Sonic Brotherhood
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Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is over a decade old now, and represents a unique entry in the Sonic series. Developed by RPG specialists BioWare – responsible for the likes of Mass Effect and Dragon Age – Sonic Chronicles sadly never got a sequel.

Now, video game animation expert and author Jonathan Cooper has shared something new relating to the game – an animated introduction sequence that was removed from the final product. According to Cooper, Sega decided to cut the animation and used a montage of gameplay footage for the intro instead.

The intro was created by lead animators Joel MacMillan and Nick DiLiberto, and can be viewed for the first time in its entirety below.

Released in 2008, Sonic Brotherhood scored a very respectable 8/10 in our review. We said:

If you are patient enough to overlook a few niggles and are interested in investing some time into a decent RPG with an attractive cast of characters then look no further than Sonic Chronicles on the Nintendo DS.

In related news, it turns out that Sonic Chronicles has been removed from the Sonic canon.

Thanks to Greatsong for the tip!