BioWare Sonic RPG’s Cut Cartoon Intro Deserves To Be Its Own Game
BioWare’s former developer shared a previously unfinished, animated intro to Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. This could efficiently serve as a 2D Sonic The Hedgehog story template. Sonic Chronicles was released for Nintendo DS in 2006. It featured a pre-Mass Effect trilogy BioWare taking on the lore and characters of Sonic The Hedgehog, as they reunited after Dr. Eggman’s defeat to face a new enemy known as the Nocturnus Clan.
Instead of the Sonicfranchise’s speed-based 2D platforming, Sonic Chroniclesfeatured turns based battles, branching RPG conversations, and special attacks through timing-based minigames, like those in Elite Beat Agents. Sonic Chronicles mainly received positive reviews from gamers who were tired of Sonic’s 3D offerings. However, EA’s purchase of BioWare in 2000 led to the cancellation of a planned sequel. Sonic Chronicles’ cliffhanger ending is still unsolved. The game serves as an exciting but relatively minor footnote in Sega’s history of the hypersonic hedgehog mascot.
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A former BioWare animator, Jonathan Cooper, recently shared an unheard-of intro animation for Sonic Chronicles on Twitter (via fanbyte). This 2D cutscene shows a Loony Tunes- the battle between Sonic (and Eggman) in a desert setting, with the Sonic Chronicle’srocking instrumental music. Cooper claims that Sega cut the intro to Sonic Chronicles in favor of the gameplay sequence that players were shown when they started up Sonic Chronicles. However, it was a “passion Project” for Joel MacMillan (Lead Artist) and Nick DiLiberto (Animator). Cooper went on to detail the production of the intro. It was animated at home and colored at BioWare Studios.
The new Sonic Chroniclesintro clip was revealed during an exciting time in the Blue Blur’s life, particularly when it comes to his forthcoming video games. Sega unveiled this month’s Game Awards 2021 stream. It is a teaser trailer of Sonic Frontier and. This 3D Sonic platformer was revealed during the Game Awards 2021 Livestream. The new title will feature Sonic racing through an open world, similar to The Legend Of Zelda and Kirby and The Forgotten Land. It also features a plot by Ian Flynn, a long-time Sonic The Hedgehog comics writer.
Sega may not have removed Jonathan Cooper’s animated intro from Sonic Chronicles. The Dark Brotherhood. There’s no doubt that Sega and his team worked hard on it. The animation is vibrant and smooth, with a lively tone that suits Sonic. It also gives a brief overview of Blue Blur’s ongoing battle against Dr. Eggman. Although this scene was eventually deleted, it is enough to make fans wonder if there would ever be a full-fledged 2D Sonic The Hedgehog game with this art style.
Sonic the Hedgehog has a long history of being tongue-in-cheek. Now Dr. Eggman has been made public. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie features Sonic Hedgehog. The Twitter page has memes about Sonic being too slow and Sonic being taller than toast. This is just one of many jokes that the fanbase makes decades later (like Sonic the Hedgehog). Sonic’s reputation is constantly changing, so the Sonic Twitter page shared some tremendous lore about Dr. Eggman was found via a dating profile. This moment was sure to be both serious and humorous.
Fans now know in which field Dr. Eggman holds his doctorate. The title tells us that Eggman went to college and completed undergraduate studies. He then pursued higher education. However, he also completed his coursework and is now a well-respected professional in his field. This process takes at least five years from start to finish. There are likely many theses and dissertations on a particular field of study. This information is part of Eggman’s legacy, his college years, and Eggman’s past. Sonic enthusiasts didn’t know which area he was studying until now.
While graduate students may be eligible for a Master of Science degree in robotics, Dr. Eggman (or Robotnik) could still get a Master of Science in robotics. Still, Dr. Given his ability to transform woodland animals into mechs and create final-boss level robots like the Egg Viper or Egg Golem, it’s easy for one to assume that Eggman would have a degree in robotics. It was discovered that Eggman holds a Ph.D. in Evil. This may seem more logical than robotics and any other applied science when you think about the purpose of a Ph.D.
Sonic’s Rival Eggman’s Ph.D. in Evil, Not Robotics
A Ph.D. is more theoretical than a professional doctorate. Therefore, Dr. Eggman’s study was more focused on the more significant questions of evil and not the details of robotics or mechanical engineering. This suggests that Eggman has a high-level understanding of scheming, the philosophy of evil, and wrote his thesis on deforestation or the lore behind Sonic’s Chaos Emeralds. Eggman’s quest for world dominance is grassroots. He focuses on his achievements and goals, not how to build an empire of pure evil.