Sonic CD for XBLA is Officially Official
Written Thursday, August 25, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
SEGA has officially announced that Sonic CD is indeed coming to the Xbox Live Arcade, following a slip from Major Nelson, which means more retro Sonic the Hedgehog to look forward to. Originally released on the Mega CD back in 1993, Sonic CD introduced both Metal Sonic and Amy Rose to the Sonic fold, joining Tails in the expanding cast of characters.
“Ask any Sonic fan to name their favourite games, and Sonic CD always ranks near the top of their lists,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “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 colourful classic zones.”
Sonic CD on XBLA will also feature music from the original Japanese soundtrack, but whether the western soundtrack will also be included has not yet been confirmed. We sincerely hope SEGA thinks to include soundtrack options for all of the Sonic CD fans out there.
You'll be able to chase down Doctor Robotnik as he steals Time Stones and puts the Little Planet in jeopardy when Sonic CD launches on XBLA in widescreen later this year, complete with achievements. Obviously.