Shadow the hedgehog is a rival in Sonic Generations

This picture and the Blog post that he is a rival is all the information that we have at this moment. So this is it: Shadow the hedgehog is now th second rival to be found in the game, after Metal Sonic.

[Source: Sega Blog]

  • BigSkorpy

    I don’t really like this. I thought since Sonic Unleashed, all the stupid side kicks were removed and only Sonic, Tails and Eggman are still there. But now on Sonics birthday they bring (in my opinion) on the worst side kicks back.

  • As long as it’s not Big the Cat, everything is fine.

  • Bradkal

    This is cool but If they include the dreamcast Sonic as a different sonic witch I feel is unlikely now but If they do then it only really makes sense for dreamcast sonic to fight him since after sonic adventure 2 he’s become a sort of neutral character

  • The internet just exploded.

    Will i be able to skip any Shadow level?

  • ninjajosh

    well this news is not surprising to me at all

  • Stooball

    I…..speechless

  • sonfan


    BigSkorpy:

    I don’t really like this. I thought since Sonic Unleashed, all the stupid side kicks were removed and only Sonic, Tails and Eggman are still there. But now on Sonics birthday they bring (in my opinion) on the worst side kicks back.

    Too bad, you thought wrong. They said that all of Sonic friends is going to appear in the game as cameros in all the interviews cause they’re all part of the 20th history. I for one am happy that Sonic’s friends are back cause I’m getting tired of games with just Sonic, Tails and Eggman in them.

    Plus, how is Shadow the ‘worst’ sidekick? He was awesome back in SA2 and I’ll be pissed if he wasn’t in this game to represent the Dreamcast era. He’s only as a boss character anyway so it’s not like he’s actually playable.

  • Grimwing

    Wicked. Shadow is going to be pretty cool.
    Its just a encounter/ boss battle thing.

    needs to taunt Classic Sonic somehow.

    And he has a new voice actor then. I believe the one from sonic free riders.

  • sonfan

    I wonder how come when they release a screenshot of Metal Sonic as a boss character, people thought it was cool but when they release a screenshot of Shadow as a boss then you hear people say “BAWWWW!!! There’s too many characters! Sega promise Sonic friends won’t be in this game! I’m not buying this anymore!”

    Sega confirmed that Sonic’s friends will be in this game but only as cameos months and months ago in every preview, interviews, the LEAKS, and the story. so it’s not like Sega was hiding it from everyone cause they have said this so many times. So either people weren’t paying attention cause of all the hype of seeing Classic Sonic or they don’t believe it until they seen some proof. Even if they didn’t see any of the leaks, interviews, etc then it’s pretty damn obvious that Sonic’s friends are going to appear.

    Generations is NOT a classic game and it shouldn’t be viewed and treated as such just becuase Classic Sonic is playable in it. There’s going to be characters, stages and elements from the Classic, Adventure and Modern era cause they’re celebrating the WHOLE history of the Sonic series not just the first 5.

  • Shadow is simply unnecessary as a character. Sonic had enough rivals and enemies similar to himself before Shadow came along, which is one of the reasons most classic fans don’t enjoy seeing Shadow in anything.

  • sonfan


    ScottyMoFoSho:

    Shadow is simply unnecessary as a character. Sonic had enough rivals and enemies similar to himself before Shadow came along, which is one of the reasons most classic fans don’t enjoy seeing Shadow in anything.

    I agree but he was necessary in SA2. If we’re getting an Sonic VS Shadow battle then will people calm down about it?

  • Stooball

    Because Shadow has a game attached to his name. And that wasn’t a good thing

  • sonfan

    Okay I know, the game sucks. If Shadow acts anything like his SA2-self in this game then I’ll be very happy

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