You may be looking for the Action Stage on this continent, Skyscraper Scamper.
Appearances in other media
Unnamed coast on
's southern hemisphere
Empire City ( is a エンパイアシティ Enpaiashiti ) ? Town Stage that appears in the Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 version of . It is an urban metropolis and a melting pot of diverse folk and ideas, where those who dream of making it big gather. Sonic Unleashed Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip visited Empire City during their quest to restore the planet following Dark Gaia's awakening.
Empire City is a high-rise metropolis based off the hustling and bustling
American city of New York City. It also retaining features from other famous cities in the U.S. such as the fountain that bears a resemblance to the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago. Endless highways, massive skyscrapers, and urban surroundings characterize Empire City, with bridges similar to the George Washington Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and the Verrazano Bridge, as well as tunnels similar to the Lincoln Tunnel. The main stage of the city is very reminiscent of Central Park.
During the beginning of
, Empire City's continent was torn away from the Sonic Unleashed earth's mantle when Dr. Eggman awoke Dark Gaia, resulting in the planet shattering into pieces.
During this crisis, Empire City was threatened to be overrun by
Dark Gaia's Minions. Amidst this chaos, however, Sonic the Werehog arrived in Empire City with Chip and cleared out Dark Gaia's Minions in Skyscraper Scamper which forced the monsters to retreat. A while later, Eggman decided to have his robot army invade Empire City. Fortunately, once hearing reports about the attack, Sonic and Chip returned to Empire City and drove off the invading forces, saving Empire City once more.
Some time later, Empire City and its continent were returned to their proper place when Sonic and Chip used the
Gaia Temple in Shamar and the Chaos Emeralds to restore their fragment of the planet.
Points of interest
In other media
Empire City is mentioned in the
Archie Comics' comic series and spin-offs. In this media, it is a Sonic the Hedgehog Human/ Overlander settlement in Eurish and a city-state of the United Federation.
Following the events of
Worlds Collide, the city became virtually indistinguishable from its game counterpart. It hosts Casino Park, and is inhabited by Breezie the Hedgehog, the S6 Squad, and Honey the Cat.
Empire City appears to be based on different cities in the U.S like Chicago, Seattle and New York City, especially considering the fact that New York City is nicknamed "The Empire City" after New York State's nickname of "The Empire State." Also, the flag looks much like the United States' flag, except the current U.S. flag has fifty stars while the one for Empire City has only twelve, the U.S. flag has thirteen stripes while the Empire City flag has seventeen and the blue area covers an entire side of the Empire City flag while the U.S. flag only has a corner covered by blue.
Sonic never has to visit this city if he collects enough
Sun Medals to enter Adabat. This is the only location in
Sonic Unleashed to not appear in the Wii/PlayStation 2 version. Empire City is one of the two locations in
Sonic Unleashed, which does not have a Gaia Temple, the other being Apotos. If the player looks at the news stand in Empire City closely enough, they can see a picture of the cover of
on a newsletter. This picture is also visible when looking over the shoulder of someone reading the newspaper in the background. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) In the internal data of the game, it was found that the original name of Empire City was "NYCity", a nod to New York City.
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Sonic ( Super Sonic, Sonic the Werehog) | Gaia Colossus
Apotos Alexis | Anastasia | Eric | Gregorios | Hot Dog Vendor | Ice Cream Vendor | Lambros | Lucas | Milos | Sandra
Spagonia Aida | Barbara | Ciccio | David | Denise | Dora | Elio | Federica | Franco | Gigi | Hot Dog Vendor | Ippolita | Irma | Josef | Lilli | Lucia | Marcantonio | Mauro | Natalia | Otto | Professor Pickle | Professor Pickle's Assistant | Raimondo
Mazuri Ana | Essie | Gwek | Hog Dog Vendor | Kofi | Kwami | Kwod | Yawa | Yaya
Chun-nan Chun | Hot Dog Vendor | Hualin | Jinlin | Lin | Shuifon | Wang | Yilin | Zonshen
Holoska Hot Dog Vendor | Jari-Pekka | Jari-Thure | Marketa | Sarianna | Ursule
Shamar Ara | Dimah | Ehsan | Erhan | Hizir | Hot Dog Vendor | Iman | Labib | Latif | Layla | Mufid | Musaid | Raniya | Sa'id | Sadiq | Safi | Samia | Sammar | Shadi | Utba | Yasmine
Empire City Boss | Brenda | Charles | Def Big | Elizabeth | Hot Dog Vendor | Li'l Kate | Louie Montaine | Robert
Adabat Hot Dog Vendor | Jamal | Kaeo | Nagi | Rudi | Teanchai
Eggmanland EF-DC1998 | EF-MD1991 | EF-XB2006 | Hot Dog Vendor
Amy | Chip | Dark Gaia ( Perfect Dark Gaia) | Dr. Eggman | Tails | SA-55 | Su | Uh | Wentos
