Sonic on track despite Japan delay

Unleashed release on time in the West, despite 2009 slip in Japan

Sonic Unleashed is on track for release in Europe and North America before Christmas despite a delay to 2009 in Japan, Sega has confirmed to CVG.

Sonic Unleashed on Xbox 360, Wii and PS2 is on track for a November 28 release in Europe, while the PS3 version will arrive later in December, says Sega.


The game's been held back until next year in Japan, although in a statement on the Japanese Sega site it said there will be no difference in game quality between regions.

"To Sonic fans living outside of Japan: In our previous November 7 post to this home page, we informed you that the release date of Sonic Unleashed in Japan on PS3 and 360 will be delayed," it reads.

"Based on that announcement, some fans living overseas have become concerned that there will be a difference in quality between the version of the game released in Japan and the version released outside of Japan. This is not the case and we apologize for this misunderstanding.

"The difference in the international release dates is based on the sales strategy and the manufacturing schedule. There will be no quality difference between the North American/European/Asia release and the Japanese version."

Both Wii and high-end console versions are looking decent. Look out for the verdict in the coming weeks.