No Sonic Generations for Wii U, SEGA knows launch date?

We’ve made the transition of the “What?” part of the Wii U hype train to the “When?”, meaning now that it’s revealed, we want to know its release date.

Nintendo only gave a 2012 window at E3 this year, but a SEGA executive has narrowed that down a bit. When Gamespot asked EVP of marketing Alan Pritchard if Sonic Generations could make its way to Wii U (as picked up be VG247), he said that the game “just doesn’t work” with the console’s release time.

“Generations releases this November, and the Wii U is coming out next spring/summer,” he explained. “I think one of the things we don’t have to do, or reduce where possible, is we don’t want to port games. I think if there’s going to be a Sonic game for the Wii U, it needs to be built from the ground up.”

Back up for a moment on the spring/summer mention. Does SEGA know when Nintendo are planning to bring their new system to market? It’s still a broad window, but at least it suggests release will be a little earlier in the year than we expected.

Back on Sonic, Pitchard continued: “It’s more likely that it would be a separate stand-alone installment or in conjunction with a multiplatform release in the future. But to bring out Generations on a platform six or eight months after we release PS3, 360, and 3DS probably won’t be the best strategy.”

Wii U will be Sonic-less for a while then.