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Sonic Adventure 2 HD re-release announced by Sega

At a special fan gathering at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend, Sega treated fans to a rather exciting announcement regarding the Sonic series. Sonic Adventure 2, one of the last great 3D Sonic games will be getting the HD treatment in a re-release for XBLA and PSN.

Sonic Adventure 2 was a notable entry in that it was the last Sonic game for the Dreamcast, and also because it introduced Shadow the Hedgehog. Which was the beginning of a new-character trend that would eventually drastically expand the cast of characters beyond Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails.

Previously, Sonic Adventure 2 has been ported to the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002 as Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Sega has not yet announced a release date, but has said that it will be coming later this year. They also have said that it will include HD-ified graphics, leaderboards, and support for achievements and trophies.

The list of games we still want to see ported from the Dreamcast and Sega Saturn is growing smaller by the month, but we've still got quite a few on our list. Let's hope we'll get more of these types of announcements in the future.

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9 comments

  • WaffleLeech - July 16, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    Ok, I will totally buy this. The Chao garden alone is worth it for me.
  • ChaosEternal - July 22, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    The Chao Garden in SA2 was amazing! :D
  • shawksta - July 16, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    Cool, I never got the chance to play 2, thus, never understood why and how its praised more than the first.
  • tomthespesh - July 16, 2012 12:49 p.m.

    Definitely my favourite 3D sonic, hell I'm one of like 5 people who actually like Shadow too! (still hate the other new characters too I'm not completely insane :P) Wasted so much time in the chao garden on my GC version.
  • Child Of Death - July 16, 2012 2:12 p.m.

    Im with ya! Shadow is beast!
  • birdro - July 16, 2012 12:46 p.m.

    No real way for me to ignore this, effing love SA2, but part of me is sad that they are likely going to release battle as dlc like they did with SADX.
  • SirCheesedip - July 16, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    Despite just recently replaying it. I'd buy it again. I can't get enough of it, it's just so great.
  • Andrew Groen - July 16, 2012 3:23 p.m.

    Yes! Keep buying these things if you're passionate about that era of games. Enough purchases will eventually make it more viable for them to release more niche games like Panzer Dragoon Saga.
  • SparkleDevon - July 16, 2012 12:32 p.m.

    Yes! I'm so excited. This was and still is my favorite Sonic game. I hope that it comes out soon. <3

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