The Darkness Cannon Rises
Among the more traditional side-scrolling Sonic fan games at SAGE this year is Sonic: Edge of Darkness. The game, created by Delta Hedgehog, SuperBliz, and General Offensive, features Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles as playable characters within a rather dense backstory. The game’s SAGE booth describes its plot as follows:
After many failures and a complete lack of new ideas or schemes, Dr. Robotnik is at the end of his rope. After those events, he has not been seen nor heard from in almost 3 years. Unfortunately for Sonic and the rest, they have no idea what is really going on. While in seclusion, he has built and perfected his newest creation, Darkness Cannon. This machine is used to create artificial black holes in multiple universes, and they can be manipulated to destroy anything he pleases. However, it needs one crucial element to make his creation complete. To have it at full power, he requires the Chaos Emeralds, the Master Emerald, and an undiscovered set of gems. In order to get these elements, he sends out Metal Sonic and Mecha Knuckles. After some contemplation, he resurrects the Tails Doll after being cast aside and untouched for nearly five years, and decides to upgrade him, making him the Tails Android, a complete redesign of his original invention, now being much more destructive and hell bent on destroying Sonic and everything in existence. Sonic gets word of said plans while infiltrating his base just to see what he’s been up to. After hearing him go over his plans with the three Mechas, he goes to inform Tails and Knuckles about what’s going on, and set out to stop his plans and destroy the Mechas once and for all.
You can download the two-level demo of Sonic: Edge of Darkness at its SAGE booth page here.