Sega: NA/EU Won't Get Inferior Version Of Sonic Unleashed
Sometimes, it's just a misinterpretation of the facts that can lead to widespread concern, but at least this time, Sega was good enough to issue a clarification.
While North American and European gamers will be able to indulge in the legendary blue streak's latest adventure next week, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Sonic Unleashed has been delayed in Japan due to "quality issues." Now, perhaps "indulge" is the wrong word to use due to Sonic's depressing decline over the years, but we do have high hopes for this next-gen entry. Lots of fans - and ex-fans - are hoping it can rejuvenate a dying franchise, so when we heard this news, the immediate assumption was, "hey...does that mean the U.S. and Europe will be getting a rushed, broken version of the game?" Thankfully, no. According to PSBeyond, Sega's use of the term "quality issues" doesn't relate to the game itself, but merely to the "sales strategy and marketing schedule." Sega of America has plainly stated, "there will be no quality difference."
Well, that's certainly good to hear. Let's just hope that after we get our hands on the game, we're not once again disappointed in the result. We've just about lost all faith in the character who once helped to define a generation - and a console - so Sega absolutely can't issue another mediocre Sonic game. If they do, we're going to pronounce the series dead, once and for all...
Related Game(s): Sonic Unleashed
11/13/2008 Ben Dutka