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Sonic CD remake trailer takes us back in time and tries to rewrite history

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 strange claim that doesn’t really make much sense.

Sonic CD’s plot and most interesting gameplay addition to the series involves changing things in the timeline, so maybe Sega is doing similar chronological editing by saying Sonic CD is “where the Sonic 4 saga began.” Apparently Sonic 4 picks up where Sonic CD's ending leaves off, though we don’t really understand the logic of trying to sell players on the remade Sonic CD by bringing up the mostly disliked Sonic 4 Ep 1. At the very least though this seems to confirm that, for better or worse, Sega is far from done with Sonic 4.

Oct 19, 2011

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  • AleeR - October 22, 2011 11:10 a.m.

    My only issue with this is they are most likely including only the Japanese / European soundtrack for the game, and as much flak as the US soundtrack gets, it was part of the experience playing it in this country, and it'll feel like a part of the game is missing without it.
  • Fruitbat - October 20, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    I wonder why it isn't coming to Wii; the Megadrive games did, and even included the lock-on. Not sure where the Sonic 4 reference comes in; the game was positioned as being post-S3&K, but now it isn't? Metal Sonic is making a comeback in Episode 2, but that means it isn't where Sonic 4 'began'.
  • IceBlueKirby - October 19, 2011 9:43 p.m.

    Totally getting this when it releases. I loved Sonic CD, and even though I have a Sega CD, it's hard to get a copy of the game for a decent price, so a rerelease will be just as good.
  • waitingforCharlietosnap - October 19, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Yeah, don't care what SEGA does to try and fit it into the canon, I just know I WANT IT. Best PC game I ever had. I wanna hear that intro song now... ReCAPTCHA: iscrur Rappahannock
  • NotBraze - October 19, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    As long as there are no *actual* changes to the game, I'm ok with SEGA officially retconning Sonic CD into the official continuity as being post-Sonic & Knuckles. The "story" in the Sonic games is extremely thin to being with and so it's not too hard to rearrange to order to suit their current marketing needs.
  • NotBraze - October 19, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    *begin Never type distracted.

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