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Published on August 25th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

SEGA Announces Sonic CD for Pretty Much Everything

Today SEGA of America announced the return of everyone’s favorite hedgehog in his classic 1993 time-hopping adventure. Originally released on the SEGA CD (Mega CD everywhere else), Sonic CD was the first Sonic title to feature enhanced audio and graphics utilizing CD technology–something that was new and remarkable, though often misused, at the time. The upcoming re-release will feature the original and highly-regarded Japanese soundtrack.

Sonic CD is coming late 2011 for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation Network, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Windows PC, Android and Windows Phone, and toasters world wide. OK, maybe not that last one, still, there’s basically no way anyone can miss out on it. Except for Wii players. Sorry, Wii players.

“Ask any Sonic fan to name their favorite games, and Sonic CD always ranks near the top of their lists,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America.Sonic CD marks an important chapter in Sonic’s history, bridging the gap between his oldest adventures and his new digital exploits like Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I. We’ve made sure the re-mastered edition has everything that Sonic fans want to see with all of the original colorful classic zones.”

Personally, I never preferred Sonic CD over the regular Genesis releases, but I am aware of its massive fan support. I also know that getting this game re-released from has always been like pulling teeth so it’s good to see it come available for all modern devices.

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