Sonic CD coming to PC, consoles, and mobile devices

Sega has confirmed that Sonic CD will come out this year for various platforms, and attendees of PAX Prime will get a chance to see it at Microsoft's booth this weekend.

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Though the surprise was spoiled a few days ago, Sega has confirmed that Sonic CD will hit consoles and mobile devices later this year. The game will feature the original Japanese soundtrack, and is coming to PC, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, iPhone and iPad, Android and Windows phones.

The downloadable versions will include Achievements/Trophies, a widescreen presentation, and "special iOS features" -- whatever that means. Attendees of PAX Prime this weekend will get a look at the game at Microsoft's booth. Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) announced the showing and spoiled the surprise a few days ago, but it's good to know that other platforms will get the coveted cult hit.

"Ask any Sonic fan to name their favorite games, and Sonic CD always ranks near the top of their lists," said Sega America VP of digital business Haruki Satomi in the announcement. "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."

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    August 25, 2011 9:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Sonic CD coming to PC, consoles, and mobile devices.

    Sega has confirmed that Sonic CD will come out this year for various platforms, and attendees of PAX Prime will get a chance to see it at Microsoft's booth this weekend.

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      August 25, 2011 9:33 AM

      Awesome. I never had a chance to play through Sonic CD.

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      August 25, 2011 9:43 AM

      Sonic boom sonic boom soniiiicccc boooooooooooooooOOMMM

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        August 25, 2011 2:34 PM

        Uhh . No . Super sonic warrior

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      August 25, 2011 10:02 AM

      PC too? Fuck yeah!

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        August 25, 2011 10:10 AM

        Very much this. "The game will feature the original Japanese soundtrack, and is coming to PC" is the best possible news of anything ever.

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          August 25, 2011 12:23 PM

          Will it have both soundtracks? I rather liked some of the US tracks.

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        August 25, 2011 10:51 AM

        It came out on PC in '96 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_CD#Ports

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          August 25, 2011 12:18 PM

          Yea, I have a copy of this lying in a pile somewhere. I remember never getting it to run properly on my computer back in the day. I should just try and rip the music.

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          August 25, 2011 3:37 PM

          Yeah, somewhere in one of my old CD Binders, I still have my copy. Came in a non-descript jewel case back in the day.

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      August 25, 2011 12:16 PM

      Nice. I already have the Euro/US copies but ill swipe this copy up too. Very enjoyable game.

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      August 25, 2011 12:23 PM

      A widescreen presentation? Stretching the proportions or actually making the game/engine render more horizontal area?

      Sonic 4 was definite an exploit, an exploit of my ass which I wasn't very fond of.

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      August 25, 2011 12:29 PM

      Ahh, it's using Retro Engine:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjF6kq4MFlo&feature=player_embedded

      So it's being ported; probably won't be too bad.

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      August 25, 2011 6:52 PM

      Yes, the ONLY good game on the Mega CD!

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      August 25, 2011 8:33 PM

      Hmm...if the iOS version runs as well as sonic 1 and 2 I would be game for this at the right price. Otherwise, might just pick up the original on ebay