Wii version specifics:
- split of 3d to 2d side-scrolling action is about 50/50
- hub areas for story return once again
- Wii version is not using the same engine as PS3/360, but the team is working hard to duplicate the look as closely as possible
- mix of speed and platforming
- Wii version is different in stage design and controls
- coding and stages for Wii version is being handled by Dimps, who was responsible for Sonic Rush/Sonic Rush Adventure
- Tomoya Ohtani from Sonic Rush will be the sound director
Sonic Team Producer Yoshihisa Hashimoto, via Play Magazine confirms the above information.
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Wondering why I wasn't jumping up and down at the screen shots that ONM were claiming were from the Wii version of Unleashed? Like I said before, those screens at the resolution being displayed were not a possible representation of what the Wii version would look like. According to this latest report, not only were those screens not from the Wii version of the game but also the level design will be different and the engine will be different in comparison to the 360/PS3 versions. This will be to maximize the Wii's power since the system has a completely different architecture (which you already know). While it is nice to know that the Sonic Rush team is trying their best to make the Wii version look as close to the 360/PS3 versions as possible (and I don't doubt that the Wii version will look awesome graphically) this is further proof that the actual Wii version of Sonic Unleashed has yet to be seen. As for ONM, false hope and promises that they never follow through on have been a problem for them ever since they started publishing their magazine. This information is not a surprise and was pretty much expected. A high profile magazine really needs to be sure what game they are publishing and for what system it is on before they go to the press with it. Accidents like these seem to always happen to them and excuses as to the cause of it follow the storm of angry Nintendo fans posting in the forums of their UK website.
So to be clear to everyone that will comment on this:
We have not seen any real screen shots or trailers for Sonic Unleashed running on the Wii yet. End of story.
*EDIT: I've had to turn comment moderation on due to a certain person who refused to listen to my warnings of his extremely out of line comments and vulgar insults and continuous multi-posting. He disagrees with me on this post (its only news) and proceeded to go off the deep end with his childish ranting and out of control vulgarity. So I'm sorry to everyone else that really only 1 person had to ruin your smooth comment posting privileges, now you'll have to wait until I can read your comments and then post them on the site. It might take a few hours sometimes depending on if I'm busy or not, so if you post a comment just be patient and it will get posted as soon as its possible for me to do it.
I really should have blocked him from the start with his constant CAPS LOCK on......funny as it may be.