Sonic 2005 Tech Demo Footage Hints at What Sonic 06 Would possibly Have Been

Uncovered footage of a Sonic the Hedgehog tech demo from 2005 has proven off what the notorious Sonic 06 may have been.

The footage, courtesy of Adam Doree (beneath), exhibits virtually ten minutes of gameplay that was celebrated by Sonic followers in a dwell demo throughout Sega’s next-gen showcase at 2005’s Tokyo Recreation Present.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, generally referred to as Sonic 06, would develop into an notorious entry within the franchise with gamers criticising its poor sport design, bland character talents, and choice of technical issues. IGN gave the sport a 4/10 on the time, plainly calling it “a multitude” and “one hell of a disappointing sport”.

The TGS footage painted a distinct image of what Sonic 06 may have been, nevertheless. Opening with an prolonged cinematic trailer, it then switches to gameplay of Sonic exploring shiny and vibrant 3D environments, amassing rings and battling enemies.

Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka, who was reportedly arrested final 12 months for insider buying and selling, offered the demo, and instructed these attending the present that Sonic 06 would honour the fifteenth anniversary of Sega’s mascot.

Alas, Sonic 06 did not dwell as much as these expectations. Alongside the myriad gameplay complaints, the sport additionally acquired criticism for one significantly odd a part of its story, through which Sonic smooches a human lady. Evidently, Sonic 06 did not make it on IGN’s high ten Sonic video games of all time listing.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and performing UK information editor. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.


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