Video: Sega Cements Sonic CD Re-Release Dates, Price

Video: Sega Cements Sonic CD Re-Release Dates, Price

by December 13, 2011

Tomorrow for XBLA, EU PSN, iOS; Later for Other Platforms

In most instances, Sega again waited until the 11th hour to make matters official for Sonic CD‘s re-release.

We have a press release below, followed by a trailer.  In a nutshell, gamers with an XBOX 360 everywhere and a Playstation 3 in Europe can get the game tomorrow for an equivalent price point of $5.  About as much holds true for those with iOS devices, where the game can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99 or the equivalent.  Next week, the game will come to the US Playstation Network on the 20th, next Tuesday.  Those with an Android or Windows Phone 7 device will have to wait until early next year.  There was no guidance given for the planned Steam release.

You can get a better idea of prices in your region below, then take a look at how the game shapes up in the RSDK via Sega Europe’s launch trailer.

SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that fan favourite Sonic CD will be released on multiple platforms from tomorrow. Relive the story of the 1993 original, which sees Dr. Eggman again, attempting to take control of time by stealing the Time Stones from Little Planet. Sonic must speed through levels and travel through time whilst fending off Eggman’s robots to recover the Time Stones and save the smitten young hedgehog, Amy Rose.

The revamped version Sonic CD will include the original Japanese and US soundtracks as requested by the fans, and, for the first time, the ability to play the game as Sonic’s best friend Tails, unlockable byElectronic Theatre Image clearing the game for the first time. Sonic CD also features the first appearance of Metal Sonic, one of Sonic’s most enduring nemesis.

“Sonic’s 20th Anniversary has been a banner year for him – as well as for everyone at SEGA,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “Gamers around the world are rediscovering their love of Sonic through his adventures, new and old. Whether you’re a long-time hedgehog aficionado looking to enjoy a favourite moment from Sonic’s past, or a brand-new player who wants to join in on the fun, there’s no better place to start than with one of Sonic’s most celebrated games, Sonic CD.”

Sonic CD will be available tomorrow from Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, priced at 400 Microsoft Points, the PlayStation Network in Europe for $5.00/£3.59/€4.49 /AUD$6.25 and iPhone, iPod touch, iPad for $4.99/AUD$5.49/Euro $3.99/UK £2.99. Sonic CD will be released on the PlayStation Network in America on 20th December and for Android and Windows Phone 7 devices in the New Year.