Dimps making Wii's Sonic Unleashed

Dimps making Wii's Sonic Unleashed

Some fresh news related to Sonic Unleashed. It turns out that Dimps will be handling the coding and stages for the Wii version, which is using a separate engine to the other consoles.

This could be construed as good news, since Dimps, based in Osaka, are the developers behind Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure (some of Sonic's only good titles in recent times).

Aside from this, some small tidbits of info also came out:

  • Game is split between 3D and 2D sections, around 50/50.
  • Story revolves around a hub area.
  • A mix of speed and platforming gameplay.
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Wiipaw said:

Sounds good so far.

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Sonic Phantom said:

Again Wii's World, stop bringing up the so called "Sonic has gone downhill in recent times". First off, the the recent Sonic games are fun and good if you give it a chance. I don't get you Wii's World. Why the hatred for Sonic?

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Randolph the Grey said:

Well, I love Sonic Rush, although I could do without Secret Rings. Other than that, this game seems to carbon-copy the idea from Twilight Princess. If they can make the game fresh and great, I'll buy it.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

Well that's good news, but what was wrong with SEGA and Sonic Team they made the best until Dreamcast died.

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Crimson Fang said:

Interesting. I liked Sonic Rush.

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Ultigonio said:

Awesome, then. Nice to know this won't be another Sonic '06 tragedy. Sadly, they probably won't be able to pull off a Sonic Adventure, but hey, we can hope so.

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Rags said:

Sonic Phantom - While I agree that the recent Sonic games are fun if you get used to the controls, they're not that good. Seriously. And it's not just Wii's World saying Sonic is going downhill. It's the whole internet. And Game Magazines, and Game Shows. It's a fact, Sonic Phantom. Sorry to break it to you.

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wiiboy101 said:

Dimp are responsible for rush so that's a great start. Oh can I just add there's some articles going around that the Wii screens are not Wii. Both Nintendo mag uk and kombo have Wii screens and they're shockingly good. Yes the Wii can handle those visuals, the doubters are going to look very silly come launch.

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Sonic Phantom said:

Well Rags, not ALL game magazines give Sonic games low ratings. I know about the low scores it got and do I care? No. I play Sonic games because I love Sonic. I play games and I determine if they're good or not. Nintendo Power gave the recent Sonic games good ratings (not counting Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, because it was on a different console). It's not ALL a fact. And it's not the WHOLE internet. I go to certain websites and they love him all the same. I KNOW that the Sonic games have problems, but that's the problems with gamers. They can't get past a single problem and just to go to the fun factor. And I don't see Games shows talking about Sonic. Honestly, if you want Sonic to end, you're going to have to wait until the worlds ends. Which it won't by the way.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

Goodness Phantom, I don't mean to be rude but Wii's World isn't the first, Sonic is headed the same way Crash and Spyro went.. to HELL. Even I have to face the facts that Diddy hasn't seen a real hit since DK64.

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Quartz said:

New engine. That's terrible. The Wii version will have more bugs in the engine, for sure. But still, Dimps is good. We can count on them to do well, but they don't get the engine that's been being made for, you know, 3 years.

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Cobe44 said:

I liked Shadow the Hedgehog, but that's the only recent sonic game I've been able to tolerate. I shudder when I think of Sonic and the Secret Rings.

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Sonic Phantom said:

Diddy Kong Lover, Sonic isn't THAT low like Spyro and Crash. Also, Sonic IS currently more popular than Megaman and some Nintendo franchises. It seems to me that you didn't even play the current Sonic games. I'm not new to this "so-called" recent times Sonic has. I've known about it for a while and I honestly don't care. As long as his games continue to sell, he is going to get more games. Also, I don't like Diddy Kong at all, but I don't complain about his series.

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BJ said:

Other than SonicPhantom, I pretty much have to be the only person who never even "remotely" thought Sonic was going downhill. I love SA1, SA2, and Heroes. Shadow the Hedgehog was a pretty decent game. Sonic and the Secret Rings was the only recent game I didn't enjoy as much. Hedgehogs don't mix with the Arabian Nights.

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flamic said:

360/ps3 versions made by sonic 06 guys. Sucks for the 360/ps3 players.

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Nintendo4Ever said:

I like all the recent Sonic games, but Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure are my absolute favorites, so, big hopes for that one!

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dib8rman said:

You guys are worthy, grats you get the award, how can you bash the writers opinion with your own opinion. This entire piece was an opinion, when he does the review if he does it and it's still opinion then sure nerdrage him but this is no more than a "Hey this is what I think".

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