It’s not uncommon to see hotly-anticipated games these days also release a more expensive, bells-and-whistles edition of the title. These special editions will usually have some exclusive goodies, whether that consist of DLC before its public release, a copy of the soundtrack, or some collectible item for you to show off to your buddies. It appears as though Sonic Generations will enjoy the same treatment with it’s collector’s edition, chock full of special goodies to entice Sonic fans into spending a little extra cash.

Sonic Generations is meant to serve as a look back on the Sonic franchise as a whole, by combining the past with the present in allowing you to play in both 2D and 3D, as both the Classic Sonic and the Modern incarnation. It’s be no means a small property, so the developers have plenty of content from the past to include with this new spin.

The new collector’s edition also follows that mindset, bringing plenty of goodies for you Sonic fans. See for yourself:

As you can see, the collector’s edition of Sonic Generations will feature the following:

  • Statuette of both the Classic and Modern versions of Sonic standing side-by-side.
  • Collectible gold ring, modeled after their in-game counterparts.
  • Series art book.
  • The 20th Anniversary Sonic soundtrack, which should hopefully include some of the best songs Sonic has to offer.
  • History of Sonic: Birth of an Icon – a special documentary looking back on the franchise as a whole.
  • Bonus DLC for Sonic Generations.

All of these items are certainly must-haves for any hardcore Sonic fan. The soundtrack would certainly be a real gem, especially if it includes songs from previous games as well. The documentary will hopefully feature some insight into the development process that went into creating the blue hedgehog, and how the mascot grew into the icon he is today. The DLC may also make this worth the purchase, if it’s the same content shown in the demo hack from a few months ago.

If you live on the Western side of the world, you won’t want to get your hopes up too high; it appears as though the collector’s edition will be available only in Europe and Australia. No particular reason has been given, but we’ll keep you posted when and if any explanation is given.

Would all this be enough to convince you to buy the collector’s edition? What reason could there be for making this exclusive to Europe and Australia?

Both the regular and collector’s edition of Sonic Generations will arrive this November for the PS3, Xbox 360, and 3DS.

Source: The Escapist