Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Sega has confirmed today that the Japanese delay of Sonic Unleashed will not affect release dates in the West. The game will be released on schedule, and there will be no difference in quality or content in the regional versions despite the big gap in release dates.
“To Sonic fans living outside Japan: previously we informed you that the release date of Sonic Unleashed in Japan on PS3 and 360 will be delayed.
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 apologise 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. Please be assured we are doing our best to deliver a top quality experience to people all over the globe...”
This is very good news. The game is due for release across multiple systems in late November and early December.