Sonic CD coming to XBLA/PSN 14th Dec

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    Now being dubbed as a "prequel" to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, the SEGA Mega CD classic- Sonic CD, is making its way to digital platforms starting with Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network tomorrow. The game will also be releasing on the App Store, Android Market, Windows Phone 7 and Steam platforms.

    Unlike the other Sonic re-releases on these platforms, this game is not being emulated and has instead been remade from the ground up using a proprietary game SDK dubbed the "Retro Engine" developed by Christian Whitehead (aka. Taxman) of Sonic Retro.

    Aside from genuine widescreen support; this version of the game will also feature both the original Japanese/European and American soundtracks, achievement support, optional original or alternate spindash/physics and more. It will even let you play through the game as Tails once you complete it through once as Sonic - a new feature not found in the original game.

    Any classic Sonic fan would be mad to miss this deal, so grab a copy and show SEGA you approve of the level of quality put into this release and hopefully it will get them thinking about giving the original Mega Drive/Genesis trilogy the same treatment.


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  2. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    Thank God, they're actually putting effort into this, the port of Sonic Adventure just had me fuming. And the price looks pretty reasonable as well.
     
  3. crono999

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    Damm,sonic cd for 400 points,thats a deal!!!
     
  4. the_randomizer

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    Cool. This I gotta see.
     
  5. BoxmanWTF

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    :| sounds tempting, but I still have my original PC version of Sonic CD....
    Welp, if I get money, this is definitely a purchase :D
    I JUST SAW THE TRAILER I'M BUYING THIS!
    I'm sure my intergrated graphics chip can handle this!
     
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  7. Carnivean

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    You realise it's consoles and phones only, right?
     
  8. The Masked Man

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    Best Sonic game, in my opinion. Level design is just crazy.
    WANT! :lol:
     
  9. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    It is getting bored.. Maybe I am not fan of Sonic.
     
  10. the_randomizer

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    I clearly saw the name "steam" so it's for PC as well. Look at the first post.
     
  11. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    Imagine if this ever came on Wii shop Channel.
    We'd be screwed over. 1000 Nintendo Points. :O
     
  12. BoxmanWTF

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    Steam is PC :/
     
  13. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    It's not due to WiiWare limits.
     
  14. Carnivean

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    Steam is mentioned in neither the trailer nor the first post.
    Edit: or my search function is failing.

    Still isn't in the trailer though.
     
  15. prowler

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    http://www.sega.co.uk/games/sonic-cd-2011/
     
  16. T-hug

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    Saw this yesterday as I bought Beyond Good and Evil HD, after finishing Resi 4 HD!
    Not sure if I'll buy this I'll try it out on my droid first and if I like it maybe I'll buy the X360 version.
     
  17. Sheimi

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    Damn, I gotta get this Friday.
     
  18. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    this is one of the main reasons why my SegaCD is still hooked up to my LCD
     
  19. JinTrigger

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    If this comes to PC, I'll get it. Hopefully my little old netbook can handle it and if not I'll just have to get it on my droid until I get a new PS3
     
  20. Critica1

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    I'd like to see it also come to the eShop! Glad to see Sega revamping this one legit this time.