching the megadrive, it mostly flopped everywhere esp in japan everywhere preferred the NES except for europe where it dominated.. so when the whole of europe turned to the ps1, no wander sega went bust lol.

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Daedusian
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 7:38:12 PM
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Is this really going to be a disc based game?? It would be much better if it was released on PSN/XBL. Seems silly to buy it at a store... Either way, I won't be buying it. They would have to do something much like what they did with Bionic Commando Rearmed for me to think about it.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 7:56:59 PM
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again i think sonic is already on XBL so can anyone tell ,what is the special thing about this sonic??????. @ cavan again, i really didn't see that coming, flopping everywhere except EU,are u trying to tell me that NA,japan and the rest of the world missed out on the megadrive and some of the best games ever made to play that stupid mario (i hate mario BTW,always did always will) oriented SNES ,geez what a stupid non european dudes.no offense ,am non european myself.lol

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 8:31:54 PM
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Do It, Yea, Just Do It.

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LightShow
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 10:07:35 PM
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unless they're redoing the graphics, is there any point? Really?

you could fit the roms for all the side-scrolling sonic titles on a regular old CD. No doubt sega's gonna try and add some extras, but this looks like a re-release of Sonic Mega Collection.

It'll prob even have little bonus games if you have save file from other sega games, just like Mega Collection.

*sigh* and sega wonders why it's floundering...

C'mon, sega! I know you have it in you! Just one new IP, I dare you!

in fact, I Triple Dog Dare you to!!

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 @ 1:52:55 AM
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Meh i don't see the point, but then again i have the Megadrive Sonic games on my PSP anyway.

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