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Hedgehog Engine is the graphics game engine used in some video games.
The Hedgehog Engine is a graphics engine, and has no bearings on gameplay style. It is only compatible with the Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC because the
Wii's and Nintendo 3DS's hardware is not powerful enough to handle its next-gen lighting and visual effects. The engine is not to be confused with Havok, which is related to certain physics tasks, or Sonic Team's in-house engine used for gameplay. Hedgehog Engine is also used in the game . Sonic Generations Sonic Generations was in development for two years from 2009.
As well as featuring camera position changes and a blend of classic elements from other
Sonic games, the Hedgehog Engine also uses a revolutionary new piece of technology. This was called the "light-field", which can create CGI quality graphics in the in-game graphics system. The basic concept of the Light-field is that light bounces off every single thing on screen, creating an ultra realistic look on the area around. Also, not only did the graphics around Sonic change, but so did Sonic's model. Light is reflected off of him too, to make sure that he didn't look "out of place" as many reviewers would claim from past Sonic games. This was the longest part of the Hedgehog Engine to make, taking three years to develop.
Features of the Hedgehog Engine include:
Pre-Baked Global Illumination (GI)
GI Generated Textures
Post Processed HDR Bloom
Eye adaptaion & HDR lighting
Color grading and tone mapping
Light-field character illumintation
Motion blur & depth of field
Games using the Hedgehog Engine
Hedgehog Engine 2
A successor to the original Hedgehog Engine named "Hedgehog Engine 2" has been developed and is confirmed by Takashi Izuka that
released for Sonic Forces PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch will be running on it, being the first game to do so.
The engine is named after Sonic's species.
Manga (1991) Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic · (1992—1994) ( Sonic the Hedgehog ) Sonic no Daibouken · (2003—2005) Dash & Spin; Super Fast Sonic!! · Dengeki Nintendo DS ( (2008), Sonic World Adventure (2009), Sonic and the Black Knight (2009), Sonic Chronicles (2010), Sonic Colors (2011))
Comic books (1991) Sonic the Hedgehog (promotional comic) · (1993—2002) Sonic the Comic · (1993—1995) Sonic Sunday Strips · (1993—2017) ( Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics) miniseries (1993) (1995), Princess Sally (1995), Tails (1996), Sonic Quest (1997—1999), Knuckles the Echidna (2005—2008), Sonic X (2008—2017), Sonic Universe (2014—2015)) Sonic Boom · (1994) Sonic Adventures · (2016) Sonic Comic · (2018-)
Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW Publishing)
Novels and picture books
(1993) Stay Sonic · Virgin Books ( (1993), Sonic the Hedgehog in Robotnik's Laboratory (1993), Sonic the Hedgehog in the Fourth Dimension (1993), Sonic the Hedgehog and the Silicon Warriors (1994)) Sonic the Hedgehog in Castle Robotnik · (1993) Pense Bem: Uma Aventura Científica com Sonic the Hedgehog · Troll Associates ( (1994), Sonic the Hedgehog (1994), Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnik's Revenge (1995), Sonic the Hedgehog: Fortress of Fear (1995), Sonic the Hedgehog: Friend or Foe? (1995), Sonic & Knuckles (1997)) Sonic X-Treme · Ladybird ( (1994), Sonic the Story (1994), Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnik's Oil (1994)) Sonic the Hedgehog: The Invisible Robotnik · Watermill Press ( (1995)) Sonic the Hedgehog · Golden Books ( (1993), Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic's Shoes Blues (1994), Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Secret Admirer (1995), Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Up Against the Wall (1996)) Sonic the Hedgehog: Double Trouble · books (2005—2007) ( Sonic X (2005), Meteor Shower Messenger (2005), Spaceship Blue Typhoon (2006), Battle at Ice Palace (2006), Aqua Planet (2006), Dr. Eggman Goes to War (2007)) Desperately Seeking Sonic · (2012) Where's Sonic? A Search-and-Find Adventure · books (2015—2016) ( Sonic Boom (2015), Le partenaire ideal (2015), La machine à gaffes (2015), Pas de chance, Knuckles ! (2016), L'épouvantable Todd (2016), Sonic Superstar (2016))
Une étrange météorite
(1993—1996) Sonic Adventure Gamebooks · Ladybird ( (1994—1995), Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure Gamebook (1994), Joke Book (1994), Where's Sonic? (1996), Where's Sonic Now? (1994), Puzzle Book 1 (1994)) Puzzle Book 2 · The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook ( 1991, 1992) · (1992) Sonic the Hedgehog Book · (1993) Sonic the Hedgehog Paint 'n' Marker Book · (1994) Look and Find Sonic the Hedgehog · (1995) Sonic the Hedgehog (Play-a-Sound) · (1998) How to Draw Sonic the Hedgehog & the Gang · (2012) The History of Sonic the Hedgehog · (2013) Sonic the Hedgehog Super Interactive Annual 2014 · (2013) Run, Sonic, Run! · (2017)
Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book
Television and film
Animated shows (1993) Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog · (1993—1994) Sonic the Hedgehog · (1999) Sonic Underground · (2003—2005) Sonic X · (2014—)
(1994) Sonic - Super Hedgehog · (1996) Sonic Christmas Blast · (1996) Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie · (1997) Man of the Year · (2008) Sonic: Night of the Werehog · Theatrical film series ( Unnamed feature film (2018))
Alton Towers ( Sonic Pinball) · conventions ( , Sonic Boom ) Summer of Sonic · franchise's timeline · Guinness World Records · Hedgehog Engine · Honey Nut Cheerios · iTunes · Ken Penders' legal cases · cameo appearances and references · SEGA Republic ( Sonic Hopper, Spin Gear) · Sonic Bible · Sonic Bowl · Sonic Generations of Skate · Sonic Live in Sydney · Sonic Parade Balloon · Toyland Tours · Sonic the Hedgehog toys