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

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.