SEGA Bringing HD Remake Of Sonic Adventure 2 To XBLA And PSN
At San Diego Comic-Con, SEGA announced that they’re finally bringing an HD remake of Sonic Adventure 2 to the PSN and XBLA. Sonic Adventure 2 was first released in 2001 for the Sega Dreamcast and will be the next game to be re-released as part of SEGA’s Heritage Initiative. Given the success of the Sonic Adventure re-release, bringing an HD-remake of it’s sequel is a smart move on SEGA’s part.
Learn more about Sonic Adventure 2 for the PSN and XBLA after the break.
In Sonic Adventure 2, players will get to control not only Sonic, but Knuckles, Tails, Shadow, Rouge, and Dr. Robotnik. Given their allegiances, the game’s story will change when players choose to play as the heroes or the villains. It will also have support for HD graphics, Achievement/Trophy support, leaderboards, a two-player mode, and more extra goodies when it releases this fall.
The original game from 2001 met with critical and financial success; critics and players loved the frenetic gameplay, endearing characters, and the unique single-player storylines (one for the heroes, and one for the bad guys) that vastly changed the course of the game’s plot.
The game, like other platformers of that time met with complaints and criticism about it’s camera system; it just couldn’t keep up with the game’s fast pace. Even with the minute complaints, many Dreamcast fans admit that Sonic Adventure 2 was perhaps one of the final few “great” Dreamcast games before SEGA decided to cease supporting it. It was later ported and enhanced for the Nintendo Gamecube and renamed as Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.
There’s no word on the exact release date or pricing, but we’ll keep you guys updated as soon as we find out.
Did you play the original Sonic Adventure 2 on the Sega Dreamcast or Nintendo Gamecube? What did you think of it?