I’m Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog! Well ok, I’m not. But damn am I excited to hear that one of the best Sonic games ever made, Sonic CD, is coming to our iPhones and iPads. And fear not, it’s not going to be the same as previous SEGA releases that all suffered from a somewhat not-so-great emulator. This time around, SEGA has put together a pretty sweet package for you.
First of all, Sonic CD will feature the original (and awesome) Japanese soundtrack. It will also have some enhanced widescreen graphics and “special iOS enhancements”. It was not specified in the press release what these enhancements are, but I hope that we’ll get some Game Center support along with some nice achievements to unlock. And like I said, Sonic CD will not run on SEGA’s usual emulator. Nope, it will run on the so called Retro Engine that was developed by Christian “Taxman” Whitehead, who is a very well known figure in the Sonic community for his efforts to bring back Sonic on modern systems. And boy am I glad to see this guy’s brilliant mind to be involved in the development of the Sonic CD re-release. And the release will not be limited to iOS, it will actually ship on almost any platform you can think of: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Android and Windows Phone. Sonic CD will have its public debut at PAX tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll get some more details on those “special iOS enhancements”. In the meantime, why not check out Sonic 4 Episode I?
| Source: Sonic Retro