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Sega's Sonic CD never received the audience it deserved: a technologically supercharged (by 1993 standards) upgrade of the classic 2D Sonic formula, the game was intended as proof of the awesome power of the Sega CD add-on but ended up sitting unplayed in closets, sandwiched between unworthy cellmates such as Night Trap and Sewer Shark. Now, Microsoft's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) has confirmed that one of the least rereleased Sonic title will get a new start on Xbox Live Arcade – and will be on show at PAX Prime this weekend...
If it seemed like not much an official fanfare was being made of the triumphant return of Sonic CD in the form of an XBLA port, perhaps that’s only because the game’s new audience is much wider than that. Sega has announced that the game will be making it to pretty much every platform you give a damn about by the end of the year, unless you give a damn about something that’s not XBLA, PSN, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone. Notable by its exception is the platform plenty of people still technically give a damn about, the Wii. Is the Sega/Nintendo enmity making a late comeback? (No)…
We were pleased as punch to see Sega returning to Sonic CD after ignoring impassioned pleas for years about rereleasing it. Sega did a real 180 on the game this year, as the port is coming to virtually every service known to man: Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, PC, iOS, Android and even Windows Phone (sorry Wii owners). We just got hold of a new trailer with sexy new/old footage of the game, along with a claim that doesn’t make much sense...
Sonic CD's relaunch begins tomorrow, with European PSN, US XBLA, and iOS players first in line to propel the mascot through endless environments of neon and improbably-placed loops. A launch trailer's here to remind you how wild-looking games were before we all discovered WWII and the color brown...
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