Sonic CD coming to PSN Fall 2011
If you’re any kind of Sonic fan, then you likely already know that Sonic CD is one of the better 2D Sonic games. Boasting a wonderfully inventive time travel mechanic, and amazing level design, it really is one of the best Sonic games ever created. And now, it’s coming to PSN
If your first thought there was “oh no, not another terrible SEGA genesis port”, then I have even better news for you. A while back a chap built something called the retro engine, which allows for classic SEGA games to be brought over to HD platforms without any noticeable imperfections, and even some improvements to boot. Sonic CD was the game that this chap used to showcase this engine, and the PSN version is set to include true widescreen graphics, meaning no more awkwardly stretched sprite work! Sonic CD is due to be out fall of this year, here’s the debut trailer, showcasing just how awkward Sonic 4’s pre rendered sprite looks next to the beautiful Sonic CD one.
[toggle title=”Show Press Release”]Metal Sonic! Amy Rose! It Can Only be Sonic CD
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – August 25, 2011
SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that Sonic CD™ will debut on mobile phones and consoles everywhere. The game was originally released for the SEGA CD™ system in 1993, and included the first appearance of fan favorite characters Metal Sonic and Amy Rose. Sonic CD is coming to digital platforms with music from the original Japanese soundtrack. The beloved prequel to Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode I is coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, iPhone® and iPod® touch, iPad™, Windows PC Digital Download, Android and Windows Phone and will be available for download in late 2011.
“Ask any Sonic fan to name their favorite games, and Sonic CD always ranks near the top of their lists,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “Sonic CD marks an important chapter in Sonic’s history, bridging the gap between his oldest adventures and his new digital exploits like Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I. We’ve made sure the re-mastered edition has everything that Sonic fans want to see with all of the original colorful classic zones.”
Following the classic story of the original, Sonic CD sees Dr Eggman plan to cause chaos and take control of the future by stealing Time Stones from the Little Planet. Sonic must speed through levels and travel through time while fending off Eggman’s robots to recover the Time Stones, and save Amy Rose from his mechanical twin, Metal Sonic! This fast-paced game will return with brand new features including enhanced widescreen graphics, special iOS features, Xbox LIVE Achievements, PSN Trophies, PC Achievements and more.
The re-release of Sonic CD will be making its public debut at the Microsoft booth at PAX Prime in Seattle, August 26–28, 2011. For more information on Sonic CD, please visit http://www.sega.com/
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