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MisterEpic
10-22-2011, 10:25 AM
I thought this game was going to be released on November 1st in North America. But I see the European release date, November 4th, on Steam.

Will North Americans get Sonic Generations on PC on November 1st, or will they get it on November 4th, at the same time as Europeans?

ezodagrom
10-22-2011, 10:56 AM
I thought this game was going to be released on November 1st in North America. But I see the European release date, November 4th, on Steam.

Will North Americans get Sonic Generations on PC on November 1st, or will they get it on November 4th, at the same time as Europeans?
Looks like the PC version will be released on November 4th for everyone.

lgm1979
10-25-2011, 05:25 AM
I find it quite odd that it says the 4th. We rarely get retail games released on anything but Tuesdays here in North America, and even though this appears to be a Steamworks game, I assume there will be physical retail copies as well.

I'm wondering if this may get delayed until the 8th for North America. I certainly wouldn't mind it coming out on the 4th tho. :D

Chizu
10-25-2011, 05:53 AM
Its supposed to tbe the 4th everywhere.
There will be a physical retail release, something like a month after the digital.

ezodagrom
10-25-2011, 05:54 AM
I find it quite odd that it says the 4th. We rarely get retail games released on anything but Tuesdays here in North America, and even though this appears to be a Steamworks game, I assume there will be physical retail copies as well.

I'm wondering if this may get delayed until the 8th for North America. I certainly wouldn't mind it coming out on the 4th tho. :D
There's not going to be a physical retail PC version in the US, only in Europe, which will only be released later in November.

rodro_lliv
10-25-2011, 12:53 PM
The European boxed edition was listed for November 4th as well, but recently some shops have delayed it to the 25th.

Munch1981
10-25-2011, 01:14 PM
Yeah Play.com selling for 14.99 but release date says 25th November.

Munch1981
10-25-2011, 01:16 PM
But then GAME says 4th November.

backfire21
10-26-2011, 01:15 AM
Well we're getting it for half the price (USA anyways, not sure about other countries) so I don't mind waiting 3 extra days to play it.

Ominus
10-27-2011, 03:47 AM
when i pre-ordered it for the xbox i was told that it was out on the 25th November that i can wait for personally, but when i get home and seen the offer on steam for 19.99 and get sonic 3D blast and sonic 3 & knuckles when you pre-order before 4th November (PC release date) i jumped all over it, i dont mind the price its worth it in the long run :3

5onic
10-27-2011, 06:02 PM
I have no idea why the digital version is delayed another 3 days. When all they need to do is just unlock it and everyone can download. While I guess setting it up in stores might take a while, well I don't know. But why the PC version is Nov 4?

sonicstormer
10-31-2011, 04:15 AM
I have no idea why the digital version is delayed another 3 days. When all they need to do is just unlock it and everyone can download. While I guess setting it up in stores might take a while, well I don't know. But why the PC version is Nov 4?

Could they release it on the 1st for download? Probably. Would they get into a hell of a lot of trouble for it? Definitely. Release dates are funny that way.

leandroeidi
10-31-2011, 01:13 PM
I'm predicting that on November 4th the game won't unlock at the exact time it says on the store page and people will start "I hate Steam" threads.

Lone_Sword
11-01-2011, 02:01 PM
Available: November 3rd, 2011
This game will unlock in approximately 2 days and 3 hours
New update to the info on Steam?

squidgy617
11-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Oh my.

If that's the new date, I'm happier.

AwayToHit
11-01-2011, 02:34 PM
apparently its now november 3rd :D

Chizu
11-01-2011, 05:22 PM
New update to the info on Steam?

Says for me 2 days and 0 hours.
That makes it 00:00 GMT
So a midnight launch.

Thats nice. Now if only I could preload it for that mignight launch.

Psyke89
11-01-2011, 05:30 PM
The new date is November 4th 00:00 GMT, as opposed to November 4th 18:00 GMT.

EDIT: Ninja'd.

squidgy617
11-01-2011, 06:10 PM
So wait, one day and 23 hours for me... its 8:00 on the first for me right now, one day would be the second, 23 hours would be... 7:00 PM on the 3rd?

What time zone are you guys in?

SIMH
11-01-2011, 07:08 PM
I caught this today too, and it kinda surprised me. :0

And yeah, it should be Friday morning, literately 12:00am. This really helps me out honestly, I had to go somewhere on the weekend. x)

Psyke89
11-02-2011, 11:05 AM
So wait, one day and 23 hours for me... its 8:00 on the first for me right now, one day would be the second, 23 hours would be... 7:00 PM on the 3rd?

What time zone are you guys in?

GMT, Greenwich Mean Time.

Assassin1471
11-02-2011, 02:18 PM
There's not going to be a physical retail PC version in the US, only in Europe, which will only be released later in November.

http://www.game.co.uk/en/sonic-generations-136787?pageSize=20&searchTerm=sonic%20generation

nuf said. 4th of november = boxed editions too.

Chizu
11-02-2011, 02:27 PM
No, its well established that Sonic Generations Physical release is later in the month, not on the 4th. Game haven't corrected their release date, however Play and Amazon have.

Physical retail version is currently dated the 25th most retailers.
Game will probably update their site sometime soon.

Unless game have found someway to delay other retailers stocking the game, instead of their usual trick of stopping games being orderable on steam before release (i.e. Red Faction Armageddon, Space Marine and Saits Row the Third.).

DarkNeedle
11-02-2011, 02:38 PM
http://www.game.co.uk/en/sonic-generations-136787?pageSize=20&searchTerm=sonic%20generation

nuf said. 4th of november = boxed editions too.

I really doubt the PC retail edition can be that cheap, even in euros.

As others have said, it will be released later in europe.

Fish-E
11-02-2011, 02:44 PM
I really doubt the PC retail edition can be that cheap, even in euros.

As others have said, it will be released later in europe.

It's cheaper elsewhere, for example, thehut had it for 14.95 and that came with a free copy of "Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection: Volume 1".

I don't know why they brought the US date forward a day, rather than just having a universal release date.

ezodagrom
11-02-2011, 05:32 PM
I don't know why they brought the US date forward a day, rather than just having a universal release date.
Actually, the Steam release has been changed for both US and EU. In EU they changed it from 6PM to midnight, basically the game is being released 18 hours earlier. In the US it was the same change, 18 hours earlier, which makes it so the game is being released on November 3 instead of November 4.
It's still a worldwide simultaneous release.

IzayoiKagemaru
11-03-2011, 06:27 AM
Actually that 17.99 on game is British Pounds which are still slightly more valuable than Euros which would be 20.95 but given the UK tends to devalue games faster it seems for the UK the price is accurate.

Mainland EU is probably getting it around 30 which is what is on steam.

And if I read correctly only the EU region is getting a collectors edition that's probably what is delayed in EU but I could see retail delayed on some countries not the whole territory.

Looking at the store page it looks it will unlock for me at midnight tonight.

I'll probably buy a boxed version on a sale too just to have it on my shelf. :D

ezodagrom
11-03-2011, 06:44 AM
And if I read correctly only the EU region is getting a collectors edition that's probably what is delayed in EU but I could see retail delayed on some countries not the whole territory.
The consoles versions are being released at a later date in Europe not because of the collector's edition, but because retail games are usually released on fridays for European countries, just like how they're released on tuesdays for the US.