Eggmanland appears in both the Wii/PlayStation 2 version and Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed, where it is first seen in the opening cutscene before the player begins the stage of the same name. However, it can only be explored as a hub in the latter version after completing the game; in the former, that same area only appeared during its introductory cutscene.
In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed, Eggmanland is a Town Stage that becomes available after clearing the game. Unlike most other Town Stages, Eggmanland serves as both its Town Stage and Entrance Stage, where the player can both access its Action Stage and Boss Gates as well as talk with townspeople and buy from shops.
The foundation for Eggmanland was laid during the beginning of Sonic Unleashed where Dr. Eggman schemed to harness the limitless energies of Dark Gaia to realize it. When the earth was shattered by Dark Gaia when Eggman awoke it, Eggmanland was being built by a construction system powered by Dark Gaia's energies on a lone floating continent. Unfortunately, due to Dark Gaia's premature awakening it was unable to hold itself together, and dispersed across the globe, and thus, the construction of Eggmanland was significantly delayed. Eggman, however, devised a machine that attracted Dark Gaia's fragments, to his location, speeding up the construction of Eggmanland.
Around the time Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip had restored the earth's sixth continent, Eggmanland was completed. Soon after, Sonic and Chip came to Eggmanland to find the final Gaia Temple and fully restore the planet. There, Eggman welcomed the duo over the speakers, before challenging Sonic to come and get him, much to Sonic's bemusement. As Chip sensed that the Gaia Temple was below Eggmanland, Sonic decided to tear it down to get there. Upon reaching the Gaia Temple at the bottom of Eggmanland, the duo restored Eggmanland's continent and afterwards both defeated Eggman and put Dark Gaia to rest. The state of Eggmanland afterwards is unknown, though, it most likely collapsed in on itself when the hole leading to the earth's core that it was build upon was opened.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Eggman Land is an energy refinery designed to resemble an amusement park with lethal attractions created by Dr. Eggman. When discovering the raw energies released by Dark Gaia during the Shattered World Crisis, the doctor designed Eggman Land as part of his plan to harvest and refine these energies.
Eggman has attempted to build Eggmanland numerous times in most games but has only accomplished this goal once.
The spelling of the name has varied widely; it is rendered Eggman Land in some pre-Unleashed games, whereas afterwards it always written Eggmanland. Sonic Unleashed itself uses four spellings - Eggman Land earlier in the script while it is in the planning stages, then Eggmanland referring to the built location, EggmanLand for the Wii/PlayStation 2 version's Day Stage, and finally Eggman-Land for the Wii/PlayStation 2 version's Night Stages.
As Eggman still preferred to refer to himself as Robotnik in dubs of Sonic Adventure, his ambition was to build Robotnikland on the ruins of Station Square. This was rendered obsolete when the Eggman name fully took over Robotnik, so subsequent games use the Japanese name.
As a bit of an inside joke, the three Egg Fighter citizens are named after abbreviations of three key game consoles (the Mega Drive, Dreamcast and Xbox 360) and the years in which their first Sonic games were released:
In addition, their backgrounds also relate to the games their names are based on.
This stage appears in Sonic Generations as a boss stage for the Egg Dragoon. It is not explicitly referred to by name however, with concept art for the boss arena simply naming it "the Egg Dragoon stage".
In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed, after clearing the game, the last continent of the planet where Eggmanland is located at is not brought back into place. The Wii/PlayStation 2 version has the continent restored back into place.
In the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, this is the only area in which there is no human Temple Guardian (in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version, Temple Guardians are not a concept used during the storyline at all).
Eggmanland was the only area in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed to not receive a level pack.
A similar location of the same name briefly appeared in the fourth and final issue of the Sonic Forces digital comic, Sonic Forces: Rise of Infinite, where it appeared as the Phantom Ruby's depiction of what Dr. Eggman desired most when it appeared at his laboratory. However, the vision vanished shortly after it appeared when Dr. Eggman dropped the Phantom Ruby out of shock at the vision, much to his massive disappointment.