Sonic 2 HD fan remake teaser whets our appetite

The logo of this fan-made game alone is cooler than any sort of official project that Sega has ever attempted. In other words, we're already sold.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 HD is an ambitious idea from a group of die-hard Sonic fans. These are fans who just want what the rest of us have been asking for for years - a totally remade version of the classic 'Sonic 2' Genesis game.

We don't need fancy new power-ups, sidekicks, or missions. All we want is to see the game we grew to love rendered in the highest definition possible. But clearly, Sega's never going to do that.

It's not a totally new idea, and there are others working on similar projects. But the team behind this one, Sonic Retro, has just launched a new teaser website. In it, the words "Coming Soon" gleam across the screen atop a countdown timer, which should expire at approximately 1:00 AM on January 15, Eastern Time.

We don't know what it is. We're not quite sure what to expect. All we can say for sure is it'll be something better than the Sonic 2 remake we're getting from Sega. Because it's nonexistant. Did we say that already?

Anyway, check the teaser website again on January 15 to see what the big fuss is all about.

Jan 4, 2011


  • rockstarsean - January 4, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    HO LY SH*T
  • kiwimonster5 - January 4, 2011 11:04 p.m.

  • FlikNightshade - January 4, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    And it'll get shut down right before it releases.
  • QWERTYCommander - January 4, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    Isn't there a Unity3D remake of Sonic 2 that's being worked on? That one has a demo too.
  • shorty_bobert - January 4, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Just that coming soon animation is enough to make me want it
  • Thequestion 121 - January 5, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    Sweet. I hope it's something really cool.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - January 5, 2011 12:34 a.m.

    Sonic 2= Best Sonic of all time. Period.
  • CannedKarmaS2HD - January 5, 2011 1:30 a.m.

    Hello everyone, I'm Canned Karma, the project manager for Sonic 2 HD. We're glad to see people as hyped as we are about this. Beyond the link the article posted, check out our fan page -- and follow our development progres at Keep an eye on those, great things are coming soon!
  • gamingfreak - January 5, 2011 2:21 a.m.

    That logo is so sexy.
  • CancerMan - January 5, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    Cool, although Sonic 2 is my least favorite classic Sonic game (due to the high frequency of cheap deaths). Replayed Sonic 1 through Knuckles recently and only beat 2 after liberal use of save states.
  • sirpsychosexy - January 5, 2011 4:06 a.m.

    holy POOP THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!!! I come here today to repent for my gamer sins... I bought Sonic for the 360 back in 06... and I sorta enjoyed it... BUT I THINK THIS IS A BILLION TIMES COOLER SO I AM FORGIVEN... right? And, does anyone know if these fan re-makes have the same physics and mechanics as the originals? or do they play a little differently? Either way I'm getting this.
  • GoldenMe - January 5, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    @sirpsy- You got Sonic '06. Which had Silver in it. I hope you can feel my disappointment through the internet. Anyways, if January 15th actually brings us a good Sonic (even a single stage), then I will pay top dollar.
  • Ariaka - January 6, 2011 6:39 a.m.

    I actually worked on a song for this XD I hope it gets used =P Neko Kit Su on the Retro forums XD
  • DISHTY - January 16, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    New teaser trailer and screenshots!

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