We've got some fresh new shots of the special stage from Sonic Generations and we're not afraid to use them.

As previously confirmed, the special stage rather resembles the bonus level from Sonic Heroes, with the spiky speedster collecting variously coloured bubbles or balloons to get ever closer to that elusive Chaos Emerald.

We went hands-on with an early version of the game last week. Read our Sonic Generations (3DS) preview to see how Sonic's latest is coming together.