Sonic Generations is one of the best kept secrets for the past ten years. To be honest, many fans knew of some surprise that could happen yet not exactly how it would unfold. There were some rumors if both the original and the newer Sonic could ever originate in the same universe. Like Doctor Who (whom was able to interact with his former selves) the idea came to mind. And thus Generations was born. How long ago? Ten years.. this actually was said to be Adventure 3, but it was meant to be locked away for ten years, the time wasn't quite right.
Sonic CD was one of the most scrutinized titles to date. If a parallel world could co-exist, how could the original converge a journey with the present? Thus the question is answered, Generations is that exact tale. The aftermath of the Time Stones unlocked the Little Planet's polarity setting things right. However Colors journey was the exact opposite, those creatures were the basis of the stones in elements of said colors (now the unveiled Dimensions) title to be part of WiiU's library.
Now for the music of the past.. that was by far the toughest obstacle for Sega to get over. For a long time many of the rights were lost after Sega folded as a third party. Just like a music producing company, they would need to buy all the rights, titles, and tracks to create a full release. (which many fans have demanded ever since the original CD was released) versus the European to Japanese soundtrack. At present we have a new rendition on arrival which makes me wonder how it may be loved or disliked.
Awhile back many of us fans received a fun bundle of goodies for the tenth anniversary. A blue box with a booklet, etched coin, and embossed cd. I have yet to actually play that cd again sometime soon. But within that booklet was a revised tale of how the character came to be. It was a welcome gift to what's next tomorrow (or today for our overseas friends).
Happy birthday Blue Buddy!