Chemical Plant Zone, Metal Sonic Confirmed for Sonic Generations (Update: Classic Metal Sonic Character model)by Jonathan Charles July 13, 2011
Reports also suggest Sonic CD boss is Metal Sonic
Even though we have known for a while now the stages and bosses that almost certainly will feature in Sonic Generations, courtesy of the hacked demo, no-one has provided confirmation and we did not know which stages would feature which boss. Until now. Sonic Paradise is reporting, courtesy of fellow Spanish gaming website Vandal, that stage representation of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will come through Chemical Plant Zone and has been “officially confirmed” by Sega. However, while this many not be a surprise to those who followed the leaked information the second confirmation may be: apparently Metal Sonic is Sonic CD’s boss. While many fans had speculated (or hoped) this would be the choice, it has not been known until now. We also didn’t know which version of Sonic would fight Metal Sonic, or if both versions would, though Sonic Paradise answers this question by reporting “both [versions] will fight him”. Considering that it was originally ‘classic’ Sonic that fought Metal Sonic in the iconic race, then it only seems natural to at least include that version (though as with everything in this game, the other ‘version’ of each stage is inherently more curious).
The report also provides some information on the 3DS version, claiming that the special stages will be those of Sonic 2. Therefore, if Tails does happen to be following you, prepare to jump a few seconds early.
UPDATE: Sega just released the character model of Metal Sonic via Twitter. Catch it here.