If you were a Sonic fan back in the early 2000s, you know how excited everyone was for the next big Sonic game, next generation systems were around the corner and tech was evolving at a rapid pace, games looked better than ever and with high definition, crisp, clear visuals the likes of which where unseen by most up until that point.
The game in question would later become known as Sonic 06, back then being nicknamed Sonic Next-Gen, just so people wouldn’t confuse the game with the original Genesis/Mega Drive game. The game was originally announced back in 2005’s Tokyo Game Show with a concept trailer and technical showcase, which featured an early version of the game’s Kingdom Valley stage. Back then, now defunct website called Kikizo where the ones that got most of the footage that can be found today on YouTube, and due to internet limitations at the time, an HD version wasn’t possible to upload. Today however, the website’s founder, Adam Doree has uploaded several videos from Sonic Team’s unveiling including a cancelled first person shooter titled “Fifth Phantom Saga”, in its original HD quality. While direct feed footage of the concept trailer is still considered lost media, this brings us a bit closer to that little piece of Sonic history being preserved.
Check out the game’s showcase bellow!
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