Get ready, Japanese Sonic fans from IGN Dreamcast:
At Sega’s Gamers’ Day, it was announced that Sonic Team will be re-releasing Sonic Adventure to the Japanese market in order to coincide with the worldwide release of the new internet-ready version of the game. This new, upgraded version will allow for gamers in Japan to enter the game’s world ranking mode alongside fellow players in America and Europe, as well as allowing them access to all the downloads planned over the next year.
Now, some speculation about the new ST logo, the one that looks like a swirl:
Given the shape of the logo, along with the fact that the term “kaigai” translates from Japanese to “meeting,” people across the ‘net have speculated that the new game may be an internet-ready Sonic Adventure 2. With yesterday’s announcement from Sonic Team, though, it seems far more likely that the “kaigai” game may actually be the upcoming internet-ready re-release of Sonic Adventure 1 in Japan. We’ll have to wait until next month to find out for sure, though.