Sonic CD Announced For PSN, XBLA, iOS, And More

Sega has officially announced that Sonic CD is getting a re-release. It’s not just coming to XBLA either. Sonic CD will also be available on the PSN, PC, Android, Windows Phone, and iOS for both the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad.

According to Sega, the game will sport “enhanced widescreen graphics”, iOS exclusive features, and trophies/achievements. Perhaps the best news is that Sonic CD will have its original Japanese soundtrack.

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The trailer is a bit perplexing. It shows Sonic, as he appeared in Episode 4, chasing after Robotnik as an image of Metal Sonic appears in the background. Then he goes into the past and we see Sonic CD footage. Could this be a sign of things to come for Sonic 4 Episode II? It seems rather deliberate, but who knows.

Sonic CD is scheduled to release this holiday season. It will be playable this weekend at the Microsoft Booth at PAX in Seattle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjF6kq4MFlo

Source: Sega, Gamespot

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15 Comments

  1. Interesting theory, but I presume this is just a visual pun on the time travelling nature of Sonic CD, showing new Sonic going back in time for this re-release.

    • ;(

      Yeah. I think I gave Sega too much credit XD

      • Maybe so…. Looks like they just re used a bit of footage.. On the bright side though.. Sonic cd :)

      • Yeah, this is still cool news :) I can’t believe it’s taken SEGA so long to realise that re-releasing the best 2D Sonic games is a better move than creating weaker 3D games that no-one wants lol.

  2. I’m bored of Sonic :p

    • It just seems like they keep re-releasing all the games, milking it as much as they can,

      • They re-release them because they can’t seem to make good new ones and need money. I’m happy about this as Sonic CD is one I’ve never played.

  3. I’m very happy. I guess they are marketing this as a forerunner to Episode 2. Seems Sonice 4 Episode 2 is going to be a sequel to Sonic CD then……

  4. Oh god.. Sonic 4 was so terrible and now Sonic Generations looks so much better >_>, but Sonic CD was so good. Its about time I must say.

  5. Sonic Cross Dressing, what ever next !

  6. I never played this, didn’t know anyone who even owned a mega cd!
    So I think I might just have to give this a try.

  7. Holiday season, for those of us who work and are in Europe, tends to be during the summer, when people go on holiday. Please don’t let this wonderfully British/European site fall in to casual use of American phrases.

    • well said mate. the PC brigade turned christmas into the holiday season. what a load of poo.

    • So is it relesasing soon or is it releasing towards xmas time?

    • Lol, I wasn’t aware that this would cause any confusion. It’s a phrase that’s used so often for gaming release dates too.

      It’s coming later this year.

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