Classic Sonic Not Returning After Generations

Retro Sonic fans better enjoy their classic Sonic while they can, because it looks like they won’t be seeing him again, at least not for a while.

“Do you know what? There are no plans, to be brutally honest, to bring Classic Sonic back. The reason for bringing him back for this game was because this is a celebration of 20 years of Sonic. It was a real fitting time to do it. He’s really well loved. Let’s see how Generations does. You can never say never in this industry, but at the moment there are no plans.” – David Corless, Brand Manager SEGA Europe

Personally, I don’t see the point in bringing classic Sonic back after this, at least not until the 25th anniversary. Classic Sonic holds a special place in Sonic history. He is all about the 90s when cute little pudgy animals dominated video games. Let him continue to exist as a part of that era, not this one.


15 responses to “Classic Sonic Not Returning After Generations

  1. SMT_Xero says:

    i wouldnt mind seeing classic sonic return in the party games (all star racing, olympic games, ect.)

  2. Exu says:

    They say that now but they’ll need to see how well people respond to him, it’s a shame Sonic 4 already happened or he could’ve been in that. >.>

  3. DCGX says:

    And I wondering about the 25th anniversary.

  4. CrazyTails says:


  5. He will be forever in our hearts.

  6. randroid says:

    Is it too early to ask for Sonic Generations 2 (with more stages from s1 – s3+kn)?

  7. Radrappy says:

    all he says is there are no current plans. I do believe at one point sega reps were saying that black eyed sonic would never be seen again in the first place. If generations does super well, I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing classic sonic again soon.

  8. Aki-at says:

    Classic Sonic is not cute, his cute level is of the level of the current modern Sonic.

    But I am sure if this game sells very well, then the following game sales do not do too well, I suspect SEGA will be forced to bring him back into action. I’d much rather have the design closer to the Sonic CD intro design though.

  9. randroid says:

    What are you talking about? Of course classic sonic is cute. Haha, look at the little guy.

    Jokes aside, this game is going to rock!

  10. -nSega54- says:

    I don’t see what the point would be in bringing back Classic Sonic. Keep his gameplay, sure, but modern Sonic is Sonic. No reason not to have Sonic’s latest design in new Sonic games, *especially* in Sonic 4, which otherwise played it FAR too safe.

  11. nuckles87 says:

    I didn’t say Classic Sonic was cute. I said he game from an era when cute animals generally ruled gaming.

    That being said, he IS cute in Generations.

  12. Adam Duffield says:

    Hey remember when sonic adventure had Shadow who was a great character?
    Remember how the fans begged for him to be brought back?

    Lets just enjoy it, and leave well enough alone 🙂

  13. Arc Christelle says:

    I saw this and burst out laughing instantly.

  14. SMT_Xero says:

    well sonic heroes did happen first but i see your point

  15. Richard says:

    Im sorry but withhout classic sonic modern sonic doesnt exsist, sonic the hedgehog on the megadrive was my first game i ever played l hes the reason why i have been playing games to this day. There are no more excuses from sega , classic fans have waited so long long to see a true next gen classic sonic gameplay , why cant future games be like generations.

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