Town Stages Apotos | Mazuri | Spagonia | Chun-nan | Holoska | Shamar | Empire City | Adabat | Eggmanland
Action Stages Windmill Isle | Savannah Citadel | Rooftop Run | Dragon Road | Cool Edge | Arid Sands | Skyscraper Scamper | Jungle Joyride | Eggmanland | Tornado Defense
Aero-Cannon | Aero-Chaser | Egg Blizzard | Egg Burst | Egg Fighter | Egg Fighter: Knight ( Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Shield ( Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Sword | Egg Flame | Egg Launcher (H) | Egg Launcher (H+V) | Egg Launcher (V) | Egg Shackle | Egg Shooter | Egg Typhoon | Gold Aero-Cannon | Interceptor | Little Fighter | Mole Cannon | Spinner | Thunder Ball | Thunder Spinner
Dark Gaia's minions Big Mother | Cure Master | Dark Bat | Dark Bat Sniper | Dark Eel | Dark Fright | Deep Nightmare | Evil Flower | Fire Master | Fright Master | Killer Bee | Lightning Master | Little Rex | Nightmare | Power Master | Red Fright | Red Killer Bee | Red Rex | Thunder Bat | Titan
Egg Beetle | Egg Cauldron | Egg Devil Ray | Egg Dragoon | Egg Lancer | Dark Gaia | Dark Gaia Phoenix | Dark Guardian | Dark Moray | Perfect Dark Gaia
Sonic Air Boost | Cartwheel | Crouch | Foot Sweep | Grind Step | Grinding | Homing Attack | Hop | Jump Dash | Lightspeed Dash | Slide | Skydiving | Sonic Boost | Sonic Drift | Spin Jump | Stomp | Quick Step | Wall Jump
Werehog Dash | Double Jump | Grab | Guard | Unleashed Mode | Wall Shuffle
Boost | Drill Attack | Super Sonic Boost | Turbo Boost
attacks Donkey Kick Combo | Double Axle Combo | Double Kick Combo | Feral Were-Hammer | Knuckle Sandwich Combo | Sho-Hog-Ken | Unleashed Knuckle Sandwich | Vertical Were-Hammer | Were-Hammer | Werewheel Rush
attacks Earthshaker | Egg Scrambler | Feral Wild Whirl | Rolling Kick Combo | Sho-Claw-Ken | Ultimate Wild Combo | Unleashed Wild Combo | Wereclap | Wild Whirl | Wild Whirl Were-Hammer
attacks Aerial Claw Slash | Aerial Claw Slash and Spin | Aerial Piledriver | Crescent Moon Strike | Diving Bodypress | Flying Double-Punch | Flying Double-Punch Crush | Hurricane Combo | Shooting Star Combo | Typhoon Combo
attacks Comet Punch | Missile Punch | Spinning Needle Attack | Tricky Tornado Uppercut | Triple Wild Claw | Were-Claw Charge | Were-Cyclone | Were-Rush | Were-Tornado | Wild Werewhip
Gimmicks and obstacles
Balloon | Blue spring | Bobsled | Bomb | Buoy | Check Point | Conveyor Belt | Crane Lift | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Door | Fountain | Grind Rail | Hanging vine | Hint Ring | Horizontal Bar | Hourglass | Icicle | Iron ball | Jump Selector | Laser field | Lever | Movable box | Moving Crate | Rainbow Ring | Ramp | Snowblower | Spike Trap | Spikes | Springboard/Spring | Springpole | Switch | Thorn Spring | Trap Spring | Trick Jump Panel | Wide spring | Zip Line
1UP | 5 Ring Bonus | Art Book | Audio System | Blue Tea | Bookshelf | Boss Gate | Chaos Orb | Container ( Explosive crate, Steel Container, Wooden Container) | Crystal Ball | Dark Gaia Force | Edible item ( Apple, Banana, Canned Juice, Chai, Chili Dog, Donut, Sundae Supreme) | Gaia Gate | Gaia Key | Goal Ring | Gift | Gramophone | Green Tea | Key Stone | Lovely Ring | Maiden Statue | Moon Medal | Old Necklace | Pick-Me-Up | Pretty Bouquet | Power Shield | Record | Red Tea | Ring | Shield Charge | Souvenir | Sun Medal | Super Claw | Super Ring | Turquoise Tea | TV | Videotape | Violet Tea | White Tea | Yellow Tea
Level Up Items Air Boost Shoes | Light Speed Dash Shoes | Stomping Shoes | Wall Jump Shoes
English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Werehog, Prof. Pickle's Assistant) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Anthony Salerno ( | Chip) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Zonshen) Christopher Collet ( | SA-55) Dan Green (
Ice Cream Vendor, Prof. Pickle)
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Tomokazu Seki ( | Werehog) Chikao Otsuka ( | Eggman) Chō ( | Prof. Pickle) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Ryōko Shiraishi (
" Endless Possibility" | " Dear My Friend"
Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure Original Soundtrack
Auto Running | Boost Gauge | Boost Gauge | Chao | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Energy Cannon | Chun-nan's Treasure | Collection Room | Combo | Critical Attack | Don Fachio | Dr. Eggman's chair | Earth | Eggman Fleet | Egg Dragoon | Egg Mobile | Entrance Stage | Exorcisms | Experience Point | Freeze | Gaia Manuscripts | Gaia Temple | Gaia Temple guardian | Hallowmoon | Havok | Health Gauge | Miles Electric | Mission | Real-Time Interaction | Ring Energy Gauge | Shield Gauge | Shop ( Counter of Dreams 2, Eggshop, Flying Fish Beach Shop, Golden Trading Company, Josef's, Surfside Seagull Sundries, Traveling Salesman Wentos, Treeshade, Ursule's Trading Post, Wang's Emporium) | Shuttle loop | | Sonic: Night of the Werehog | Sonic World Adventure (manga) Spagonia University | SPD | Tornado-1 | Rank | Time of awakening | Unleashed Gauge